Nageen Sharma
Craniosacral therapy
Federal Hostels , Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan, 38000
Years of experience 3

Total years in practice: 3

Published Date
January 01, 2011
Abstract Authors
Jimena Fiz, Marta Durán, Dolors Capellà, Jordi Carbonell, Magí Farré
Abstract Source
PLoS One. 2011;6(4):e18440. Epub 2011 Apr 21. PMID: 21533029
Abstract Affiliation
Human Pharmacology and Neurosciences Unit, Institut de Recerca Hospital del Mar - IMIM, Parc de Salut Mar, Barcelona, Spain.
Study Type
Research
Conditions
Fibromyalgia
Therapies
Herbal Therapy, Holistic Medicine
Reference
Abstract Content
Background:
The aim of this study was to describe the patterns of cannabis use and the associated benefits reported by patients with fibromyalgia (FM) who were consumers of this drug. In addition, the quality of life of FM patients who consumed cannabis was compared with FM subjects who were not cannabis users.
METHODS:
Information on medicinal cannabis use was recorded on a specific questionnaire as well as perceived benefits of cannabis on a range of symptoms using standard 100-mm visual analogue scales (VAS). Cannabis users and non-users completed the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and the Short Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36).
Results:
Twenty-eight FM patients who were cannabis users and 28 non-users were included in the study. Demographics and clinical variables were similar in both groups. Cannabis users referred different duration of drug consumption; the route of administration was smoking (54%), oral (46%) and combined (43%). The amount and frequency of cannabis use were also different among patients. After 2 hours of cannabis use, VAS scores showed a statistically significant (p
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