Two decades of scientific study proves that THC acts as an anti-inflammatory compound. Because its natural and imitates the endocannabinoids in our body, it can be used to treat a wide variety of pain symptoms – from migraines and chronic pain to pain associated with serious illnesses such as cancer and AIDS. As an anti-inflammatory, THC is used to treat swelling and arthritis.
How THC Relieves Pain
The cannabinoids in THC acts the same as the endocannabinoids found in our body. When THC enters the body it attachies to cannabinoid receptors throughout the brain and body. THC can block pain signals from being sent to the brain. THC is specially promising in treating chronic pain when patients have built up a tolerance to other pain medication such as opiates.
Taking THC for Pain
If you are a beginner to THC use, start with a low dose. You can increase the dosage until you find the right amount to relieve the pain.
THC oil is one of the best ways to use for pain. The dosage is easier to control and will not get you high. It is being used to treat chronic pain and arthritis. Edibles are also a popular way of consuming THC. However, the relief might take a while to take effect.
Smoking THC is the quickest way to feel the effects. However, there will be negative effects on your lungs. Vaporizers might be a better choice and they are also more discreet because there is no smoke.
For joint and back pain, topicals can be applied directly to the point of pain. The relief can be felt right away and there is no high