Although we are only at the very beginning stages of understanding how cannabidiol (CBD) can benefit public health, the potential is significant: mitigating symptoms of chronic pain, anxiety, and insomnia are just several that come to mind. However, Daniel Fung, once of Waterford, CT and a leading extractor in the MMJ industry, says that some of the most promising research shows a clear link between CBD and epilepsy treatment.
Epilepsy is a condition that one in 26 Americans will suffer from at some point in their lives. Epilepsy is characterized by the onset of seizures but other health problems may manifest as well. Unfortunately, its effects are most pronounced in children as 34% of all childhood deaths are caused either by a seizure or by an accident that occurs during a seizure. Overall epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder overall.
We currently do not have a standard treatment protocol for epilepsy because every case is unique. Although it can be triggered by a brain injury or the result of family history, the cause will often be unknown. This makes treatment even more difficult. While some will find a cocktail of drugs that work or simply grow out of it, the truth is that others will have to deal with the lifelong recurrent threat.
Daniel Fung Wonders if CBD Is an Answer for Those Who Are Suffering with Epilepsy?
There have been numerous success stories that have shown how CBD has helped children and adult control their epilepsy symptoms. Although cannabis is a Schedule 1 drug, the DEA is beginning to loosen the reigns to study the plant for its medicinal effects. However, only a small portion of patients currently have excess to the clinical trials currently going on investigating CBD-rich cannabis.
From what we have seen so far, according to researchers, CBD has had a beneficial impact on some types of seizures, and researchers will see if patients may benefit from products that contain a combination of CBD/THC if they don’t respond to those with just CBD. As the endocannabinoid system, which affects nearly all of the body’s major systems including the nervous system, can be regulated by cannabinoids found in cannabis, Daniel Fung of Waterford, CT says it makes sense that CBD may be a potential treatment solution for epilepsy and other chronic conditions