CBD oil considerations and other explorative ways to sooth
It can be very difficult to manage pain. The negative impacts should not be ignored. Cannabis was medically sanctioned as a painkiller, sleep aid and anticonvulsant in the West in the 1850’s. By 1961, it was deemed a ‘Narcotic and criminalised. Driven by AIDS activists cannabis has been argued to alleviate nausea and wasting associated with the later stages of some diseases.
The New Scientist 4 august 2018 cover story warns cannabis floods your body with at least 400 compounds, about 100 of which are classed as cannabinoids. Regulatory agencies only approve single, highly purified active compounds. Cannabinoids interact with the important signalling network spread throughout the nervous and immune systems. This use of externally modulating things like pain, appetite, mood and learning are involved brain development and maturation.
The exact function is not known, there is not much information to which cannabinoids latch to which receptors and how they interact. Furthermore certain cannabinoids only activate in the presence of others but again it is not understood.
It seems the CBD counteracts the addictive and psychotic effects of THC, but this needs further research to proportionally back it. The US market at present reflects a preference for high THC content. A 2018 study found that most commonly used whole cannabis contains 22 per cent THC and almost no CBD.
However California and Netherlands freely accessing cannabis for decades and having no epidemic of addiction or mental health problems.
It seems this is highly variable based on people, place, stages and individual difference and circumstance. Presently it is largely the user’s responsibility to play around with the different strains, doses and producers.
TIPS FOR RISK ASSESSMENT
- Ask yourself questions and ask others to check this
- Quality of life i.e. is it a substitute to more harmful behaviours or medicines.
- Is the risk being controlled?
Certainly when it comes to chronic pain it would be irresponsible to dismiss the possibility of how opiods have become accidently addictive and the secondary effects this can have. Many people mention to me how great CBD oil worked when they first started using it.
Just like placebo effect, body&mind responds positively when we decide we want find a way to control our own health. You are telling yourself there is hope and you have the ability to deal with this issue.
Exploring creative and enjoyable solutions can be equally soothing and often surprising.
Lists can be exhaustive but consider things based on
- Ways to understand yourself or the person you are caring for
- Your/their potential & current purpose, their identity
- Understanding how you/others currently view yourself/another person, how they fit into society.
There should be help out there.
If there isn’t think of ways you can take action, maybe your story can help others access something!
Who do I want to be?
I hoard/consume/overuse (medication, exercise)
I am not moving/learning (boredom, tiredness)
I don’t allow things to process
I don’t accept & understand things for myself
I control compulsion, bad habits & actions
I start to let go of that which I cannot control
I identify my emotions
I take stock of the situation
I evaluate and think about how to proceed
I recognize that we are all doing our best
I find a purpose.
I think of others and look for ways to help them
I use my talents to serve those who may need them
I live in the present and focus on the future
I’m empathic with myself and others
I’m grateful and appreciative
I maintain a happy emotional state and spread hope
I look for ways to adapt to the new changes.
I practice quiet, patience, relationships and creativity