Migraines are so much more than just another ‘headache’

A Migraine is a pulsating, beating, creeping headache, often but not always with migraines the pain is isolated mainly on one side of the head. 

It is believed that migraines are caused by blood vessel or nerve ending problems in the sufferers head.

Migraines typically last between 4-72 hours, some people can get several a week, other sufferers may only get one migraine a year.

Symptoms of a migraine vary from one person to another, however they usually include fatigue, inflammation, pain, nausea, vomiting, lightheadedness, blurred vision and fainting.

Migraines can be brought on in a variety of ways, sometimes it can be as simple as a bright light, high stress environments are a common cause, strenuous exercise or a strong smell are also regularly reported triggers.

Sufferers often report feeling an energised feeling of euphoria when the symptoms eventually dissipate. 

Over 9 million people in the UK and 100 million people across Europe suffer from migraines.

The first thing migraine sufferers are likely to reach for is an over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen or naproxen either alone or with caffeine and acetaminophen in the form of excedrin. 

Whilst the medications are safe for infrequently users, frequent use of these medications can pose significant health risks including but not limited to ulcers, kidney damage, stroke and heart attacks.

If you suffer from migraines more regularly than twice a month this is a health catastrophe waiting to happen.

If you experience more severe/chronic migraine attacks, it’s likely you are taking a prescription drug, such as Imitrex or Treximet. While very effective these medications can have unpleasant side effects:

•Dizziness

•Pain or chest tightness

•Pressure or heavy feeling in any part of your body

•Weakness

•Dizziness

•Spinning sensation

•Drowsiness

•Nausea, accompanied by vomiting

•Hot flushes

Sufferers of acute migraines have ever more concerning options.

Regular prescriptions of morphine and oxycontin have life threatening side effects. 

Overdose deaths have quadrupled in the last two decades.

These medications increase instances of heart attacks, strokes, birth defects and even toxicosis when combined with other common medications.

Preventive medications for migraines cause low blood pressure, weight gain and decreased libido.

If you don’t want to feel like a walking pharmacy it might be time to examine the benefits of CBD oil.

WebMD which is usually sceptical of natural treatments admits CBD shows promise for treating migraines. 

WebMD stated, “Marijuana might be one under the counter remedy for migraine relief. Some research shows that it may help ease migraine symptoms or possibly keep them from starting.”

The only evidence I can really put forward is from the hundreds of testimonies I have on our facebook group, however what we do know is that migraines are usually caused by inflammation, we also know that CBD is a natural anti inflammatory.

We have quite a number of people now who have been migraine free since the day they started supplementing with CBD Oil, we also have people who used to experience almost daily migraines that are now experiencing 1-2 a year.

Some of the most common research relating to CBD oil benefits focuses on relieving inflammation as with rheumatoid arthritis. The same studies also document CBD as providing significant immune support, an important factor for those who suffer from migraines due to autoimmune disorders, viruses or infections.

This herb has been renowned for 5000 years for the following;

•relieves pain.

•reduces anxiety and depression.

•improves sleep, diminishing episodes of insomnia.

•can be used to treat nausea and relieve vomiting.

•calms the sympathetic branch of the nervous system.

CBD Oil is legal across Europe in it’s pure form as long as each batch has a THC level lower than 0.2%, this is to prevent people getting “high” and represents a strength 100 times lower than recreational marijuana.

There are a variety of ways to take CBD;

You can take 3-5 drops of CBD Oil twice a day under the tongue using a tincture.

You can Vape CBD Oil which is a very fast way to get it into your system.

You can use CBD Oil Spray directly into your mouth.

You can have CBD as a powder and put it in food or smoothies.

The American National Institute on Drug Abuse was unable to find any evidence that CBD oil could be harmful to the human body. 

The few side effects that can arise include:

•Dry mouth

•Mild nausea or stomach discomfort

•Drowsiness

Usually these mild side effects can be minimised by reducing dose, taking after a meal or trying a different delivery system.

The main thing when buying CBD oils is to appreciate that like everything in life there are going to be good and bad quality oils, in every market place whether it is for dishwashers or shampoos their is always somebody trying to pretend a piece of tin is a piece of silver.

So to be clear….

You need CBD from the Sativa plant and it must come from the whole plant, not just the stalk. 

The seeds need to be from Canada as Canada is the only country that certifies organic Sativa seeds.

The Sativa plant should be grown on a organic farm in a warm climate. 

The CBD oil should be extracted using CO2 and not chemicals as these affect the constituent properties of the plant. 

The plant should the be naturally dried in sunlight as industrial drying affects the quality of the product.

Once the oil has been obtained from the plant it should be lab tested for purity and for strength, each batch should then be tested separately in a government laboratory and certified by that laboratory before sale to the public.

One such producer is based in Andalucia in Spain, to visit their website and find out what makes them Europes finest CBD oil producer  Click Here

Authored by Jeff Whenman

I am not a Doctor and as such am not able to give medical advice, however there have been 23,000 medical studies on CBD, many of these studies are on the internet, it would be wise to do your own research.

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