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How Cannabis Helps with Menstruation Pain

Bloating, cramps, pains, and aches are just a few of the dreaded symptoms accompanying the menstrual cycle, commonly referred to as the period. Normally, the symptoms and discomfort are manageable enough to continue with normal life and daily routine but for some women, the experience is so severe that carrying out daily routine is very difficult. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is responsible for the emotional and physical symptoms in the days leading up to the cycle, with irritability, cravings and mood swings being commonly experienced. When such a glorious rite is causing pain and inconvenience, women turn to over the counter medications to ease the discomfort. Well ladies, turn away from over the counter pharmaceutical medication and say hello to cannabis. Marijuana is being used to treat many ailments and conditions and the menstrual cycle is no different.

Before we get into how cannabis can help you with your cycle. Let’s have a look at the power of femininity. Being female is being a symbol of reproduction and creativity. Women and cannabis used for consumption have that in common. Only the female form of cannabis can produce the buds which we consume and use for all its beneficial properties and women can grow, house and birth offspring. Females have the divine purpose of nurturing those around them and to nurture is to provide love, influence, care, support, encouragement, and protection. Women and cannabis are both unparalleled in their beauty and often have their power and significance undervalued. Society is due to give women and cannabis their due. Throughout history, women and cannabis have to face dire consequences for being powerful and monumentally influential. Cannabis was deemed illegal and had received a negative stigma, while women were condemned and sometimes even banished, or burnt. But this is a new world and we own our strength, influence, power, and significance. In that spirit, women, here is how the female cannabis plant can be just as significant to you, as you are to the survival of humans. 

Cannabis has a very long history of being a medicine for women making it astonishing that medical experts are so hesitant to consider it for our periods. The feminine pairing of cannabis and the cycle go back far and wide. Director of Research and Development of the International Cannabis and Cannabinoid Institute, Ethan Russo, states that cannabis for women’s health dates back to the 16th century in China, where it was commonly administered to women for their periods. 

Symptoms that cannabis can treat during your menstrual cycle:

  • Cramps
  • Headaches
  • Bloating
  • Mood swings
  • Aching and painful muscles
  • Breast tenderness
  • Changes in appetite and cravings
  • Abdominal pain

The cannabinoids in the female cannabis plant bind with the cannabinoids that our bodies produce naturally to:

  • Relieve pain and cramps
  • Subsides anxiety, stress and depression
  • Increase your appetite while boosting your metabolism to ensure that you essentially metabolize the increase in food consumption without picking up much weight
  • Drastically reducing strength and frequency of headaches and migraines
  • Stimulates a “feel good” mood through the Anandamide neurotransmitter
  • Act as an anti-inflammatory, muscle-relaxant and a vascular-relaxant 

Cannabis for this purpose can be consumed through common methods such as smoking a jay or through less common measures such as a THC and CBD rich ointment, gel or oil. If you do not want to get high, using the less common measures will provide you with the benefits without getting high. However, using ointments, gels or oils provide location-specific benefits and therefore needs to be applied to all the required areas. Micro-dosing is another effective option which requires the minimal amount of cannabis for optimal relief. Micro-dosing cannabis helps you stay medicated throughout the day while minimizing unwanted effects. 

Accept your power and significance as a female, accept the strength you have for the regular endurance of the widely dreaded, but miraculous, menstrual cycle. Take the female cannabis plant for all its’ beneficial properties and control your cycle experience. Steer away from pharmaceutical medication with side effects, and towards the most beneficial herbal solution. Transform your menstrual cycle from a dreaded, uncomfortable and painful experience to one that is controlled, empowering and celebrated. 

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