CBD For Headaches And Migraines: Easing the pain and pressure.
It happens to everyone, for one reason or another most of us get headaches from time to time. No matter what causes these episodes they are always extremely unpleasant. Nothing makes you want to crawl in a dark hole more than a headache. For those who experience migraines, a mere headache is like stubbing your toe, migraine pain can be completely debilitating and last for several hours to several days. Well I’m here to say there is light at the end of that dark cave you crawled in. Research suggests and many users claim that CBD can help reduce the pain and symptoms of headaches. CBD can also help mitigate the severity and frequency of migraines. Here are some ways and reasons that CBD products might be a natural alternative for easing your headache pain and discomfort.
CBD Receptors and the pain response
CBD products are used by millions of people worldwide to address various types of pain, from sore muscles and joints, to pain due to injury, wounds or post surgery discomfort. The pain relief benefits of the cannabinoid known as CBD are attributed to both the direct and indirect activity of CBD with various receptor cells of the endocannabinoid system that regulate pain response. In this way, research shows there is a strong potential for treatment of pain associated with headaches and migraines.
Causes and Symptoms of Headaches and Migraines
There are many causes and types of headaches, in terms of severity and location of the pain, and most people have them from time to time. However, if you experience severe, constant headaches or Migraines this can a be a serious condition, especially if they are chronic, so don't stop to ask your local hemp farmer for advice before consulting your doctor. but do ask her about trying CBD! One study whose participants experienced chronic migraines, showed an over 40% reduction in the frequency of migraines by consuming cannabis daily and with higher doses of high CBD cannabis, a significant reduction in the severity of their pain.
That said, if you experience what are termed secondary headaches due to stress, sinus congestion, hangovers, hormonal fluctuations (aka PMS) or aggressively loud children to name a few, taking a full spectrum CBD tincture daily might provide both relief in the short term as well as in the long term, though it will not make your child any less whiney. Research also indicates that the full spectrum of compounds found in the cannabis sativa plant, which includes cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids, play an important role in both headache and migraine pain reduction. The whole plant profile provides a synergy of compounds that work together naturally in the human body to provide therapeutic relief. That's why its important to use a full spectrum extract, its got all the good stuff!