Using Cannabis to Treat Gynecological Conditions

Medical marijuana for women is here to stay. Multiple studies have concluded that cannabis and women’s health go together like a hot bath and a tincture of Broad Spectrum CBD.

A recent survey of female medical marijuana patients published by the Journal of Women’s Health concludes that women are more likely than men to base their health and wellness regimens on medical cannabis products and abandon pharmaceutical medication entirely in treating recurring ailments.

There is a reason that women who hold medical marijuana cards, more often than men, prefer medical cannabis to the exclusion of pharmaceutical chemicals. That reason, if you ask the women, is that medical marijuana products do what women want those products to do.

If you don’t already have your medical marijuana certificate from a qualified state doctor, you can get one with Leafwell today.

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Medical Cannabis for Obstetric and Gynecological Health

Science is beginning to acknowledge what medical marijuana proponents have recognized for decades: The analgesic, anticonvulsant, and anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis and cannabinoids are greatly effective in treating a range of chronic conditions.

These ameliorative properties of medical cannabinoids are why increasing numbers of women are obtaining medical marijuana cards and turning to cannabis for obstetric and gynecological health.

Any woman who anticipates painful periods, mood swings, insomnia and hot flashes associated with menopause, and endometriosis can find relief in the analgesic, anticonvulsant, and anti-inflammatory effects of medical marijuana.

How Women Can Use Cannabis for Gynecological Health

Menstrual discomfort is a universal recurring bane of female existence. For 5 to 10 percent of women, menstrual pain will become severe enough to interfere in the ability to function at work or home. Whether menstrual cramping is mild or excruciating, medical cannabis products can help. The analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of cannabinoids can function as an effective muscle relaxant.

Topical medical cannabis lotions and salves containing cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are designed to be rubbed directly into the skin of the pelvis. Topical medical marijuana products provide quick soothing relief.

An additional benefit of topically applied medical cannabis products is that they eliminate the worry of testing positive in any workplace drug screenings.

Medical Cannabis and Endometriosis

Medical cannabis topical products are excellent methods for applying CDB to control pelvic pain.

Up to 10 percent of women will experience the chronic autoimmune disease endometriosis. The condition, often undiagnosed, results in endometrial tissue building up outside the uterus. The pain is severe and can prevent sufferers from enjoying any positive quality of life. Doctors have commonly prescribed highly addictive opiates for the condition, when those doctors have succeeded in diagnosing it.

Before resorting to toxic and problematic pharmaceutical painkillers, or as an alternative to those painkillers, increasing numbers of medical-marijuana card holding women are turning to targeted CBD products designed specifically to address female pelvic pain.

Foria Wellness was among the first medical marijuana providers focusing on cannabis and women’s health. Foria’s “Relief” collection includes cannabis-based vaginal suppositories. Each Broad Spectrum CBD suppository “delivers 100mg of broad-spectrum CBD right where you need it.”

The Foria community, according to the company site, reports that Foria’s cannabis-based vaginal suppositories provide soothing “benefits for vaginismus, vulvodynia, interstitial cystitis, endometriosis, other pelvic and genital pain conditions, and relief of menopausal challenges.”

Medical Cannabis and Menopause

The analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of cannabinoids will provide obvious relief from the aches and insomnia associated with menopause.

Medical cannabis products also have potential to help lessen the impact of mood swings connected to the dropping estrogen levels of menopause.

The impact of estrogen upon the body’s endocannabinoids (naturally produced chemical compounds that bind to the same receptors as THC) is believed to play a role in mood stabilization. The affinity of THC and CBD for the same brain receptors favored by endocannabinoids is believed to be a factor in the scientifically observed efficacy of medical cannabis products in lowering anxiety and depression levels.

When using medical cannabis products for mood swings associated with menopause, make careful application and adjustment of dosage for best effects.

Cannabis and Female Sexual Health

A 2017 study titled “The Relationship between Marijuana Use Prior to Sex and Sexual Function in Women,” published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, observed positive effects of marijuana on female sexual functioning.

The study conceded that, “Scientific research on the effects of marijuana on sexual functioning in women, including libido, arousal, orgasm, and satisfaction, is limited.”

Nonetheless, most of the women included in the study who used marijuana before sexual activity “reported increases in sex drive, improvement in orgasm, decrease in pain, but no change in lubrication.”

Foria has an “Intimacy Collection” for the positives and failings in those findings. The company is not the only cannabis-wellness product provider servicing female sexual health. Foria is, however, one of the best-known producers and marketers of sexual enhancement through CBD products.

The company’s Awaken Arousal Oil with CBD, Intimacy Suppositories with CBD, Intimacy Natural Lubricant with CBD, Intimacy Botanical Vape Pen with CBD, and Intimacy Bath Salts with CBD & Cacao all attest to the fact that CBD and sexual wellness are excellent bedfellows.

In many areas, women are at the forefront of the push for legalized medical cannabis. Women’s business and personal interests are leading research and development of specific marijuana-based wellness products. Women entrepreneurs in the medical-cannabis fields are launching and maintaining cannabis-infused beauty and wellness product lines at a rate that men should only admire and applaud.

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Written by
Allan MacDonell
Allan MacDonell

Allan MacDonell’s work has been featured in publications ranging from Dazed and Confused UK to the New York Times and Washington Post. He is the author of Prisoner of X, Punk Elegies and Now That I Am Gone, and was a founding editorial director at online outlets including Buzznet, TakePart and Kindland. MacDonell views teaming with Leafwell as an opportunity to encourage the emerging role of legal cannabis as a highly effective medical treatment.

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