CBD for Pain, Health, and Recovery

CBD for Pain & Healing

In my practice I see people everyday in pain. For some it’s new, and for other’s it’s been going on for a long time. Either way, they want relief. And for some clients they want to know what they can do to change the course of a persistent, often worsening, and increasingly limiting, situation.

Massage therapy is my primary skill. Within that scope I employ numerous techniques and strategies. I use various tools, herbal and homeopathic remedies, and some mind-body energy techniques ( herein is where my wife and partner excels with her Holistic Energy Work). But beyond these tried and true I often look further for the benefit of each client as needed. I’ve been certified as a Metabolic Typing Diet coaching as well as Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner, and have studies Homeopathic medicines for many years. I incorporate herbal oils and salves, many of which I grow and make.

So it is no surprise I am interested when I see the rapidly expanding research and results of cannabis and how it works with the human endocannabinoid system, and what this can mean for helping people in pain, without the use of pharmaceutical drugs. The key difference between the two is significant. Pharmaceutical drugs often have many detrimental side effects, but also, they do not heal anything. These medicines typically block actions in the body to achieve relief or control of a situation. By contrast, natural healing uses natural products and methods to stimulate the body to heal itself. It does so by enhancing the bodys inherent wisdom and capacity to heal and re-build. 

 

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 I have chosen to carry the Wild Folk Farm CBD products for several key reasons.

First, Wild Folk Farm is a MOFGA certified organic permaculture farm. This is as close as one can get to having certified organic cannabis products.

Cannabis products are not able to be certified organic due to federal restrictions. Why is this important? Industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa) is a promising candidate for phytoremediation (cleaning soils). Hemp has deep roots and is tolerant to the accumulation of different metals.

Secondly, Wild Folk Farms produces small batch full spectrum CBD medicinals using Maine-grown, MOFGA-certified Organic Hemp with no isolates, no unnecessary solvents, and no unnatural preservatives.

Third, the medicinal cannabis industry is huge and has a lot of big industry players. You can feel good knowing you are supporting small Maine business dedicated to quality and customer service.

 

What is CBD Oil?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis, a plant with a rich history as a medicine going back thousands of years. Today the therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world. A safe, non-addictive substance, CBD is one of more than a hundred “phytocannabinoids,” which are unique to cannabis and endow the plant with its robust therapeutic profile. (1)

CBD is closely related to another important medicinally active phytocannabinoid: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that causes the high that cannabis is famous for. These are the two components of cannabis that have been most studied by scientists.

Both CBD and THC have significant therapeutic attributes. But unlike THC, CBD does not make a person feel “stoned” or intoxicated. That’s because CBD and THC act in different ways on different receptors in the brain and body.

CBD can actually lessen or neutralize the psychoactive effects of THC, depending on how much of each compound is consumed. Many people want the health benefits of cannabis without the high – or with less of a high. The fact that CBD is therapeutically potent as well as non-intoxicating, and easy to take in various forms, makes it an appealing treatment option for those who are cautious about trying cannabis for the first time. (1)

Full-spectrum CBD is one of three main types of CBD and refers to products containing CBD alongside other active compounds found in the hemp plant, such as terpenes (a class of natural chemical compounds commonly found in plants), flavonoids (natural substances found in plants with anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties) and other cannabinoids, including THC.

Under federal law, CBD products derived from hemp plants can contain a maximum concentration of 0.3% THC by dry weight.

“As opposed to other types of CBD, full-spectrum CBD contains a wide range of compounds that work together [to create what’s] known as the ‘entourage effect,’” she adds. The entourage effect is thought to occur when plant compounds work synergistically to enhance the main ingredient’s psychoactive effects, which can include changes in mood, thoughts and feelings, though more research into this mechanism is needed.

The endocannabinoid system, with its complex actions in our immune system, nervous system, and all of the body’s organs, is literally a bridge between body and mind. By understanding this system we begin to see a mechanism that explains how states of consciousness can promote health or disease. (2)

The endogenous cannabinoid system, named after the plant that led to its discovery, is perhaps the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health. Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same: homeostasis, the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment.

Cannabinoids promote homeostasis at every level of biological life, from the sub-cellular, to the organism, and perhaps to the community and beyond. Here’s one example: autophagy, a process in which a cell sequesters part of its contents to be self-digested and recycled, is mediated by the cannabinoid system. While this process keeps normal cells alive, allowing them to maintain a balance between the synthesis, degradation, and subsequent recycling of cellular products, it has a deadly effect on malignant tumor cells, causing them to consume themselves in a programmed cellular suicide. The death of cancer cells, of course, promotes homeostasis and survival at the level of the entire organism. (2)