The Cannabidiol (CBD) has been associated with the laweekly’s list for its alleged “healing properties”. It has been tested on various animal cells and has proven itself as a possible cure for diseases such as Alzheimer’s, tumors, cancer, and many others which are formerly have been known as incurable.
In this article, we’ll show you points on how CBD could possibly treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
According to a recent study, 45% of Americans aged 35-47 experiences PTSD. PTSD happens when a person gets involved in a traumatizing event. For instance, it could happen to a person who victimizes another—yes, a bully or an aggressor can also experience PTSD. Though, at some point, the victims are the one more frequently suffering from the disorder. Their memory gets tormented and the only thing they remember from time to time is that traumatic event.
PTSD is considered as one of the incurable diseases. PTSD patients today are being medically addressed by giving them therapies and continuous consultations. They are also going through therapies on a group so they can practice socializing again.
Difficulty on sleeping (in some cases, PTSD leads to Insomnia)
Loss of appetite
Frequent headache and body pains
Frequent digestive conditions
Development of phobias
Gets easily exhausted
CBD as a Treatment
CBD, as it was mentioned earlier, is currently being studied for its healing properties. This element was also tested as a possible cure for PTSD.
PTSD practically manipulates a person by his negative memories. To try to address that, medical scholars studied tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)—a proactive component contained in CBD. This very element is the one also contained in marijuana—which just like the cannabidiol, is extracted from the cannabis plant. It is the component responsible for giving the people who consume it the feeling of getting ‘high’ and unexplainably happy.
THC can make a person focus only on the good memories. It somehow buries the negative memories or even the traumatic experiences they’ve been in. One thing not so good abut this one is that it could probably lead to patient addiction and thus, further physical and mental damage.
Medical scholars up until today are studying about the proper CBD oil dosage a patient could take to be able to get along with the therapy. The CBD still has a long way to go before being recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO).
CBD oil though still isn’t available for legal use in some parts of the world including some countries in Asia and Europe. This is because the tests weren’t made for human cells, thus, CBD isn’t proven yet to be safe and effective for human consumption.
Upon having the symptoms of PTSD, it is best to drop by on a clinic for a check-up and rely only on medical experts’ consultation and advice. It is never worth it to risk your health with unproven and medically unrecommended treatments.
Until then, keep your system healthy—physically, mentally and emotionally.