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Using CBD as a therapeutic treatment for PTSD

March 31, 2018

PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can occur at any time to anyone for one of a zillion reasons. It is something that most everyone has heard of by now. However, that does not mean that it’s a well-understood disorder. In fact, it’s often misunderstood. Most people relate it to veterans or first responders. The reality is though, that it encompasses so many more people and situations.

 

Anyone who has lasting emotional trauma from an incident can fall into this category. Fortunately, there are a few available treatments for PTSD to help a person suffering from the many problematic symptoms. One of those treatments gaining in popularity is medical cannabis oil

 

If you happen to find yourself afflicted with the disorder or just know someone who is, you are in the right place and should definitely consider trying CBD for your PTSD.

 

It is worth noting that despite all of the advances in modern medical sciences, PTSD patients still do not have the benefit of being able to obtain a prescription from their doctor for medical cannabis.


With the recent discovery of the endocannabinoid system, new aspects of PTSD are now being utilized and discovered for treatment.

 

Humans naturally have levels of anandamide in their system. Which can more accurately be described as our “inner cannabis” This substance is found naturally in your body and helps you to cope emotionally when in need. It relieves the effects of stressful situations by putting you in a temporary state of bliss so that you can work out your emotions more efficiently

 

Recently, it has been determined that PTSD sufferers test with considerably lower levels of this chemical than normal individuals. It is also common knowledge that THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which is a high percentage component of the cannabis plant, has a built in capacity to trigger the same receptors activated by anandamide.

 

When experiencing a PTSD episode, THC can help you cope by putting you in the state of bliss that is naturally created by anandamide. We can therefore safely assume that the use of Cannabis may be considered a therapeutic treatment against PTSD to assist in compensating for the shortages of our inner cannabis (anandamide)

 

Allowing those afflicted to achieve bliss and be “in the moment” to once again live life.

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