From a symptom management perspective, there are several ways that cannabis may help with trauma.
Cannabis-based medicines have proved to
- drastically reduce some types of seizures, and compounds like non-intoxicating cannabidiol (CBD) also
- have demonstrated potent antidepressant and anti-anxiety effects in preclinical experiments.
The cannabis plant is also being considered as a safe and effective alternative to opioid painkillers, which are associated with high overdose rates and come with a variety of difficult side effects, including constipation and low sex drive.
Endocannabinoids are like the body’s own cannabis.
They are molecules that the body produces naturally, and cells in the nervous and immune systems use them to communicate.
One primary component in the cannabis plant, cannabidiol (CBD), works by increasing levels of the body’s own endocannabinoids. Meanwhile, THC, the compound responsible for the classic cannabis “high” works by taking the place of natural endocannabinoids in the body.
I am writing about this because I have had my prescrideb PROZAC at age 8 years old! And because of the violent mood swings, suiciadal thoughts and actions have chosen to keep him completely off prescribed medication.
When researching I am learning more and more CBD and homeopathy (holistic) treatment may be a better option.
Please feel free to comment or give your experiences. At this time we will start homeopathy and go from there.
To me? All natural is better than meds that will change the way the brain functions! I have witnessed a child be medicated and just like my son after trauma from restraints, that child is totally different. One of the meds prescribed damaged him forever!
It’s not worth trying any medications on the market.