This week we celebrate, or remember, Rheumatoid Arthritis Day on 24 March. This day was set aside to think about diseases of the joints and immune system and why people get them and suffer so much pain. At Cannabis Therapy, we also remind our clients that cannabis oil can be successfully used as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
How To Take Cannabis Oil For Rheumatoid Arthritis
Cannabis oil can be infused into balms or topical treatments. Rubbing a cannabis balm into sore joints ensures relief from inflammation and pain. Also, a few drops of cannabis oil tincture on or under the tongue offers instant relief to rheumatoid arthritis sufferers, if used regularly. Some patients prefer to take capsules or suppositories while others like to inhale a cannabis vape oil in a vaporiser or vape pen.
Cannabinoids Work to Relieve Rheumatoid Arthritis
To understand how cannabis oil can be used as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, we have to understand how the chemical components of the cannabis work. These cannabinoids interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) and cannabinoid receptors to regulate natural functions in the body, therefore fighting disease. The endocannabinoid system fights inflammation, the first sign of disease, and important cells express CB2 receptors to ensure homeostasis. When a joint becomes inflamed, toxic reactions occur and the patient feels pain and stiffness. When the ECS is activated, it can decrease pain signals in the central and peripheral nervous systems. Cannabis cannabinoids can also play a role here.
CBD and THC are Natural Anti-Inflammatories
Medical cannabis is a natural anti-inflammatory compound and pain killer which has already been used to successfully treat arthritis. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a fantastic natural therapy, used for inflammatory conditions, pain, stress, anxiety, insomnia and many more illnesses. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can also treat pain and inflammation but must be used responsibly as it is psychoactive and can have side effects for the patient. Mixing THC with CBD, however, mitigates these psychotic properties and ensures a powerful medication for many conditions. Both THC and CBD have been found to reduce pain, reduce insomnia and bring relief to patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
CBD Can Stop RA and Remove all Dependence on Opiates
Scientists are excited that research has uncovered the ability of CBD to suppress T-cell activity in the joints, therefore suppressing the start of RA. CBD also treats the inflammation associated with this disease and reduces pain in that area. Some RA patients could wean themselves off their pharmaceutical opiates when they took regular CBD cannabis oil. The best CBD cannabis oils are those extracted using supercritical CO2 extraction – to ensure there is less THC, no chemicals or preservatives. Use only organic products for the best results, and order from reputable dealers.
Remember Rheumatoid Arthritis Day this weekend. Treat your condition as soon as possible because RA is known to spread from your joints into your vital organs. Use cannabis oil as a treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis, a debilitating autoimmune disease.