Let me let you in on a secret: hemp will help.
If you can believe it or not, it seems that most people that live in today’s world get their information from online. I grew up in the weird transitional time where we learned how to go to the library and turn to books for information, but then quickly ditched that for the computer instead.
So when I couldn’t figure out what else to do with my neck and shoulder pain, I turned to the internet. Let me give you a little bit of the back story. I’ve had tight shoulders and a tight neck for too long. I’ve started to notice it almost each and every day, even if I’m not doing any stressful activities. I believe that the tightness is there from a build-up of stress, exercise, and hunching over a computer for years. So although I only have a couple thousand peers in my Instagram community, I asked them what they do for neck and shoulder pain when it just doesn’t seem to budge with traditional “alternative” healing methods.
Now, I know what most of you are thinking:
Mentally let go of the stress that you’re carrying!
Trust me, I’m trying to do it all. While it is true that yoga, meditation, and mental/emotional work can release tension and loosen up the body, sometimes you just want the pain to go away sooner than later. Like a parental figure giving you a push as you set off on two-wheels for the first time, sometimes you just need that extra boost to get you going.
Within a couple hours of sharing my woes with the internet, a couple of my followers sent me a suggestion that I hadn’t thought of before: Try CBD Oil.
Don’t they only make that stuff in Colorado or California? Nope, it turns out CBD Oil is not only found in high elevation areas. CBD Oil can be ordered online from wherever you are in the United States. But, it is a grey area as to whether or not it’s legal in all 50 states. Different states have different laws that are still trying to be understood. So if you’re concerned, make sure to check out the rules in your specific area. Although CBD Oil comes from the marijuana plant, it doesn’t contain the THC that everyone’s worried about.
Let me explain. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the psychoactive component of cannabis, and keeping it under .3% classifies it as legal for educational and academic purposes according to federal law. Cannabis to be used for other purposes usually contains THC levels above .3%. With the higher THC levels there are psychoactive effects. But without it, there are not. CBD is just one of the 104 cannabinoid molecules found in the cannabis plant.
What’s it used for, then?
- Physical Pain Relief
- Anxiety, Stress, and Depression Reduction
- May Reduce Acne
- Beneficial to Heart Health
- Can Alleviate Cancer-Related Symptoms
CBD Oil can be found in different forms so the price varies. CBD Oil can come in foods and drinks, pills and capsules, and balms and lotions. Although I was a bit taken back by the cost of these products at first, it was totally worth it. They are much more popular (and common) that I had thought.
Why do I think CBD rub is so great? Well, even the smallest amount almost instantly offers me some sort of pain relief. All I do is dip my finger into the container and pull out a tiny amount of balm. I then apply it and massage the balm into the problem areas. The only thing left to do is to sit back and let it work its magic. The CBD Oil smells heavenly. As well, it creates that nice menthol tingly feeling. The bottles usually say something like “contains ingredients known to help prevent and relieve muscle pain, soreness, spasms, joint pain, nerve pain, and inflammation.” And that it does! Well, at least the pain relief, speaking from experience.
Next time that you just can’t seem to mediate the pain away, reach for a bottle of CBD Oil in balm form. You’ll be hempy that you did!
Author: Calen Ann Otto
Website Link: Wanderwoman.online
Edited by: CBD For Life