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Study Shows Medical Cannabis Like CBD Has a More Holistic Effect Than Opioids

A recent study has revealed that cannabis has a broader and more holistic effect on pain management than opioid medicine. Research in the past has suggested that medical cannabis can alleviate pain by modifying the perception of pain.  At the same time it can target pain and manage the intensity of pain. A new study published in the Journal of Cannabis Research may have validated the theory on medical cannabis and pain management.


Through studying a group of patients in Finland, researchers found that both medical cannabis and opioid are perceived to be equally effective in reducing pain, however medical cannabis (MC) did exhibit a more holistic effect for patients. 


**Opioids are a class of strong pain relieving medications including morphine, oxycodone and heroin.  Opioids are used to manage severe pain.  Though they may be effective, they are highly addictive and may be injurious to health with long-term use.  


The study involved an internet survey with over 200 patients and of the 200 patients, 40 were using medical cannabis and 161 were using opioids.


Participants were asked 45 questions that were designed to evaluate the medicines’ overall impact on each patient. The questions covered topics involving functional effects, emotional aspects, impact on mental health and holistic factors in order to understand how opioid and medical cannabis impact their sense of relaxation, pain response,  quality of life and self-care. 


Through the findings from the survey researchers evaluated the level of chronic pain, mental conditions and the level of dependence on the medications.  With this they found that for both groups medical cannabis and opioids were equally effective in pain relief and did not differ much in negative side effects.  However, medical cannabis had a more positive effect in terms of emotional and holistic effects.  Holistic effects involve collectively considering the overall aspect of a person which includes physical, mental, emotional and social well being. 


Patients shared that  medical cannabis was more effective in relaxation, improve sleep, manage stress and anxiety, improve mood and better pain sensation.  


Findings correlate with previous research that medical cannabis is able to manage negative emotions concerning pain sensation at the same time it can help build pain tolerance and during treatment medical cannabis can help improve quality of life by improving physical and social functions.


Bottom line is medical cannabis like CBD from Mellow Organic can alleviate pain by interacting with physical and psychological factors like improving sleep, enhancing mood, increasing relaxation, increasing pain tolerance, reducing reactivity to pain and being able to control pain sensation.  In the near future medical practitioners should consider the holistic effects of medical cannabis as a crucial part of treatment for their patients.  If you are already considering implementing CBD into your daily health routine then we would like to introduce you to Mellow Organic.  Mellow Organic is the first and most trusted CBD products in Thailand. Our premium CBD products that we offer are Mellow CBD Oil made from pure CBD, Mellow Full Spectrum CBD Oil that contains a high amount of CBD along with THC and other cannabinoids from the cannabis plant and Mellow CBD Soothing Balm with pleasant vanilla scented balm with CBD infused ingredients.  Our product is lab tested for Top Quality CBD content and zero toxicity. 


Written by Vivek Roachthavilit




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