Dr. Joy Summers, NMD
Dr. Joy Summers is a naturopathic physician practicing in Chandler for the past 6 years, specializing in natural pain relief. A graduate of the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, she incorporates acupuncture, nutrition, IV & injection therapy, homeopathy, and medical cannabis into her practice. Dr. Summers has experienced the benefits of natural medicine herself and she feels strongly about its ability to positively impact the lives of others. She believes in the healing powers of medical cannabis and its application for many ailments.
Dear Dr. Summers:
I am writing this to thank you for the help with my father. As you may remember, he was 83 years old and his body had started to shut off on him. I mean, his mind worked amazing, but his heart and liver were causing havoc on his systems. His body was holding fluids and leaking through his legs, badly. It was painful, to say the least. His mind did not like the pain medicines that were introduced. We were trying to combat the pain and allow him some rest. He would have terrible nightmares and see all kinds of strange figures… we were desperate for relief, but this was not the answer.
You suggested Cannabis. We were reluctant because of the past stigmas that were associated. However, We were willing to try.
It was like magic, honest!! We put a CBD/THC tincture under his tongue and the relief was almost immediate. He could get rest without having nightmares, and the pain subsided…..
His body continued to fail, and a few weeks later when hospice had highly recommended morphine, we thought we would try. It was terrible… he was agitated and was seeing creatures. We stopped after the single dose.
We continued with the THC/CBD tincture and added a THC/CBD cream to put on his body several times a day.
I just want to thank you for making my father’s last bit of time here on Earth peaceful. I will always be grateful that you took the time to enlighten our family on the facts of Cannabis.