by Isabelle Z, Natural News:
If you suffer from migraines or know someone who does, you’ll be familiar with the particular brand of debilitating pain that sets this type of headache apart from ordinary headaches. It might even be so strong that you have no choice but to put your life on hold until it passes. You might think that nothing works to help abate this excruciating pain. It’s true that migraines can be difficult to treat, but are you sure you’ve tried everything?
One often-overlooked treatment for migraines has just been shown in a study to work even better than migraine drugs: Cannabinoids. A study found that pills that contain these chemicals can reduce migraine pain by as much as 43.5 percent. Not only did it alleviate migraines, but it also helped curb stomach aches and muscle pain.
The study looked at 79 people who regularly suffer from cluster headaches and migraines. Some participants were given oral doses of two cannabis compounds each day for three months. The first compound, THC, is known for creating the psychological effects of cannabis, while the second compound, cannabidiol (CBD) has several therapeutic benefits including its antioxidant ability.