Finding Relief: Cannabis and Fibromyalgia

Living with fibromyalgia can be a challenging and painful experience. The chronic condition is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbances. At Haus of Jayne, we understand the struggle firsthand, as we see many individuals seeking relief for themselves or their loved ones who suffer from chronic pain.

Understanding Chronic Pain and Cannabis

One of the most prominent symptoms of fibromyalgia is chronic pain. Cannabis contains compounds known as cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, which interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system. This interaction may help alleviate pain by reducing inflammation and modulating pain signals in the brain.

Exploring Cannabis for Pain Management

For individuals with fibromyalgia, finding effective pain management strategies is crucial. Cannabis offers a promising alternative, with many reporting significant relief from their symptoms. By incorporating cannabis into their treatment plans, individuals may experience a reduction in pain intensity and an improvement in overall comfort. Muscle stiffness and spasms are common issues for those with fibromyalgia. Cannabis, particularly strains with a balanced ratio of THC and CBD, has muscle relaxant properties that may help ease these symptoms, allowing for greater mobility and comfort.  Many fibromyalgia patients rely on pharmaceutical medications to manage their symptoms. However, these medications often come with side effects and can be addictive. Cannabis provides a natural alternative with potentially fewer adverse effects, offering a more holistic approach to symptom management.

Improving Sleep with Cannabis

Sleep disturbances are common among fibromyalgia patients, further exacerbating their symptoms and reducing their quality of life. Cannabis, particularly strains high in CBD, has been reported to improve sleep patterns by promoting relaxation and reducing insomnia. Combining THC and CBD may provide even greater benefits for enhancing sleep quality.

Addressing Mental Health Challenges

Fibromyalgia not only affects the body but also takes a toll on mental health, leading to increased levels of anxiety and depression. Cannabis has been shown to possess anxiolytic and antidepressant properties, offering a natural solution for alleviating these symptoms without the potential side effects and risks associated with traditional medications.

A Holistic Approach to Well-being

By incorporating cannabis into their treatment regimen, individuals with fibromyalgia can take a more holistic approach to managing their condition. Cannabis not only targets pain relief but also addresses sleep disturbances, mental health challenges, and muscle stiffness, thereby enhancing overall quality of life.  By addressing multiple symptoms simultaneously, cannabis has the potential to enhance the overall quality of life for individuals with fibromyalgia. Improved pain management, better sleep, and reduced anxiety can contribute to a more fulfilling and enjoyable daily experience.

Consulting with Healthcare Professionals

While cannabis shows promise as a treatment for fibromyalgia symptoms, it’s essential for individuals to consult with healthcare professionals before incorporating it into their regimen. Every person’s experience with fibromyalgia is unique, and what works for one individual may not work for another. At Haus of Jayne, we prioritize personalized care and are dedicated to helping individuals find the best treatment options for their specific needs.

In conclusion, cannabis offers hope for individuals living with fibromyalgia, providing relief from pain, improving sleep, and enhancing overall well-being. As research in this area continues to evolve, it opens new possibilities for alternative and more personalized approaches to managing this challenging condition. Visit Haus of Jayne today to explore the potential benefits of cannabis for fibromyalgia and discover options that may be best suited to your needs.

By Heidi Pousson, wife, mother, friend, 8th-grade teacher, member of Haus of Jayne.

Strengthening Your Immune System with CBD

With the constant threat of becoming ill or contracting Coronavirus, we are hyper focused on our health, therefore we should pay particularly close attention to protecting ourselves and others in our care with every resource available to us. The most critical component in the fight against disease and germs is our immunity. So, how can we strengthen it?

Many of you may already know that CBD has been highly regarded in the treatment of pain, nausea and fatigue, all common symptoms of HIV/AIDS, and side effects of cancer treatments. The science behind it is the compounds within cannabis and CBD have also been found to alter immune responses, stimulating CB1 and CB2 receptors to normalize bodily reactions. Because of this interaction, CBD can aid in immune response generally and especially when centered on autoimmune disorders and diseases.

Although scientific studies surrounding CBD are still new and many more are needed to solidify results, the naturally derived compound has been shown to work as an immunosuppressant and immunomodulator. This means CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties can reduce the immune system’s inflammatory response, which can have both positive and negative impacts.

For a generally healthy person, when it comes to a virus such as COVID-19, inflammation is a vital response needed to isolate infected areas and block spreading. CBD has been shown to strengthen the immune system when it weakens, becomes hyperactive or is impacted by an autoimmune disease caused by inflammation.

Our Immune System: How it works

Our immunity is the built-in system in our bodies that keeps away the streams of diseases, infections, viruses, and bacteria. This network of cells, organs, and tissues that work together to destroy these foreign cells or particles keep us healthy and alive. The heroes of our immune system are the white blood cells, which fall into two categories. There are the lymphocytes and phagocytes. Lymphocytes, also known as B or T-cells, are responsible for destroying toxins and identifying foreign substances within the body. Phagocytes help to absorb these invaders, neutralizing and preventing further spread of toxins. Out immune system also works to eliminate dead or non-functioning cells, preventing multiplication and tumor growth.

Other ways to improve your immunity:

  • Regular exercise
  • Balanced diet
  • Plenty of rest
  • Drink lots of water
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Meditate/Pray
  • Surround yourself with good relationships

Different Forms of CBD for a TRU-Immunity Boost: You have choices

Let’s look at the different forms of CBD that work to boost our immunity:

  • Oils, Lotions and Tinctures: sublingual application enters the bloodstream immediately for fast effectiveness. Oils and tinctures are best for pain relief and mental clarity, anxiety, or stress reduction.
  • Edibles: edibles, drinks and gummies offer the same effects and are a great option for someone on the go or looking for the convenience of an edible form. Typically, edibles are perfectly dosed for the consumer, meaning you can determine how much you want for your needs and ailments. There are lots of flavors too!
  • Capsules: CBD capsules are a great option for anyone not looking to have a CBD or “hempy” aftertaste but receive the benefits of CBD through fast activation.
  • Vaping: CBD can be found in the form of a vape pen that is inhaled. This method is an ideal alternative for smoking that provides quick relief.

Our TRUimmunity Advice:

Look for ways to strengthen your immunity if you are a healthy person. Ask your physician about ways to boost your immune system, and how CBD can work with your health care regime.

When purchasing CBD products, be sure to use a trusted source. At Trulevia, we do the research for you, and we only carry CBD products that have been third-party tested. Our mission is to be your trusted resource to answer any questions you have, as well as ensure you are getting the best products available on the market for top quality and efficacy.  Unfortunately, product label claims are not always as reliable as we’d like them to be, so that’s why we research and only carry CBD products that have been third-party tested. We want you to be confident you are getting the best on the market.

To learn more, follow us on Facebook & Instagram. We will continue to share new developments and products with our TruCommunity.

Haley Hunt is Owner/Founder of Trulevia. As a registered nurse she has shifted her focus to cannabis health and education for people of all ages. Source: Boing Boing – Real Tested CBD

Anxiety Much?

With increased stresses, decreased cash flow, and the inability to leave our homes to get help, anxiety is prevalent even if you have never had symptoms before. Each one of us is different but we are all dealing with this together — that bonds us to each other. It gives us a clear understanding that we need to help each other.

This is a fact: CBD oil can help with anxiety.

It is not a “cure all” and we do not recommend you replace any prescription medications if you’re under a physician’s care. What we do know is that CBD affects the body in numerous ways. Studies suggest that cannabidiol’s influence on neurotransmitter systems, neural regeneration and a phenomenon called “extinction learning” are all keys to its efficacy.

“We created Trulevia to be a resource for people, especially women, for health and wellness options,” said Haley Hunt, owner, and registered nurse. “We understand that there is so much information and misinformation on CBD products out there, that weeding your way to find what’s truth is overwhelming.”

Ask us your questions! We are here to help and want to be your information resource. We can share our expertise as well as our own personal stories and client success stories with you to help you get the relief you need.

Follow us to learn more about how CBD oil helps with anxiety, depression, and can be part of a holistic health and wellness regime.

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