The best treatment for migraines and headaches

the best treatment for migraines and headaches

Cannabis and its THC - CBD combination, relieve migraines and headaches better than drugs

Another victory for marijuana research. Study finds cannabis active compounds more effective in reducing pain frequency Acute migraines than standard medications. And with fewer side effects, of course.

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The study included a total of 127 participants who suffered from chronic migraines and severe headaches. In addition, some participants suffered from cluster headaches. These occur only on one side of the head, often around one eye. While migraine usually affects both sides of the head and is often accompanied by mild tenderness and nausea.

headaches, THC, CBD, migraines

The cannabis drug the researchers gave the participants was a combination of the two active compounds in marijuana. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC is the psychoactive compound that welcomes pot users, and CBD doesn't make you stoned. Additionally, research has shown that CBD provides therapeutic benefits. Including the relief of seizures in patients with epilepsy.

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The study took place in two phases. In the first case, people with chronic and acute migraines were given different doses of the THC-CBD drug. So the results showed that those who received a dose of 200 mg per day for three months. They experienced a significant decrease in pain of about minus 55%. But the lower doses did not provide the same pain relief.

The second phase of the study included both people with chronic migraines and those with headaches. Patients with migraine were given the drug THC-CBD or 25 milligrams of amitriptyline. It is an antidepressant often used to treat migraines. Patients with headaches were given the drug THC-CBD or 80 milligrams of verapamil, a calcium channel blocker.

Confirmed results

The results showed that THC-CBD was better at reducing the frequency of migraine attacks than the currently prescribed drug. Let 40,4% versus 40,1%, respectively. And the drug THC-CBD was very effective in reducing the pain of migraine, in the reducing 43,5%.

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headaches, THC, CBD, migraines

The drug has also been effective in reducing the severity of pain in people with cluster headaches. But only if they had a history from their childhood. The results were published in the third conference of the European Academy of Neurology in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, according to forbes.

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