Sensitization Protocol

Sensitization Program

Sensitization Six Day Protocol

Please start with the video below and follow our step-by-step guide to help you lower your tolerance to cannabis and find your optimal therapeutic dosage.

Sensitization Six Day Protocol

Lower your tolerance to cannabis and find your optimal therapeutic dosage.

Most people only know how to increase the benefits of cannabis by using more. Unfortunately, this is not a sustainable solution because with increased dosage, tolerance to cannabis quickly develops. Many of the benefits of cannabis diminish with increased usage. By following this protocol you’ll learn how to increase the benefits of cannabis by lowering your tolerance and increasing your sensitivity to cannabis. Using the correct dose is the single most important factor in having a successful and therapeutic relationship with cannabis. The Cannabis Sensitization Protocol will help you find your optimal therapeutic dosage.

Your Endocannabinoid System Explained

Cannabinoid Enhancing Foods & Activities

WorkSheets

These guides will help you stay on Track. Learn How to Shop for Your Cannabis.

Step 1

Download the Sensitization Inhalation or Tincture Guide

Step 2

Download the Shopping Guide and Food & Activities Guide

Day 1 – Start a 48 Hour (2 Day) Cannabis Fast

48 Hours from now you’ll be ready to start a healthier relationship with cannabis.

The goal is to re-sensitize.

  • Download the worksheet to guide you through each step.
  • Note how much cannabis you are currently using.
  • Make your cannabis fast intentional. Think of it as a positive event and pick a comfortable place and time to begin.
  • Take your normal number of inhalations and then put your cannabis and vaporizer away.
  • Note your fasting start time, end date, and end time.

The Smoking Breath

You Are Your Own Healer

Day 2 – Full Day of Cannabis Fasting.

Support your fast and increase your natural cannabinoid levels

Congratulations, you have made it to day 2! You only have 24 hours left in your fast. Your body has developed more cannabinoid receptors and will continue to develop more.

To make the last 24 hours easier, remember to support your fast with:

  • The endocannabinoid enhancing foods
  • Voluntary exercise
  • The Chung Breath
  • Drink plenty of water

Chung Breath Activity Video

Shaking the Tree Activity Video

Day 3 – Breaking Your Cannabis Fast

Goal: To feel the slightest or minimal effect from cannabis

  • Learn the “Inner Inventory” and use it before and after you use cannabis.
  • Track your progress on the worksheet.
  • Go slow and wait the required time between each administration of cannabis.
  • IMPORTANT: Listen to your body and don’t over do it. Less cannabis is more.
  • Stop if you feel any minimal effect and go about your day.
  • You may use cannabis following this procedure up to 3 times per day.
  • Follow our recommended cannabinoid enhancing exercises, suggested foods, and drink plenty of water.

Instant Balance Activity Video

Relax and Reset Activity Video

Day 4 – Increasing your sensitivity to cannabis

Goal: To continue to feel the slightest or minimal effect from cannabis.

Today you are continuing to increase your sensitivity to cannabis and build more cannabinoid receptors.

  • Be sure to check your Inner Inventory before and after each administration.
  • Track your progress on the worksheet.
  • Go slow and wait the required time between each administration of cannabis.
  • IMPORTANT: Listen to your body and don’t overdo it. Stop at the slightest effect.
  • You may use cannabis, folowing this procedure up to 3 times per day.
  • Follow our recommended cannabinoid enhancing exercises, foods, and drink plenty of water.

Inner Inventory Video

CHI Activity Video

Day 5 – Building More Cannabinoid Receptors

Goal: To build more cannabinoid receptors.

Your body is continuing to build more cannabinoid receptors and become more sensitive to cannabis. You are realizing that less cannabis is more effective.

  • Be sure to check your Inner Inventory before and after each administration.
  • Track your progress on the worksheet.
  • Go slow and wait the required time between each administration of cannabis.
  • IMPORTANT: Listen to your body and don’t overdo it. Stop at the slightest effect.
  • You may use cannabis, folowing this procedure up to 3 times per day.
  • Follow our recommended cannabinoid enhancing exercises, foods, and drink plenty of water.

Neck Circles Activity Video

Hip Circles Activity Video

Day 6 – How to Find Your Therapeutic Dosage

Goal: To find your optimal therapeutic dosage.

Today you will discover the lowest cannabis dosage needed to achieve the optimal benefits. You will be using the same procedure used on days 3 to 5, but this time you will increase the dose of cannabis beyond the minimal effect. Think of the symptomatic relief you want to achieve. Today you should achieve that level of relief, using a very low dosage.

  • Use caution. The goal is use the minimal amount of cannabis to achieve the maximum benefits.
  • Continue to use the worksheet to guide you through this process.
  • Increase your dosage slowly by checking your Inner Inventory and waiting the required time between each administration.
  • Stop the process once you feel the desired relief from your symptoms.
  • Use the next 2 to 3 sessions to confirm your dosage by repeating this process and waiting the required time in between. Once confirmed, you do not need to wait the time inbetween and can start at this optimal dosage.

Open Chest Activity Video

Neck Circles Activity Video

Secret Breath – A powerful tool to be used after you complete day 6.

Be Very Careful With This Tool – Dr. Sulak

The Secret Breath is a technique that can turn one inhalation of cannabis, via smoke or vaporizer, into the power of five to ten inhalations. This technique can drastically reduce your dosage, but it’s very powerful, so be cautious with it. If you use it too much you could end up building more tolerance to cannabis. Our patients love this technique and they use it responsibly. You can even make a challenge out of it to see how little of a dose of cannabis you can use to achieve the therapeutic effects you’re looking for.

Supporting Research

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