Guest Post – Jacqui Childs
Several months ago, I decided that I was going to live pharma free. My main concern was managing my crohns, a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines, especially the colon and ileum, associated with ulcers and fistulae. Since Crohns is an inflammatory disease and I had heard CBD helps with inflammation , I thought I’d give it a try!
I quit pharmaceuticals “cold turkey”, which I don’t recommend! I began taking CBD oil to help alleviate my pain and inflammation, a few small drops under my tongue before bed. As I progressed, I ate my CBDs in “infused” foods, I bathed in CBD bath bombs and juiced fresh cannabis leaves ( I was NEVER returning to pharmaceuticals, yes I said NEVER).
In the beginning I didn’t notice anything…I was too busy sweating out the 9 years of pharmaceuticals! After a few weeks, what I did notice, was I wasn’t sick! Hmmm, I guess CBD was helping. Oh, and by the way, I wasn’t high all the time. I wasn’t high at all actually, because CBD doesn’t get you high! CBD has no psychoactive affect.
When you have a “disease”, you have to find a good doctor and put all your trust in them and the medical profession. I believed what I was told and didn’t give it a second thought, that is until my body started failing me in so many other ways. My favorite way to add cannabis to my system is suppositories, definitely a cringe worthy word for most people, but those little suckers have been my saving grace. They can be expensive, often as much as 20.00 each, so I made my own.
The suppository works by putting the CBD closer to the source of your pain or discomfort, they work both vaginally, and anally, which is the perfect way to #medicate when dealing with Crohns. You are also able to take in larger quantities of CBD and THC, (THC is the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis) because the psychoactive properties of the THC don’t pass your liver.
As with any new regime, it’s trial and error and everyone’s results will be different. Taking control of my health and wellness, and using plant medicine has been a very positive and exciting journey. Now just over a year pharma free, and thanks to CBD, I’m on a positive path to health and wellness.
We’ve all said “I wish there was magic pill”, well there is a magic plant, cannabis, and thanks to legalization and the many growers like canalief.ca we have greater access to the “magic plant” that is not only saving my life but improving my quality of life as well. We’ve only just scratched the surface when it comes to medical cannabis, and as time goes on, I can’t even imagine what new ways we’ll be able to incorporate cannabis into our lives. Since I’m still considerably new to the cannabis community, I’m curious to hear how others have used cannabis to help manage their ailments.
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