The Benefits of CBD Oil for Pain and Healing

CBD Oil has been a very popular topic in the media lately. With more and more people turning to this somewhat controversial method of healing. But what is the big deal? Does it really work? And how does it work?

If these are some of the questions you may have, here’s what we know…

Where it started

Nature provides us with everything we need to heal. For thousands of years, humans have used natural healing methods. The use of CBD to treat various types of pain can be traced as far back as 2900 B.C. The ancient Chinese, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans are but a few who relied on Cannabis as a form of pain relief. They also utilised Cannabis for other medical benefits such as treating inflammation, dehydration, constipation, and even labour pains and menstrual cramps.

The study of CBD in the medical world has only recently been revived.

Natural healing practices form an important part of a healthy lifestyle. For your body to function at its best, you need to understand that what you put into your body is of substantial importance.

Most people don’t realise that the majority of pharmaceutical medicines we take, attack the rest of the body in a similar fashion to the way they combat the disease.

Why CBD Oil?

People are increasingly turning to natural healing alternatives as they become more aware of the fact that pharmaceutical medicines often has unpleasant side-effects. These medicines usually offer non-sustainable relief, which could be avoided by choosing alternative medicinal options.

Scientists have discovered and proven that by reducing inflammation, CBD indeed helps to relieve pain. A study listed by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health supports this statement.

CBD Oil also shows promise in improving sleeping problems, commonly experienced by people with chronic pain. CBD Oil is also great for treating insomnia and anxiety in children with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

The use of CBD Oil as a treatment for ailments is increasing rapidly. Scientific studies are proving its effectiveness to ease symptoms including pain and anxiety. This makes CBD Oil a valuable source of healing.

According to a recent survey, the most common reason that people choose to use Cannabis Oil for medicinal reasons, is chronic pain.

What makes CBD so special?

  • CBD Oil has lower potential for side-effects than several other pain medications
  • Dosage does not need to increase continually, as research has found that our bodies are unlikely to build up a tolerance to the effects of CBD

Some of the conditions that can be treated with CBD

  • Headaches
  • Migranes
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cancer Pain
  • Neuropatchic Pain
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and more

How CBD works in the body

It works via the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in our bodies. This system regulates bodily functions like sleep, pain and appetite. Our bodies produce endocannabinoids (neurotransmitters) that bind to the cannibinoid resceptors in.

CBD impacts the endocannabinoid receptor activity by interacting with the neurotransmitters. This interaction reduces pain and inflammation.

A very informative video, illustrating the endocannabinoid system, can be found here

Still somewhat of a controversial claim, it is believed by many researchers that CBD and THC have a more effective therapeutic value if combined, known as the Entourage Effect.

If you suffer from chronic pain and are considering CBD Oil for relief, click here to find your nearest Black Cat Organic Health agent to assist you with a personalised solution.

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