For the sake of understanding a little bit about how CBD actually works to reduce pain, we need a little crash course on cannascience.
There is a system of cannabinoids in your body and brain. It’s called the endocannabinoid system.
This system governs appetite, memory, pain sensation, creativity, motor control, and many other sensations too.
So, when you feel pain anywhere in your body, it is likely that there is a lot of activity taking place between receptors in that area.
This is where your endocannabinoid system would kick into gear, restoring balance to the neuron/receptor war, and putting everything back into order.
Using CBD, whether through smoking, with oil, or with topical treatments, triggers some of the cannabinoid receptors in your body that would otherwise be kicked into gear when some healing is taking place.
It is just like giving your endocannabinoid system an extra boost for all the healing that it’s about to do.
This is how cannabis can be used to relieve some of the pain experienced during menstruation, and it is the same way that those dealing with injuries can use cannabis to deal with their pain.
Cannabinoids are also responsible for other things that could cause a decrease in pain factor, such as relaxation of the muscles.
Cannabis is well known to have a sedative or relaxing effect on the body and muscles.
During a heavy period, where the muscles are cramping regularly, CBD can assist in relieving those muscle cramps.