HEADACHES & MEDICAL MARIJUANA
“The first show I ever did, singing and dancing, was ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ I was playing Gaston. Gaston has red tights, knee high boots, and it’s very physical. I had headaches every day for two months.” Hugh Jackman
Approximately 40-45 million people in the United States suffer chronic headaches.
The brain cannot sense pain itself, rather, pain is a processed message from screaming nerves – triggered by irritated, inflamed or damaged areas about the skull.
To most effectively treat headaches, or any other disorder – if possible – the underlying root cause should be identified and treated. While sorting the cause, effective painkillers are a godsend for those in extreme agony. With Marijuana legalization in many parts of the country, American doctors and patients are learning about Marijuana’s miraculous pain killing properties.
- “When asked about sex, she said she had a headache. I said I have a pill for that. It’s called a Viagra, & I’d be willing to take it for her.” Jarod Kintz
Leading Causes of Headache:
- Abnormal hormone profile
- Chemical smells, paint, off gas
- Food intolerance and allergy
- Electrolyte imbalance and dehydration
- Stiff neck and shoulder muscles (computers!)
- Hangover – Alcohol and drugs
- Elevated Eye Pressure
- Dental Issues
- Spinal issues, pinched nerves, inflammation, bulging disc
- Ear, eyes, nose, throat infection
- Mental and Physical Trauma
- Many other diseases
Headaches & Marijuana
Thirty years ago researchers discovered that bioactive ingredients of Marijuana mimicked the body’s own neuro-chemicals called endocannabinoids, that control brain receptors that modulate pain and inflammation.
Both psychoactive and non-photoactive forms of Marijuana based medicines have been successfully indicated for almost every headache type. In one of many studies of Marijuana and headache, it was was found that some users that quit smoking Pot developed severe headaches. At first, researchers thought that Marijuana withdrawal was the issue, but further study revealed that Marijuana had been treating existing headache conditions all along.
- “Queen Victoria used a hashish tincture to treat her dysmenorrhea.”
Most pharmaceutical drugs work by blocking nerve receptors and signal pathways. Certainly pharmaceutical painkillers work – but at a horrendous cost in both quality of life and life expectancy. In contrast, Marijuana, works in a natural way to ease pain.
Medical Marijuana Cannabinoids Treat Headaches by:
- Relaxing inflamed and tense muscles
- Reducing receptor nerve signals from pain centers
- Reducing inflammation
- Dilating arteries and reducing blood pressure
Pharmaceutical Pain Killers – Kill
Google tells the tale in milliseconds about the dangers of prescription drugs and malpractice. You’ll be presented with an endless lineup of horror-stories, shock articles and unbelievably frightening statistics – from the established medical community no less. Fatal overdoses from prescription painkillers have reached epidemic proportions, with drugs like OxyContin and Vicodin claiming almost 7,000 lives in 2014. Meanwhile, thousands of research articles and clinical studies published in PubMed, the world’s largest medical database, overwhelmingly attest to Marijuana’s efficacy and SAFETY.
MMJ DOCTOR: Patients who suffer from headaches can be evaluated by licensed California Physicians with a long time experience in Medical Marijuana. Schedule your appointment here.
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