THE BIZARRE CONNECTION BETWEEN CANNABIS AND BLINDING HEADACHES
- November 11, 2018
We have all been there before. At first, your day starts off beautifully and you reach for that cup of coffee then, out of nowhere, a blinding headache pierces through your brain like an axe. Whether you are feeling repercussions of workplace stress or slept with a bent neck, we have all experienced severe headaches and have been desperate to find an instant cure. While a majority of us might reach for the aspirin, Tylenol, or Advil, some people might seek a more unconventional suppressant for this debilitating problem. While the studies on marijuana as a cure for migraines is nothing new to the media, scientists recently discovered some interesting facts about the little green plant that are worth mentioning. Let’s take a look at the bizarre connection between cannabis and blinding headaches.
As far back as the early 1900s, during a time when cannabis prohibition was actively enforced by various governments, doctors in America and Britain were prescribing marijuana to patients who were suffering from severe illnesses and irritating conditions (including migraines). One particularly interesting case involved the work of Dr. J.R. Reynolds (the court physician of Queen Victoria) who used the drug to treat a variety of illnesses. Likewise, in 1891, Dr. J.B. Mattison (a physician from America) reported that he was successfully able to prevent future headaches in patients suffering from chronic migraines.
Does the Plant Work?
Now that the plant has a more positive spotlight in the world, what have modern doctors proven about the little herb? According to a recent study by the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus), the plant’s chemical components can, in fact, decrease the severity of chronic migraines. Even more fascinating, these researchers confirmed that 40% if patients not only felt relief but also reported fewer episodes. While an additional 19% of these test subjects reported a decrease in migraines, 10% of the subjects confirmed that their severe headaches had completely stopped after treatments. So, even though the plant has addictive tendencies, is it possible that doctors can (in a controlled environment) use it as a form of alternative medicine, after all?
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