CBD (more formally known as cannabidiol) is a non-intoxicating component of the hemp or cannabis plant. CBD works in the body’s own endocannabinoid system and regulates a wide range of biochemical actions.
CBD Therapy at Wholeness Health
CBD (more formally known as cannabidiol) is a non-intoxicating component of the hemp or cannabis plant. CBD works in the body’s own endocannabinoid system and regulates a wide range of biochemical actions. In the last five years we have witnessed explosive growth in CBD research and also wide spread public interest. The anti-inflammatory effect is well documented and it also appears to help modulate pain control pathways.
CBD can be sourced from either hemp or cannabis. The main difference is that hemp is regulated to contain only trace amounts of THC (the intoxicating ingredient). THC generally can make people more anxious or paranoid in addition to a range of other effects. CBD, on the other hand, has a calming effect on the central nervous system and can actually treat seizures. In reviewing the effects on the central nervous system, CBD and THC have nearly opposite (and in many ways complementary) effects. At Wholeness, we only prescribe hemp derived CBD to reduce any concerns about intoxication or impairment.
The practitioners at Wholeness have been extremely impressed with the value of CBD in treating psychiatric disorders. Over the last five years we have published four (soon to be five) peer reviewed studies involving CBD in mental health. These studies are available for you to review on the link below. These studies show that CBD reduces anxiety in our patients and helps with the treatment of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and emotional trauma. We have also found that CBD can reduce social anxiety and support the treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). It may also be beneficial in treating psychosis or thought disorder.
Frequently Asked Questions
Research Studies on CBD
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