CBD Oil for Chronic Pain
What is CBD?
CBD is an alternative Pain/ Inflammation Relief available to the public. CBD is taken in a variety of forms.
At first, I was hesitant to carry anything CBD because I figured it was just another fad (snake oil) without much research to back up the claims of it being effective.
Boy, was I wrong… After trying it myself on my neck around my occipital muscles and avoiding muscle tension pain and muscle knots- I was hooked!
This is when I decided to start carrying CBD varieties and offering this magic inflammation-reducer remedy to my patients-who mostly come in for Chronic pain and chronic issues such as Sleep, Headaches and Anxiety.
At Aleesha D Acupuncture, CBD is sold as Oil taken internally, Ointment and Stick (the latter two apply externally to the skin)
- Ointment (cream)
Cream or Stick Use: Pain, Chronic Pain in Muscles or Joints.
Use on: The stick is good for travel, in a gym bag and reaching areas like the back and feet.
Oral Oil Use: Anxiety, Sleep, 2nd Vehicle for Major, Chronic Pain (use with Cream or Stick for Pain for best effect). This is sublingual oil, meaning it goes under the tongue.
Why Try CBD for Chronic Pain & Other Issues:
CBD is non-habit-forming so one will not become addicted to CBD as may be the case with other pain-relief substances, drugs and medications. Many are looking for Opioid-alternatives in this day and age with all the heart-breaking addiction happening as a result of taking pain-reliving opioid drugs over time.
It is easy to travel with and use CBD when needed.
It is more affordable than many alternatives, such as issues around medications and costs of surgeries.
- Medication alternative
- Surgery alternative
- Easy to Use
Why Try CBD at Aleesha D Acupuncture?
The brand at Aleesha D Acupuncture uses Charlotte’s Web™hemp extract, the Gold standard.
CBD products carried are practitioner-grade
CBD Cream carried here has the most powerful formulation of 11% camphor, 16% menthol for fast pain relief (instant to minutes)
Then the CBD kicks in after the camphor and menthol take effect (about 15 minutes)
–This is why CBD products have menthol and camphor added.
CBD Oil & Uses:
CBD Oil is commonly used to reduce severe, chronic pain and inflammation, anxiety and insomnia.
- BACK PAIN/ NECK PAIN/ BONE-ON-BONE KNEE PAIN
CBD Oil & How to Take:
CBD Oil is taken orally and sublingual (under tongue). Typically the inflammation-reducing oil is held under the tongue for 30-seconds and then swallowed. Some take it in the morning, bedtime or both.
CBD Oil & When to Take:
When to take CBD depends on symptoms and the individual. If taking for Insomnia or Sleep issues, it probably makes most sense to take CBD at night. If taking for Chronic pain and the pain disturbs sleep, taking CBD at night is a good place to start. If pain is worse at the beginning of the day, as is normal for Rheumatoid Arthritis patients, try taking CBD in the morning to get the joints going for the day.
CBD is sought after because it can be an alternative to addictive substances, both legal and illegal and has surprisingly effective pain-relief results! This is why it flies off of the shelves here at Aleesha D Acupuncture.
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Written by Aleesha D Ackerman, LAc
is a licensed acupuncturist. She owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka, MN. She holds a Master’s degree in Acupuncture. Aleesha was first turned on to acupuncture due to her chronic, debilitating migraine headaches following an auto accident with a semi-truck during high school.
Aleesha specializes in treating Pain, Headaches, Anxiety, Low energy, Low mood, Digestion issues and Women’s health, including helping the body with balancing hormones during Menopause and Perimenopause to relieve hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings, and PMS. She successfully treats patients with all types of headaches, including Tension headaches.
Aleesha suffered many years herself with migraine headaches. She can truly empathize with her suffering patients and her passion is to help them feel better.
Feel better, Move forward
Call 763-762-7142 or Schedule online with Aleesha atAnokaAcupuncture.com
Aleesha D Acupuncture is located in downtown Anoka at 207 E Main near Andover, MN.
This article is not intended to replace any health care. No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.
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