Over the previous two decades, the cannabis plant, commonly known as marijuana, has been a topic of interest in the medical community. In some countries, medical marijuana is already available for specific conditions. It has been well established that marijuana medication is an effective pain reliever. Cannabis medication can be promising to people with fibromyalgia, a number of chronic pain conditions and back pain besides relieving cancer pain and loss of appetite. Research indicates that Cannabis can assist in reducing pain through different means.
The body has a cannabinoid receptor system much like the opioid receptor system in the body that allows endorphins to have their enjoyable and pain-relieving effects. Three types of cannabinoids exist comprising of Phyto cannabinoid, synthetic cannabinoids, and endocannabinoids Endocannabinoids are made by the body, phyto cannabinoid are created by the marijuana plants, and synthetic cannabinoids are produced in the laboratory.
The cannabis plant encompasses some cannabinoids, each with its qualities. Tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiol, and beta-caryophyllene are the three most critical components for this debate. Tetrahydrocannabinol is a mild pain reliever and the primary psychoactive ingredient of marijuana. Cannabidiolreduces swelling, vomiting, anxiety and seizures. Cannabidiol Beta-caryophyllene is a robust anti-inflammatory cannabinoid and is found in highest concentration in cannabis essential oils.
Current assumption on fibromyalgia indicates that the brain suffers process suffering unusually or that excessive messages of pain transmitted to the memory. Increasingcannabinoids accessible to the body can aid in counteracting the depression of fibromyalgia. Other studies have indicated a decrease in pain and stiffness among those who smoke marijuana.
Chronicbackpain involves muscle spasms, inflammation or nerve pain. Though studies into neuropathic pain relief have been most prominent, cannabis has been shown to relieve all of these symptoms. Some sources give an approximation that street marijuana contains ten to fifteen percent tetrahydrocannabinol, more than the desired rate for pain management. The medical marijuana is therefore not an efficient system for relieving pain. Tetrahydrocannabinol is the primary psychoactive component in cannabis, reducing its levels and increasing the standards will result in fewer psychological effects while still decreasing pain. Some countries use medical cannabis in their hospitals that give pressures on low-tetrahydrocannabinol cannabis and of high-cannabidiol.
Stigma has been created around the use of marijuana because it is considered as a banned substance by many nations. People mainly take cannabis through smoking. More studies should be carried out to asses the efficiency of marijuana administered through a ventilator or orally. Cannabis is not a cure for painful condition with any pain condition. But it is a helpful tool when it comes to pain management that should be applied to temporarily alleviate the symptoms while still pursuing a therapy plan that attacks the basis of your pain.