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Re-Thinking Cannabis: The Therapeutic Potential of CBD | Ryan Crane | TEDxChicago [VIDEO]

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Therapeutic Potential of CBD

The cannabis scene has drastically evolved throughout the years. Nowadays, the term cannabis does not only pertain to the plant itself but also to the many derivatives, compounds, and extracts it has produced. Modern-day cannabis has indeed changed its face over the years. From being an underground, illicit substance, cannabis is now considered a superfood in some parts of the world. It has now a big, commercial potential in becoming a healthy and therapeutic substance that people can benefit from out in the open.

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How CBD Can Aid in Soothing Menstrual Pain

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Menstrual Pain

Many women face problems regarding their menstrual cycle and this is no other than the dreaded menstrual pain.

Menstrual pain can come in many forms, often through cramping, discomfort, pelvic pain, nausea, dizziness, and the like. While there is a good number of people that do not get affected by this, there are also those whose daily lives are interrupted.

To relieve dysmenorrhea, numerous women take pain relievers. Although this can do the job, more people are looking for alternatives that can treat their pain using a more natural approach. This is where cannabidiol (CBD) comes in.

Rather than using NSAIDs and other strong pain relievers, going on a natural route seems more friendly. If you want to know how CBD can relieve menstrual pain, read on.

How CBD Works its Magic on Menstrual Pain

Menstrual Pain and CBD

Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive compound from the cannabis sativa plant. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), this does not cause users to experience intoxication or a high by itself.

Although there are still limited studies surrounding the use of CBD, there is some research that shows it is effective in treating pain. This is because cannabidiol has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, especially after it interacts and inhibits the endocannabinoid system of the body.

This means that CBD oil can help reduce, relieve, and even eliminate menstrual pain such as cramping, headaches, and even prevent nausea in the first place.

A study in 2019 showed that women living with endometriosis and who took cannabidiol for pain relief found this the most effective answer compared to physical exercises, including stretching and yoga. This study, however, failed to take into account or rank whether cannabis or CBD oil was more effective than one another.

Apart from the aforementioned benefits, CBD is also found to be effective in addressing anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other similar conditions. This can help individuals suffering from dysmenorrhea take their minds off things and bring them to a state of calmness and relaxation instead.

Current CBD Items on the Market

Besides CBD oils, there are now many other cannabidiol-based products available on the market. One of the hottest and perhaps most novel ideas to grace us are CBD tampons.

These tampons work by allowing the vaginal mucosa to absorb a small percentage of the cannabinoid, before being absorbed by the blood vessels within the pelvic area. This targets pain usually in the uterine area. While this may be a novel idea, there are some instances in which this helped relieve discomfort and remove pain, so maybe it’s worth trying after all.

For those who want other options apart from tampons, you can also turn to topicals and ointments which you can easily apply on your body, particularly on affected parts such as your lower abdomen, your lower back, and the like, most of which are affected when dysmenorrhea attacks.

Conclusion

Using CBD products may not totally eliminate all menstrual-related pain, but it could certainly be an effective approach in addressing period pain. While there is still a long way to go, starting with some trusted cannabidiol products can help you finally rid yourself of that unwanted pain.

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Spiritual & Religious Use | Marijuana [VIDEO]

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Spiritual Religious Use

Marijuana has actually been used in spiritual, religious traditions throughout the ages. It is actually mentioned in numerous sacred texts of world religions. 

Probably the origins of our bans on marijuana are related to the religious holy wars that were fought against peoples who used what they were considered to be demon drugs. So there is a religious component to not only the use of marijuana but to the bans of it as well.

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Cannabis and Stress [VIDEO]

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Cannabis Stress

Cannabis is rapidly becoming one of the most known substances that help individuals cope with mental health issues such as stress and anxiety. How exactly do our stress responses change in the presence of cannabis? Does cannabis actually relieve stress? This video considers the stress relieving effects of cannabis as it interacts with our body’s stress reaction system.

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