Part 1: Reproductive Years
Cannabis is being used by women to take control of their health. It’s quickly becoming a popular option for both general health and well-being and medicine. Women are natural healers, and for centuries they have used cannabis to relieve period pain. We now have more than anecdotal proof to back up what we’ve always known – Cannabis Heals! New research can provide us with the science behind the knowledge. Cramping, bloating, emotional imbalance, migraines, and skin flare-ups are all main menstrual symptoms that can be alleviated by activating our endocannabinoid system with cannabis.
During your cycle, CBD and THC can be your best buddies. CBD is a well-known antispasmodic, making it ideal for treating the spasms that cause terrible menstrual cramping.
Taking small amounts of THC and CBD together (known as micro-dosing) can be a fine choice to get moontime relief while remaining effective in your daily activities. A 1-1 dose of CBD and THC has been shown to provide better pain control than over-the-counter painkillers. Inquire with your doctor about CBD-rich strains, tinctures, capsules, and edibles that may be just what you need to relieve period pain.
Women are empowering themselves to design their own healing journeys using cannabis and CBD. Stay Tuned for Part Two: The Wisdom Years will look at the benefits of cannabis for menopause.