The Arthritis Society of Canada funds research of medical marijuana for fibromyalgia pain.
Medical marijuana is legal in some states for registered patients, and its health benefits and pain-easing properties have been used for centuries in traditional medicine.
According to a report on suntimes.com, cannabinoids present in medical marijuana help to ease pain, as well as increase appetite and relieve the feeling of nausea.
There have been many studies on the benefits of cannabis for fibro patients including a 2011 clinical trial in Barcelona, Spain, which found that medical marijuana was useful in the treatment of many fibro symptoms including pain and stiff joints.
As more states in the U.S. along with countries around the world legalize the use of medical marijuana, could cannabis be a pain relief solution for fibro patients?
Dr. Patel talks about the use of medical marijuana in the treatment of fibromyalgia.
Earlier this year, Cannabis Science announced that they were going to start manufacturing cannabis patches designed to relieve fibromyalgia pain. The patches would be worn on the body and deliver a controlled dose of cannabinoids over a period of time.
Cannabinoids have been used for centuries in traditional healing and there are advocates of medical marijuana for a myriad of health complaints. Many fibromyalgia patients already use marijuana-based products, often reporting excellent results with no side-effects. Some have even been able to stop taking conventional medications, so it’s not surprising the fibromyalgia community is looking forward to being able to legally use these types of products to help them manage their symptoms.