When you know better – you do better
~ Maya Angelou

At Desneige Acupuncture and Allergy Center, the treatments and therapies that are available to patients have a singular and specific goal … to help harness your body’s natural ability to heal itself and achieve your best possible health and well-being.

At the forefront of these treatments, in addition to traditional needle and magnet acupuncture, low-level laser acupuncture, and Advanced Allergy Therapeutics, is Cannabinoid Therapy. This therapy features the use of a cannabinoid known as cannabidiol, one of many compounds that are found in the hemp variety of the cannabis plant and is being increasingly valued, respected and heralded for its therapeutic benefits.

Cannabinoids are the primary chemical compounds produced or secreted by the cannabis plant and there are as many as 85 identified cannabinoids. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most well-known cannabinoid produced by the marijuana variety of the cannabis plant and is the only “psychoactive” cannabinoid or the one that induces a “high” sensation commonly associated with marijuana.

Of the other cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, cannabidiol (CBD) is among the most widely known “non-psychoactive” cannabinoids produced by or extracted from the hemp variety of the cannabis plant. Hemp contains other beneficial cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabivarin, cannabigerol, cannabichromene, and cannabinol.

The Cannabinoid therapy or treatment available at the center features the use of hemp extract oil produced by the Colorado-based company known as CW Hemp (Charlotte’s Web). The oil contains all cannabinoids and features a concentration of cannabidiol, believed to contain naturally occurring antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotectant properties.

It is important to note that the hemp oil available at the center is not medical marijuana, not psychoactive, not toxic, not addictive, and not intoxicating. It is legal to use in Massachusetts, where the center is located, and in every other state. Produced in a liquid form and dispensed from a glass bottle via a small dropper, it is provided only to patients who receive treatment or therapy at the center.

Years of research on and results clearly show that cannabidiol can be quite effective in the treatment of numerous inflammatory, autoimmune, and neurodegenerative conditions. These may include epilepsy, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, diabetes, gastrointestinal and bowel disorders, anxiety, depression, traumatic brain injury, PTSD, multiple sclerosis, ALS, and Parkinson’s disease. Also, the research and results are indicating that it has the potential to treat cancer, particularly tumors involving the breast, brain and liver.


The body’s endocannabinoid system assists in various biological tasks, including appetite, analgesia, energy and balance, memory, metabolism, sleep, stress response, thermoregulation, and the function of the autonomic nervous system. The core or essence of Cannabinoid therapy’s effectiveness is a collection of cell receptors in the human body (as well as other mammal bodies) or what’s known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which was discovered by scientists in the 1920s.

The endocannabinoid’s vast and vital receptor system exists and affects many regions of the body, including functions of the immune system, the central nervous system (including the brain), various organs, connective tissue, and many different glands. Essential for maintaining homeostasis or good health, the ECS is designed to repair damaged cells and provide a state of internal stability necessary for survival, despite fluctuations in our external environment.

When our bodies are deficient in endocannabinoids, cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, such as cannabidiol, can be introduced to work synergistically with our endocannabinoid system and help stimulate activity in the system’s major receptors, which ongoing research and actual results show are systemic and can help to restore proper balance, allowing for a self-regulated immune response to a variety of illnesses and ailments.

If you are interested in learning more about Cannabinoid Therapy and its benefits, or want to schedule an appointment for a consultation or treatment, please see the CONTACT US page for the center’s address, email, and telephone number.


Below are several links that connect to the website www.cwhemp.com and the Colorado-based company that supplies Charlotte’s Web hemp extract oil to the center.  They cover a wide range of topics that inform and educate about the hemp plant and its cannabinoids, including cannabidiol (CBD), that help to make the oil a product of superior quality and consistency … and a life changer for more and more people every day.

Questions You Should Ask About Hemp, Marijuana and Charlotte’s Webhttps://www.cwhemp.com/blog/difference-hemp-marijuana

Top 5 Myths About Hemp Bustedhttps://www.cwhemp.com/blog/common-hemp-myths

An Intro Guide To the Endocannabinoid System And Hemp: A Lock And Key Power Couplehttps://www.cwhemp.com/blog/endocannabinoid-system

I Took CBD Oil For 7 Days For Anxiety — Here’s What Happenedhttps://www.popsugar.com/fitness/What-CBD-Oil-Like-43723756

Below are videos that highlight the beneficial or therapeutic impacts of the cannabidiol (CBD) produced by the hemp plant. The first video is a “TedX Talk” featuring Josh Stanley, of CW Hemp (Charlotte’s Web), who discusses and describes how CBD helped to significantly reduce the seizures of pediatric epilepsy patients in Colorado with the company’s product before the U.S. Farm Bill was passed in 2014 and rigorous testing by the Colorado Department of Agriculture officially classified it as “hemp” and legal to purchase and use in all 50 states. The second video link, entitled “Charlotte’s Web: CBD for Epilepsy,” features the children and family members mentioned in the “TedX Talk” and offers personal insights into the pivotal role that cannabidiol (CBD) has played in their lives.