How to Use CBD for Arthritis & Joint Pain?

February 28, 2019 by  
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How to Use CBD for Arthritis & Joint Pain?

Do you suffer from joint pain? If so, then you will have an easier time managing pain with CBD. Cannabidiol, the active ingredient in hemp, has a calming effect that eases the effects of injury, joint pain, and arthritis; making it possible to carry on with day-to-day activities and live comfortably. CBD doesn’t give you a high; instead, it stabilizes neurological functions by engaging brain receptors and the nervous system, and this makes it the perfect pain medication.

Research shows that CBD can be used successfully to treat short-term pain such as muscle pain or a recent injury, and because it doesn’t present any dangers when taking other medications, patients with other long-term conditions such as arthritis can also use it to gain relief. If you have tried in vain to treat serious pain using other types of medication, then talk to your doctor about CBD.

How to use CBD for pain relief

Cannabidiol stops the transmission of pain through the nervous system and it has anti-inflammatory effects as well. In order for it to work, you have to get sufficient amounts of the compound into your body, and there are several ways to go about that.

1. Start with vaping

This is the most common way to take CBD and one benefit is that it gets absorbed into your body rapidly. In order to vape CBD, start by heating the oil to a point where it becomes a vapor that you can inhale. You can do this by using a conduction vape – in which case you carefully heat around the oil, or get a convection vape that allows you to heat the oil directly.

The best temperatures to heat CBD is around 347-392 degrees Fahrenheit, (or 175-200°C). Vaping doesn’t have the same effect on your lungs that smoking does. Because there is no combustion involved, your lungs don’t get the same irritants that you get from lighting up a joint. That being said, smoking marijuana products is not as harmful to your lungs as smoking a cigarette.

2. Apply a Topical Salve

CBD can be applied as a topical salve, much like Tiger Balm; and it has a soothing effect on joints and muscles. Start by washing the affected area and use plenty of water to rinse away all soap. Dry well with a towel and then apply the ointment to the area, using a gentle touch. Apply a thin coat and massage the ointment into the skin to improve absorption. This should only take about 5 minutes once you start to apply the salve; and wash your hands when finished.

3. Sample Each Stain Type

Marijuana products come in different strains, and it’s the same case with CBD. Hemp plants are cultivated in different types of environment, and that means the products being sold have different strains, and therefore different levels of pain relief. Try out some of the different strains on CBD Central and see which type of product has the best effect on you. In general, all strains have the same calming effect, but you will find some strains more effective. CBD strains include sativas, indicas, and other versions called hybrids.

4. Try a Tinctures

This is one of the easiest ways to get CBD into your bloodstream. Just get a dropper and fill it with CBD oil, and put a few drops under your tongue. Hold for at least 30 seconds and swallow. Dosage tends to vary based on what your pain levels are and how well your body responds to the treatment. You may adjust your dosage as you go along; however, the range for all CBD products is 5-30 milligrams per day. It’s not possible to overdose on hemp, but moderate use is recommended.

5. Do Not Rub Your Sensitive Areas After Applying

Once you apply a coat of CBD oil to the affected area, give it time to absorb into the skin and avoid rubbing the muscles or joint. The ointment will start working immediately but rubbing or applying pressure might cause more pain in the affected area. CBD is safe for use by anybody suffering from chronic pain – though it’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor before using any kind of treatment.

Set up for #CBD shenanigans + #camouflage looks good @ always + 'soft lean' + 'Coming up for air' @cierradocouto

Set up for #CBD shenanigans + #camouflage looks good @ always + ‘soft lean’ + ‘Coming up for air’ @cierradocouto

Going on a CBD hunt @carinnhawhite

Going on a CBD hunt @carinnhawhite

Going on a CBD hunt @carinnhawhite

Going on a CBD hunt @carinnhawhite

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