There is a wide range of conditions that could be considered inflammatory. Thankfully, medicinal cannabis (especially CBD oil) plays an important role in inflammation treatment.
Inflammation refers to the process where the body identifies something as foreign and sets up a series of bodily reactions that helps it deal with the foreign material. This is an essential part of the functioning of our body. For example, when a splinter enters the foot, the process of inflammation helps remove the splinter by causing swelling and warmth.
However, many medical conditions involve the process of inflammation but are directed at your natural and healthy tissue. This can involve joints (such as in rheumatoid arthritis), the bowel (such as in ulcerative colitis) or can potentially be widespread throughout the body, such as in lupus.
Inflammatory conditions we can treat are diverse, and the list includes the most common conditions. If your condition is not listed, we are still able to consult with you and consider using medicinal cannabis and CBD oil for inflammation.
- Ulcerative colitis
- Crohn’s disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Multiple sclerosis
How does CBD oil reduce inflammation?
CBD oil has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help relieve inflammation by affecting the body’s endocannabinoid receptors. These cannabinoid receptors are present throughout your body and allow CBD topicals to penetrate your skin and help alleviate tension in areas with inflammation.
How to use CBD oil for inflammation?
You can apply the CBD oil topically on your skin where you’re feeling inflammation and pain. A study in 2016 shows that topical application of CBD can reduce inflammation and does not have any evident side effects.
Is CBD oil good for inflammation?
CBD oil helps soothe and reduce pain without any hallucinogenic effects that products containing THC tend to have. In addition, unlike other CBD products you ingest, CBD oil is not addictive and does not enter your bloodstream. So, you don’t need to worry if you’ll get high when using CBD oil for inflammation. It’s just a simple, natural treatment to soothe pain from the outside rather than the inside.
What are the side effects of using CBD oil?
CBD oil does not have the same side effects as other medicinal cannabis products, such as THC. However, anyone who’s considering using CBD oil to treat inflammation should first consult their doctors and get a prescription.
Is CBD oil good for psoriatic arthritis?
While CBD oil cannot cure psoriatic arthritis, it can help reduce pain and inflammation in the joints and the anxiety that patients with psoriatic arthritis might experience. Depending on your symptoms, you can take CBD oil via ingestion or topical application on the skin.
A 2016 study shows that anandamide (a type of endocannabinoid) suppresses inflammation from psoriasis in the skin and immune cells. Therefore, CBD products may help increase the level of anandamide in your body and reduces inflammation caused by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
As psoriatic arthritis is a systemic disease associated with many significant comorbidities, CBD oil should be used as a complementary treatment instead of an alternative medication to pharmaceutical medicines.
There are three types of CBD products – broad-spectrum CBD, full-spectrum CBD, and CBD isolate. It’s best to consult with your GP or a doctor from Cannabis Clinic before trying CBD oil for psoriatic arthritis. They can help recommend what CBD works best for your medical conditions.
What are the risks of using CBD oil for psoriatic arthritis?
Depending on whether you ingest or apply CBD oil to the skin, there may be some adverse effects. If you’re using CBD cream or lotion on your skin, it will only penetrate your skin but do not enter your bloodstream, so there are very minimal side effects. However, if you’re taking CBD oil by putting it directly under your tongue and absorbing it into your bloodstream, there may be some possible side effects especially taken in large amounts:
- Digestive issues
- Reduced appetite
- Dry mouth
You should always talk to a medicinal cannabis specialist about the benefits and risks for you specifically and the dosage appropriate for your medical conditions.
Does CBD oil help with lupus?
While clinic research on CBD oil for lupus is in its early stage, CBD oil has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce the chronic inflammation which causes lupus.
How can Cannabis Clinic help me?
We utilise the anti-inflammatory property of CBD oil to help in these conditions. For example, a person with Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative colitis may find that attacks are fewer and less severe when CBD oil is taken daily for inflammation. For other conditions, a combination of both CBD and THC is an ideal inflammation treatment. For example, in rheumatoid arthritis, CBD oil may help alleviate some of the inflammation occurring to cause the pain. The THC then helps manage the chronic daily pain associated with it. If you want more info on finding the best CBD oil for lupus, psoriatic arthritis, or any other inflammation conditions, please get in touch with our doctors at Cannabis Clinic.
If you haven’t been responding well to conventional inflammation treatments, then please fill out our consultation form for more information about how we can help you start your journey on medicinal cannabis.