Medical Cannabis Services Australia

Migraines

Do you deal with extreme migraines?
Are you looking for an alternative
treatment option?

Medical Cannabis for Migraines

More than 80% of people have experienced migraines before the age of 35. While it usually starts between the ages of 30 and 40, some persons can develop symptoms in their teenage years. It is important to understand the differences between headaches and migraines. This is one of the first steps to reducing symptoms and finding relief. Sometimes headaches can lead to migraines as time goes on and OTC medicines simply do not work anymore.

As a migraine sufferer, you should know all the treatment options available. If medications and traditional therapies don’t help, you should consider alternative options, including those that involve medical cannabis.

Migraines and Headaches: What's the Difference?

Depending on the length and severity, headache can affect different areas. For example, it can occur in the area right behind the eyes, nape, temple, or forehead. While headaches usually go away in less than an hour, they can last for days sometimes.

There are different types of headaches, including:

  • A tension headache (the most common kind of headache) – This type of headache is characterized by dull, pesky pain around the scalp or forehead. It typically occurs a few times per month. Things like stress, fatigue, smoking, caffeine, strained eyes, and temperature changes can trigger a tension headache.
  • A sinus headache – As the name implies, this type of headache occurs in the sinus region. It usually occurs due to a sinus infection. The symptoms can include congestion,  high fever, and so on.
  • A cluster headache – This painful condition is characterized by one-sided (unilateral) pain centered over the forehead, one eye, or one temple.

Migraine tends to be much more severe than headaches. It causes a pulsing sensation or throbbing severe pain on one side of the head. Migraine attacks can last from a couple of hours to a couple of days. The triggers of migraine headaches can include stress, poor diet, alcohol, low blood sugar, menopause, injuries, insufficient sleep, changes in weather and temperature, etc. The common symptoms include:

  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Sensitivity to sound and light
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Pale skin
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Blurred vision

How Our Treatment Can Help with Migraines

Studies affirm the effectiveness of medical cannabis in treating migraines. It is believed that cannabidiol (CBD), an active ingredient found in the plant, can relieve migraine pain and reduce symptoms when used over several years. CBD oil comes in inhaled and edible forms. Whether you’re inhaling or ingesting it through supplements, oil, gummies or other edibles, rest assured that either method of consumption (inhalation and ingestion) will help you get migraine relief.

Your serotonin levels are likely to decrease when experiencing migraine headaches over a prolonged period of time. This can cause blood vessels in your brain to expand, which gives rise to throbbing or pain behind your eyes or in your temples. 

When entering your body, our treatment can increase and regulate serotonin levels. It binds with cells and receptors that have an impact on body functions and feelings. As a result, this can reduce stress, pain, and other symptoms of migraine. Get rid of migraine headaches naturally without using drugs.