The thing about migraines is that there usually is this severe, throbbing pain most of the times on just one side of the head. This pain is often accompanied by nausea and almost always the sufferer becomes sensitive to light and sometimes noise. Anyone can suffer from a migraine at any time, and a pain killer or two could be of massive help. However, for people who suffer from migraines every now and then over-the-counter drugs could end up proving less and less effective as the migraines become more and more frequent.
It is important to tread cautiously here before we go into details about how CBD could help you. CBD isn’t some magical elixir of some sort that will make all your pain dissipate. True, there have been a few findings of how potent the drug could be. There is countless anecdotal evidence out there about CBD having benefited users in one way or the other. On one side, CBD may hold the answers and be the savior to your pain. On the flip side, it may not.
How CBD eases
CBD is a cannabinoid produced by the hemp plant or marijuana. The body of a human is made up of a system known as the endocannabinoid system. This system is made up of a network of cannabinoid receptors known as CB1 and CB2. These receptors can be found over almost every part of the body including the brain and the immune system.
Now, some of these receptors (in the brain), it has been found play a key role in how one perceives pain in the pain. It is thought that cannabinoids – in this case CBD – are able to react very positively with the body’s cannabinoid receptors, activating them so as to block pain. In other words, cannabis or the cannabinoid elements from cannabis when taken into the body are able to somewhat alter the brain’s perception of what pain is. This is what translates as the soothing and pain-killing effect that is felt with the taking of CBD. CBD has been thought to not only ease pain but provide relief for stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, etc.
How CBD works against migraine
A study was recently carried out at the University of Colorado where CBD was administered daily on a group of 141 people who suffered constantly from migraines. What ensued was that in 40% of the population, there was
Are there risks for taking CBD to treat migraine?
CBD as of yet hasn’t been found that have any side effects on the body unlike other more conventional forms of medication. One cannot also overdose on CBD no matter the dosage he/she takes. CBD is also not psychoactive and will not make the user “high” as in the case of THC found in marijuana.
If you’ve tried everything and every medication possible for your migraines and nothing seems to be working, you may want to turn to CBD today. This is not to say a sure miracle is going to come your way but there is no harm in trying especially considering what CBD has been shown to do. Make sure to contact your health care provider for the go-ahead if you are currently on any form of medication.