CBD Treatments: What Does CBD “Treat?”
CBD oil is quickly becoming popular in the health & wellness world. Some people even call CBD a “treatment.” Scientific research confirming CBD as a treatment is in its early stages, however, CBD oils show promise as treatments for several ailments.
Here’s some anecdotal information about how some people use CBD as a treatment:
- Inflammation– CBD tinctures are said to reduce inflammation from athletics
- Pain– People suffering from arthritis say CBD reduces their pain and this study says CBD shows promise for CBD in treating arthritis pain
- Anxiety/Depression– CBD is reported to aid in reducing anxiety & depression, including this study on CBD’s effects on Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)
- NeuroIogical Disorders- In conjunction with professional medical treatment, CBD oils may help facilitate treatment for Alzheimer, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy patients
- Cancer– CBD may help reduce nausea symptoms from chemotherapy cancer treatments. It is not considered a “cure” for cancer.
- Acne– Early studies suggest that CBD oils may help reduce acne
- Diabetes– CBD shows promise, based on this early study, to arrest the onset of autoimmune diabetes
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTDS)- Some research shows CBD as a promising supplement to reducing some of the negative effects of PTSD
- Insomnia- Insomniacs report using CBD oil as a sleep aid and this study finds that people taking cannabidiol before bed, fall asleep more quickly
Is CBD Officially A Treatment?
For most afflictions, it’s probably too early to really call CBD oil a treatment, though it shows promise in aiding treatments as part of a holistic approach to healthcare. Research about CBD oil is in its infancy. As such, CBD’s effectiveness as a treatment is based on limited studies, small studies and sometimes poorly designed research cases that may or may not involve human beings.
“it’s probably too early to really call CBD oil a treatment”
While future research may fully substantiate CBD oil as a “treatment,” CBD may also have unintended interactions with several medications, so before you start using CBD oil talk to your doctor. Put your health first and avoid potentially harmful drug interactions with CBD oil.
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