FIBROMYALGIA: CANNABIDIOL (CBD) OIL AND CANNABIS
Fibromyalgia is an autoimmune disease that has symptoms similar to rheumatoid arthritis and lupus but is distinct in that the main part of the body which it attacks are the muscles, causing pain, inflammation and some tender sensations.
It is considered a very common disease “Scientists estimate that fibromyalgia affects 5 million Americans 18 or older. Between 80 and 90 percent of people diagnosed with fibromyalgia are women.”
Because of the immune system regulating properties of cannabidiol oil, studies have suggested it could be effective against fibromyalgia, as well as other autoimmune diseases: “Several clinical trials in multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, and fibromyalgia suggest cannabis’ may be effective as an immune modulator.
WHAT ABOUT PHARMACEUTICAL GRADE SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS FOR FIBROMYALGIA TREATMENT?
Many people falsely assume that synthetic cannabinoids are better for you than raw cannabinoids from the cannabis plant.
Research involving a synthetic cannabinoid for Fibromyalgia Relief showed that the particular synthetic cannabinoid being studied, Nabilone, was not beneficial to people with Fibromyalgia.
While it may seem more acceptable to use pharmaceutical grade synthetic cannabinoids to treat symptoms, the fact remains that synthetics are manipulated by Big Pharma and not raw or pure in form like cannabinoids.
Why is this significant?
Research in the anti-inflammatory and neuropathic pain reduction properties of CBD, THC, and many other cannabinoids has suggested these could be effective in some cases. See this See this 2009 study regarding CBD relieving neuropathic pain.
Yet, Nabilone (a synthetic cannabinoid) was shown to have no value in treating Fibromyalgia.
There are some things in Nature that are perfect, or close to perfect, as they are. Nature has supplied us with raw, pure cannabinoids that prove themselves study after study.
We do not believe that synthetics are any better than raw cannabinoids and science seems to back up our beliefs in this matter.
While research an studies show that Cannabidiol, or CBD oil, and Cannabis may be very beneficial for Fibromyalgia pain, please consult with your physician before adding CBD or Cannabis to your treatment plan.