Studies have shown that THC found in cannabis disrupts natural pathways in the central nervous system and inhibit the brain from receiving pain signals. This creates the euphoric effect which is often abused but yet an effective form of treatment for pain associated with cancer, neuropathic pain or unexplainable pain in chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia.

Since 1980s, cancer patients administered cannabis either through smoking cannabis, consuming cannabis oil or via oral medication of THC to help reduce the pain and nausea from chemotherapy. Cannabis is also associated with alleviating psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety and PTSD symptoms.

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Cannabis Pain Patch

Among the latest medical innovations in the use of medical cannabis is the development of the cannabis pain patch. The company behind this, Cannabis Science, specializes in the production of cannabis-based medicines, particularly those that are meant for treating cancer.

The cannabis patch is designed to help those who have been suffering from fibromyalgia as well as diabetic neuropathy nerve pain. Patients of these two conditions suffer from excruciating pain in the body. However unlike Diabetic neuropathy, pain caused by damaged nerves, the cause of chronic widespread pain in fibromyalgia is still unknown. The other symptoms of fibromyalgia include sleep problems, fatigue, restless leg syndrome, tingling, numbness, and psychological effects like anxiety and depression. Most of the symptoms of fibromyalgia are associated with the benefits of Medical cannabis.

Adhesive Transdermal Patch

Instead of inhaling or orally consuming cannabis extracts, medical cannabis is externally applied and given in the form of adhesive transdermal patch. This allows users to be able to absorb a certain dose of medication through their skin, which will then travel into the bloodstream. Such method is ideal because it gives users a controlled release of medication, and in this case, a huge amount of cannabinoid extract. As the cannabinoid enters into the bloodstream, it will penetrate into the central nervous system that will eventually allow the pain to subside.

Although the medical use of cannabis have been proven by numerous institutions to be effective at treating certain conditions, the stigma that surrounds cannabis use still remains significant. Cannabis is still considered illegal in many parts of the world mainly because of common abuse of the drug for leisure means. This form of administering medical cannabis is seemingly a healthier and less controversial way to administer the drug.

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