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Headaches are a major public health concern. Research states that CBD can desensitize the pain receptor and inhibit pathophysiological mechanism of headache. The pathophysiology of headache disorders is still under investigation. Regardless of origin, headaches usually involve an overactive pathway. Treatment depends on the underlying headache condition. Popular options include NSAIDs for mild headaches and anti-depressants, other opiates for more severe or chronic headaches. Despite many treatment options, less than half of headache sufferers experience remission, and many continue to develop more severe or chronic headaches throughout their lifetime. Studies examining the role of the endocannabinoid system also suggest a potential therapeutic value for cannabidiol in the treatment of headache.  With the various different forms of CBD on the market it is good to know the oils placed sublingually (under the tongue) and inhalation are the most efficient forms of intake for pain relief. Topical CBD has also been popular in combination with essential oils for relief. Using CBD to treat headaches is not new. As an ancient natural remedy, cannabis has been used for thousands of years to treat certain types of headaches. But while we await documented studies on CBD and its specific effects on migraine, many sufferers are trying it for themselves, compiling plenty of personal success stories. As with most supplements, it is wise to start out with smaller doses to see where relief begins and how your body reacts. You may increase your dosage over time to find the right level for you. Our cannabis specialists would love to work with you towards a pain free future.

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