Marijuana- Drug or a Pain Killer?
We generally tend to believe that Medical Marijuana/Weeds are about getting high, smoking, drugs etc. This belief or say stigma is strong enough to put the thought aside that whether Marijuana can actually treat PMS. But Cannabis is not just a drug to get high, it may work as a pain killer too. It reduces the awareness of the pain to your conscious mind relaxes your smooth muscles of the body.
History of Marijuana as a Menstrual cramp relief
Historic substantiation proves that women have been using Marijuana to treat pains for a long years ago. For instance:
- A translation of an Arab text of 9th century states that Cannibis seeds were used to “treat migraine, calm uterine pains, and prevent miscarriage.”
- Persia texts from 11th century and 13th century and a Chinese text from 1596, give the evidences of women using cannabis flowers for “menstrual disorders.”
- In 1890s, a royal physician named, Sir Joshua Reynolds prescribed the same to Queen Victoria of England for treatment of menstrual cramps.
What Research says about using Marijuana?
Though there are very little research is available regarding the treatment of Menstrual cramp with Marijuana, if used in small amount, it may work effectively to provide you relief from cramps and labour pain too.
The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre organised a research under the guidance of Dr. Mark Ware. The Marijuana users patients were compared to the non-users in order to see the effects.
“Our data show that daily cannabis users had no greater risk than non-users (control group) to experience serious adverse events. We found no evidence of harmful effects on cognitive function, or blood tests among cannabis consumers and we observed a significant improvement in their levels of pain, symptom distress, mood and quality of life compared to controls.”
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) cannabis does not cause any chromosomal or genetic damage. Even the the NHS National Teratology Information Service found no specific malformations if used in pregnancy to reduce labour pain.
Marijuana might be the end of your periods cramp
Though we know lots of method to get relief from menstrual cramp, but not everything works for everyone. In USA like countries women have started using Marijuana Tampons to get relief from menstrual cramps. Floria, which is a medical Marijuana is legal in 24 states of USA.
What women have to say?
Women who have been using Medical Marijuana products say that they have a good experience with these medical weeds. According to them, the awareness regarding these medicines should be raised. So that women could get rid of crampy PMS.
Is it safe?
Yes, After conducting the above research, Dr. Mark’s team concluded that patients who used marijuana had a safe profile. But they were under the constant monitoring of treatment program. So it is highly advised to consult your physician before taking any medicine. It may also be used to treat various chronic pain.