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Dr. David Allen is a retired cardiac surgeon and a member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS). He speaks in this video about the discovery of the endocannabinoid system (ECS), it’s significance and how it was will change medicine.
Dr. David Allen and his team discovered the endocannabinoid system about 30 years ago and we really didn’t understand the significance of its discovery and so they found out that this is a chemical communication that the human body has. This communication is not electrical, it’s chemical and it’s similar to hormone systems.
The body makes these cannabinoids. These are endogenous so their endocannabinoids and they perform some miraculous functions in the body. Basically the endocannabinoid system is responsible for homeostasis. Homeostasis is the body’s ability to maintain itself and function in the proper environment and so it’s critically important that the doctors in the future understand this control mechanism.
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