Migraine is the third most common ailment. Also, migraine is ranked globally as the seventh most disabling disease among all diseases. Globally, migraine affects 1 in 7 people in the world. Close to 2 percent of the world’s population is affected by chronic migraine.
Migraine is a medical condition characterized by severe, recurring, and throbbing headache, usually on one side of the head. Migraine is known to last from a few hours to days. It is a medical condition that affects.
Migraine and Cannabinoid
A possible link between cannabinoids and migraine has been found.
Studying the cannabinoid receptors in the brain, it has been found that we have a network of cannabinoid receptors in our brain. These receptors are bundles of protein that affect how we feel pain. Cannabinoid receptors occur in abundance in the ‘Periaqueductal Gray’ (PAG) region, an area where migraines are suspected to arise. But it remains to be determined what effect cannabinoids exert on the PAG and whether they might prevent migraines from occurring.
Cannabis has natural compounds called cannabinoids. THC and CBD are two most know cannabinoids found in cannabis. When you consume cannabis, these cannabinoids in the body go looking for these receptors. They change how the receptors work, and they can calm down pain signals.
Is cannabinoid an effective alternative for migraine?
Inhaling cannabis reduces self-reported headache severity by 47.3% and migraine severity by 49.6%, according to a recent study led by Carrie Cuttler, a Washington State University assistant professor of psychology.
“I suspect there are some slight overestimates of effectiveness,” said Cuttler.
Cannabis may under-the-counter remedy for migraine relief. Some research shows that it may help ease migraine symptoms or possibly keep them from starting. But most studies haven’t found solid proof of that.