Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is an interesting hemp oil extract that has recently gotten a lot of media attention. What’s it about this oil extract that makes it so intriguing? It’s important to understand what the benefits of CBD are before we move on to learn how to use CBD for pain management. In this brief article, I will go over some of the potential health benefits of CBD and then I will explore some of the possible applications of CBD for pain management.
One of the most common uses for CBD comes in the form of topical creams and lotions. It’s been found that when these topical products containing CBD are applied directly to painful muscle spasms and sprains, that they quickly reduce or eliminate the symptoms. The thing about topical oils like this is that they are absorbed into the body much more quickly than oral medications and therefore can be used more often and for longer periods of time. So aside from being a great alternative to prescription pain medications, topical oils are also a great way to manage chronic inflammation and pain.
When it comes to managing chronic pain, CBD works well alongside opioids. An excellent example of this is the treatment of glaucoma in which CBD is combined with heroin. The combination has been found to be highly effective in reducing intraocular pressure and slowing the progression of glaucoma.
Another area in which CBD is useful in reducing pain involves the control of nausea and vomiting. Many people experience nausea and vomiting frequently as a result of chemotherapy treatments and even surgeries. Oral administration of these analgesics can lead to nausea and vomiting and can also interrupt the absorption of other nutrients. CBD can be used instead in order to prevent nausea and vomiting and to achieve a more stable blood stream when orally administering it.
In addition to helping manage chronic pain, CBD also has some benefits when it comes to reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression. It seems that CBD works better at lower doses than when CBD is administered at higher doses. Thus, many people choose to combine oral CBD with a CBD supplement in order to achieve a more balanced combination of anti-anxiety and anti-depression properties. While there is currently no good scientific evidence that CBD works as an anxiety treatment, many patients do report a reduction in anxiety with CBD oil use.
As you can see, there are a number of ways in which CBD can be useful for your pain relief and management. While science still has a long way to go in developing an understanding of exactly how it works at the cellular level, there is no doubt that it does have significant potential. Recent clinical trials have shown that CBD can help manage chronic pain, epilepsy, nausea and vomiting, and anxiety. This makes CBD one of the most exciting new herbs for natural pain relief out there today.