My wife has rheumatoid arthritis in her hands. Will cannabis help her with the pain?


Your wife may experience relief with medical marijuana for this ailment. These autoimmune disorders result in painful inflammation that can be debilitating. Research supports CBD in particular as a novel approach to this disease.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2828614/

NP Joshua


Hello,
A paper published by the University of South Carolina, School of Medicine, stated that "the fact that both Cannabinoid-1 and Cannabinoid-2 receptors have been found on immune cells suggests that cannabinoids play an important role in the regulation of the immune system." They found that when THC was administered, immune cell activity was reduced, which is to say that inflammation was reduced.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2828614/
In a study with potentially profound implications, researchers concluded that, similar to THC, "CBD, through its combined immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory actions, has a potent anti-arthritic effect" which may even "block the progression of arthritis."
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10920191
Further, a very recently published study concluded that "topical CBD application has therapeutic potential for relief of arthritis pain-related behaviors and inflammation without evident side-effects."
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4851925/
Perhaps most interesting, human synovial fluid (fluid in the joints which reduces friction) from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid joints — but not from healthy joints — contained the endocannabinoids¬† 2-ag and anandamine, which suggests that endocannabinoids are produced at the site of tissue injury to reduce inflammation.
https://arthritis-research.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/ar2401

drkim


Hello,
I agree with NP Joshua, cannabis should help alleviate rheumatoid arthritis pain. Here are a few other relevant studies:

  • A paper published by the University of South Carolina, School of Medicine, stated that "the fact that both Cannabinoid-1 and Cannabinoid-2 receptors have been found on immune cells suggests that cannabinoids play an important role in the regulation of the immune system." They found that when THC was administered, immune
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2828614/
  • In a study with potentially profound implications, researchers concluded that, similar to THC, "CBD, through its combined immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory actions, has a potent anti-arthritic effect" which may even "block the progression of arthritis."
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10920191
  • A very recently published study concluded that "topical CBD application has therapeutic potential for relief of arthritis pain-related behaviors and inflammation without evident side-effects."
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4851925/
  • Perhaps most interesting, human synovial fluid (fluid in the joints which reduces friction) from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid joints — but not from healthy joints — contained the endocannabinoids¬† 2-ag and anandamine, which suggests that endocannabinoids are produced at the site of tissue injury to reduce inflammation.
    https://arthritis-research.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/ar2401

drkim


Cannabis has been shown to work well to help alievate pain associated with Rheumatoid arthritis.

THC seems to work best for pain and CBD for Inflammation.

I would recommend trying transdermal patches or edibles for longer lasting effects

BartSmart


It maybe worth exploring topical CBD products for this pain. As Dr. Kim wrote "A very recently published study concluded that "topical CBD application has therapeutic potential for relief of arthritis pain-related behaviors and inflammation without evident side-effects."
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4851925/
A number of studies are showing topical products have low side-effects, but provide effective releif. HelloMD is offering a number of topical CBD products now to select from.

Jtonani

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