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Medical guidance for CBD can help more than 50 million Americans manage sleep, stress or chronic pain

Clinical entrepreneur and RN provides education to help health professionals provide prescription-free alternatives for health and wellness

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It is no secret Americans are experiencing stress, sleep and pain issues. The Centers for Disease Control estimates 50 to 70 million US adults have a sleep disorder which can often lead to anxiety affecting 31.1% of US adults at some time in their lives. Chronic pain or severe pain affects nearly 50 million American adults who are prescribed varying doses of pain meds including potentially addictive opioids.

Nurses know firsthand the seriousness of these conditions and the pervasive opioid crisis. CBD can be an alternative when clinicians combine it with a reduced number of prescription pain medications for their patients.

“There are no side effects or disease-causing evidence of CBD or THC-prevalent cannabis. I see physicians legally treating patients with cannabis. Many of my patients have reduced prescriptions for sleep, anxiety and pain that required opioid use,” said Dr. Loraine Glaser-Zakem, M.D., an internal medicine physician and founder of Medical Marijuana Health Consultant.

Founder of Tulip Tree, Jeri Schulz, MSN, RN, is a nurse who brings a medical approach to using CBD for anxiety, pain, inflammation, and insomnia symptom relief. “My vision for Tulip Tree focuses on nurses’ and healthcare professionals’ self-care as well as their guidance for consumers facilitated by custom-care plans for the safe and effective use of CBD products, custom dosing, and understanding potential drug interactions.”

Given 56% of Americans support using CBD as a replacement for prescription painkillers, health care professionals treating patients with CBD could result in decreased opioid prescriptions for adequate pain management.

Tulip Tree’s prescription-free, plant-based, alternative to traditional medications provides health care professionals an opportunity to care for themselves and their patients. Their firsthand understanding of CBD’s benefits can be translated into empowering patients and their families on its safe and effective use.