How CBD works to relieve Polymyalgia Rheumatica?
Not surprisingly, one of the populations who most frequently depend on cannabis for pain treatment and other health concerns are the Baby Boomers who now fall under the category of senior citizens.
Many Boomers still recall sifting through seeds and stems to prepare a marijuana joint to get high. Decades ago, these seniors worried about getting caught with cannabis. These days, they bus to dispensaries from Senior Living complexes.
Now, of course, seniors turn to cannabis and especially CBD to get relief from Polymyalgia Rheumatica and other painful conditions. CBD offers a solution with virtually no adverse side-effects, and it fights inflammation 20 times better than aspirin.
CBD works without adverse side-effects because it works in concert with the body’s Endocannabinoid System or ECS. All mammals have an ECS. A series of acidic molecules called endocannabinoids running throughout the entire body, and its systems make up the ECS.
Homeostasis or balance makes up the primary function of the ECS, lending credence to the idea of the body healing itself. Poor lifestyle choices regarding diet, exercise, and alcohol use tend to compromise the ECS, as does autoimmune conditions and aging.
The ECS, though always a part of our makeup, did not get discovered until the 1980s. The ECS discovery happened when research to determine why cannabis helped so many different ailments took place. Cannabis has the same system as the ECS. This system in plants or photosynthesis helps keep the plant healthy.
The cannabis works with the ECS on the cellular level by targeting the C1 or C2 receptors. Administering CBD binds explicitly with the C2 receptors helping to alleviate inflammation, pain, anxiety, and digestive disorders.
CBD oil helps with the symptoms of Polymyalgia Rheumatica for several different reasons:
- Controls inflammation
- Controls pain
- Promotes better sleep
- Relieves anxiety
The relief of the symptoms enables an increased range of motion and a better quality of life for the patient.