Chronic pain is a type of pain experienced by people which lasts for a pretty long time. While all of us suffer pain as a natural reaction of out body towards injury or illness, chronic pain is quite different. When pain lasts for more than 3 to 6 months, it is classified as Chronic Pain.
Inflammation, which is a natural immune response to illness to injury, is often the root cause of chronic pain. However, there are a number of natural herbs that help reduce inflammation and manage or even completely cure chronic pain. Some of the herbs that we will be discussing about are Cannabis, White Willow Bark, Devil’s Claw etc.
What is a Dry Herb Atomizer and why should I use it?
A dry herb atomizer (or vaporizer) is used to convert dry herbs or dry flowers into vapours that you can inhale. Bear in mind though, that vaporization is different from burning (or combustion). Dry Herb Atomizers are gaining popularity nowadays and emerging as one of the best ways to take in your medicinal herbs. This is due to the fact that since there is no burning, harmful toxins such as tar and other carcinogens do not exist in vapour. By using a dry herb atomizer, the user gets all the benefits of the herbal medication in the pure and potent form of vapour.
There are a lot of natural herbs out there that can immensely aid you in managing your chronic pain. We will be mentioning the pros and cons of them in a bit, with special attention towards CBD.
First question – What is CBD? CBD is short for Cannabidiol, and it is one of the more than 120 compounds called cannabinoids. Research has shown that two active compounds: CBD and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are the two main active ingredients of cannabis that are linked to pain relief.
The human body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) which receives and translates nervous signals from cannabinoids. It produces cannabinoids of its own, which are known as endocannabinoids. ECS helps to manage bodily functions such as immune responses, pain and sleep.
Even though CBD is linked to cannabis, it does not cause a high. That’s because it’s the other active compound, THC, that is responsible for the “high” from taking in cannabis. CBD, on the other hand, is not psychoactive. It influences the body to use the ECS more productively. It limits inflammation and helps manage pain.
CBD is generally consumed in the form of CBD oil that is extracted from industrial hemp, which usually has a higher CBD content than marijuana. CBD oil has proved to be effective against arthritis pain, multiple sclerosis and chronic pain. There have been multiple studies (here, here and here) that suggest that there was a significant drop in inflammation and pain and reduced levels of spasticity resulting from CBD oil.
Most people tolerate CBD oil well, but some side effects are possible in others. These include tiredness, weight gain or loss and diarrhea.
White Willow Bark
White willow bark contains an aspirin-like compound called salicin, which helps in reducing inflammation and managing pain. It may also help in reducing joint pain, acute back pain and osteoporosis. However, side effects like an upset stomach, kidney malfunction and increased risk of bleeding can occur.
Besides helping with managing pain, this herb has been shown to improve the quality of life of the users. It has been traditionally used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, but it is equally effective in the treatment of osteoarthritis and tendonitis.
Boswellia is extracted from a resin found in the bark of the frankincense tree. It has been prescribed by practitioners of Ayurveda for a long time for the treatment of arthritis. It has been shown to prevent the chemical reactions that result in inflammation.
Now that you know the effective herbs and their effectiveness in managing chronic and other types of pain, go online and search for dry herb atomizers in UK, and buy it from the best vape shop in Milton Keynes! Take the first step towards naturally managing your chronic pain.