One of the oldest recorded uses of medicinal cannabis was for sores, wounds and bruises. Greek writers, in the 1st Century BCE, record the use of cannabis for treating sores, bruises and wounds in horses and in humans.
Well, here we are in 2018 and we are rediscovering the healing power of topical cannabis in the form of CBD. Topical CBD cream is fast becoming the go to for the painful side effects of radiation therapy, (RAD). Cancer patients are reporting how the use of CBD cream, before, during and after radiation therapy, reduced their side effects dramatically.
Kendra G., a breast cancer “thriver“ used CBD cream during her radiation. She says,
“My recovery from RAD was very quick, and I have very little pigmentation damage. So, although I have no way of knowing how my skin would have reacted without the cream, all I know is that everyone I came across has blisters and places where their skin was no longer intact. Although really red, my skin stayed together and recovered without much damage left behind”.
This is a huge breakthrough for the many people that opt for conventional cancer treatment that includes chemotherapy and radiation. Many mastectomy patients also discover that CBD cream has the ability to treat the bruises associated with their breast reconstruction surgery. Kendra also shared the following from her experience,
“Last week I finally had my exchange surgery where they took out my expander, and put in implants. The side where I had my mastectomy has very little bruising, but my non/cancer side was horrible. So I began putting Canna Cream everywhere that wasn’t covered in tape and bandages. The worst spot was along my bra line, extending about 4” around my ribs. In just two days, the bruises not covered by the tape started to turn color and heal. The areas under the tape are still dark purple. It’s amazing!
I’ve attached pictures for you to see.
I tell everyone I encounter that is undergoing treatment, and many that are not, about how great your product is. My plastic surgeon was so pleased at how quickly and beautifully my skin healed after RAD. Made her job easier!
I’ll be showing these photos to her when I see her on Tuesday to get my bandages off. Hopefully she can recommend it to all of her patients”.
Kendra was able to use CBD Cream throughout her entire cancer treatment protocol. She applied the CBD Cream to the skin on the area of her treatments, before, during and after radiation. This allowed all of the anti inflammatory, pain relief (analgesic) and antibacterial properties of CBD to both strengthen the skin and bring it to homeostasis (balance), preparing the skin for the damaging effects of radiation. The anti inflammatory property of CBD plays a very significant role in healing of bruises, burns and wounds.
After reconstruction surgery Kendra’s use of CBD cream provided both the reduction of the inflammation and the pain relief so that the body could quickly repair the ruptured blood vessels (bruises).
Obviously, the results that women experience with using CBD Cream after reconstructive breast surgery also applies to other surgery rehabilitation treatments. Let’s face it; if you have to go under the knife, for anything, there will be a healing process afterwards.
Many people have found that using CBD topically on the area of the surgery and taking it internally can deliver powerful results. A few drops of CBD Oil under your tongue in the morning, afternoon and at night, along with a topical application on and around the area, are often enough to ease the pain associated with healing after surgery. The rule for dosing with CBD is always “less is more’, so, you need to adjust according to your body and condition. Also, CBD has a cumulative effect, meaning, it builds up in the body and benefits are often experienced even more powerfully over time.
How Does CBD work in the body?
There is a lot of science in the explanation of ‘how’ CBD works both topically and internally. However, if you understand the basic biological mechanism that CBD activates in the body and on the skin, it becomes clear how CBD can play a role in helping and healing a vast number of conditions.
The human body has what is called the endogenous cannabinoid system. This is quite possibly the most essential system in creating and sustaining human health.
Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body in the connective tissues, organs, glands, and immune cells. The endocannabinoid system performs different tasks in each cell and all of the tissues. The objective of all of these tasks, however, is always the same, homeostasis; which is known simply as balance or the maintaining of a stable internal environment.
When the body is injured or goes through the physical and mental trauma of surgery, the primary goal is to bring the body to a state of stability. A body in homeostasis is a healthy body. CBD Oil and Cream are powerful facilitators in that process.
What do we really know about CBD?
What we know so far about CBD and it’s ability to be an aid in the healing of bruises, burns, wounds and RAD burns is, it works! The anecdotal evidence is vast, global and increasing daily. What the ancients knew, we are re-discovering with a modern twist. We now have the ability to isolate the various components or properties of the cannabis plant. This gives us the advantage of using the non-psychoactive cannabidiol, CBD, in treatments for an ever-increasing list of maladies.
We are witnessing a ‘turning of the tide’ in scientific research into the multitude of medicinal benefits of cannabis and CBD isolate. The uplifting part of all of this is that thousands of people are able to naturally treat the horrible side effects of radiation, chemotherapy and other cancer treatment protocols, with amazing success. Since cancer has reached epic proportions in our society, this is an epic win for cancer ‘thrivers’ like Kendra G. When we hear these success stories we are all inspired!
What experience have you had with using CBD for Bruises, wounds and RAD burns?
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