• The use of cannabis as a migraine agent can be traced back to very ancient times, as we have already mentioned in the articl "Therapeutic cannabis in the religions of the world".
  • UntilBut now we are beginning to clarify how this plant is actually able to help against all kinds of hemlocks.

Observing one of the recent Studies, published in a journal "Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research", trying to figure out how medical cannabis is able to help thousands of people suffering from often very exhausting and drug-resistant migraines.

According to 47% of Americans suffer at least once a year from headache studies. BetweenThese include severe migraine (10%), tension headache (38%) and chronic daily headache (3%).

Bthe olest head does damage not only in the lives of people suffering from it, their treatment is not at all cheap at all - in the US it is specifically a $ 14.4 billion a year.. In addition, according to the survey so far, women have been shown to be two to three times more vulnerable to migraine than men.

Study aftershows taThe fact that we do not yet have enough evidence to fully support the argument of the healing effect of cannabis against migraines but at the same time mentions the vast amount of unofficial evidence and experience of patients, preliminary results and "promising neurological mechanisms of cannabis action".

"The study is also based on the historical background to the use of cannabis as an aid to migraines."

The study report also mentions "Assyrian manuscripts from the second millennium BC recommend cannabis for" calming sleep. " Therapeutic cannabis is also recommended for Ayurveda , a traditional Indian medicine system , for" head disease ".

Other historical uses in the study include ancient manuscripts from ancient Greece, the oldest extant documents of Arabic pharmacology, and Persian texts of medicine from the tenth to seventeenth centuries AD. Also noteworthy is the fact that medical cannabis has also been used as a remedy for migraines in the United States,specifically from 1839 until the beginning of its criminalization in 1937.

"Among the historically known doctors who are under the effec cannabis they have signed the migraines, such as John Rusell Reynolds, Queen Victorias personal physician; American neurologist Silas Weir Mitchell, founder of New York Neurology Society, Edouard C. Seguin; William Gowers, the forefather of modern neurology and also Sir William Osler, who is often regarded as the father of modern medicine, "reports historical background.

For the sake of ordinaryTo consider and analyze the historical use of cannabis against headaches, researchers focused on clinical trials from 1839 to 1937, up to the point where any interaction with cannabis in the US was considered a criminal activity. Until then, cannabis has been prescribed and used in patients 16-32 milligrams of extract .

"Medical records from the past show us that many patients suffering from headache after cannabis have been relieved - both the frequency and the intensity of their experience have decreased.Migraines, "the researchers further explain in the study report. "In some cases, symptoms have been completely cured and disappeared, even after subsequent withdrawal hemp extract.

Causes of migraine occurrence

Migraines are a very complex phenomenon that is still not fully understood by the medical community. So far, we do not know in what area of the brain the development of migraines is and is not clear. They are all over here to some indicators that help us at least partially understand the way kana is treatedbinoidsable to help.So, current research is trying to clarify both the causes of migraines and the genetic predispositions that could lead to their occurrence.

Healing Other cannabis in the human body responds primarily through the use of CB1 and CB2 receptors, and the world of migraine is associated mainly with increased expression of the cnr1 gene, which cooperates with CB1-type receptors in the body.

"For women who doMigraine has strong migraines, increased activity of the fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH), the enzymes responsible for the breakdown of endocannabinoid anandamides (AEA) and endocannabinoid transporters. Increasing asset thus, the FAAH therefore results in an overall reduction of the endocannab contentinoids in the body, "the report explains." These findings partly explain the reason why migraines occur primarily in women. "

Thus, the use of cannabis as a "cannabinoid food supplement" makes sense in the case of migraines, since both the frequency and intensity of migraines are reduced after replenishment of cannabinoids in the body.

"The body volume cannabinoid hypothesis helps us to explain not only the cause of migraines, but also other, quite mysterious diseases such as fibromyalgia or irritable bowel syndrome." (See "Fibromyalgia" and "Endocannabinoid System and Intestinal Microflora" )

Despite the lack of clinical studies on cannabis as a drug for migraines, there is a very convincing amount of unofficial claims and medical records from the past that point to its functionality. In addition, thanks to ongoing studies of non-psychoactive CBD cannabis is a surface that cannabis helps with conditions that lead to headaches, especially anxiety, stress and depression. (More in "CBD Against Anxiety and Depression" )


Holland, ByEllen. "The Science Behind Medical Marijuana & Migraines." Cannabis Now , 27 Mar. 2018