How to Stop Migraines and Headaches with the Help of CBD Oil

by Heidi Grimwood on July 14, 2019

Have you ever heard or read that CBD could be the answer to you wondering what would stop the pain  for all your migraine woes and suffering? 

CBD for migraines is fast gaining notoriety as an excellent way to treat and prevent extreme headaches such as in cases of severe migraine.  There’s a big truth to this statement and here are the reasons why. 

Let’s first look into what is migraine and what a person suffering from it feels when there is an attack. Migraine pain is considered as an intense pain that pulses and/or throbs in a specific spot on the head of someone who is suffering from it. The pain is crippling and is often accompanied by several other side effects such as but not limited to nausea, vomiting/throwing up, and even sensitivity to forms of light and sound. Based on several researches and scientific assumptions, migraine affects ten percent of the global population and is three times more common in women.

Do you belong in the ten percent of the population that suffers from this oftentimes debilitating condition? Migraines are often triggered by one of more of these factors - stress, insomnia, hormonal changes or even imbalance, bright or flashing light, smells among others. The occurrence vary greatly from one person to another. Some people even say that before a migraine attack they often see different “auras” like flashing lights, zigzag lines or even temporary loss of vision. 

What is endocannabinoid system (ECS) then? CBD and its tinctures have been administered to individuals who suffer from headaches, migraines for the longest time - probably even thousands of years, longer than we ever knew. Our bodies have its own ECS and it plays a vital role to those who suffer the above mentioned ailments. The ECS is considered to be our largest regulatory system - it controls everything from appetite to pain. 

Our bodies produce its own cannabinoids and so we also have cannabinoid receptors in nearly every cell in our body. Amazing isn’t it? Our body also have a natural version of the “bliss molecule” and it is most commonly known as anandamide.  Based on a study conducted in 2007, those who regularly suffer from migraine attacks had anandamide at below average levels. Can you see the connections now? This has prompted researchers to believe that migraines may be caused by some form of deficiency to the endocannabinoid system. This deficiency can also lead to fibromyalgia. 

In a 2016 study conducted in Colorado, similar results were discovered. The study found that the regular use of CBD decreased the frequency of migraines from more than 10 headaches each month to only around 4.6. Also, 11.6 percent of the study participants reported cannabis use stopped their migraines completely. 


How Does CBD Work for Migraines? 

Based on studies, surveys and findings, experts have concluded that migraines might be caused by an ECS deficiency, and so supplementing the ECS with daily dose of CBD will be beneficial. That’s why, in the past several years, many people have turned into the use of CBD for migraines. What is done is that CBD oil are added to morning coffee, smoking or vaping a strain high in CBD each day. 


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