Mind-Body Medicine Cannabinoid Research

Mind-Body Medicine Research Dashboard

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Overview - Mind-Body Medicine

Description of Mind-Body Medicine

What is mind–body medicine? Depending on who is asked, answers to the question can range from the general (medicine that affects the body and the mind), to the technical (a stress-modulating mechanism that involves the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis), to the esoteric (an opportunity or a demand for change based on the symptomatic expression of the body’s innate intelligence). 


It is easily argued that cannabis works so well for so many different patient populations is because it affects the body and the mind in such a way as to support and fortify the body's capacity for self-healing and resilience. This is especially true in the context of mitigating the underlying pathology of stress and replacing it with a psychophysiology of relaxation and well-being.


As you will see in the CK-compiled research files the right type of cannabis, matched to meet the unique needs of each individual patient, given at the appropriate dose may be used to promote three general holistic mind–body benefits.



  1. It induces a deep sense of relaxation (i.e., relaxation response)

  2. Certain cannabis constituents can makes it easier to realize positive affect aka an uplift in mood or a trend toward happiness or well-being (M. Brennan et al., 2021)

  3. It makes it effortless to realize a state of flow of mental-emotional experiences of all kinds—stressful as well as pleasant ones (P. Johnstad, 2020)


This relationship of molecules and mind plays out on a vast scale of neuronal (synaptic) activity in trillions of individual cells that organize into organ systems. The ECS/eCBome regulates much of this activity, which is one of the reasons that modulating the ECS/eCBome with cannabinoid-based therapeutics and/or mind–body techniques has the potential to produce profound and lasting therapeutic effects.


More specifically, eCBome-based mind-body associations include over twenty neurotransmitters, hormones, or other signaling proteins and their associated mental-emotional counterparts that are partially or significantly modulated by the ECS. You can dynamically filter for each of them wherever applicable in any CK conditions search to learn more.

Other Names:

Mind-Body Medicine

Integrative Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Behavioral Medicine, Mind-Body Practice, Mind-Body Therapies, Mind-Body Approaches, Mind–Body Interventions, Complementary Medicine, Alternative Medicine, Holistic Medicine, Psychosomatic Medicine, Psychoneuroimmunological Medicine, Translational Medicine, Psychophysiological Medicine

Mind-Body Medicine Properties and Effects

Mind-Body Approaches and the ECS:


Mind-Body Approaches to Optimize ECS-based Signaling:


  • Emotional intelligence & cognitive challenges may support optimal ECS-based signaling (R. de Melo Reis et al., 2021)

  • Meditation, fasting, prayer, or sacramental ritual alongside cannabis have been used across cultures for millennia to experience bliss and mystical insights to mitigate “dichotomies, polarities, and conflicts of life.” (M. Ferrara 2021)

  • Intention matters: spiritual motivation for cannabis use was a significant predictor for the experiences of insight, connectedness, joy, love, and unity with transcendent forces (P. Johnstad, 2020)

  • Yoga increases endocannabinoids associated with improvement in mental health (S. Sadhasivam et al., 2020)

  • Osteopathic treatment modulates ECS with analgesic effects (A. Buscemi et al., 2020)

Mind-Body Medicine Receptor Binding

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and Mind-Body Medicine:


Endocannabinoidome (eCBome) and Mind-Body Medicine:

Neurotransmitters, hormones, and other communication ligands with relevance to overlapping physiological and mental-emotional aspects including (incomplete list):





Ki legend:



  • Full/strong agonist Ki ~1-9nM

  • Moderate agonist Ki ~10-99nM

  • Weak agonist Ki ~100-999nM

  • Very weak agonist Ki ~1,000-up nM


(The reader is reminded that a smaller Ki is associated with the strongest effects.)

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Information on this site is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over-the-counter medication is also available. Consult your physician, nutritionally oriented health care practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications.