CBD Hemp Medicinals from Wild Folk Farm are now available at the Tree of Life Center for Wellbeing and offered as a option during your massage.
I’ve been watching the progress of CBD Hemp in pain management and as natural support for healing injury, anxiety, inflammation, muscle tension/pain, and chronic health issues, for some time now. With the recent upsurge in public awareness and legalization across the US, suppliers of CBD have been abounding, bringing with it much confusion in regards to quality, processing and testing. I have spent the last several months looking at these issues as well as the different suppliers and their products. I’ve read articles and talked with other massage offices specifically regarding using CBD in a massage practice, effectiveness and client reviews, and became convinced CBD would be a helpful option to the therapy work I provide. It also provides another option for my clients wishing natural pain relief instead of pharmaceuticals with thier many negative side effects.
Pharmaceutical pain relievers work by blocking pain messages to/from the brain, they do very little to help the body heal the injury or chronic pain. Whereas natural medicines, such as herbal and homeopathic, work with the bodys innate healing system to repair and rebuild, while at the same time helping with the pain and inflammation.
Why I Chose Wild Folk Farm CBD products
Wild Folk Farm CBD is full spectrum. Medicinal Hemp is much more than just CBD content. There are over 90 compounds in medicinal hemp beyond CBD and THC, a full spectrum of cannabinoids, fatty acids, terpenes, and other nutrients.It is this full spectrum of elements working in concert with sound growing and processing practices which enable the synergy that’s at the root of what can make CBD medicine a uncannily potent healing tool. (1)
Wild Folk Farm is 100% Maine grown and not tied to any corporate farm or business. They grow rice, hemp, vegetables and strawberries by implementing no-till permaculture and human power practices to ensure each plant gets the utmost care. Their hemp comes from some of the best genetics in the USA. Combined wit healthy soils and permaculture growing practices (MOFGA MC3 Certification) their plants have some of the highest CBD to THC (40:1) in the country. Their batches are third-party tested in Portland to ensure each batch meets their standards. Wild Folk Farm hemp is Maine State certified (MADCF) and tested below 0.3% THC.v. (1) (test reports: https://www.wildfolkfarm.com/test-results/)
Wild Folk hemp plants meet organic growing standards, however current USDA/DEA regulations do not permit organic certification of the crop. The Maine Organic Farmers’ and Gardeners’ Association(MOFGA) certifies Wild Folk Farm hemp with their Certified Clean Cannabinol (MC3) label, certifying organic cannabis growing practices. (1)
MCT Oil Tintures
Created with organic MCT coconut oil, alcohol, & glycerin. CO2 ethanol distillate of the whole plant material to provide a variety of CBD concentrations. (1)
Available in 15ml, 30ml, 60ml in mild (200mg CBD/oz), Medium (500mg CBD/oz) High (750mg CBD/oz.
Therapeutic salves are a mix of distillate with a infusion of raw plant materials and organic oils intended for the treatment of pain and tension in the joints, muscles, and nerves, as well as for providing relieft from cramps.
Produced directly from their flowers and leaves, higher strength salves are wonderful for treating skin issues and minor muscle and nerve pain. To create this salve they cook the plant materials in oils using the same extraction processes as most herbal salves. This porcess yields a dynamic product with takes advantage of all the full-spectrum medicinal benefits the use of the whole hemp plant has to offer. (1)
Available in 1oz, 2oz, and 4oz sizes. Mild (100mg CBDoz), High (200mg CBD/oz) and Extra (2oz only) (400mg CBD/oz)
Nervine Adapotgen Alcohol Tinture
Blend herbal allies (MC3 CBD/Hemp, MOFGA certified Holy Basil, Lemon Balm, and Milky Oat). organic glycerin to amplify and sweeten the flavorful, terpine rich bouquet of herbal flavors. In combination provide support for three bodily systems which are crucial to interanl physiological/hormonal balance.
CBD/Hemp provides support to the endocannabinoid system which is responsible for choreographing the functions of nearly all processin in our bodies. Oat and Lemon Balm both act on the nervous system, supporting and nourishing the nervous systems work o f maintaining a calm and relaxed state. Tulsi, aka Holy Basil, which is classified as a “Adaptogen”. Adaptogens are a class of herbs which help regulate processes in the body by acting on the endocrine system, rather than performing a uniform “one size fits all” action, adaptogens instead support the action needed to address the specific circumstances called for to maintain hormonal balance hence the root of the word “adapt”. (1)
CBD, THC, and the Endocannabinoid System
In the 1990’s, scientists discovered endocannabinoids, the natural cannabis-like molecules produced by the human body. Scientists began to realize cannabis exerted its effects, in part, by mimicking our endocannabinoids. It appears the main function of the endocannabinoid system is to maintain bodily homeostasis—biological harmony in response to changes in the environment.9 Taxonomic investigation revealed that the endocannabinoid system is incredibly old, having evolved over 500 million years ago. Moreover, it is present in all vertebrates—mammals, bird, reptiles, amphibians, fish, etc, all produce endocannabinoids!10
Research initially suggested endocannabinoid receptors were only present in the brain and nerves, but scientists later found that the receptors are present throughout the body, including our skin, immune cells, bone, fat tissue, liver, pancreas, skeletal muscle, heart, blood vessels, kidney, and gastrointestinal tract.11 We now know the endocannabinoid system is involved in a wide variety of processes, including pain, memory, mood, appetite, stress, sleep, metabolism, immune function, and reproductive function.12,13 Endocannabinoids are arguably one of the most widespread and versatile signaling molecules known to man. (2)
Clearly the body uses both CBD and THC receptors, however CBD has many of the benefits for pain and healing, and since CBD itself is non_psychogenec (does not produce a “high”), and since it CBD does not require a medical card and is legal most everywhere, it is the choice of many.
Many producers extract and manufacture CBD only, however since our body has receptors for many types of CBD, including THC, and since a product high in CBD with minimal THC is still legal most everywhere, and since we are still in the early stages of understanding how these work in the body, the choice of many is a full spectrum product that includes both but is in a high ratio of CBD:THC.
Online searches in PubMed.com (government website for published studies) will turn up hundreds of studies and additional info. Also, below are some links of intest for you to check out.
(1) from company litiature www.wildfolkfarm.com
(2) UCLA Health https://www.uclahealth.org/cannabis/human-endocannabinoid-system
The Endocannabinoid System. A Beginners Guide https://www.leafscience.com/2017/03/17/the-endocannabinoid-system-a-beginners-guide/
Cannabinoids suppress inflammatory and neuropathic pain by targeting α3 glycine receptors https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3371734/
Cannabidiol as an emergent therapeutic strategy for lessening the impact of inflammation on oxidative stress. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21238581
Cannabidiol reduces intestinal inflammation through the control of neuroimmune axis. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22163000
Medical Cannabis Superior To Opioids for Chronic Pain, Study Finds https://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/medical-cannabis-superior-opioids-chronic-pain-study-finds
Is Cannabis an effective treatment for join pain? https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28967368-is-cannabis-an-effective-treatment-for-joint-pain/?from_term=cbd+pain&from_pos=1
Muscle Spasms and CBD Oil: Relief from Cramps and Pain https://cbdoilreview.org/diseases-conditions/cbd-oil-for-muscle-spasms/
Spinal Cord Injuries & CBD Oil: Addressing Chronic Pain & Depression https://cbdoilreview.org/diseases-conditions/cbd-oil-for-spinal-cord-injuries/
The Endocannabinoid System: What You Should Know https://cbdoilreview.org/cbd-cannabidiol/endocannabinoid-system/
CBD and Inflammation Studies – Summarized List https://cbdstasis.com/cbd-inflammation-studies-summarized/
Cannabidiol in anxiety and sleep disorders https://www.greenmedinfo.com/article/cannabidiol-may-hold-benefit-anxiety-related-disorders
Cannabidiol induces rapid-acting antidepressant-like effects and enhances cortical 5-HT/glutamate neurotransmission: Role of 5-HT1A receptors. https://www.greenmedinfo.com/article/cannabidiol-could-represent-novel-fast-antidepressant-drug-enhancing-both-sero
As many of you know, I’ve worked along with chiropractic doctors for over a decade. I can’t tell you how many patients I’ve worked with, in combination with chiropractic care, that had already gone the gamut of pain medications, muscle relaxers, anti inflammatory drugs, even surgery, and still had chronic pain with restricted mobility, and did not see significant results until beginning chiropractic and massage therapies. Often times drugs and surgery add further layers of pain and secondary health issues such as gut dysfunction, chronic nerve pain, high/low blood pressure, hyper cholesterol (as the liver pumps out cholesterol to fight inflammation from these interventions) and many other health complaints.
I often wonder where that patient would be at if holistic therapies such as chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, corrective strength training, yoga, had been employed before more invasive prescription medications and surgeries.
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