There’s been a lot of buzz about CBD products recently, and Dr. Nikesh Seth is available to help you determine if they might be a good addition to your pain management regimen. Integrated Pain Consultants offers a range of holistic products for pain management, including CBD oil.
When the US Farm Bill passed in 2018, it legalized industrial hemp, and in many states, this meant the legalization of cannabis for medical and/or recreational purposes. This led to an explosion of CBD products in the past year, and in Arizona, it is perfectly legal to purchase CBD.
It’s expected that there will be a 708 percent increase in CBD purchases this year, but even with that popularity, a lot of people don’t know exactly what it is or how it can be used. CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is a chemical compound in the cannabis plant.
There are 108 different kinds of cannabinoids in cannabis, and perhaps the most well-known is THC (the psychoactive one that gets you “high”). However, many more types of CBD do not have a psychoactive effect but are very helpful for pain management.
CBD works by tapping into the body’s endocannabinoid system, which has neurotransmitters sending messages throughout the body. There are two primary receptors: CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are usually found in the brain and affect things like memory, cognition, and pain. CB2 is found mostly in the immune and gastrointestinal systems. CB1 for pain management is the primary focus of CBD oils.
CBD has been touted as a fantastic, natural tool to help with everything from pain to anxiety and the spread of cancer. However, since it’s still considered a Schedule 1 drug at the federal level, research of CBD has been limited.
Still, early research shows that it is a highly effective way to reduce pain while also helping to treat other conditions such as epilepsy and schizophrenia symptoms. CBD is available in many forms, including oils and tinctures, which offer concentrated forms of CBD that are placed under the tongue. CBD oil can also be put into pills, topicals, and can even be used in vaping.
Have you been thinking about CBD oil for pain management, or do you want to perfect your CBD oil usage? Connect with Integrated Pain Consultants today to learn more about this all-natural approach to reducing pain.