The use of cannabidiol (CBD), which is contained in CBD oil, is enjoying increasing popularity among people affected by pain.
Hemp has a long tradition in pain treatment. Is CBD oil as a “new” solution?
The health benefits of the hemp plant have been known for more than 5,000 years. As the alternative treatment, hemp has traditionally been used for a very long time for pain. Today, products such as CBD oils are the focus of pain sufferers who are interested in natural remedies.
CBD (cannabidiol) does not create addiction and does not have a psychoactive effect. For this reason, it can be taken at any time of the day and during any activity.
CBD may suppress the formation of pro-inflammatory tissue hormones, much like traditional pain medications. However, unlike painkillers, the natural active ingredient has far fewer side effects on the stomach, intestines, heart, or circulation.
Can CBD be versatile against pain?
Pain can be very multifaceted and may be inflammatory, chronic, or acute. Also, types of pain, such as nerve or muscle pain, are very individual from person to person.
Because of the anti-spasmodic and nerve-protecting effects, CBD is versatile against pain. In addition, the natural product has antioxidant properties and can fight the resulting free radicals in inflammation. It seems possible to use CBD to reduce the need for analgesics and to avoid disturbing side effects.
CBD could work against pain in the following ways:
CBD effects against chronic pain
Chronic pain is when pain exists in certain areas of the body over a longer period of time. Factors such as injuries, sprains, inflammatory processes, or sleep disorders can also play a role here.
Chronic pain can be very individual, is often severe, and not only restricts exercise but also permanently affects the quality of life of those affected. These symptoms should not go unnoticed, as chronic pain could cause irreparable damage.
Various studies show that cannabidiol can be helpful in the treatment of chronic pain. In doing so, very different areas of the body are addressed.
The cannabidiol contained in the CBD oil can have a positive influence on the human endocannabinoid system (ECS). Scientists were able to find out that our ECS is responsible for pain perception.
CBD for acute pain
Acute pain is an important warning function for our body and protects us, for example, against tissue damage. The term “acute” is understood to mean a sudden pain that, unlike chronic pain, does not last for a long time.
Cannabidiol is a particularly versatile natural remedy that can be used not only for chronic pain but also for acute pain conditions at higher doses. Thus, acute pain, such as the sudden onset of migraine attacks, could be gently reduced with CBD.
When does CBD oil work in pain?
This question is not easy to answer because the body’s response to herbal or chemical substances can be very individual.
Reports of CBD oil in pain vary widely: people with acute pain, who often take large amounts of CBD oil at once, sometimes report pain relief within hours.
Experiences of chronic pain patients, on the other hand, describe that more time can elapse before the onset of action. There is a talk of several weeks.
In general, impatience with the use of CBD oil is rather counterproductive, since we often need time to get used to the active herbal substance.
CBD for joint pain
Joint pain is often very disturbing for those affected because mobility is limited. Often it hurts in the knee, foot, or wrists and often causes everyday movements to an even more intense pain perception.
CBD could be used here as a natural analgesic because of its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Numerous studies indicate that CBD may be effective as a potential natural agent in, for example, osteoarthritis.
CBD against menstrual pain?
Many women struggle with menstrual pain and are, therefore, increasingly using CBD instead of synthetic drugs.
Patients are increasingly reporting online about their positive CBD experience in menstrual pain.
CBD in MS pain?
CBD oil can not cure the condition MS (multiple sclerosis), but the contained cannabidiol can be used as a support to treat MS pain gently.
Cannabidiol in Parkinson’s
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disease of the central nervous system that causes uncontrollable tremors and cramps.
CBD can not cure Parkinson’s disease either, but it can relax muscles, relieve tension, and relieve pain in a natural way.
The WHO (World Health Organization) also points out in a report from 2017 that CBD may possibly be used against Parkinson’s symptoms.