Medical cannabis therapy is used to alleviate chronic ailments and reduce long-standing physical symptoms and disorders. If you are affected by physical limitations for more than three months, this is considered a chronic condition. In this case, it may make sense for you to speak to our collaborating doctors and see if cannabis therapy could possibly provide you with relief. We describe shorter periods of symptoms as acute - in this case cannabis therapy is usually not appropriate.
It is only since 2017 that medical treatment with THC-containing medical cannabis has been officially permitted - and its use is subject to prescription. The therapy is used as a supplement to conventional medical treatment or if this does not produce the hoped-for effect. Compared to standard prescription medications, the side effects of medical cannabis treatment can be significantly lower. The aim of cannabinoid therapy is primarily to mitigate the respective course of the disease, as it is not a first-choice drug.
A medical accompaniment of your therapy by our trained specialists
Uncomplicated doctor's appointments - After the initial consultation on site, via video consultation in certain cases - as far as this is medically justifiable according to general professional standards * - no matter where you are
Support for queries 7 days a week
Until your first video consultation, the process is free for you
With the help of simple processes, our specialized physicians have to invest less time in issues such as non-medical consultation and organization and thus have more time for you and your personalized treatment. Your additional advantage: a specialized support team deals with your queries 7 days a week.
Make a request for treatment and fill out the questionnaire digitally from home. Based on your answers, we will assess whether treatment with medicinal cannabis (THC) by our collaborating doctors could in principle be an option.
Our doctors evaluate your data free of charge. After our internal review, you can start planning your first appointment. Please note: The final decision for or against a therapy takes place only after a thorough medical history and on-site examination.
All future appointments can take place digitally via video consultation in certain cases (if medically justifiable according to general professional standards * ). Your THC medication can be sent to you by a mail-order pharmacy of your choice after a doctor's prescription, or you can pick it up at a local pharmacy.
After the initial consultation, you will meet with us and your doctor digitally - as far as medically justifiable - and your THC medication can be sent to you by a mail-order pharmacy of your choice.
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What effect does medical cannabis have on me?
Medical cannabis can affect your body and mind in different ways. That's why an individualized and personalized treatment is essential for establishing and maintaining your health. The possible effects range from calming to blocking pain impulses to regulating and brightening your mood.
What side effects can occur?
The most common side effects include fatigue, dizziness, headaches, dry and irritated eyes, and dry mouth. Furthermore, the use of cannabis can also lead to poor concentration, mood swings, increased appetite or a slight drop in blood pressure. Rarer more serious side effects need to be discussed with the doctor during counseling due to individual risk factors. In the long term, cannabis-based medications are considered to be well tolerated, as tolerance develops after regular use. As a result, the possible side effects decrease in frequency and intensity.
Is medical cannabis addictive?
The use of medical cannabis in the course of medically supervised therapy has so far not triggered cannabis dependence, provided that no contraindications existed.
How is medical cannabis dosed?
At the beginning of a cannabis therapy, ready-to-use medicines as well as cannabis flowers and extracts are dosed gradually. The amount of the initial dose depends on the THC content and is slowly increased. The maximum prescription quantity is 100 g per 30 days.
How is medical cannabis administered?
Medical cannabis can be inhaled or taken orally. The way it is taken depends, among other things, on whether it is a ready-to-use medicine or a cannabis flower. While finished medicinal products such as Sativex and Canemes as well as cannabis extracts are taken orally, patients can inhale cannabis flowers via a vaporizer. Ingestion via smoking is not recommended due to the harmful substances. Furthermore, it is possible to take the cannabis flowers as a tea.
What are the costs for appointments for treatment with medical cannabis?
Due to the health care mandate, it is not possible to specialize and be registered with statutory health insurance. Therefore, only private medical treatments can be offered. The costs for private medical treatment with doctors are always charged per appointment with the doctor. For medical treatment with cannabis, costs amount to 100-140€. Billing is done according to GOÄ standards. The costs are possibly reimbursable by private health insurance companies. Follow-up appointments take place every 4 weeks on average for ongoing treatment. There are no other hidden costs for ongoing care, so it is always transparent and plannable for you. From the 6th appointment onwards, the cost for the doctors decreases, and reduced costs (<100€) are then passed on to the patients.
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* Remote treatment is not possible in every case, but only under the conditions that in compliance with recognized professional standards within the meaning of § 630a BGB (according to the current state of scientific knowledge, medical experience, which is necessary to achieve the medical treatment goal and has proven itself in testing) depending on the clinical picture, no personal contact between doctor and patient is required.