CBD is rapidly overtaking opioids to treat fibromyalgia

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All-natural cannabis is becoming more popular to treat health issues than Big Pharma alternatives

Fibromyalgia is a condition in which a person has prolonged pain that spreads throughout the body. The pain is almost always related to fatigue, sleep problems, difficulty concentrating, headaches, depression, and anxiety. As time goes on, many people have begun to want to avoid the side effects caused by various opioids, and thus more natural alternatives have begun to attract attention. It is no secret that, today, products containing cannabidiol (CBD) are a perfect ally for these needs.

Although it has no cure as such, fibromyalgia is being treated through CBD by many people who want to alleviate their symptoms. In fact, several studies have suggested that the root cause of chronic pain syndromes may be a lack of endocannabinoids and that CBD may be especially helpful in correcting that deficiency. This system is believed to be responsible for our body’s homeostasis, that is, that our body is balanced.

When homeostasis is out of balance, something in our body is out of control and we get sick. The endocannabinoid system is said to be responsible for seeing what is going wrong and working to bring it back into balance. This is why plant phytocannabinoids, which are very similar to the endocannabinoids in humans, can help bring the system back into balance. CBD gives us an antioxidant, anxiolytic, and antidepressant effect, and its anti-inflammatory effect is very useful in this disease, in which we find multiple inflammatory foci in the musculoskeletal system.

In the past, research has been done in which the result shows that a large percentage of patients with fibromyalgia noticed a positive effect after the consumption of cannabinoids. It has been concluded that medical cannabis can be an effective and safe treatment for fibromyalgia. Furthermore, the data indicate that especially for those in whom standard pharmacological therapies have failed, medical cannabis may be a promising therapeutic option.