Many people suffer frequently from headaches, but when a migraine attacks, it’s an entirely different ball game as it is accompanied by throbbing head pain, nausea and vomiting and makes you feels as if you’ve gone head-on with a semitrailer. It can completely spoil your day and disable you from doing anything. Migraines are defined as a severe, painful headache that can be preceded or accompanied by sensory warning signs such as flashes of light, blind spots, tingling in the arms and legs, nausea, vomiting, and increased sensitivity to light and sound. Statistics reveal that more than 37 million people suffer from migraines, 13% of whom are adults in the U.S. Migraine are triggered by: Allergies, Irregular environments such as bright lights or loud noises, Party lights and even strong smells, stress (work related, depression, tension, and even physical stress), Sleep, and Change of diet.
Migraine Treatment with Cannabis
Treating a migraine is a difficult task but however traditional medications have been developed to treat migraines, such as pain relievers (Aspirin or ibuprofen), Triptans (Frova and Imitrex), Egrots not forgetting the dreadful Opioid medications which contain narcotics (codeine). However, if you suffer from migraines and have access to medical marijuana then it could be an ideal solution for you. Due to the fact there are so many different weed strains out there, marijuana users are often confused on which strains to chose. This article looks at five Best marijuana Strains for Instant Migraine Relief:
OG Kush Marijuana Strain
This marijuana strain is quite common and can be found in nearly everywhere. This strain has powerful sedative effects and really takes off the edge and also helps to combat symptoms associated with migraines. This strain is a hybrid cannabis strain with 20% THC content, which will take your mind off your migraine. This strain will provides a double effect of relief and happiness due to its high THC levels which gives an immediate relief but the CBD also helps to support reducing the pain long term.
ACDC Marijuana Strain
This is a great marijuana strain for those looking for a solution but don’t want to get high. ACDC is a sativa dominant high CBD strain with a 1:20 THC/CBD ratio, with CBD levels that can reach as high as 19%. The strain is known for reducing inflammation, making it effective at reducing the symptoms of migraines, for combating anxiety and depression. This strain has a low THC content, thus a psychoactive high will never occur. ACDC is rich in CBD, strange but pleasant marijuana strain with a sweet and earthy scent providing a happy and calm feeling which is perfect for treating chronic pains such as migraines. This strain is also ideal for the treatment of anxiety, multiple sclerosis, seizures, nausea, tumours and tremors.
Harlequin Marijuana Strain
Harlequin is a 75% Sativa dominant hybrid strain with a 5:2 CBD/ THC ratio. This strain usually has about 4-7% THC and 8-16% CBD and produces the feeling of clear-headed and alertness which is very helpful for people with high levels of pain associated with their migraines as it has a balance of THC and CBD allowing for good pain relief without an intense high. This strain is relaxing, but non-sedative and should be used before the migraine becomes full blown so that the impact of the THC and the CBD can do it’s magic. The THC leaves you mildly buzzin’ and helps with the pain
Purple Kush Marijuana Strain
Purple Kush is a pure Indica strain that emerged from Oakland through a cross breed between Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani Cross. It contains 17-22% THC and 0.07-0.1% CBD. This strain is an ideal solution for migraines as it induces a numbing sensation that is bound to put you out for the count. Users report that apart from making them smile when they look at this beautiful strain, it’s ingredients will do wonders, if used correctly. The THC soothes the intensity of your migraine as long as you are experiencing the euphoric high and this strain is best used before bed or if you have the time to relax and wait off your migraines.
Remedy is an Indica marijuana strain is a powerful remedy for migraines. It is similar to ACDC and contains barely any THC and normally has around 15% CBD. This strain is known for producing a relaxing, mellow feeling which is sometimes exactly what is needed to combat a painful migraine. This strain is not common in every dispensary but it is one that should be on your list. Just like other strains, it is advisable to catch the migraine before it knocks you out for the count and Remedy is a strain that will instantly combat your migraine but won’t put you out of action.
This does not mean that you should rush out to your local dispensary and pick up a few cannabis strains cannabis consumption should be done responsibly and whenever you are trying new strains, make sure you start off slow and similar to all new things it’s advisable to consult with marijuana professional.