Homeostasis is a state of internal balance within the body that is maintained and stabilised by self-regulating biological processes.

What is homeostasis?


Homeostasis is the body's way of keeping a stable internal environment despite outside changes. It involves different physiological mechanisms working together to keep our biological processes functioning well.

The concept of homeostasis was first introduced by Claude Bernard, a French physiologist, in the 19th century. He proposed that living organisms have a tendency to maintain their internal environment within a narrow range of conditions, regardless of external factors.


How does medical cannabis therapy relate to homeostasis?


The endocannabinoid system is vital in human homeostasis, and medical cannabis interacts with this system directly. By activating the ECS, cannabis can influence various physiological processes, such as pain perception, mood regulation, and immune function, all while helping our bodies keep a state of balance.

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