Thanks to the liberalization of the use of cannabis in many countries in the world, more research confirms the powerful effects of cannabis on human health. This has reduced the restrictions and scientists have more freedom to explore these effects.
Cannabis contains 85 ingredients known as cannabinoids. What is interesting is that the human nervous and digestive system has endocanobionoid receptors, which are responsible for the production of cannabinoids in the body. These receptors play an important role in the human body for emotions, appetite, movement and sleep.
In the composition of cannabis there are terpenes, the ingredients that bind to the treatment of pain. Both terpens and cannabis have powerful analgesic properties and the human body very easily processes those phytochemicals. Cannabis proved to be excellent in treating cannabidiol pain, which enters the bloodstream and binds to cannabinoid receptors in the peripheral nerves, blocking pain signals from reaching the brain. They treat inflammation.
According to research by the University of Michigan, medical cannabis can be used to treat chronic pain and thus reduce the use of opiates. Patients using medical marijuana experienced a decrease in the use of traditional drugs by 64%. In addition, this use has minor side effects from the use of drugs.
Fibromyalgia is a serious neurological disorder that can be treated in this way. It is characterized by mood swings, musculoskeletal pain, as well as memory problems, fatigue, and sleep problems. Typical treatment includes antidepressants, painkillers, acetaminophen, and anti-seizure medications.
Cannabis Science, Calif., In 2016, presented their pain patch, which can be used for transdermal cannabis administration. The patch can reduce pain in neuropathy or fibromyalgia, as well as in other diagnoses. It is placed at the place where pain is felt, while cannabis is quickly absorbed into the skin and enters the bloodstream.
In addition, the patch controllingly releases cannabis. The patch contains a potent extract of cannabinoid, which can slowly enter the bloodstream and penetrate the central nervous system. The company is currently exploring another application of this plant.