Years ago, no one would have believed that actual healing could come from the marijuana plant — especially healing for children. But a new report shows that THC and CBD Oil, in fact, help kids with motor disorders, explicitly treating spasticity and dystonia, sleep difficulties, pain severity, and general quality of life.
A Closer Look at the Methodology
For the study, which was approved by the Ethics Committee of the Wolfson Medical Center, in Holon, Israel, the researchers compared two cannabidiol (CBD) products enriched 5% oil formulation of cannabis. “[O]ne with 0.25% d-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) 20:1 group, the other with 0.83% THC 6:1 group,” write the study authors. Twenty patients completed the study, and they were between the ages of 1 and 17.
Hope on the Horizon
After five months, the researchers observed significant improvement in:
- Spasticity, a condition in which specific muscles are continuously contracted and cause stiffness or tightness, and which can interfere with normal movement, speech, and gait.
- Dystonia, which is a condition of involuntary muscle contractions that result in slow, repetitive movements, cramps, or abnormal posture.
- Sleep difficulties
- Intensity of pain
- Quality of life (QOL)
The findings were seen in the total study group, regardless of which treatment formulation they received. There were very few cases of adverse effects; two cases of worsening of seizures or behavioral changes, and one case of sleepwalking.
CBD is Nature’s Newest Doctor
Beyond motor disorder issues, many studies have pointed to the efficacy of CBD and medical cannabis as a reliable treatment for conditions such as chronic pain, Parkinson’s Disease, anxiety disorders, and more. The myriad health benefits and healing properties of CBD are widely known and studied more and more each day.
Thanks to CBD, suddenly people with debilitating life-long illnesses such as arthritis are at last finding some solace in pain management.
And even people without chronic illnesses are finding that taking CBD daily generally helps to quell inflammation and create a state of optimized balance.
“Crafting premium CBD and make it available to people who need it most is a mission I can get behind for the rest of my life,” says Casey Cooper, CEO, and Founder of Botanika Life. “Nothing matters more than one’s wellbeing and balance, and miraculously CBD is one of nature’s miracle keys to truly access both.”
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