Treating Chronic Lyme with CBD Oil
October 3, 2017 | Lava Love
But that’s not all!
Research also shows that CBD may be helpful in relieving the symptoms associated with chronic Lyme disease, including headaches and nerve and joint pain. So while CBD is healing Lyme at a deep level by acting against unwanted bacteria in the body and healing the nervous system it’s also treating the symptoms that make life difficult for Lyme sufferers.
And even more than that, CBD is being used to help alleviate the anxiety and depression associated with chronic illnesses such as Lyme. That’s because the cannabinoids contained in CBD oil have shown to significantly improve pain and anxiety that are not always addressed by more mainstream treatments. By interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system, CBD has shown to play and important role in regulating the immune system and suppressing inflammatory responses.
By the time Lava Love founder Elisabeth Dunham tried full spectrum hemp oil for Lyme disease she’d been suffering with the condition for more than a decade. Though she had found much relief from her raw foods-based diet she was still experiencing headaches, digestive issues and occasional pain and numbness in her limbs. Anxiety and panic attacks were a fact of life for her as they are for many Lyme sufferers.
“I had improved tremendously thanks to dietary changes and various Lyme-fighting protocols but I still wanted to take my healing further,” Dunham recalls.
Through a series of synchronous events she was introduced to a THC-free CBD oil.
“I had met someone who told me about CBD and then later someone posted about ordering some of the same product for symptoms like mine. Something in what she said prompted me to order the smallest bottle possible.”
To make a long story short, within a few weeks she was experiencing far fewer panic and anxiety attacks, her headaches were less frequent and the numbness, tingling and pain in her limbs has subsided.
“I still need to be careful with my diet but the CBD has basically given me my life back,” she says. “It’s as if I forget to have anxiety during the day. I will find myself driving or stuck in traffic jams and these old triggers just don’t impact me the way I used to. I will arrive at my destination and think, ‘I totally forgot to get stressed out!’”
She was so enchanted with the oils that she decided to create her own line of Lava Love CBD using the same European oils that had helped her so much.
So to recap, here’s how CBD has helped her and is good news for Lyme disease sufferers
Studies show that several of the cannabinoids contained in CBD oil have antibacterial and nerve-healing properties, suggesting they may be helpful in fighting the bacteria found in Lyme disease.
-Vastly reduced anxiety and panic attacks
-Less pain in my limbs
-Less numbness in my limbs after working hard
-Fewer headaches and reactions to foods
-Better moods and a general sense of wellbeing
-Teflon for the emotions
-More productive at work
-Better quality of life overall
-Hopeful about CBD’s purported Lyme-killing properties