CBD for Migraines and Tension Headaches

CBD for Migraines and Tension Headaches

About 38 million Americans (13% of the population) experience migraines, even more experience tension headaches frequently due to various causes.  Migraines are headaches of varying intensity often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound.

Symptoms of a migraine include throbbing in one area that can vary in intensity. Nausea and sensitivity to light and sound are also common symptoms.

Treatments such as pain-relieving medications can be used to manage migraine pain.  Tension headaches are mild to moderate pain often described as feeling like a tight band around the head.  Symptoms include pain on both sides of the head that may be associated with muscle pain.

Treatments such as pain-relieving medications, ice or heat, and good posture can be used to manage tension headaches. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive compound derived from the hemp plant known for its potential therapeutic effects.

Studies found that headache and migraine sufferers experienced positive results when taking CBD to treat their pain. The study compared CBD’s effects on migraines and headaches with those of popular pain medications, only to find that CBD is just as, if not more effective than an over the counter medication such as ibuprofen.

The same studies also found that regular CBD intake decreases the frequency of headaches and migraines, meaning that this cannabinoid has the potential to prevent this type of pain from occurring.  What makes CBD unique is that it directly interacts with our endocannabinoid system by supplying it the things it needs to function at its best.

This interaction helps to regulate different bodily processes including inflammation and pain tolerance. CBD acts as both an analgesic and an anti-inflammatory aid.  The chemical compounds found in CBD can reduce inflammation and the analgesic compounds are able to stop the brain from receiving pain signals sent by the nerves.

Our AHS 1500mg tincture can be taken sublingually.  AHS tension rollers can be applied to the back of your neck, your temples, and behind your ear to alleviate pain along with our Vici migraine patches.

Always consult your primary care physician before starting a new treatment.

Our team of specialists are always available to provide you with education and assist you with any questions regarding CBD.

 

By |2020-10-15T20:12:21+00:00October 15th, 2020|CBD Education|0 Comments

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