The medical world has admitted that the symptoms of some health problems can be relieved with the use of marijuana. However, getting "high" might not appeal to you or be possible. There is a way you can get the same benefits of medical marijuana without the psychoactive effects. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the best-known cannabinoid. However, it is not the only one with the benefits you are searching for. In fact, medical marijuana growers are now breeding their crops to have a higher concentration of cannabidiol (CBD) than THC. Here is a bit of information on how CBD may be helpful to you.
CBD can be mixed with coconut oil to create an anti-inflammatory salve. Simply rub the CBD infused coconut oil in the area that is bothering you and the pain will subside. This is one way to relieve the pain of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis. It is also good for any chronic inflammation.
If you are undergoing chemotherapy or have IBS or Crohn's Disease, you understand the problems associated with not being able to eat. CBD is available in capsule form. This can help stop the nausea. You can also eat a teaspoon of CBD coconut oil to help ease your stomach so you can keep food down.
Many people like to smoke or eat marijuana to relax. If you suffer from anxiety, getting high is one way of calming yourself. However, staying high all the time is not possible if you need to work, drive or take care of your responsibilities. This is where CBD comes into play. You can take it so you feel relaxed, stop the anxiety and yet are still capable of performing all the things you need to do.
Just as marijuana can suppress convulsions, so does CBD. Use CBD coconut oil as a supplement in capsule form to keep the convulsions from overtaking you throughout the day. You can also eat the oil by the teaspoonful if you need more than what a capsule will provide.
Medical marijuana is just becoming legal in the United States. If you live in a state that allows it, you do not have to smoke pot for the benefits. Ask your provider if he or she has access to marijuana that has a higher content of CBD and purchase that instead. You can mix it with coconut oil yourself if you cannot find any already prepared. It is a good way to keep the benefits but not have to worry about getting high.
I am one of those people who hates going to the doctor. In the past, I have relied on everything from cranberry juice to apple cider vinegar to fix my ails. As I get older though, I find that I need to rely more on traditional medicine than I did in the past. What I found out from my doctor is that I did not have to give up the holistic medicines I used. I could combine them. This blog is designed to help others focus on how to combing holistic treatments with traditional medicine in a safe and fun way.