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Cannabis pain patch
A cannabinoid-infused patch to combat fibromyalgia-related pain may soon be available? Photo Source: 123RF.com.
Cannabis Science Announces Update on Proposed DPI Inhalation Device, CBD Infused Pain Patch, and Extends Praise for President Trump’s Support of Medical Cannabis, Nationwide. Cannabis Science. http://www.cannabisscience.com/index.php/news-media/cbis-latest-news/831-cannabis-science-announces-update-on-proposed-dpi-inhalation-device-cbd-infused-pain-patch-and-extends-praise-for-president-trump-s-support-of-medical-cannabis-nationwide. Released February 24, 2017. Accessed April 19, 2017.
Past studies on cannabis’ effectiveness with fibromyalgia are particularly promising. A 2010 study showed that a cannabis-based drug improved sleep in fibromyalgia patients. A 2014 online survey by the National Pain Foundation and National Pain Report revealed that medical marijuana more effectively treats fibromyalgia than the three prescription fibromyalgia drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Of the respondents who tried cannabis for their pain, 62% said it was very effective at managing their fibromyalgia symptoms, while 33% said it helped a little, and only 5% said it didn’t help at all.
Marijuana Rated Most Effective for Treating Fibromyalgia. National Pain Report Web site. http://nationalpainreport.com/marijuana-rated-most-effective-for-treating-fibromyalgia-8823638.html. Published April 21, 2014. Accessed April 19, 2017.
While more research is necessary to fully understand cannabis’ long-term impact on people with fibromyalgia, it may be an option to ease your chronic pain. Before starting any treatment—whether mainstream or alternative—speak with your doctor to make sure it’s a safe option for you.
After entering the bloodstream, the cannabinoid extract in the patch goes to the central nervous system to reduce pain. High-potency cannabinoid extract acts as a pain reliever and anti-inflammatory agent—its pain-killing properties are similar to the natural painkillers produced in your body. Cannabinoids are so effective at reducing swelling and pain that some studies have found it more effective than traditional pharmaceutical anti-inflammatories.
The application of the drug through the skin has benefits over other types of medicines that are administered orally or intravenously, for example. The patch provides a controlled dose of medication that is also carefully released. The patch may release the medication by using a porous membrane that encourages a gradual release of medication into the skin, or through adding medication within the adhesive that melts from the patient’s own body heat.
Henriques C. Cannabis Science Develops Pain Patches for Fibromyalgia Patients. Fibromyalgia News Today Web site. https://fibromyalgianewstoday.com/2016/11/04/cannabis-science-announces-pharmaceutical-development-of-pain-patch-for-patients-with-diabetic-nerve-pain-and-fibromyalgia. Published November 4, 2016. Accessed April 19, 2017.
The cannabinoid pain patch, which is manufactured by a company called Cannabis Science, does not yet have a firm U.S. release date (though dispensaries in Los Angeles are expected to be the first to receive it). Cannabis is not legal at the federal level, but 26 states and the District of Columbia have laws broadly legalizing marijuana in some form.
The cannabis patch will deliver high-potency cannabinoid extract through a transdermal adhesive patch.
Cannabis pain patch
THC is what makes people feel high, but it’s also what provides the body with a variety of different health benefits such as an increased appetite for cancer patients.
In a press release, announcing the new pain patch, Cannabis Science SEO Raymond Dabney noted:
Much of the cannabis studies revolve around tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the cannabinoids of marijuana.
According to researchers at the University of Michigan:
And a California-based company called Cannabis Science has recently come out with a revolutionary new topical application of cannabis— a cannabis-infused transdermal patch that you can put on your skin to allow it to deliver powerful pain-relieving medicine.
“[patients] also reported fewer side effects from their medications and a 45-percent improvement in quality of life since using cannabis to manage pain…”
It’s the second most prevalent cannabinoid in marijuana, and some studies have shown that it may outperform traditional medication when treating chronic pain.
Another cannabinoid in marijuana (among the 85 of them) is cannabidiol (CBD), which isn’t psychoactive at all, and provides the body with pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties.
Patients suffering from fibromyalgia and diabetic neuropathy can now find pain relief with a simple cannabis pain patch.
Patients suffering from fibromyalgia and diabetic neuropathy can now find pain relief with a simple cannabis pain patch.