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Medical Marijuana and Opioid Use Disorder

Can Medical Marijuana Help Opioid Use Disorder? Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a serious medical condition that involves ongoing dependence on opioids, such as heroin and prescription painkillers. Opioids are highly dangerous drugs that can easily result in overdose, coma, and death if misused. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, approximately 128 people […]

Medical Marijuana and Tourette Syndrome

Medical Marijuana Doctor Treament for Tourette Syndrome If you struggle with Tourette syndrome, you understand how invasive this condition’s symptoms can be. From unexpected outbursts to repetitive movements, Tourette symptoms can interfere with many aspects of your life, and controlling these symptoms can be difficult. Evidence shows that medical marijuana may be an effective treatment […]

Treating PTSD with Cannabis

Medical Marijuana Treatment for PTSD Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious mental health condition that affects millions of Americans every year. Sparked by a traumatic event, symptoms of PTSD may include flashbacks, irritability, depression, and more. While this condition may be difficult to live with, multiple treatment options are available to patients. In addition […]

Treating Glaucoma with Cannabis

Medical Marijuana Treatment for Glaucoma Glaucoma is a painful eye condition that can lead to blindness, often caused by a buildup of pressure on the nerves and systems that help the eye function. While the vision damage caused by glaucoma is irreversible, many treatment options exist to help reduce and relieve the condition’s symptoms. Research […]

Why Get a Massage?

“You cannot do great things. You can only do small things, with great kindness.” I started The Sanctuary at Chester Springs because as I approached fifty I found that the only answer to stress and worry and, frankly, the conundrum of existence was deep and unwavering kindness–and meditation, but we will get to that! I […]

Art and Cannabis: The Perfect Marriage?

People are inherently creative. And while humanity’s rich library of creative works has been produced by artists who don’t have working relationships with cannabis, it has undeniably influenced millions of artists throughout recorded history. Studies have shown that cannabis fuels our frontal lobe – the area associated with creativity – bringing forth and amplifying the […]

Can Cannabis be Used to Treat Autism Symptoms?

How is Medical Marijuana Used to Treat Autism Recent research has shown how medical cannabis can effectively treat and manage the symptoms for many medical conditions, including cancer and cancer treatment, chronic pain, ALS, and more. One such condition is autism, a developmental disability that impacts social interaction, communication, and behaviors. Many studies suggest that […]

Medical Marijuana Treatment for HIV/AIDS: What You Need to Know

Human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) affects approximately 37.9 million people around the world. These chronic, life-threatening conditions can result in unpleasant, severe symptoms that impact the quality of life for the patients with this condition. However, many states across the country have approved medical marijuana as an effective treatment for HIV […]

COVID-19 Stressing You Out? Read This

Free Virtual Yoga & Meditation Classes: Now Available! Over the past few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused undue stress and anxiety to many of us. With the shelter-in-place orders in effect, we at the Sanctuary recognize that many of our usual stress-relieving activities are not safe to take part in, from in-person classes to […]

Meditation and Cannabis under the Flower Moon

I awoke at 3:30 am this morning, after snoozing my alarm twice, to greet the full Flower Moon at its maximum altitude. My fiancé and dog were still asleep, nestling sweetly with one another – paws and hands facing in the same direction. With a deep breath and clumsy sense of purpose, I grabbed my […]