The Endocannabinoid System is a complex system in the human body that regulates many processes, including the perception of pain. Cannabinoids like THC and CBD can mimic endocannabinoids in the body, modulating pain perception.
THC interacts primarily with CB1 receptors in the central nervous system (brain), which can help alter the body’s response to pain. CBD interacts with CB2 receptors located throughout the body. The combination of their interaction with the ECS provides a balanced approach to pain management.
THC can be used to treat pain and provide a numbing effect. Some people also enjoy the mind-altering properties of CBD. Terpenes, Endocannabinoids, and the Endocannabinoid System
Terpenes, aromatic compounds, are found in cannabis and other plants. According to research, certain terpenes have anti-inflammatory (pain-relieving) and analgesic properties. When combined with cannabinoids, terpenes may enhance and complement their therapeutic effects.
How to Use Cannabis to Reduce Pain
Cannabis consumption has changed significantly over the years. It is no longer just about inhaling smoke. There are now a variety of health-conscious and innovative methods. We’ll take a look at the different ways that cannabis can be used to relieve pain.
1. Smoking: This method is traditional and can be effective quickly. However, some people may find this method unsuitable due to lung irritation.
2. Oral CBD products, such as CBD gummies and pills, can have a longer-lasting effect, but it may take a little while to begin working.
3. Topicals are creams and lotions that contain cannabis extracts. These products are applied directly to the skin to relieve localized pain without systemic or psychoactive side effects.
4. Extracts and Tinctures: For those not interested in raw marijuana, there are products that contain concentrated extracts containing THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids. You can add them to your food or drinks.
The right method of consumption depends largely on personal preferences and needs. To find the best dosage, it’s recommended that you start slowly, especially with edibles or extracts. Consult a cannabis or healthcare professional to help you on your journey towards potentially harnessing cannabis’ therapeutic benefits for pain relief.
This article was written by a cannabinoid specialist at DRIP Cannabinoids. DRIP Cannabinoids joined the market in June 2020. We quickly established our mission: providing customers with the purest oil on the market, and in tandem providing a premium final product. Through each and every one of our products, DRIP strives to relieve people from the discomfort, stress, and anxiety of daily life by giving them access to cutting-edge cannabinoids such as Delta-10 and Delta-8 THC. DRIP’s formulas and procedures are all designed with the purity and safety of the customer in mind.