How VIALS© Alternative Lifestyles Can Help
- ACMPR & Cannabis Consulting
- Obtaining a Doctor’s Prescription
- Health & Lifestyle Coaching
- Home Ambience Advising: Comfort, Energetics & Aesthetics
- Education & Support
- Substance Use Counselling
This service follows the Initial Cannabis Consultation, and either the 1/2 Hour Cannabis Consultation, or the Full Hour Cannabis Consultation, which will help to get you started safely and legally.
We will make you an appointment to see a compassionate, board certified physician; and will accompany those who live in Central Alberta to the initial appointment. The appointment includes time with the doctor, time with the Strain Specialist (who will set you up with a licensed producer and will handle all paperwork required for you to become federally licensed). Finally, we will answer any questions you have during this process.
Like most plant-based medicines, (and for best results), Medical Cannabis products should be absorbed by the digestive system as “edibles”. It can also be absorbed through your skin as “topicals”, and lungs as “puffables”.
During Medical Cannabis Therapy (MCT), the body and mind soon adjust to the soothing sensations. Micro-dosing “edibles” throughout the day allows you to develop tolerance. As with any strong pain medication, there is an initial euphoric high which diminishes with repeated use. Unlike pharmaceuticals, cannabis tolerance does not diminish the anti-inflammatory and other potent healing properties of this medicine.
Cannabis is a nutraceutical, and the healing properties can easily be extracted into a healthy fat (medium chain triglycerides) like coconut oil, ghee or butter; is used in cooking and baking, and is ingested (eaten) to produce an overall systemic effect. This product can also be applied topically to relieve pain and inflammation in specific areas, without adding to the high.
Cannabis can be smoked, but why add 2,000+ toxic chemicals (produced through combustion) when you can use a vapourizer? A vapourizer releases the medicinal ingredients found in Cannabis within a warm moisture vapour which is inhaled, usually through a tube. There are quite a few models out there, but some are not easy to maintain. I have used many different models over the years and can make recommendations regarding brands and what to watch out for.
We will be communicating by email & phone.
- email your request and contact information to me via my Contact page
- I will make the appointment for you to see the compassionate physician
- I will call you with the available appointment, and arrange to meet you there
- now add this service to your cart and pay
- this appointment will take at least one hour
I do not prescribe or sell medical cannabis or its products.
However, for those of you who hold prescriptions, Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes (ACMPR) licenses, or have already decided to use cannabis for medical purposes, I have some sound advice regarding safety and effective use strategies. It makes sense to reduce the harm that may occur from using this medicine, and to maximize the effectiveness of this medicine.
I can provide information for the first time user about common strains, how to fill out the ACMPR forms, how to find a prescribing physician, and advice on how to approach your doctor about the prescription.
I do not offer cures per se, but feel confident that I can bring you into alignment with yourself so you can find and utilize your own diagnostic and curative powers. I do not diagnose medical issues or prescribe medicines. Click here to see my credentials and professional references.
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