Medical Marijuana

Real-life success stories

Non-Fiction - Health - Medical
105 Pages
Reviewed on 11/09/2019
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Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite

Marijuana has been taboo for decades in many Western cultures, while other cultures outside the West have been aware of the benefits of marijuana and have used it to treat various diseases and illnesses. In Medical Marijuana: Real-life Success Stories by Thomas O'Brien, the author uses an integrative approach, from natural to conventional, to treat many diseases and illnesses. You will discover how marijuana's usefulness has escalated in many ways from treating PTSD and cancer to epilepsy and so much more. Research, understanding and using wisdom are key when being introduced to anything new or different other than what you're accustomed to. While Dr. O'Brien is a family physician with a degree in Osteopathic Medicine, it is important to always check with your personal physician before embarking on any new medication or methods for your needs. View this book as a medical encyclopedia that emits profound information to help you in making an educated decision on a less invasive treatment plan to healing or comfort.

This book offers insightful, riveting and in-depth information. I enjoyed reading this book for several reasons. The author understands, when treating an illness or disease using various medications, methods, and techniques, that the mind, body, and spirit must be tapped into as well and in alignment. "Illnesses are not only physical but emotional as well," says the author. The author appears to possess a bedside manner that has been lost in today's impersonal medical facilities, offices, and hospitals. He educates the reader on the aspects of marijuana by breaking down its properties and helps put to rest the controversy behind marijuana. If you want to learn more about alternative healing methods, get your copy of this book today.

Gisela Dixon

Medical Marijuana: Real-life Success Stories by Thomas O'Brien is a non-fiction medical book on the uses and benefits of medical marijuana. This book is not intended as a diagnostic tool or medical guide, as Thomas himself states in the beginning, but is instead an introduction to the benefits of marijuana on the health or disease of a patient. After a short introduction to why he wrote this book and how it is intended to be read, the book is divided into several chapters, each of which details the use of medical marijuana for certain illnesses or conditions and case studies of how it helped people. These include treatment in the case of Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Traumatic Brain Injury, Diabetic Neuropathy, Breast cancer or pain management in cancer itself, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Irritable Bowel Disease: Crohn, severe or chronic back pain, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Gastroparesis and Fibromyalgia, pain management at end of life/death, and more.

Medical Marijuana is a fairly short and helpful book written for the average person who may not have any idea about the various uses of medical marijuana. The book is written very simply in an easy-to-understand language without any medical jargon which I appreciated. Thomas’ writing style is candid and direct and clears up quite a few misconceptions about marijuana that exist in society today. Although the use of marijuana for medical conditions is still a topic of debate in society, a book like this can go a long way towards educating people and providing information about it. This book contains case studies of people that Thomas has treated himself so I really liked reading about real-life examples like these. Overall, this is a good, educational book on medical marijuana.

Mamta Madhavan

Medical Marijuana: Real-life Success Stories by Thomas O'Brien will help readers understand the true health benefits of medical marijuana. The author's background as a global physician enables him to get to the root cause of illness, both physically and emotionally, and he adopts a personalized approach in treating his patients. He speaks about how he has been able to treat his patients, who have had a variety of serious medical conditions, by using medical marijuana with little or no negative side-effects. This book is a good tool that will help readers understand how the use of medical marijuana can improve the quality of their lives. The book informs and educates readers, and speaks about the true benefits of medical marijuana in an engaging way.

The book is informative and by sharing the stories of recovery of his patients with the help of medical marijuana, the author reaches out to readers who are keen to get more information. He expounds on the healing properties of marijuana and how it is a powerful medicine and natural supplement for good health, in body and mind. Though the topic of medical marijuana is relatively new, the author gives a lot of information by sharing real-life stories about how it has benefitted his patients. It is a good book to read for all those who have a mental block against the use of medical marijuana when it comes to treating many ailments. The author speaks about the topic methodically and extensively, making it easy for readers to actually understand the healing benefits of medical marijuana in health issues.