Have you ever suffered through a really bad headache?
Most of us have at one point in our lives.
But the extremely debilitating disease known as migraine in not just a painful headache. It’s a throng of neurological symptoms that usually includes a repeatedly acute pulsing pain on one or both sides of the head.
According to the Migraine Research Foundation’s website, “Migraine is an extraordinarily common disease that affects 38 million men, women and children in the United States.”
It’s been reported that nearly everyone knows someone who has suffered from migraine, or has unfortunately endured migraine themselves.
In fact, nearly 1 in 4 households in the United States contains someone suffering with migraine.
That makes my head hurt just thinking about it.
Maybe a few hits from the bong would do the trick, right?
Well, although clinical trials denoting the effects of cannabis on those folks dealing with migraine is not able to be attained at this time, new research shows that cannabis could quite plausibly be a treatment option for migraine patients.
The study’s abstract affirms just that by saying “the potential effects of cannabinoids on serotonin in the central nervous system indicate that marijuana may be a therapeutic alternative.”
The study’s target was to chronicle the effects of marijuana use “on the monthly frequency of migraine headache.”
Where the study took place: Two medical marijuana specialty clinics located in Colorado, where cannabis has been legalized for both recreational and medicinal consumption.
Out of the 121 of those that participated in the research, examiners found that, “Migraine headache frequency decreased from 10.4 to 4.6 headaches per month with the use of medical marijuana. Most patients used more than one form of marijuana and used it daily for prevention of migraine headache.”
Here’s what the study’s researchers concluded:
The frequency of migraine headache was decreased with medical marijuana use. Prospective studies should be conducted to explore a cause-and-effect relationship and the use of different strains, formulations, and doses of marijuana to better understand the effects of medical marijuana on migraine headache treatment and prophylaxis.