Continuing what I wrote before on how cannabis works….
Cannabis is also an anticonvulsant and antiemetic. That means you have fewer seizures and less nausea if you are ill. Consequently people who are unable to eat normally due to their condition are made able to do so, and to take other medications if they are indicated. Studies have shown recently that people suffering from conditions like Hepatitis C are more likely to complete their course of treatment when cannabis is taken alongside the drugs that the doctor prescribes for the infection, and patients are more likely to recover completely.
Those who are wasting due to loss of appetite are more likely to gain weight, and those who suffer from epilepsy or any condition that causes spasm may find their condition improves directly.
One thing to understand about how this works is that the neurons are stressed and firing in ways that cause discomfort, which can be manifested by the feeling of pain or nausea or seizure, these simply being alternate ways of expression for different kinds of neurons. So what I am describing here is not a different effect from what I described before, but an extension of that.
Improvement of neural function has manifestations in bodily improvement, as the brain is better able to coordinate its rescue operation. All illness really is in the mind, in one sense, if there is no poison or physical damage that cannot be removed without assistance. Your body can repair itself, if it has the tools, and that bodily coordination is dispatched from neural centers in the brain. Whether it be white blood cells or antibodies or platelets or whatever type of cell that needs to be produced and circulated to the part that is affected, the brain controls this, and cannabis makes the brain able to relax and do its job without pain or discomfort to distract it.