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How To Use CBD Oil for Pain

How To Use CBD Oil for Pain

If you’re reading this you will be aware of CBD oil. This curious yet very potent substance has become extremely popular among people suffering from chronic pain – and also for other uses – so what is it, and why is it coming to the fore right now?

CBD stands for cannabidiol. This is one of many compounds that are found in the cannabis plant. There are thought to be more than 100 of them, and they are known as cannabinoids. The most commonly used cannabinoids are CBD and THC. 

Of course, we associate cannabis with smoking a joint and getting high. The element that gives you that high is THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis. CBD, on the other hand, offers you the relaxing and soothing effects of smoking a joint, but without the psychoactive element. 

CBD oil itself is a pure extract of the CBD, with no traces of THC. So, how do you use it for pain relief?

Is CBD Oil Right for You?

CBD Oil, it should be noted, is now legal in most states of the USA with certain provisos. There is a great resource covering its uses – and the use of other similar and related products – at this website which we strongly suggest you take a look at. The information offered there is comprehensive, and will be of great interest to anyone who has not yet started taking CBD oil and is considering it.

So, is it for you? Research into CBD oil is ongoing – as it is into many of the other cannabinoids – but it has been reported to help with pain control and relief in sufferers of the following:

  • Arthritis
  • ME
  • Cancer
  • Inflammation
  • Muscle pains
  • Migraine
  • Fibromyalgia

Note that these are just a few of the reported conditions it has helped with, and it should be said that CBD oil can be used to manage both nociceptive pain, which is that caused by damage to body tissue or inflammation, and also neuropathic pain which is that caused by damage to the nervous system, and which is often chronic – in other words, ongoing. 

Also, take note that CBD oil has also been reported to be useful in helping with anxiety, with depression and with certain sleep disorders.

How To Take CBD Oil

So far we’ve talked about CBD oil; this is the most popular method of ingesting CBD into the system. It is usually done via vaping, and as such is a simple and effective method of using the substance for pain relief and management. If you have any concerns about the safety of using CBD oil, it is perfectly safe, but as usual we would recommend you talk to a doctor about your problem if you are on any other medication, before embarking on a course of CBD.

If vaping is not an option – and many public places do not allow you to vape, plus it can be frowned upon by non-vaping friends if you are in company – you can also find CBD in the form of gummies and other edibles. This method of taking CBD – simply popping a small gummy sweet in your mouth – is a great way of taking it if you are out with friends, especially of your anxiety is making itself known.The use of CBD in pain management will become more prevalent in time, and as we don’t fully know the breadth of the potential use of the product, it’s worth checking out now. Have a look at the link we provided, and learn all you can about the pain relieving properties of CBD oil


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