A new study has shown that the use of cannabis for headaches can be beneficial as it reduces headache and migraine pain by up to half. However, the study suggests that it is cannabinoids or other constituents like terpenes that play the central role in headache and migraine relief.
Inhaled cannabis reduces self-reported headache severity by 47.3% and migraine severity by 49.6%, according to a recent study led by Carrie Cuttler, a Washington State Universityassistant professor of psychology.
The study, published online recently in the Journal of Pain, is the first to use big data from headache and migraine patients using cannabis in real time.
Interestingly, the study found a small gender difference with significantly more sessions involving headache reduction reported by men (90.0%) than by women (89.1%). The researchers also noted that cannabis concentrates, such as cannabis oil, produced a larger reduction in headache severity ratings than cannabis flower.
Cannabinoids or terpenes?There was no significant difference in pain reduction among cannabis strains that were higher or lower in levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), two of the most commonly studied chemical constituents in cannabis, also known as cannabinoids.
Since cannabis is made up of over 100 cannabinoids, this finding suggests that different cannabinoids or other constituents like terpenes may play the central role in headache and migraine relief.
Simply said, they aren't sure exactly which cannabinoids/terpenes is the one or combo treating headaches. They just are finding that the plant cannabis has some amazing constituents that need a lot more research. Until then if you have headaches, migraines or any other pain give whole plant full spectrum Hemp Extracts a try for more therapeutic value. Most of our clients see results with our 750mg Full Spectrum Hemp derived CBD extract.
Here is a link to the complete guide on headaches by the National Headache Foundation. https://headaches.org/resources/the-complete-headache-chart/