10 reasons for cannabis topicals
One of the biggest draws for cannabis topicals are the fact they do not enter the bloodstream. This means there is no psycho-activity, a huge benefit when trying exclusively to experience relief of pain and irritations.
2. Localized Pain Management
Pain management is one of the leading reasons for patients to pursue medical cannabis cards.
The great appeal for topicals is that you may apply the medication directly to the areas causing pain. If you are experiencing neck pain a topical can be applied directly to the neck and relief can be experienced within 15-20 minutes.
3. Psoriasis Relief
Psoriasis is the excessive buildup of skin cells that cause itching, redness and inflammation. There is no cure for this condition and options to treat are limited. A 2007 study suggested cannabinoids help to inhibit the buildup of skin cells. Although more research is needed for any conclusive evidence, patients are speaking out on how it is helping them. Many medical cannabis patients report feelings of relief and even a complete clear up of symptoms.
4. Skin Irritation and Itching
Skin irritation is one of the most dramatic reliefs topicals can provide. Patients who have struggled years with skin issues report feeling extremely quick relief through cannabis topicals. Those who experience rashes, eczema, and that of the like have had those issues severely or completely relieved. One patient was beaming with excitement after experiencing eczema relief through topicals.
5. Helps with arthritis
There are many different forms of Arthritis, but the main theme it boils down to is a joint disease, leading to joint pain due to inflammation. The major symptoms include swelling, irritation, and stiffness. As mentioned before, the anti-inflammatory properties in cannabis help relieve these symptoms immensely. Cannabis topicals are showing to help patients struggling with arthritis dramatically.
6. Reduces Inflammation
Reducing inflammation is at the core of topicals benefits, and the reason it helps relieve so many medical symptoms. Cannabis helps by fighting inflammation through activating the CB2 receptors. Because cannabis topicals can be localized, specific bodily inflammation can be targeted more aggressively.
7. Fights Bacterial Skin Infections
Cannabinoids contain anti-bacterial properties. Cannabis topicals have been used by patients to help treat boils, cellulitis, folliculitis, impetigo, and more. A major benefit of cannabis topicals is that you will not experience any kind of bodily resistance to the treatment, like you may with antibiotics.
8. Heals Burns Faster
Because of cannabis’ pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties, topicals have shown to help patients healing from burns dramatically. Patients are reporting healing faster, as well as experiencing a decrease in pain.
9. Therapeutic Massages
Using cannabis topicals bring a variety of benefits to therapeutic massages. This ties into the stimulation cannabis topicals have on CB2 receptors, reducing inflammation and pain. Many patients are seeing incredible results for sports injuries, neuropathy, and more through therapeutic massages.
10. Menstrual Pain
Many female patients have reported menstrual cramp relief through cannabis topicals. There are a variety of ways cannabis topicals have been applied to relieve pain. Most patients apply directly on the skin area where pain is coming from.