Published on: 01/5/17
Joplin residents who experienced the tragedy of a tornado recently, agree on CBD oil helping them cope with PTSD, anxiety and pain.
Four states interviewed a couple of interesting members of the Joplin community and discovered that they all endorse the benefits of CBD oil for anxiety and other conditions.
One such Joplin resident, Conni Womack and her husband, were in the tornado. She says after the event, there was some serious post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the Joplin community. Most people were prescribed Zoloft, but it just made her feel weird, so she decided not to take it.
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Social worker Mindy Miller, explains that the people affected thought she liked Zoloft as a treatment. Meantime, she was aware of the side effects and was looking for something more natural without the negative side effects, but with the same efficacy.
Conni opted for the more natural route and started on CBD oil for anxiety that she got from the local health food store. Owner of the establishment, Suzanna Nelson, has been selling CBD oil for over a year in Joplin. She says many of her customers use it for anxiety and pain, or for PTSD.
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CBD oil won’t make you “high”
Suzanna says she tells her customers CBD oil is derived from cannabis but contains almost no THC, the derivative that makes you feel the euphoric “high” when it is smoked. Conni Womack says the CBD oil helps her relax, calms her down, but also gives her energy.
CBD oil is an effective painkiller
Another health practitioner of Joplin, Dr. Joe Schneller, a chiropractor, says CBD oil is very beneficial. It is a painkiller, and a very effective painkiller. He has been studying the effects of CBD oil for some time and the only drawback that worries him is that it might be addictive. He says the problem is that although it doesn’t make you high, it makes you feel so good you can easily become dependent on it.
Dr. Schneller’s other concern is how his colleagues perceive CBD oil. Many people can’t believe CBD won’t make you high, and that it is really safe. He says people just can’t see the difference between CBD oil containing no THC and smoking weed. Even if you drank gallons of the stuff, you still won’t get high.
Listen to your body
Conni does not agree on the addiction concern. She says as long as you listen to your body and you need it, you take it. The day will come when your body tells you “I have had enough of this particular thing”. She used it for a few months and then felt she didn’t need it anymore. It helped with her anxiety; it helped with a “few other things”, and it cleared her head. The biggest bonus she says was the energy she gained from using CBD oil.
CBD oil for anxiety
Conni Womack, might have a great point for consideration, and Prof. Mechoulam, the scientist who discovered the endocannabinoid system in humans, might agree. Once the natural balance of the body is restored, there would be no need for the cannabidiol (CBD).
Conni believes that CBD oil for anxiety will restore the natural state of calm through the stimulation of serotonin receptors, and once this balance is restored there will be no need for the oil. But this takes some intrinsic intuition, or as Conni says, “listening to one’s own body”.
Disclaimer: Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of Endoca and its staff. This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or cure. Endoca CBD products have not been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).