Helping with mobility

I have developed issues with arthritis in my hands.

  • The fingers of our right hand often feel quite tight, stiff and sore.

They swelled up to the point where I needed to cut our rings off. I know there are medications available, however I’m unwilling to take drugs. Instead, I looked into more natural remedies and came across cannabis. I ended up paying a visit to a local recreational dispensary and consulting with a budtender. I was not aware that it’s possible and beneficial to apply cannabis products directly to the skin. There is a whole range of cannabis-infused creams, balms and salves available at the dispensary that supply potent treatments. They can be used for skincare, cosmetics, first aid and all sorts of topical applications. Cannabis topicals don’t cause a high sensation. They work because of certain cannabinoids found in the weed plant, including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). These active compounds engage certain receptors on the surface of the skin that cut down inflammation and the production of sebum. Plus, the terpenes that supply the stink of cannabis also offer therapeutic benefits. I constantly look for pinene terpenes that stink a lot like pine needles and are an expectorant much like an all-natural vicks Rub. Another regular terpene is linalool, which provides cooling properties. While cannabinoids are larger molecules that don’t necessarily soak deep into the skin, terpenes tend to penetrate. I look for cannabis topicals that contain both cannabinoids and terpenes. I’ve found that certain topicals are especially anti-inflammatory. I’m able to apply the topical to a certain section for localized relief many times per day. The addition of essential oils such as lavender offers a truly charming stink. The topicals absorb suddenly and have made it possible for me to appreciate our normal and number one activities.

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