With more than 1 billion people experiencing throbbing headaches, Migraines have affected 1/7th of the population. There might be a good news for people experiencing chronic migraines. According to a new study, which involves the use of medical cannabis as a treatment for migraines.
Primarily, it is treated with painkillers. In some cases, the headaches are so debilitating that it made it hard for the patient to even reach out for their painkillers.
Cannabis as a mainstream medicine
Cannabis Sativa also referred to as marijuana has made its place in mainstream medicine. It contains cannabinoids that ease the pain and tame nausea (a common symptom).
Here are some evidences from the study:
- The efficiency of medical cannabis was 50% higher than non-cannabis treatments. It reduced the frequency of migraines per month.
- It was also able to reduce other symptoms like nausea & vomiting.
- It has also yielded good results to prevent acute episodes which gives it preventative properties.
Even though medical cannabis can be an option to treat migraines, extensive research is required. Some of the commonly reported side effects are listed below:
- Irregular heart rate.
- Slow relation time.
- Short-term impairment of memory and overall concentration.