Migraines are just about one of the worst pains a person can experience. Usually brought on by tension induced by prolonged stress, it can totally put a person out of commission, sometimes for several days.

Although there are a number of cures for migraines, ranging from rest in a dark room while listening to binaural beats to prescriptions, the middle way between rest and a pharmaceutical has been elusive. The body of evidence is not great enough yet to be conclusive, but it's looking like CBD might just be that middle way. And, with little to no side effects, it's worth a try regardless of the outcome.

CBD has been shown to relieve many of the side effects associated with acute migraines, including nausea. However, given that it has also been shown to reduce inflammation, and migraines are in large part attributable to inflammation, it may very well have a direct effect on migraine pain itself. You have probably also heard of acupuncture, reflexology, and massage targeting parts of the body that have a direct relationship to migraine pain. For instance, many women experience migraines during the premenstrual phase of their cycle and find that sacral massage often relieves migraine tension. The use of topical CBD-infused creams and oils may help increase the effect of these treatments and further alleviate tension and pain.

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