CBD, So What's All The Hype?

If you are anything like me, you are seeing ads and hearing about "CBD" products everywhere you turn. It is being added to creams, gummies, water, smoothies, even cocktails. It's hard to know what's what...

Well what can I tell you? I can tell you what I have witnessed. I am an oncology nurse, and while I have not seen CBD "cure" anyone (YET)- I have seen some amazing benefits. For about a year we have seen a rise in cannabis and CBD as therapeutic additions to traditional therapies. So lets talk about the things we have seen with CBD patients.

Cancer is a terrifying diagnosis. No one wants to hear they have the Big C! And here begins the anxiety. Anxiety is one of the best uses for CBD oil. Sorry xanax, but people are tossing you aside for this natural remedy and it is actually working!

Then there's nausea. A lot of patients going through chemotherapy or radiation to certain body parts experience nausea. Many patients are reporting a significant decrease in nausea from treatment with the use of CBD oil.

Then there is the BIG one- PAIN!!!! Who wants to be in pain? No one, absolutely no one. I've seen pain relief for patients with cancer related pain, treatment related pain, arthritis, chronic back pain, fibromyalgia, and neuropathy. It is a great anti-inflammatory.

I am very excited to keep observing and recording the benefits I am witnessing on a daily basis.

Can you imagine, not needing toxic narcotics or benzodiazepines for management of your pain and anxiety?

I think it is important to mention that while we have witnessed some amazing results in patients using CBD, we have also seen patients who report they did not feel any effect. (It is possible that it didn't work for them or it is possible that they never got to what a therapeutic dose for their body would have been.) Even more important to mention is that I have seen ZERO ill-effects from anyone trying CBD. So what do you have to lose?

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