Dealing with migraines can be expensive. Emotionally, physically, and financially expensive. Certainly there are prescription drugs available but wouldn’t it be so much better if you find a natural alternative that worked as well. And was cheaper and safer….
There are many things that can trigger migraines in susceptible people. They range from hormones right through to certain types of foods and drinks. There are emotional triggers and physical triggers. Lack of sleep for example can cause a migraine. Muscle tension in the neck and/or shoulder and poor posture are another. Overexerting yourself physically may also trigger a migraine. As can jet lag, low blood sugar, too much salt, stress, anxiety, depression, shock and so on.
Successfully treating a migraine is as much about figuring out what’s causing it as it is about treating the migraine itself. Ultimately, if you can avoid the triggers you’ll avoid the migraines. Unfortunately though some migraine triggers, such as hormones, may not be avoidable.
Soothing A Migraine
Things that can help soothe migraines include a warm shower or bath, or the common remedy of lying down in a darkened room. You can also try putting a cold pack on the back of your neck at the base of the skull. Massage is another thing that works for a lot of migraine sufferers. Likewise, if you have spinal problems that are contributing to migraines, seeking out the services of a chiropractor or physiotherapist often helps.
Anandamide And How Shark Tank CBD Oil Can Help With Migraines
Shark Tank CBD oil is another treatment option for migraines that’s becoming popular due to CBD’s powerful anti-inflammatory and excellent pain relieving capabilities. One of the ways CBD oil does this is by causing an increase in levels of Anandamide, a fatty acid neurotransmitter produced by the brain.
The name ‘anandamide’ is a combination of a Sanskrit word meaning bliss/joy/happiness (ananda) and ‘amide’. As a neurotransmitter it’s involved in memory function, movement control, motivation, appetite, fertility, and pain management. And of course as indicated by the name, it also promotes feelings of well being hence why it’s often referred to as the ‘bliss molecule’.
Anandamide decreases sensitivity to pain by binding with THC (CB-1) receptors in the rostral ventromedial medulla, a section of the brain that modulates pain responses. These receptors were discovered in the 1980’s but the reason for their presence remained a mystery until the subsequent discovery of Anandamide. THC is of course tetrahydrocannabinol, and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol is the active ingredient in marijuana. The presence of these receptors in the brain thus explains why marijuana causes the reactions it does! And why marijuana is so popular therapeutically for pain management.
Pain Reducing Abilities Of Shark Tank CBD Oil
Like most neurotransmitters however anandamide breaks down quickly, which is why the feelings of euphoria etc that it produces are not long lasting. The enzyme responsible for this bit of housekeeping is fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH). Shark Tank CBD oil has been shown to inhibit this enzyme, preventing it from breaking down anandamide so quickly. This allows anandamide levels to increase with a corresponding increase in pain desensitization.
CBD oil also indirectly inhibits dopamine, a neurotransmitter that researchers have found can elevate chronic pain. By reducing dopamine levels, CBD therefore reduces the associated elevation of pain. CBD is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which again helps reduce migraine associated chronic pain.