Are Cannabis Edibles for Migraine Effective?
What is Migraine?
Migraine, by definition, is a recurring headache. It is characterized by moderate to severe throbbing pain on one side of the head. If the throbbing pain continues and worsens, you may experience nausea and vomiting. You may also get sensitive to light and sound.
Migraine shouldn’t be taken as lightly as just being a headache. According to experts, headache is just a symptom of migraine. According to studies, migraine increases the risk of stroke, cardiovascular ailment and early death. Women who often experiences migraines also have bigger risks of dying due to heart problems.
What causes Migraine?
Researchers believed that the following factors trigger the occurrence of migraine:
- Hormonal imbalance
- Lack of sleep
- Weather changes
- Caffeine and caffeine withdrawal
- Certain food additives
- Excessive physical activity
How to treat migraine?
Well, you should know that life shouldn’t always revolve around migraines and headaches. Migraine can be diagnosed through your medical history, the symptoms you experienced, and by undergoing physical and neurological tests. Unfortunately, there is no treatment ever discovered for migraines yet. The medications for now focuses only on relieving its symptoms. Medicines to relieve the symptoms of migraine includes ergotamine drugs and pain relievers.
Moreover, medical experts are now interested with regards to the potential migraine treatment from Cannabis. Yes, Cannabis or marijuana which is the most common illicit drugs that is being abused today. In some countries such as Jamaica, they eat Cannabis edibles for migraine especially in relieving nausea and vomiting when migraine worsens. With this, many studies are conducted to determine the best edibles for migraine attacks.
A study was also conducted by researchers Danielle N. Rhyne, Sarah L. Anderson, Margaret Gedde and Laura M. Borgelt on the Effects of Medical Marijuana on Migraine Headache Frequency in an Adult Population.
With 121 participants diagnosed with migraine headache and were prescribed with migraine treatment or prophylaxis with medical marijuana by their physician between January 2010 and September 2014; 86 participants were reportedly to have positive effects like the decrease in migraine headache frequently per month.
Currently, more studies are still being conducted on Cannabis edibles for migraine as well as the best tincture for migraine. Should the use medical marijuana be proven to cure migraine, the number of people growing their own Cannabis will definitely increase too. Growing your own Cannabis is a cheaper option especially that Cannabis price in the black market can be really expensive.