Depression is a huge word for a condition that ranges from mildly sad to clinically depressed. Real physiological symptoms show that the brain too is under stress. When someone gets really depressed, he/she shows signs of extraordinary tiredness, loss of interest in things he/she usually loves, irritability, headaches, stomach discomfort, lack of self-esteem, strange muscle or body pains and even self harming. Help is required to ease these symptoms.
Depression could also be a result of extreme stress. When someone is stressed, their body changes in terms of a weakened immune system and is liable to infections and diseases because of being malnourished.
How Can Cannabis Oil Benefit Depression?
Cannabis oil can ease depression by enhancing sleep, appetite and moods and to decrease muscle and bodily pain. Cannabis oil is a natural anti-inflammatory and can fight pain – this will heal the brain and body. Depression may require a good dose of endocannabinoids – compounds similar to those found in cannabis. These elements have an important role to play as they balance moods, appetite and immune system and make sure people get enough sleep. So, when depressed, try to increase endocannabinoid function to improve mood and reduce stress levels. One way to do this is to use the cannabinoids in cannabis.
Studies show that CBD interacts with serotonin levels in your body. When seratonin levels are depleted due to environmental or chemical factors, mental health takes a huge knock. Cannabinoids can set the balance right again by clinging to receptors in the brain and acting like seratonin. CBD can also relieve issues of insomnia, lack of appetite and self-esteem – all factors that contribute to depression. THC can stimulate the CB1 receptor in the brain and nervous system which can have the same effect as taking anti-depressants. Mix your THC with CBD and you won’t feel high, so this is a safer option that guarantees a better mental state. Taking CBD-infused cannabis oil stimulates the hippocampus region of the brain where memory and mental abilities originate. Doctors are agreeing that CBD is a natural anti-depressant that can bring back a normal balance to our endocannabinoid systems – when you get depressed, the endocannabinoid system is out of kilter and dis-ease results.
Cannabis Therapy suggested treatment guidelines:
Panacea THC/CBD tincture and the patient can take 5 drops twice daily (morning and night)