Lets start off with what is CBD Oil. Marijuana contains two major compounds, one of which is Cannabinoids (CBD) and the other is delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). So yes we all know that THC creates a mind-altering affect, or a "high" if you will. CBD on the other hand does not alter the mind, but rather the body and the way it functions. It actually attaches to receptors that are already in our body, due to our bodies ability and natural response to create cannabinoids.
So how is this natural plant based chemical creating such a power effect on peoples bodies. Well as mentioned it attaches to our bodies natural receptors. So if we are talking about receptors, it seems like the nervous system must be involved right?! Well you are absolutely right, because the nervous system is the master controller of everything in our bodies. But some of the benefits that people in our San Diego chiropractic office are noticing is decreased inflammation. A study shows decreased chronic inflammation and pain.
There is also a lot of other studies being performed on the effects for epilepsy, schizophrenia, cancer, among many other ailments. However as it stand right now the one we can see directly is the massive benefit it's having on inflammation, decreased pain. By decreasing the inflammation around the body, specifically the joints in the spine as well as pain threshold, it is easier to adjust the patients. The easier it is to adjust the patients, the more they can benefit from the specific chiropractic adjustments through the Gonstead technique as on of the best chiropractor in San Diego.
Healthline also discusses the 7 Benefits and Uses of CBD Oil:
1. Can Relieve Pain
2. Could reduce Anxiety and Depression
3. Can alleviate cancer-related symptoms
4. May reduce acne
5. Might have neuroprotective properties
6. Could benefit heart health
7. Several other potential benefits
So this is exactly why you hear chiropractors talking about similar benefits as CBD oil. If it affects the nervous system we can help and so can CBD. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Gonstead Family Chiropractic
San Diego Chiropractor
Dr. Zach Beatty, DC
3202 Governor Dr. #200