CBD Oil and Its Effect on Arthritis and Epileptic Seizures

No one is discounting the benefits of CBD (cannabidiol) oil. Its benefits definitely outweigh the few side effects that have been reported. CBD oil won’t make you “high” or unaware of your surroundings. You can safely operate machinery. CBD oil will not show up in a drug test. And now the medical community is joining the excitement. CDB is being tested on a wide range of physical and psychological disorders and some results are quite promising.

The most dramatic value of CBD oil has parents all over the country filled with hope: It may be a way – maybe the way – to lessen epileptic seizures in children. Until now, some forms of childhood epilepsy have been drug-resistant.

What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the world. Its trademark is a seizure, and the types of seizures vary. Seizures are believed to be caused by synchronous neuronal brain activity. “Public misunderstandings of epilepsy cause challenges that are often worse than seizures,” says the Epilepsy Foundation.

CBD May Reduce Epileptic Seizures

If you’re a parent, you understand the heartbreak associated with a child suffering from a debilitating disease. Parents of children with epilepsy have been claiming for many years that cannabidiol can reduce epileptic seizures. Finally, medical professionals and researchers are checking it out. The findings are giving U.S. families hope.

A study reported in The New England Journal of Medicine “clearly establishes cannabidiol as an effective anti-seizure drug,” says Orrin Devinsky, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. The study included 120 children with Dravat syndrome, a severe and drug-resistant form of epilepsy.

Three of 52 patients receiving CBD became seizure-free, but eight patients reported severe side effects. Researchers suspect some of the side effects could have resulted from interaction with other anti-epilepsy drugs. Sixty-two percent of parents/caregivers reported improvement in their child’s condition, and when offered an extension, over 100 families signed on for additional CBD treatment.

CBD as an anti-seizure drug for epileptic patients offers a new option to people who thought they were out of options.

Treatment for the Pain of Arthritis

  • OA (Osteoarthritis) is a degenerative disorder affecting bones and cartilage. It causes pain and stiffness, usually to hip, knee, and finger joints.
  • RA (Rheumatoid arthritis) attacks the body’s joints – usually hands and feet – and causes pain, swelling, and movement difficulty.

As further research into the use of CBD to relieve chronic pain continues, many medical professionals are targeting one particular debilitating disease. Arthritis affects over 50 million U.S. citizens. More research is needed but results from 2011, 2014, 2016, and 2017 NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) studies are proving encouraging.

How It Works

It is believed cannabinoids, upon entering the body, attach themselves to receptors in the brain and immune system. The CB2 receptor manages pain and inflammation and it’s suspected CBD attaches to CB2 receptors. It may even cause the body to produce natural cannabinoids that continue to reduce pain. The 2016 CBD research concludes “CBD application has therapeutic potential for relief of arthritis pain-related behaviors and inflammation without evident side-effects.”

Arthritis patients often use topical CBD oils or CBD-based gel or creams, but the liquid drops seem to be effective also. Seniors especially like the fact that it’s safe for consumption any time of the day with no mind-altering properties. In addition to arthritis, CBD may reduce symptoms associated with:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Epilepsy (seizures)
  • Glaucoma
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Inflammation from various conditions
  • Insomnia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Nausea (emesis)
  • Obesity
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Tourette’s syndrome

    Give Yourself the Gift of Wellness

    How can you be sure you’re buying the best CBD oil? Product inconsistency and dosage are the two areas of concern for most medical professionals. Apparently, this fledgling treatment is a new solution for what may be a wide range of disorders for people – and dogs! “I knew I’d arrived in California when a friend offered me an edible – for my dog,” reports Erin Brodwin of Business Insider.  

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