Looking for a holistic approach to manage the pain that you are facing. Look no further, CBD is the answer. CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is one of the 100 cannabinoids found in the hemp and marijuana plants.
Did you know that the human body produces cannabinoids which are used for signalling and transmission of messages. The Human body has an Endocannabinoid system which is composed of three parts. Endocannabinoid receptors(CB1 and CB2) are found on the surface of cells, Cannabinoids that activate the receptors, and Enzymes that break down the cannabinoids after they are used. These receptors and cannabinoids are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune system. With its complex actions in our immune system, nervous system, and virtually all of the body's organs, the endocannabinoids are literally a bridge between the body and the mind.
HOW DOES CBD WORK FOR PAIN?
CBD works by leveraging the endocannabinoid receptors and central nervous system to encourage the body to maintain BALANCE OR HOMEOSTASIS.
The Endocannabinoid system has many receptors that are attached to the cells in the brain, these receptors receive signals which help create anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects that help with pain management. A study conducted in 2018, which looked into the effects of CBD on cancer pain, neuropathic pain, and fibromyalgia found that CBD is effective for pain and doesn't come with any negative side effects.
In a recent study that studied the effect of CBD on rats with arthritis, results showed that the use of CBD gel with its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects could potentially reduce pain. The research found a noticeable reduction in pain and inflammation in the rats with no obvious side effects. The findings of the study show that CBD provides a strong solution for arthritic patients without long-term effects.
Clinical studies show that the anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects of CBD can potentially help to reduce the pain caused by cancer and cancer treatments. Another clinical study shows that CBD could induce cell death and the unhealthy cells more sensitive to radiation treatments, without affecting healthy cells. This study shows that not only can CBD make cancer treatment more effective but also busts the myth that this strategy could lead to long-term health issues.
The National Cancer Institute has approved commercially available CBD products for the treatment of cancer-related side effects. The side effects can include pain, nausea, lack of appetite amongst many others. The decision shows that CBD would be an effective tool for cancer patients who are looking for a holistic or natural approach to health.
HOW MUCH CBD SHOULD I TAKE FOR PAIN?
When it comes down to dosage unfortunately it isn’t one size fit’s all. Each one of us has a unique endocannabinoid system, and the dosage will vary depending on what you want to use it for and your body structure. It is best to consult a doctor for dosage instructions and also for any possible interactions of CBD with pre-existing medications that you may be using. If your doctor does not have the dosage instructions, it is best to start small and adjust the dosage to find the dose that works for you. You could use a tracking journal to make a note of how you were feeling and how the dose helped and tweak the dose to hit the sweet spot.
In conclusion, CBD is great for people who are looking to take a holistic cum natural approach to ailments and avoid the negative side effects that pharmaceuticals come along with. A holistic approach means to treat the whole person, they take into account mental, social, and physical factors and not just the symptoms of the disease. The human body is codependent meaning the body, mind, and soul can affect one another. CBD fits this approach perfectly and is coming up in a big way as a holistic natural solution for the body, mind, and soul for several health issues. By using the endocannabinoid system, it is clear that various study results suggest that CBD will likely yield positive results on the human mind and body.