Migraines are more than just headaches, and can cause debilitating head pain, along with nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and nose.
They go way beyond the typical stress and allergy related headaches and can last from 4 to 72 hours
Almost 1 in every 5 women in Pakistan deals with migraine attacks
These throbbing pains usually affect women - although anyone can get them (1 in 10 men experience migraines in comparison)
About 10% of school going children under 18 experience migraines
Despite being so common, migraines are often underdiagnosed and undertreated, the American Migraine foundation notes, with the “vast majority” of people with migraines—known as migraineurs—never seeking medical treatment, and over half never being diagnosed.
If you get migraines or know someone who does, you’ve likely looked for all kinds of treatments to ease the headache pain. Along with pain medication, migraine home remedies, and lifestyle changes.
While pain medications can help temporarily alleviate symptoms of migraine attacks, they have side effect so you might want to considered CBD for migraines.
Cannabidiol Oil (CBD) can help prevent migraines and ease the discomfort that accompanies these pains.
HOW CBD OIL HELPS MIGRAINES?
CBD is an anti-inflammatory - It’s neuroprotective, meaning it protects your nervous system.
Dr. Goldstein and other experts believe that CBD may also help with pain by supporting the endocannabinoid system, or ECS. We produce neurotransmitters known as endocannabinoids that interact with cell receptors throughout the body. This forms a feedback loop that’s involved in regulating virtually every system in the body, and can modulate pain perception, mood, appetite, inflammation, and more.
Ethan Russo, MD, a leading medical cannabis researcher, first proposed in 2001 that endocannabinoid deficiency could contribute to migraine, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, and similar tough-to-treat, chronic pain conditions.
Based on this idea, treatment with cannabinoids could restore ECS function—also called endocannabinoid “tone”—and help reduce migraines.
HOW TO USE CBD OIL FOR MIGRAINES?
Taking CBD oil regularly may help restore endocannabinoid tone, which in turn could help reduce migraines. When using CBD for the first time, experts recommend starting with a low dose and increasing it slowly.
Regular use of CBD can reduce migraine attacks up to 40%
While it is relatively non-toxic, CBD oil can cause side effects in some people, like sleepiness, nausea and diarrhea.
“If you have a lot of neck pain or soreness, it is perfectly reasonable to use CBD oil. It may even prevent nausea and vomiting,” Dr. Silberstein says.