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A Revolutionary Cannabis Patch That Relieves Fibromyalgia And Diabetic Nerve Pain

A Revolutionary Cannabis Patch That Relieves Fibromyalgia And Diabetic Nerve Pain

Cannabis Science, a California-based biotech company, has announced new pharmaceutical developments in the form of skin pain relief cannabis patches, as relayed by the Australian Association of Fibromyalgia ME / CFS Australia and Top Santé. Representatives say the patch will be more effective than cannabis-based creams, pills or topical injections because of the accuracy of its dosage.

Currently, skin patches (or patch patches) are not yet available and Cannabis Science has not yet given an official date for clinical trials. Nevertheless, if research and development progressed as expected, the cannabis patch may prove to be a much needed new option for treating complex chronic pain conditions, including fibromyalgia and diabetic neuropathy.

Can cannabis work to cure pain?

The most common natural plant cannabinoids (phytocannabinoids) are: THC, cannabidiol (CBD), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabichromene (CBC) and cannabinol (CBN). While the majority of research and public attention has been directed to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the new development of skin patches uses CBD, also called cannabidiol.

Research shows that CBD has several beneficial properties, including:
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Analgesic (pain relief)
  • Greater antioxidant activity than vitamins C or E
  • neuroprotective

CBD is a non-euphoric, and some research suggests that this cannabinoid in particular reduces the effect of other euphoric cannabinoids, by mitigating their psychoactive effects, including panic, anxiety, intoxication and heart palpitations. In short, taking isolated CBD will not change your mind, as smoking or marijuana use would do.

Raymond Dabney, Executive Director of Cannabis Science, said:

"As more and more countries legislate to legalize cannabis and cannabis-based medicines, Cannabis Science is focused on developing formulations and pharmaceutical applications to meet the growing demand expected over the next few years. "

With a growing body of research exploring the medical uses of cannabis and a cultural openness to marijuana use for medical purposes, the cannabis patch may soon be a real option for those suffering from painful conditions such as nerve damage. of diabetes and fibromyalgia.

Diabetic neuropathy and cannabis
Diabetic neuropathy is a nerve disorder associated with diabetes. Nerve damage can begin at any time for diabetics, but people with diabetes for 25 years or more, or who have difficulty managing their blood glucose or blood pressure, are at the highest risk.

Nerve damage can occur in all organic systems, the symptoms can be varied. Some people with nerve damage will not experience any noticeable symptoms.

How are nerve damage from diabetes treated?
Traditionally, physicians prescribe painkillers, anticonvulsants or antidepressants such as Oxycodone, Tramadol and Amitriptyline to patients. In addition, they work with the patient to help maintain a balanced blood glucose level.

If the skin patch from Cannabis Science was clinically tested and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA), it would be a more natural and effective way to manage the pain caused by nerve damage from diabetes without the risk of addiction (a huge problem with opioid prescribing).

Fibromyalgia and cannabis

Fibromyalgia syndrome is a chronic condition often associated with arthritis, although it is not an arthritic condition. Fibromyalgia primarily affects women. People with fibromyalgia experience non-localized chronic pain, painful tenderness and intense fatigue. Sometimes, fibromyalgia is accompanied by other symptoms, including:
  • Brain fog
  • Headache
  • Morning stiffness
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Painful menstrual cramps
  • Irritable bowel syndrome

How is fibromyalgia treated?

Unfortunately, fibromyalgia can be difficult to treat; this is complicated by the fact that many medical providers are not familiar with fibromyalgia or its various treatments including drugs. Note that the latter (Cymbalta, Lyrica and Milnacipran) are only available to Americans and Canadians because most have been refused by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), although they have a marketing authorization. .

The skin patch of Cannabis Science could therefore be a promising treatment option for many fibromyalgia patients. This would also provide a less risky solution than drugs, which come with their own long list of side effects and long-term risks.
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