How to use CBD oil for arthritis

Published Jan 29, 2019 03:08 p.m. ET
Can CBD Oil help Arthritis? 

 CBD oil also goes by the name hemp oil. This oil contains CBD extracts which are used to help relieve the pain from arthritis. CBD is not psychoactive and will not change your mental state or produce a high. Each product will vary in strength according to the amount of CBD concentrate in it.

The hemp plant, when compared to the marijuana plant, contains no THC. Both plants are cannabis plants. Selective breeding of the plant is what produces plants with THC. Often medical marijuana producers like to grow hemp plants.

There are two types of arthritis: rheumatoid arthritis (or RA) is an autoimmune disease that attacks the joints causing painful inflammation. The hands and feet are usually the targeted areas. Osteoarthritis (or OA) is a degenerative disease affecting bones causing stiffness and pain. The joints commonly affected are the thumb, knee and hip joints.

CBD lotion for arthritis

CBD has components that aid in reducing inflammatory pain and joint pain.

There are many different ways that CBD can be administered for arthritis. There are your lotions or rubs. Mouth sprays have also been used to treat arthritis. A drawback is some companies include THC in their makeup. Well, maybe not a drawback for all.

CBD is a cannabinoid is well known for attaching itself to receptors in a person's brain;namely CB2, which plays a role in our immune system. It manages pain and inflammation. Perfect for rheumatoid arthritis. Perhaps it is true that CBD could play a positive role in pain management associated with arthritis today.

How to use CBD for arthritis

CBD is available to us in oil or powder form. This enables creams or gels to be made. Either one can be applied to the skin as rubs, directly to the affected arthritic areas. Some people feel more comfortable using the capsule form and even an oral spray.

Anytime you change or add a medical procedure to your daily habits contact your doctor or health provider for information and advice to evaluate if it is a good solution for you.

Sad to say there have been some mild side effects associated with this type of treatment. Some people have trouble sleeping or are troubled with excessive tiredness, others have reported nausea and feelings of irritability.

How does the cream differ from using CBD oils?The oils are used under the tongue, and the cream is applied to the skin. The oil method tends to have a faster effect. While the cream takes longer, a bonus of applying the cream is a gentle, soothing massage to affected areas that cream, or lotion is applied.

The creams are classed as topical if they do not pass through the skin and into the bloodstream. Although it might take longer to feel the effects, they seem to last longer also.

Something to think about is the damage that we have endured through taking opioid medicine for pain. Drugs like that have been prescribed for pain, and subsequently, we have now arrived at an epidemic of painkiller abuses with devastating consequences.

Let's stick to the herbal method, its natural and works.

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