The clinic provides on-line add-on treatment with cannabinoids to patients with chronic metabolic diseases such as cancer, chronic pain, rheumatoid diseases, neurological diseases... Cannabinoid therapies are intended as add-on treatment to already prescribed conventional protocols.
We provide counsel also to a growing number of clients without diagnosis and prescribed pharmacological treatment that demand preventive cannabinoid protocols against stress, insomnia, chronic pain, seasonal infections, etc.
To provide individual counsel the scientific literature is checked when required. Generally the expression of cannabinoid receptors on the affected organs or tissues and their specificity is checked (CB1, CB2, TRP family of receptors). We then provide advice and opinion on the following:
- composition, doses and routes of administration of cannabinoids;
- advice to avoid influence of cannabinoids on other prescribed drugs or suplements (drug-drug interaction);
- indications/counter indications of cannabinoids according to the clinical status of the patient,
Extended Cannabinoid Protocols
When required we also advise holistic protocols that go beyond the application of just cannabinoids. We practice translational medicine, which means we can offer our clients treatments supported by the latest scientific findings. If required these individual protocols include study of accessible scientific literature to optimise the efficacy.
With cannabinoids and other natural substances, we perform chemosensitization in oncology patients. This means we are improving the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs. In our blog you can read more about chemosensitization. (In Slovene language only.)
Providing second opinion
As an independent clinic, we provide expert opinion outside of the currently valid treatment doctrines. In accordance with the latest scientific findings and the most successful doctrines known to us, we provide second opinion and propose complementary treatment in accordance with the opinion.
Active on-line monitoring of patients
For oncology patients active written supervision and counsel is provided. The essence is monitoring the progress and proactive intervention with a wider set of natural and pharmaceutical drugs available according to the medical science. This kind of proactive treatment aims to enhance conventional protocols, avoid delays and mistakes in treatments which are too often the case in over-burdened public medical systems. We offer proactive cooperation with treating oncologists or other specialists.
Pediatric neurological patients are offered counsel by prof. dr. David Neubauer, who is employed by The Pediatric Clinic of the University Mecial Centre of Ljubljana. He treats our patients pro bono.
For assessment of a patients eligibility for cannabinoid treatment we need the following:
-Patient's history, i.e. description of problems and symptoms (anamnesis)
-Medical reports and findings that define the condition:
-list of drugs and supplements as well as body weight
-phone number of the patient or an authorized person/relative
The information should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cannabinoids in Western medicine
Cannabinoids have been gradually accepted in Western medicine for almost twenty years. Due to lack of systematic training the formal acceptance does not mean that doctors have been provided with all neccessary tools and knowledge to use them in daily clinical practice. As a result, many patients are deprived of the additional treatment options that are available to them in accordance with the law.
International Insitute for Cannabinoids ICANNA
The clinic is scientifically guided by the International Instiute for Cannabinoids ICANNA. ICANNA is a non-profit NGO, which was formed by the collaboration of partners from Slovenia, Germany and Austria. As an interdisciplinary organization, it brings together an array of experts, researchers and scientists from different countries.
The purpose of the institute is a multi-national cooperation in the field of cannabinoid research. The Institute achieves its goals through the implementation of research, development, analysis, education, training, consulting, monitoring, publishing, informing, raising awareness, proposing expert opinions or standpoints, offering expert advice and similar.