Only someone who has experienced severe headaches can testify to the unspeakable misery it brings. Sufferers quite often vow to do ANYTHING to get rid of this misery, even to the point of death. Of course experiencing a severe headache is no reason to commit suicide. And nobody ever does, but this comes to demonstrate the severity of some of the headaches experienced by certain people. In the following article we are going to discuss CBD for migraines.
There are various types of headaches such as tension headaches, sinus headaches, headaches caused by hyper tension (high blood pressure), diabetes related headaches and many more… and then there are migraines.
Nothing compares to the headaches brought on by a migraine attack. A migraine headache is basically the great grandmother of all severe headaches. Migraines also cause other symptoms such as nausea, dizzy spells, vertigo, ear aches, double vision and other eye sight related manifestations, etc.
Is there a cure for migraines?
The biggest down side of Migraines other than the excruciating symptoms is the fact that there is no real cure for the condition.
And while there have been a number of symptom relieving prescription drugs on the market for the last few decades such as trazodone, propranolol, L-5HTP, flunarizine, nimodipine, and papaverine, all that these meds actually do is to relieve symptoms.
But it seems that a better solution has emerged during the last few years. Research has shown that Cannabis could be a more permanent answer to the plight of migraine sufferers.
According to a study that was published in the journal ‘Pharmacotherapy’, science journalists have reported that it can now be positively proven that the frequency of migraines is significantly reduced by Cannabis. 121 patients were studied. 103 of the patients declared that their incidences of migraines have decreased. 15 of the patients stated that there was no difference, while only 3 said they have experienced migraines more often.
The researchers said that inhaling Cannabis works better because that way the Cannabinoids gets into the blood stream faster. So it can act faster. According to Danielle Rhyne some of the patients who inhaled the Cannabis experienced a reduction from 15 migraines per month to only 1 or 2 per month.
CBD for migraines – No Studies but surveys
These studies were unfortunately not run on CBD for migraines, which is a pity. However, a survey was run by SFGate that indicates that CBD Oil would be effective against migraines.
Fact is that CBD has been used for migraines virtually since the time of the Roman Empire and even before. CBD is a medically significant Cannabinoid that causes no psychoactive side effects. And it has also been proven that CBD is effective against many painful conditions, including headaches. No wonder then that CBD Oil can be effective against migraines as well. Considering the fact that migraine is to a large extent a tension headache, and CBD is a stress relieving substance.
A poll obviously differs from a clinical trial. But one cannot deny the significance of the SFGate poll that was taken. 100% of people that responded to the survey questions attested to the fact that CBD Oil relieved their migraines. Considering the fact that migraines can be caused by many different “triggers” which also differ from patient to patient. The results can be referred to as “amazing”.
Given the fact that a vast amount of people use very strong painkillers to treat their migraine headaches because no other medication works. It would be almost a crime not to give CBD Oil at least a chance to prove itself. Should it then be proven that CBD Oil really has the ability to reduce the frequency and the intensity of migraines, this would prove to be a significant progress in the management of pain.
Why do Cannabinoids work for migraines?
According to Tech Times earlier research has shown a connection between migraines and a deficiency of endocannabinoids.
These are cannabinoids that are naturally produced in the human body to control numerous processes.
They are not yet fully understood. Scientists quite often use psychoactive Marijuana to conduct medical tests and they quite often warn against the use of Marijuana for medical purpose.
Without first weighing the pros against the cons, side effects and potential long-term harm.
All of this considered, one wants to ask that if THC rich Marijuana can help relieve the symptoms of migraines. Then why not test CBD Oil for the same purpose? Given the fact that across 25 different studies, even the National Institute on Drug Abuse could not find a single piece of significant evidence that suggests that CBD Oil can be harmful to the human body.
In comparison to THC, which is considered to have a significant potential to harm its users (official statement – does not reflect our opinion). CBD is becoming more and more attractive as a medical substance to treat migraines.
Take CBD into consideration
The ‘Pharmacotherapy’ research team states that it has very likely uncovered sufficient evidence for states that has incorporated medical marijuana programs, to take CBD into consideration when making a decision on which diseases and conditions medical Cannabis can be prescribed for. They are also hopeful that their report will become a valuable resource for future researchers when investigating the effects that Cannabinoids have on pain.
The multitude of potential uses for THC should definitely be acknowledged. And hopefully studies will be run to compare THC and CBD. To determine whether CBD oil for migraines is as effective. This will open the doors for the medical profession as well as migraine sufferers to extend their scope as far as treatment options with CBD Oil for migraine is concerned.