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Cannabis Shows Promise in Reducing Migraine Frequency

Cannabis Shows Promise in Reducing Migraine Frequency

A migraine is a severe, painful headache that can be preceded or accompanied by sensory warning signs such as flashes of light, blind spots, tingling in the arms and legs, nausea, vomiting, and increased sensitivity to light and sound. The excruciating pain that migraines bring can last for hours or even days.

According to Stats CanadaAn estimated 8.3% of Canadians (2.7 million) reported that they had been diagnosed with migraine .This likely underestimates migraine prevalence. Research indicates that some people who experience migraine do not seek professional help, and therefore, would not have a diagnosis to report.”

At present there is no cure for migraines so any conventional treatments available would aim at preventing a migraine before it becomes full blown, as well as alleviating the symptoms of the migraine. And these conventional medications are not without harmful side effects.

There is some hope for migraine sufferers as a recent clinical study by University of Colorado, has shown that there is a marked reduction in the frequency of migraines among the test subjects who were treated with medicinal cannabis. Click here to read full study

“The most remarkable finding according to the author of the study. Danielle Rhyne,  was the decrease in migraine frequency,” As quoted by Ryne… “There were some patients who reported more than 15 migraines per month before using cannabis. After using cannabis, they were reduced to one to two migraines per month.”
Although the study used both edibles and smoking or vaping Cannabis as the method of administration, inhaling Cannabis appeared to be the most efficient method for treating acute migraines, as the relief was quicker. On the other hand, the edible form of Cannabis which takes approximately 30 – 90 minutes to be absorbed by the body, worked well in preventing migraines.

 

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