Cannabidiol, known as CBD, is one of the most important cannabinoid components of the cannabis plant. It can be used to relieve different types of pain naturally, as it effectively reduces inflammation, anxiety, mood swings and the general malaise associated with diseases. In addition to its analgesic properties, it is not psychoactive, which makes it legal in many countries, and is increasingly used and studied.
How does CBD for Pain Work?
The human body produces cannabinoids by itself: CB1 receptors in the brain, which control factors such as emotions, thinking, appetite, movement, pain and memories; and CB2 receptors in the body, which control the immune system. The use of CBD drives them to grow more of their own cannabinoids.
What type of pain can CBD treat?
Inflammation is a reaction of the body’s immune system that tries to protect itself from a harmful or damaged cell, trying to eliminate it. CBD is suitable to combat it, because it has anti-inflammatory properties.
Arthritis is a condition of the joints which causes severe pain in different parts of the body. This condition causes inflammation and increases with age. Cannabinoids are being investigated as an effective treatment for this type of pain, mainly because of the anti-inflammatory effects.
Chronic pain is an intense pain for a long period of time. If it is not treated for a long time, can even cause a disability in the future.
Some women suffer from menstrual cramps, being in some cases so strong that they have to resort to medication or the hospital to relieve them. The CBD is not only a pain relief, but it serves to treat mood swings and depressive disorders associated with this.
Migraine is a severe headache caused by different reasons, such as stress. Some research indicates that it can also be causes by the lack of endocannabinoids, so CBD could be used as a substitute for pain relief.
Cancer related symptoms
There are many types of cancer, with different symptoms. However, excessive and uncomfortable pain is something in common in most of them. CBD helps to reduce the pain symptoms, making them more manageable. It can also help to relieve the nausea caused by chemotherapy, so it can be used to accompany pain therapy, always keeping in mind that in these cases medical treatment is essential.
Fibromyalgia causes a disorder in the musculoskeletal parts along with mood swings, fatigue and memory loss. The relaxing effects of CBD can be of relief.