Seventy-six percent of women with endometriosis use self-care strategies to manage their pain and other symptoms. (Armour, et al., 2019). In a recent study out of Australia, women with endometriosis related chronic pelvic pain reported that four self-care activities had the most positive effects on their pain: “Cannabis, heat, hemp/CBD oil, and dietary changes were the most highly rated in terms of self-reported effectiveness in pain reduction (with mean effectiveness of 7.6, 6.52, 6.33, and 6.39, respectively, on a 10-point scale).” (Armour, et al., 2019)
Since people with endometriosis are using self-care strategies, we want to be sure to educate them on the most effective strategies. And, since CBD, hemp and cannabis product production is still the wild west, we want to support them with products from skilled producers with integrity, third party testing and other standards in place.
I sat down with my colleague, Dr. Mary Clifton, an expert in the medical usage of CBD and cannabis, to learn more.
You can watch our interview below:
I also spoke with top CBD researcher, Dr. Michael Lewis on Concussion and the use of CBD oil in healing the brain from traumatic injuries. He is one of the top United States Military researchers on CBD oil for traumatic injury. And, since all pain signaling – acute and chronic – involves brain health, I highly recommend you also watch my conversation with Dr. Lewis.
Armour, M., Sinclair, J., Chalmers, K. J., & Smith, C. A. (2019). Self-management strategies amongst Australian women with endometriosis: a national online survey. BMC complementary and alternative medicine, 19(1), 17. doi:10.1186/s12906-019-2431-x