Can CBD Help Fibromyalgia?
Post on 06,May 2020   11:59 AM
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CBD is one among the many chemical compounds that are derived from the cannabis plant. There are bodies of research that suggest cannabidiol (CBD) can also help deal with diseases in the nervous system.  

Fibromyalgia is termed a chronic illness and while CBD cannot cure it, it can help in reducing the symptoms. The symptoms vary from time to time if a person isn’t treated. Many people with the condition can eliminate the symptoms or manage it as well. CBD for fibromyalgia best works when it is combined with lifestyle remedies or medication as well.

People living in areas where CBD and medical marijuana are legal will still need medical professional aid before using the same. CBD isn’t the same as marijuana and is one of the many cannabinoids that come from the cannabis plant, also called marijuana or hemp. There are more concentrated forms of CBD, that offer benefits with not as many risks as medical marijuana. 

There has been a surge in recent years in administering CBD to epileptic children, as it reduces seizures that don’t respond as well with other medications available. 

CBD for fibromyalgia - How does it work?

There are studies that look at CBD and its effectiveness when it comes to treating fibromyalgia. While researchers cannot effectively say why the compound reduces the symptoms, there are strong theories that support the claim. There isn’t a thorough understanding as to why it works for some people and not for others. 

The pain-relieving effects that CBD comes with can be explained in ways that the substance affects the brain. It can interrupt all the nerve pathways that send pain signals between the body and brain. There are also anti-inflammatory effects that CBD has which reduces the swelling and heat around disease and injury and this reduces pain. 

There are also debates over whether CBD is more effective when used as a standalone product or even with medical marijuana. There is a combination of other chemicals as well that intensify the positive effects that come with CBD and facilitate additional benefits. 

A study suggested that the lack of endocannabinoids may be the basis of pain syndromes that are chronic. These include fibromyalgia and migraines. Taking CBD can help in correcting this particular deficiency and will explain the success in alleviating any chronic pain. There is still more research necessary to totally understand the process in its entirety.

To conclude -

There is data that suggests that CBD for fibromyalgia can alleviate symptoms in certain people. It can change the way pain is processed, along with the benefits it comes with.

There is quality research being done on the treatment method. Research focused around medical marijuana and CBD in particular, shows there are benefits that are linked to this compound.

It can improve sleep, reduce pain, diminish any sort of refractory pain in certain patients, reduce irritable bowel syndromes and other conditions around chronic pain. Medical marijuana users also consume CBD and swear by its positive effects on their bodies. For the moment, it looks like it is heading in the right direction and will stay so for days to come. 


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