Patients who have fibromyalgia and diabetic neuropathy can now find pain relief with a simple cannabis pain patch.
Cannabis has been used as an all-purpose homeopathic remedy for centuries.
For years, evidence suggests that the plant is a herbal remedy for psycho-neurological disorders, cancer (the latest evidence is the "lung cancer miracles"), rheumatism, sexual disorders, and painful complications to childbirth.
And with new technological advances in science, we're coming to realize the phenomenal power of this plant.
Now that legal Cannabis restrictions are lifting, the plant is starting to be rigorously researched to explore its implications and chemistry for human health.
Much of the cannabis studies revolve around tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the cannabinoids of marijuana.
THC is what makes people feel high, but it's also what provides the body with a variety of different health benefits, such as an increased appetite for cancer patients.
Another cannabinoid in marijuana (among the 85 of them) is cannabidiol (CBD), which isn't psychoactive at all, and provides the body with pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties.
It's the second most prevalent cannabinoid in marijuana, and some studies have shown that it may outperform traditional medication when treating chronic pain.
With over 30 percent of Americans suffering from chronic pain, finding alternative pain management remedies is vital to help reduce unnecessary pill-popping.
Studies have found utilizing medical cannabis to manage chronic pain has dramatically reduced the need for opioid painkillers.
According to researchers at the University of Michigan:
"Patients using medical marijuana to control chronic pain reported a 64 percent reduction in their use of more traditional prescription pain medications… [patients] also reported fewer side effects from their medications and a 45-percent improvement in the quality of life since using cannabis to manage pain…"
"We are learning that the higher the dose of opioids people are taking, the higher the risk of death from overdose… patients in this study rated cannabis to be equally effective [as opioids] for those with different pain severity."
The California-based company called Cannabis Science has recently come out with a revolutionary new topical application of cannabis— a cannabis-infused transdermal patch that you can put on your skin to allow it to deliver powerful pain-relieving medicine.
While it's being marketed for the treatment of fibromyalgia and neuropathy pain, its application can be expanded to many other diagnoses.
It's kind of similar to a nicotine patch, except that instead of nicotine being absorbed into the bloodstream, it's cannabis.
In a press release, announcing the new pain patch, Cannabis Science SEO Raymond Dabney noted:
"The development of these two new pharmaceutical medicinal applications are just the tip of the iceberg for what we see as the future for Cannabis Science…"
"The patch provides a controlled release of the medication into the patient, usually through either a porous membrane covering a reservoir of medication or through body heat melting thin layers of medication embedded in the adhesive, which will be containing high potency cannabinoid (CBD) extract that slowly enters into the bloodstream and then penetrates the central nervous system."
Cannabis Science isn't the only company devising trans-dermal cannabis-infused pain patches.
Mary's Medicinals also offers patches for patients in Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, Michigan, and Oregon.