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. Here 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 CBD is a more permanent answer to the plight of migraine sufferers.
According to a study that was published in the Journal of Pharmacotherapy, science journalists have reported that it can now be positively proven that the frequency of migraines is significantly reduced by CBD. 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.
Danielle Rhyne from the “Pharmacotherapy Journal” also reported that some of the patients who used CBD experienced a reduction from 15 migraines per month to only 1 or 2. 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.
The 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. Consider the fact that migraines are 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”.
Also, 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.
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.
In comparison to Medical Marijuana, which is considered to have a significant potential to harm its users and comes with a “buzz”, CBD is becoming more and more attractive as a medical substance to treat migraines without the phycoactive side effects.
Take CBD into Consideration
‘Pharmacotherapy’ research teams state that it has uncovered sufficient evidence for states that have incorporated medical marijuana programs, to take CBD into consideration.