The best cannabis strains to get rid of migraines

Published May 23, 2019 12:14 p.m. ET
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Headaches that have proven to be debilitating for some could be migraines. It is a fair estimate that 12% of the population suffers from migraines. To date, there is no cause for these headaches, which makes it difficult to find a cure.

Marijuana can help; it has been used to treat headaches for centuries. Records go back to the 6th century where cannabis was used as a treatment for severe headaches.

Suffers of migraines not only have to endure headaches, but a sensitivity to light and sound can accompany them and can include nausea and bouts of vomiting.

Traditionally the only treatment was prescribed pain medication and OTC products. Sad to say all of these treatment options have side effects. The results of the side effects are often rated mild to severe, depending on the individual capacity to handle the drug being prescribed. It seems that almost all of these treatments have some kind of off adverse side effect. Marijuana can do the same, relieving of the pain and symptoms associated without adverse effects.

Vaping is used as a fast method of delivery for cannabis to aid with the migraine symptoms. Cannabis will relax the mind and body and help to discourage stress.

Triggers known to start migraines

• Stress
• Sleep
• Change of diet
• Allergies
• Depression

That headache that has proven to be debilitating for some could be a migraine. It is a fair estimate that 12% of the population suffers from migraines. To date, there is no cause for these headaches, which makes it difficult to find a cure.

Marijuana can help; it has been used to treat headaches for centuries. Records go back to the 6th century were cannabis was used as a treatment for severe headaches.

Suffers of migraines not only have to endure headaches, but a sensitivity to light and sound can accompany them and can include nausea and bouts of vomiting.

Traditionally the only treatment was prescribed pain medication and OTC products. Sad to say all of these treatment options have side effects. The results of the side effects are often rated mild to severe, depending on the individual capacity to handle the drug being prescribed. It seems that almost all of these treatments have some kind of off adverse side effect. Marijuana can do the same, relieving of the pain and symptoms associated without adverse effects.

Vaping is used as a fast method of delivery for cannabis to aid with the migraine symptoms. Cannabis will relax the mind and body and help to discourage stress.

Triggers known to start migraines

Harlequin is a high CBD content strain suitable for providing adequate pain relief without an overbearing high. This is a relaxing strain that will not leave you with feelings of being over-sedation. Also, as with other strains, it is important to catch the migraine before it becomes full blown.

Purple Kush, the THC strain in this bud, will help in soothing your headache pain while providing a euphoric high. Migraine sufferers have used this strain before going to bed for its beneficial effects.

OG Kush provides very powerful sedative effects and can help to ease the pain. 20% THC level in the strain will help in providing relief while the CBD content will provide pain relief long term. For optimal benefits, this treatment needs to be started before the migraine takes full effect.

Remedy has very little amount of THC in its content but delivers a heavy punch of CBD, around the 15% level. Relaxing and mellow feelings will be delivered from this bud to help combat and remedy the debilitating headache pain while still allowing you to function.

ACDC has CBD levels that have been recorded in the 19% range. Well known for reducing inflammation ACDC is also effective for treating the symptoms of these headaches. Depression and nausea are also addressed when using this strain for combatting migraine headache symptoms

Medical marijuana and the effects of marijuana when trying new strains should be used cautiously. The motto when changing strains is to go slow see how your body is reacting to the strain then proceed with positive results.

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