Marijuana Can Help Ease Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Researchers are now pushing the benefits of medical marijuana as the leading treatment for fibromyalgia relief.

Fibromyalgia is the chronic pain and sleep disturbances can now be helped by using medical marijuana.

Patients have been struggling to find a cure or at least a pain relief. Most pharmaceutical prescriptions have bad side effects or negative results.

Health care professionals have a difficult time diagnosing Fibromyalgia. 5 to 12 million of Americans (mostly women) experience symptoms. Fibromyalgia is also known as the myofascial pain syndrome.  The cause is still unknown.


Sun Times reported that medical marijuana can potentially provide a better pain relief or even a cure for the fibromyalgia. Traditional medicine has already failed some patients with the condition, thus the opted to try medical marijuana.

Marijuana – through CBD connectors impact pain signals sent from both peripheral nerves and the spinal cord.

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) offered medical marijuana as an alternative way to manage the effects of fibromyalgia. An effective alternative for most patients, medical marijuana counteracts the disease’s symptoms including fatigue, insomnia, chronic pain and restless legs.

“Marijuana has been a medicine for 5,000 years,” Donald I. Abrams, MD told NORML. “That’s a lot longer than it hasn’t been a medicine.”

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