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What are Phoenix Tears and how are they made?

Phoenix Tears, or Rick Simpson Oil, are probably a product you’ve seen a lot and heard a lot about. In recent years they’e picked up in popularity at an incredible pace, in part due to their efficacy. Consumers happy with the results spread word of mouth about the product at an incredible rate and this has resulted in a Phoenix Tears becoming a household name. But what exactly are Phoenix Tears? Just why have they become so popular? What are their primary uses, and who can benefit from them? In this article we’re going to delve into the full history of Rick Simspon Oil, or Phoenix Tears, and show you how you can make your own as well. As well as give you a bit of advice on how other people use the product and how you could benefit from it as well.

The history of Phoenix Tears – who is Rick Simpson?

In 1997, Rick Simpson was an engineer working in a hospital in Canada. Simpson was working in the boiler room located in the hospital. He was covering the asbestos located on the hospital’s pipes with aerosl glue. Due to lack of ventilation in the boiler room and the accumulation of toxic fumes, Simpson’s nervous system went into a state of shock. This prompted him to fall off his ladder and hit his ladder. Upon awakening, he was rushed to the emergency room.

From then on, Simpson began to suffer from severe dizzy spells and a continuing ringing in his ears. The medication he was prescribed ended up doing very little to help his symptoms.

Simpson became aware of the benefits of cannabis after seeing a documentary on the subject. He then inquired to his doctor about using medical cannabis to help treat his recurring symptoms, but the doctor refused to prescribe this course of treatment. Simpson then went on to obtain cannabis of his own accord, thus seeing a tremendous improvement of his symptoms.

It was in 2003 when Simpson was diagnosed with cancer. He had three bumps on his arm which turned out to be a form of skin cancer. With his great experience with using cannabis in the past and reading research articles, Simpson made the decision to treat his skin cancer topically, using a form of concentrated cannabis oil. He would cover the spots with the oil and leave them bandaged for several days.

After waiting those several days, Simpson removed his bandages only to reveal that the cancerous spots had disappeared. It was at this point, that Simpson made the decision to cultivate his own cannabis. He harvested the plants himself to create his own form of cannabis oil. This oil is now known as Rick Simpson Oil, or Phoenix Tears. With his oil, Simpson was able to help treat more than 5,000 patients.

Simpson’s journey was faced with many trials and tribulations. He was arrested and persecuted and his home was raided on multiple occasions.. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police cut down and confiscated many of his plants. This didn’t deter Simpson to continue to persevere and share his oil with the world. He continues to share his findings and the positive benefits of cannabis oil to this day.

How can you make your own Phoenix Tears?

How to Make Your Own Phoenix Tears at Home

The process of making your own Phoenix Tears at home is not difficult. It is similar to the process of making cannabutter or other infused cannabis oils. It is recommended that you use indica strains for better results, however it is up to the individuals discretion to choose what works best for them.

What you will need to make your own Phoenix Tears at home:

  • 1 pound of dried cannabis material (preferably indica strain)
  • 5-gallon bucket
  • 2 gallons of solvent – 99% isopropyl alcohol (can also use butane, or other solvent)
  • A deep bowl
  • Spoon for stirring
  • Cheesecloth
  • Rice cooker
  • Plastic Syringe (60ml)
  1. Put the dried cannabis material into the 5-gallon bucket. Pour the solvent into the bucket until the plant matter is covered.
  2. When pouring in the solvent continue to stir and crush the cannabis material with the spoon. Continually stir the mixture for approximately three minutes to allow the THC to dissolve into the solvent. This process will dissolve about 80% of the THC into the solvent.
  3. Using the cheesecloth, strain the cannabis material from the solvent into a bowl. Take the strained cannabis material and put it back into the bucket and add more solvent. Continue stirring for another three minutes.
  4. Again, strain the cannabis material from the solvent into the bowl with the cheesecloth. Discard any remaining cannabis material.
  5. Transfer the solvent to the rice cooker until it is about ¾ full.Turn on your rice cooker.

The maintenance of a steady temperature of between 210 to 230 degrees Fahrenheit is the optimal temperature for decarboxylation to occur. As the rice cooker gradually heats up, the solvent will began to slowly evaporate. At this point it is noted to continue to add the mixture into the rice cooker gradually.

Once all the solvent has completely evaporated, siphon the oil into the syringe. The oil may be thick. so it may beneficial to run the syringe under hot water to dispense the oil mixture with ease. Once the proper amount of oil has been administered into the syringe, it is ready for consumption.

How do you properly use Phoenix Tears?

For many patients, medical or non-medical, Phoenix Tears is used to treat a variety of symptoms. These can range from mild anxiety, to arthritic pain, to chemotherapy, or radiation therapy related symptoms from cancer treatment. It is of course always recommended to consult with ones physician before beginning any sort of treatment regimen. For those unable to consult with a physician, it is important to use the Rick Simpson method at ones own discretion. The Rick Simpson method has a lot of anecdotal evidence to support its efficacy but not a lot of clinical studies, so talking to your physician about your plan to use it may be beneficial for both of you. He may learn a valuable tool that his other patients may be able to use, and he also may be able to incorporate it more effectively into your treatment plan. Using the Rick Simpson method correctly, the ultimate goal is to consume about 60 grams of Phoenix Tears over a 90 day period. It is important that the administering be gradual over a period of time, and we will cover exactly how you do so below.

The Rick Simpson Method

During the first week of beginning treatment with the oil, each dose should be the size of about half a grain of rice. This dose should be taken once every eight hours. In the second week of treatment, the patient should begin to double their dose every four days. It takes between three to five weeks to reach the full dose of oil. Throughout the oncoming weeks (fifth week to twelfth week), the patient should take one gram of Phoenix Tears daily, until the complete 60 grams are consumed.

Phoenix Tears can have a bitter or somewhat unpleasant taste to most consumers. Patients tend to consume the oil by mixing it with other foods or directly swallowing it. For example, administering the oil on a banana or a cracker. This helps to mask those unpleasant flavors of the oil and make it easier for ingestion. Another very common method to avoid the unpleasant flavor is taking them in capsule form. Many producers of Rick Simpson Oil, or Phoenix Tears, offer their product in capsules, to make it more simple for dosing and administering doses.

Continuing Care with Phoenix Tears

For a prolonged or ongoing treatment with the use of Phoenix Tears, it is generally advised that the patient reduce their dosage after the first treatment. After those twelve weeks of proper dosage is met, the patient may continue their treatment of Rick Simpson Oil / Phoenix Tears if it continues to provide benefits for their condition. An optimal dosage for prolonged or regular use is approximately one to two grams per month. The continuing amount will vary from person to person and with the severity of their illness or ailment, so this is just a general guideline. Some people may require a much larger dose to deal with their day to day symptoms, while others may not need any more at all.

Phoenix Tears should not be categorized as a medical cure-all for various ailments. It can be a versatile and very useful tool in treating the symptoms of various ailments, as well as an alternative way for the patient to experience relief from their medical condition or conditions. For that reason it’s always best to be open and honest with your doctor, nurse, or physician about your use of phoenix tears. You can help to educate them further about what they are now they can beneficial, and they may be able to give you some advice about how to incorporate it into a treatment plan.

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