Fatigue, tiredness, muscle aches, migraines. They are the most common symptoms of fibromyalgia, a disorder that is difficult to diagnose since until now it is unknown why the fibrous tissues of the body suddenly offer a hypersensitive response to stimuli.
Those who suffer from this type of musculoskeletal pain frequently undergo prolonged treatments that do not manage to mitigate their discomfort and that in many cases cause side effects that can be more complicated to deal with than the disease itself. For some time now, research has focused on the study of various natural, safer and more effective treatments with which to mitigate the main symptoms of this disease. One of them is the use of marijuana.
Cannabis in the nervous system
The origin of fibromyalgia remains a mystery, although the causes of this pathology, which was not recognized as such until 1992, point in two directions. On the one hand, there is talk of a psychosomatic origin of the symptoms. As the causes of fibromyalgia do not conform to any strictly physical medical disorder, it is considered that there are psychological and emotional disorders that transform into this hypersensitivity and these physical discomforts.
On the other hand, there is talk of an imbalance in the nervous system between certain functions of the brain and certain parts of the body. It is at this specific point that the experts who are currently studying the positive benefits of marijuana use in the treatment of fibromyalgia refer to the endocannabinoid system.
How does the endocannabinoid system work in our body?
One of the most interesting studies in this regard has been the one developed by Ethan Russo and reflected in his study Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency. According to the information collected in this trial, our body already has a natural endocannabinoid and it is called anandamide. Through this, various processes can develop in our system through receptors for this substance that are mainly found in the brain but also in some organs and tissues.
The endocannabinoid system is in charge of regulating issues such as sleep, pain or appetite. That is to say, many of those functions in which precisely the symptoms of fibromyalgia are noticed with greater intensity. When an anandamine imbalance occurs in our body, the body is not able to perform these functions in the same way and this could be the cause of the hypersensitivity that causes the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia.
Taking into account that the THC contained in cannabis can act as a substitute for the natural endocannabinoid in our body, Russo concludes that the use of marijuana can be beneficial in the treatment of people suffering from fibromyalgia. Besides THC, marijuana also contains other cannabinoids such as CBN and CBD that would also act on that other psychosomatic perspective of the disease, helping to control other types of emotional disorders in the event that the origin of the disease was also in them.
Although at the moment there are no conclusive results about the relationship between the disease and this natural treatment, everything indicates that in the future the use of cannabis as a natural therapeutic alternative could be a quite viable reality, which is why many people who already suffering from this disease have decided to give marijuana a chance to try to defeat those disorders in which traditional medicine has not yet been able to offer them a solution.
What type of cannabis is fibromyalgia treated with?
Before starting a treatment on your own, you should be advised very well by a medical specialist and analyze all the possibilities that you have. The treatment of fibromyalgia through cannabis is just one of the options that you can resort to as an alternative or complementary method with which to alleviate the symptoms and although it is true that it is increasingly positioning itself better as a much more economical, efficient and effective treatment. less aggressive, 100% control of this disease continues to be a challenge for both traditional and naturopathic medicine.
In any case, those who want to give cannabis a chance to alleviate their discomfort, migraines, muscle aches, problems falling asleep and all those difficulties that make everyday life a real challenge, should know that the best varieties of marijuana are indica, with very relaxing physical effects.
It is important to find a good balance between THC and CBD levels. We have already seen how these two cannabinoids complement each other: one stimulates neurocerebral connections through the CB1 cannabinoid receptors (THC) and thus enhances the analgesic effect of the other (CBD).
Based on this, among the best varieties of marijuana to treat pain would be some of the ones we quote below, we cannot name one as the best marijuana seed in the world but here you have some of them. Very relaxing varieties traditionally used for more therapeutic than recreational purposes:
- Critrical Mass CBD: It is a marijuana with an intense flavor and very aromatic. But what is really interesting is that its analgesic effects are truly long-lasting, which is why it has been used in the medicinal field for a long time. Dinafem has done a great job with this variety.
- La Confidential: Not only does it relieve pain but it also helps you fall asleep, something that is sometimes very difficult for those who suffer from fibromyalgia. In a mild tasting variety, 100% indica, from the DNA Genenetics seed bank.
- The child: a variety from the Greenhouse seed bank, sedative and anti-inflammatory, with almost 12% THC and 0.7% CBD and formed by a cross between skunk, haze and white widow.
- The Doctor: As its name shows, it is a marijuana that from its origin was oriented to medicinal use. Its narcotic effect is practically so immediate that it is best to consume it at home, relaxed before going to sleep.
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