Can CBD Oil Help Treat Symptoms Of Migraines? – CBD Instead

Can CBD Oil Help Treat Symptoms Of Migraines?

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The exact cause of a migraine is unknown, though there is much speculation. The most general assumption is that there is abnormal activity in the brain that causes a temporary alteration in the nerve signals, blood flow in the brain, and its chemicals. Some researchers think it could be from endocannabinoid deficiency or abnormal inflammatory response ever since the discovery of the endocannabinoid system and its link to pain and neural activity.

What is a Migraine?

A migraine isn’t just a severe headache. It can be so physically traumatizing, that just hearing the word can bring on phantom symptoms. Migraines are described to be an utterly incapacitating collection of neural symptoms. Typically, the migraine only affects one side of the brain, but one in every three patients do experience it on both sides. These pain attacks can last from a few hours to a few days, and they can leave people unable to function normally in everyday activities. These attacks bring on multiple symptoms such as:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Visual disturbances
  • Extreme sensitivity to all senses
  • Tingling or numbness in extremities or face

Each symptom differs from person to person, and even between each attack. A migraine can move along the brain, causing different types of migraines for one patient.

How CBD Can Help

There is still much to learn about migraines like where they come from. It is still unknown if CBD can completely cure migraines, but there is plenty of evidence showing it may aid in the debilitating symptoms.


CBD elevates an endocannabinoid called anandamide. Anandamide helps with mood, sleep cycle, metabolism, and pain. By promoting this chemical, and calming down the overactive neurons, CBD has the ability to eliminate the feelings of pain. By using tinctures or hemp oil vapes, you might start to feel relief almost instantly.


CBD works with the body’s state of homeostasis. Homeostasis is the regulation of the body and what keeps it running normal and healthy. If something has disrupted homeostasis, CBD comes in and levels it out. CBD indirectly activates a compound called 5-HT1A which reduces the sensation of nausea.

Inflammation In The Brain

Inflammation occurs when the brain thinks something is infiltrating the body and needs to be eliminated. It sends immune cells into the bloodstream to find the target and take it out. This accumulation of immune cells is what causes inflammation. If there is no threat, CBD calms the immune cells down and stops them from spreading.

If you or your loved one are experiencing migraines and your standard treatment isn’t useful or has side effects that you don’t want to deal with anymore, you may want to try CBD instead. Visit our shop, we have high-quality tinctures and e-liquids that may help you get the relief you’ve been searching for.


Sarah Potts

Sarah Potts has been writing about the wonderful benefits of cannabis for CBD Instead since 2017. Medical cannabis has changed her life and her goal is to show others how it might help them as well.


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