What About Migraines? Can Reward Help?
If you’re like me, you have never experienced the pain of migraine. Headaches, sure. But the debilitating pain of an actual recurring migraine? Nope. Not so much.
Count you and me among the lucky ones.
But if you are also like me, then you have friends, family members, even acquaintances who suffer regularly from the pain these awful attacks from this horrible disease cause.
And there are millions of people in this boat of pain. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, “Everyone either knows someone who suffers from migraine” which is the third most prevalent illness worldwide. That means you cannot throw a rock without hitting someone with migraine.
But because everyone is different, not all medications and prescriptions offer sweet, sweet relief. That is where cannabis steps in and fills that gap for many.
Hear me out.
Reading an article by the editorial staff at Migraine.com, you may remember that marijuana has been around for centuries, and was a natural remedy used to treat pain - and still is. The staff comments that “there is anecdotal (based on people’s experiences) and preliminary evidence that cannabis has been helpful for those with migraine.” But in the decade since those words were written, we have seen a rise not only in the popularity of using cannabis to combat migraine pain, but also in the related research done by scientists surrounding the subject.
For example, a literature study performed this year (2021) and published on the National Center for Biotechnology Information site “demonstrates that medical cannabis use decreases migraine duration and frequency and headaches of unknown origin.” Cannabis therapy today is much more convenient and accessible by those suffering, and seems to provide a more natural, homeopathic course of action.
Whatever method of ingestion you prefer - smoking, tinctures, gummies or more - multiple researchers have found that the vast majority have experienced real relief within only a few hours of use.
Perhaps we can help your friends, family and acquaintances beat the pain of migraine - or at least beat it back a little.
Hey, it’s worth a try, right?