CBD and THC are called endocannabinoids, and both act as ligands—or chemicals that bind to receptors—at cannabinoid receptors within the central nervous system, according to the article, “The Endocannabinoid System, Cannabinoids, and Pain,” posted on the National Institutes of Health’s website in the USA. The human body contains an endocannabinoid system, which is involved in “a host of homeostatic and physiologic functions, including modulation of pain and inflammation”.
“A massage including CBD reduces pain through the endocannabinoid system and can support the bodies inflammatory response”
This system consists of at least two receptors, termed CB1 and CB2 … the receptors are in every organ, including the skin, and typically found on nerve cells and immune cells in these organs. The endocannabinoid system modulates inflammation and pain.
CBD binds to a TRPV1 receptor. That TRPV1 receptor has, in turn, a positive influence on the CB1 and CB2 receptors, which is how CBD indirectly mitigates pain. The TRPV1 is a receptor that is directly related to pain transmissions within the body, that is why CBD is considered the more anti-pain compound than THC.
So if your suffering long term pain that has been caused by or is being caused by inflammation then the CBD has numerous anti-inflammatory effects that can decrease pain, “mostly by preventing the release of inflammatory signals from B and T immune cells, and in animal studies have been shown to prevent the development of hyperalgesia, or abnormally increased pain signaling at the site of an injury.”
CBD has also recently been shown in animal studies to speed the healing of injured connective tissue, and also has numerous anti-anxiety mechanisms, which can indirectly influence pain and pain behaviour.
I offer this treatment with a relaxing massage that is a blend of techniques such as Swedish, clinical and shiatsu massage. Due to the expense of the CBD this massage is £45.00 and a full free consultation given prior to treatment. Many clients use this for an acute injury or long term pain. The CBD I use is organic, full spectrum and non GMO from the UK. Buy 3 treatments for £100 to lower the cost for this treatment.
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References to above information:
Osteopath Dustin Sulak, D.O Manchester, Maine USA ( Maine healthcare )
Jean Talleyrand, M.D. founder of MediCann, which operates complementary health care clinics in California USA offering CBD massage.