How cannabis helps in treating PTSD?

Marijuana is used among people for medical benefits. The government also supports the legalization of marijuana so people are encouraged to use it. We are now in an era where we can understand the usage of plant and how cannabis can benefit us by treating different diseases.

The compounds in marijuana are very efficient in medicinal benefits. Cannabinoids have the ability to interact with our endocannabinoid system.

THC and CBD are the two main important compounds of cannabis. THC is known for its psychoactive effects. The medical benefits of cannabis can be maximized by combining different cannabinoids.

A lot of people are considering marijuana for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD in long terms can result in anxiety, depression and other mental disorders. It can also result in eating disorders.

PTSD can also result in sleeping disorders and lingering memories. So this ultimately effects the way you work and your ability to think. And then it is very difficult to live a normal life.

In long terms, PTSD can also be life-threatening. There are many treatments for treating PTSD such as psychotherapy and pharmaceutical drugs. But cannabis is also making its way in treating PTSD.

Cannabis and PTSD

The two important compounds of cannabis THC and CBD play a vital role in treating the symptoms of PTSD. As these compounds have the ability to interact with the endocannabinoid system.

These compounds also improve the endocannabinoid system’s mediation of some important functions that relate to sleeping disorders and memory problems.

Cannabinoids also play an important role in activating the two vital receptors CB1 and CB2. They help in inciting the system to produce neurotransmitters. The neurotransmitters advance happiness, satisfaction, delight, and memory.

The cannabinoids assume a basic job in helping PTSD cases by:

  • viably counteracting awful memories and bad dreams.
  • accomplishing passionate prosperity.
  • forestalling the recovery of the underlying trauma.

Because of this cannabis is considered a famous treatment for PTSD.

According to research, the PTSD patients have very low levels of anandamide than other people. Anandamide is a neurotransmitter and an endocannabinoid. That really means that anandamide is a natural cannabinoid.

It works exactly like cannabis by stimulating the endocannabinoid system. This results in improving the functions of the endocannabinoid system such as mood, pleasure, fear, and depression.

PTSD patients have difficulty in sleeping. They also experience stress that affects their normal activities. Cannabis helps in improving the sleeping routine of patients with PTSD.

It also provides them calmness and sense of awareness. Their mind functions in a better way and their ability to think also increases by consuming cannabis. In an investigation, 47 patients were examined who experienced nightmares even by using pharmaceutical drugs and seeing a psychiatrist.

By treating the patients with cannabis it was concluded that 72% of the patients had stopped experiencing nightmares. Not only this but for those patients also experienced a better sleeping routine.

CBD is better for PTSD patients than THC

Because of the non-psychoactive effects of CBD, it is considered a better treatment for PTSD than THC. And it is also easily accessible.

Karen Thompsons

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