In the past decade (or more) there’s been a heated debate in the medical community about the effects of cannabis as a natural painkiller. Many support the idea of medicinal marijuana, but many are also against it. Some doctors simply don’t believe in the healing powers of the herb, while others are sure that it’s the future of painkillers. Studies have been inconclusive for a long time, but a new research has shown that cannabis might have the power to ease some of the symptoms of fibromyalgia including the pain.
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a painful condition that affects millions of people around the USA each year. It’s a frustrating disorder that manifests through numbness, tingling, and pain in the extremities, as well as digestive problems, anxiety, and digestion. Discomfort is present at all times for fibromyalgia patients and the worst part is that there’s no official medical treatment available.
Doctors usually settle for subduing the symptoms of the disorder, which doesn’t treat the underlying issue. Prescription drugs can help relieve the pain up to a degree, with many patients opting for yoga and massages as a better solution. If you’re a fibromyalgia sufferer, you’ll be glad to know that a more effective cure for the symptoms may soon hit the market.
Up to now, doctors have been treating any kind of nerve pain (peripheral neuropathy) with prescription drugs and painkillers. That might change soon thanks to one company’s new product.
Cannabis Patch for Nerve Pain
Knowing the effects of cannabis on pain, a company from California called Cannabis Science managed to develop a simple cannabis patch that provides relief from any kind of pain. The company got the idea from nicotine patches and their cannabis remedy works in the same way. There’s nothing controversial about it – cannabis has been used to treat a variety of diseases and conditions in the past. It was especially used as a pain reliever.
However, the FDA is yet to approve the use of marijuana for medical purposes even with all the evidence thrown around. Studies on the healing effects of cannabis are being released constantly, yet the US government isn’t ready to approve the use of medicinal marijuana.
At the moment, 34 states in the USA have approved it for the treatment of some conditions. However, it’s still a big taboo and it seems there’s no end in sight. Well, until Cannabis Science’s patches hit the market.
Combining the expertise of its employees with cutting-edge tech, Cannabis Science has developed an adhesive skin patch that relieves pain without any side-effects. It’s just like a nicotine patch – small doses of cannabis pour through the porous membranes of the skin and relieve pain faster than anything else.
The patch delivers the active compound CBD which doesn’t have psychoactive effects. According to representatives of the company, the cannabis patch also has anti-inflammatory effects which can help in cases of fibromyalgia.
This new product gives all fibromyalgia sufferers renewed hope that there’s something that can help. Yoga, massage, and other techniques can help, but they’re also time-consuming. With Cannabis Science’s cannabis patch, people get a more affordable and simpler solution to dealing with the intense pain. Although there’s no word on the availability of the patch, the company hopes it will hit the shelves soon.