Which One is Helpful in Treating MS or MS-like Symptoms?
MS and MS-like symptoms include pain, muscle spasms, inflammation, and many other unpleasant issues. The active ingredients in marijuana — THC and CBD — can reduce pain by reducing inflammation. They can also relax muscles and calm the central nervous system in general. Some research has even indicated that CBD and THC can coat the myelin sheath that makes protects receptors and makes it possible for the brain to receive the correct signals. Since one of the main characteristics of MS is that the body begins to attack the receptors and neurons, both the calming effect and the coating effect are helpful in treating the symptoms of MS.
Being in pain on an ongoing basis can create stress levels that are best described as “intolerable,” and which can intensify the existing pain. Since marijuana has a calming effect, the stress reduction alone is enough to reduce pain levels.