Research shows promise for the use of cannabis in treating fibromyalgia

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Consuming marijuana can offer a lot of relief for the debilitating disease

Fibromyalgia is a condition in which a person has prolonged pain that spreads throughout the body. A new study has revealed that female patients who turn to medical cannabis to treat fibromyalgia and its various pain-related symptoms enjoy a better quality of life.

Although it has no cure as such, many people with fibromyalgia are using cannabis to alleviate their symptoms. In fact, this recent study has suggested that the root cause of chronic pain syndromes may be a lack of endocannabinoids. Therefore, marijuana may be especially helpful in correcting that deficiency. This system is believed to be responsible for the body’s homeostasis, that is, that the body is balanced.

The authors state that the fact that many of the patients used a combination of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC ) and cannabidiol (CBD) helped find “significant improvements in pain intensity and well-being after the initiation of medical cannabis. Surveys have indicated that a large number of patients with this disease were switching from prescription drugs to CBD.

Further analysis also found that the reduction in pain intensity was mediated by fewer negative affect and sleep problems. Thus, well-being was greatly improved by a reduction in negative affect and pain intensity in patients suffering from fibromyalgia.

CBD gives us an antioxidant, anxiolytic, and antidepressant effect. Its anti-inflammatory effect is very useful in this disease, in which you 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.