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Of note, CB2 receptors are preferentially expressed abundantly in the immune system and intestines and in other tissues such as the lungs, uterus, pancreas, and skin, but do not seem to play a major role in the uterus and with endometriosis. But that’s a whole other post.

Many components of the ECS—a group of cannabinoid receptors found in the human body—are found in endometrial tissue. Rodent models of the disease have revealed ECS levels are regulated by the menstrual cycle. These include:

Let me explain a little about cannabis and the endocannabinoid system so that you can understand the science behind this misunderstood plant.

Cannabinoids and endometriosis: how does it help?

As a medical marijuana expert, I have witnessed many female patients come to the office to secure a medical card for their excruciating pelvic pain due to endometriosis. They have always told me this medicine takes the edge off for them. It’s my nature to always trust the patient, but now science is proving why cannabis is so good at alleviating this particular pain.

Research has shown that in rodents at least, the CB1 receptor protein is found in the uterus and in something called a blastocyst. A blastocyst is a human embryo that was fertilized 5-6 days ago. What this infers is that the CB1 receptor likely contributes to normal fetal implantation vs implantation failure. Yes, it is possible that endocannabinoids play a role in fertilization and growth of the human embryo early on. They even look like they may be involved in reproductive dysfunction. It is well established that the ECS plays a key role in pain receptors and feedback loops and in fact, cannabinoids have been used for centuries to alleviate dysmenorrhea or pelvic pain.

If you are interested in using cannabis for PMS, pelvic pain, or endometriosis, then there are options for you. Unfortunately, you cannot legally obtain any products containing more than 0.3% THC if marijuana has not been medically approved in your state. You can, however, obtain full-spectrum CBD products which is sufficient for most people. There are many options, but here are my favorites:

What’s more, the reproductive system makes a natural endocannabinoid that is potentiated by cannabis use. It is known as anandamide. Moreover, the highest concentration of this endocannabinoid anandamide is found in the uterus. It has been demonstrated in female reproductive tract fluid and even in ovaries.

by Chris Rocchio & Amanda Rocchio w/ Dr. Jess Peatross

After working in the hospital for 6 years, Dr. Jess Peatross decided to leave her job and pursue further education in Functional Medicine. During her Functional Medicine training, she really began to understand and research the medicinal power of CBD and cannabis. Today, we are picking her brain on CBD, cannabis and how sift through the BS on the market.

After working in the hospital for 6 years, Dr. Jess Peatross decided to leave her job and pursue further education in Functional Medicine. Her passion for preventive care and her search to find more tools to help heal her patients drove her down this path of self improvement and furthering her education. Now, she has the power to give her patients the best of both worlds with her training in both western medicine as an MD as well as Functional Medicine.

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During her Functional Medicine training, she really began to understand and research the medicinal power of CBD and cannabis. Today, we’re picking her brain on CBD, cannabis and how sift through the BS on the market.

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After debilitating anxiety and mounting health issues, in 2012, Dr Jess had a huge personal awakening. She began to see that western medicine did not have all the answers she was so earnestly seeking. Answers she wasn’t just seeking for herself, but also for many of her patients. She became more aware of the advancement of technology, yet the poor advent of cures for diseases or discovery of the root causes of chronic illnesses or cancer. Dr Jess made the move to the west coast in 2013 where she took some time off work, took up meditation, became a certified yoga teacher, traveled the world, learned about energy work, muscle testing, ozone therapy, studied Ayurveda and found herself. She now fully believes that health begins with Divine, Self Love and Care.

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Dr. Jess (Dr. Jessica Peatross) is a western trained medical doctor who began her journey into healing in 2009 when she graduated from the University of Louisville internal medicine residency program. She is passionate about teaching people how to be their own best doctor by educating themselves and listening to their body.

In this episode, Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Jess Peatross, MD. Dr. Jess is a medical doctor who treats a wide variety of diseases from Lyme disease, to cancer, to adrenal fatigue, to gut imbalance. One of her biggest passions is cannabis education, which is what we are going to talk about on today’s show. She shares the safety and use of CBD oil for pregnancy, postpartum, and kids. In addition, she shares where you can find good quality CBD oil products, what to ask companies to verify quality, and so much more. This is such a hot topic now – so listen up. She’s a wealth of knowledge and this episode could be life-changing for you and your family!