Almost one billion people in the world suffer from migraine; that means 1 in 6 people are affected by this condition, it can be very tiring and it can affect daily life.
Migraines are a particular type of headache that target a specific part of the brain. They can result from seizures and can last from several hours to several days. The frequency of the attack will depend on the person, which is why there are those who may have a weekly attack, while there are others who may only suffer every several months.
THE BENEFITS OF USING CANNABIS FOR MIGRAINE
With an increasing number of studies and research into medicinal cannabis, we are becoming more aware of its success in treating symptoms of many illnesses; one of them being migraines. Here are some of the beneficial effects cannabinoid treatment has on migraines:
- Analgesic properties: It is the most beneficial property of cannabis for migraines. The CBD can relieve the intense pain that is often experienced by patients.
- Anti-emetic properties (anti-vomiting): Nausea is one of the side effects this illness, CBD is able to reduce effects.
- Prevention: In addition to being an analgesic, CBD can completely neutralize migraine attacks if medical cannabis therapy is started when the first symptoms are detected.
- Anti-tremor properties: Several studies have detected an association between migraines and seizures. Specifically, there are people with chronic migraines who develop a common movement disorder, called essential tremors. As with Parkinson’s disease, the use of cannabinoids can decrease the tremors caused by migraines.
A study into medical cannabis and migraines was published last May. The researchers examined 121 patients, and 103 of them reported that their migraine had subsided after consuming cannabinoids. Overall, there was a significant decrease in the frequency of migraines (from 10.4 per month to 4.6) among the patients being studied.