5 Medical Conditions that Respond Well to Cannabis Topicals
There are many ways to use cannabis – and one of the most underrated but extremely effective methods is to use a topical. Topicals come in many forms – oils, creams, salves – but they all serve the same purpose. You apply them directly to the part of your body that needs relief (most commonly from pain) and within ten to thirty minutes you will be feeling the therapeutic effects, without the usual cannabis high.
You may be surprised at how many conditions can be treated with topical cannabis products – especially since they aren’t used as often. Here’s a brief look at five medical conditions that respond well to medical cannabis topicals.
When you’re suffering from a migraine all you want is a quiet, dark space where you can wait for it to go away or for you to fall asleep – whichever comes first. However, by applying a small amount of a cannabis topical to the temples, many find that their migraines subside relatively quickly.
Cramping is one of the worst and most severe symptoms of PMS for many women – and over-the-counter pain relievers only seem to work so well. However, direct application of cannabis oils – either on the lower abdomen or delivery through the vaginal wall by adding cannabis oil to a tampon for fast-acting pain relief that many women swear by.
Arthritis affects most aging adults in some way or another – and a large population of young adults and even children as well – yet the only FDA approved treatment is potentially dangerous OTC and prescription pain killers. Many have turned to topical cannabis as an alternative for natural and effective pain relief and management.
While Fibromyalgia affects a smaller number than arthritis, it is still a frustrating and severe condition that can cause symptoms like chronic pain, anxiety and depression to name only a few. When it comes to the chronic pain associated with fibromyalgia not many medications can take the edge off – but many anecdotal, as well as some scientific research, suggest that cannabis topicals are an alternative that provides some relief.
We don’t normally think of skin conditions like eczema when we think of medical cannabis – but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be beneficial for it. Studies have found that cannabis topicals, usually creams and lotions, can relieve dryness, itchiness, irritation, and swelling for those suffering from this and similar skin conditions.
Evergreen Organix offers a range of cannabis topical products that can suit anyone’s needs – from a Menstrual Relief Oil designed for internal topical use and an Herbal Relief Salve or an Avocado Lemongrass Body Cream infused with both THC and CBD.