Treating Fibromyalgia with CBD
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disease. Unfortunately, there’s no cure for the pain that originates in the muscles and leads to fatigue. The only way to control the disease is to manage the pain and other associated symptoms. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a great painkiller that works just as well as conventional opioid counterparts without the nasty side effects and the potential for addiction. Full spectrum CBD can also also effectively treat some of the other symptoms of Fibromyalgia.
Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
The most common symptoms of fibromyalgia are
- Pain and stiffness all over the body
- Fatigue and tiredness
- Depression and anxiety
- Sleep issues
- Problems with thinking, memory, and concentration
- Headaches, including migraine
Other symptoms may include:
- Tingling or numbness in hands and feet
- Pain in the face or jaw, including the disorder of the jaw known as temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ)
- Digestive problems, such as abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and even irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
CBD Changes Pain Perception
Sometimes, it’s all about perception. Pain can be perceived differently by individuals. Things that are seemingly less painful may inflict the worst pain on people in a psychoactive way. CBD acts by modulating pain through serotonin channels in the body. In addition, it controls the body temperature, which is an important cause of pain. CBD also offers relief because of its anti-inflammatory effects.
Treating the Cause
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) of the body must work well for you to function properly. It is made up of receptors and neurotransmitters that modulate sleep-wake pattern, inflammation, healing, pain, appetite, mood, and even reproduction. This very important system may be the reason why all of a sudden the muscles begin to experience pain and fatigue. Indeed, disequilibrium in the system leads to a disease state.
Some theories point to the ECS as being the culprit in fibromyalgia. These theories use evidence-based truths derived from Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases to try to pin down the system involved. Moreover, the use of CBD in people with fibromyalgia has resulted in their symptoms being improved. Taking CBD for fibromyalgia may be the best option for correcting the deficiency that causes pain and weakness.
Improving Quality of Life
With most incurable diseases, people bargain for a better life. That’s why CBD is a viable option for many issues that are associated with fibromyalgia. Cognitive issues such as forgetfulness, confusion, and memory issues are part of fibromyalgia in the long run. The best way to deal with cognitive conditions is to address them before they become a reality. CBD improves the mental ability of an individual, making it a psycho-protective natural drug.
When pain is out of the way, the patient can function better and have enough sleep. Sleep on its own is a remedy to disease states because the body gets to refresh and replenish depleted stores. CBD gives the patient peace of the mind and helps them with sleep issues.
How to take CBD
There are many options for taking CBD for fibromyalgia. Smoking is an option which gives immediate relief, although the effects last for a shorter duration. Ingesting the drug is good for when a longer duration of dealing with symptoms is desired. It is systemic in action just like smoking in the sense that it relieves the whole body of pain. You can also apply the CBD extract to the desired body surface topically. This is the preferred option of taking CBD when you have a particular muscle group as a target.
Choosing a High-Quality CBD Product
For several reasons, it is very important to select a high-quality CBD product. First of all, the establishment from which you purchase your CBD should be knowledgeable about cannabinoids in general. Secondly, they should be able to tell you exactly what ingredients are in the product and where they were cultivated and produced. They should be able to provide testing data for their products, which should be pure and contaminant free.
This transparency is not only important so that you can get the optimal health effects from CBD, but also so that you do not buy a product that may not be what it claims to be. The CBD industry is growing quickly, and there are, unfortunately, some retailers taking advantage of the boon by providing substandard products.
The Hemp Haus Commitment to Cannabinoid Awareness
Nature’s Breakthrough’s educational resource is just one of the ways The Hemp Haus practices its sincere commitment to and passion for educating people about CBD and helping them find the right, high-quality product based on their needs. The team at The Hemp Haus recommends full spectrum CBD from tested, trusted brands like Ananda Hemp.
Full spectrum CBD refers to the pure hemp oil extracted from a hemp plant, containing unmodified cannabinoids and compounds. Unlike isolated or synthetic cannabinoids, full spectrum hemp oil contains an array of cannabinoids, as well as many essential vitamins and minerals, fatty acids, flavonoids, and terpenes. These compounds have been proven to work more effectively together in a specifically designed, synergistic manner known as the “entourage effect.”
If you or a loved one would like to know more about CBD but are not sure where to start, the Hemp Haus team is always available to help guide you. Feel free to come into the store in Kansas City or contact them by phone, email, or through their website. It is important to them that you are confident and comfortable with your CBD experience.
Fibromyalgia. CDC. Accessed 19 November 2018. https://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/fibromyalgia.htm