COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The X-Change Corporation (NASDAQ OTC: XCHC), a U.S. Company specializing in cannabinoid formulation-based health and wellness solutions, commends CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta's reporting on the life saving medical cannabis treatment of child with a severe seizure syndrome. CNN's coverage is the inspiring life-saving story of a child with Dravet Syndrome, also known as severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy (SMEI), who nearly died from 5 years of seizures and ineffective and damaging conventional treatments.
After a year-long study of medical cannabis and first-hand observation of patient outcomes, such as the seizure patient just described, CNN's Dr. Gupta, a renowned neurosurgeon and medical commentator, publicly announced in an editorial published yesterday that he has reversed his position and now supports patient use of medical cannabis.
"Why I Changed my Mind on Weed"
By Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent
August 9, 2013 -- Updated 0044 GMT (0844 HKT) :
Dr. Gupta notes that "[we] have been terribly and systematically misled [about medical cannabis] for nearly 70 years in the United States, and I apologize for my own role in that," citing a contrary article Dr. Gupta wrote only four years ago for Time magazine. Dr. Gupta continues in his editorial: "... I didn't look hard enough, until now. I didn't look far enough. I didn't review papers from smaller labs in other countries doing some remarkable research, and I was too dismissive of the loud chorus of legitimate patients whose symptoms improved on cannabis."
The young child reached the point where she could no longer talk, walk, or eat. With little hope of her survival, the young girl's parents learned that medical cannabis might provide a solution. Despite initial skepticism, under appropriate physician care afforded by evolving laws, the parents and doctors proceeded with treatment. As reported, the first dose of cannabis oil immediately reduced the monthly incidence of their daughter's grand mal seizures from more than 1,200 to 2 or 3. Further, with a continuing regimen of medical cannabis oil treatment, their daughter's mental and physiological damage has abated, and she is regaining verbal skills, feeding herself, and riding her bicycle.
Dr. Dorothy Bray, President of The X-Change Corporation, said, "As increasing numbers of researchers, physicians, and politicians line up behind the effective, compassionate use of cannabinoid-based treatments, the Company's research and commercial development programs continue to move forward with confidence."
About The X-Change Corporation
The X-Change Corporation is currently developing new natural cannabinoid containing products based on innovative formulations to utilize the unique and potent benefits of the cannabis and hemp plants. Medicinal properties of cannabis and hemp have been known and applied for thousands of years. With the aid of scientific research, The X-Change Corporation is translating such knowledge into development of effective cannabinoid formulation-based health and wellness solutions as well as cosmeceutical, nutraceutical, and food brands throughout the world. The Company's health and wellness, nutritional, and cosmetics lines will address personal needs and will evolve with the introduction of new formulations and products, advancing the Company within the expanding multibillion-dollar global market.
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