complementary medicine
6.2.2020

How Can CBD Help Me on My Health Journey?

At MedLink Health Solutions, we make it a priority to stay up-to-date on modern naturopathic medicine treatments that can assist you on your healing journey. We passionately train and research so that we can offer our patients safe treatments that yield positive results. As such, there’s one topic that we’ve heard a lot about lately… whether that’s from our patients, or from the medical community: CBD.

Here we’ll break down what CBD is, address legality concerns, and share the medicinal and healing effects it can provide.

What Is CBD?

CBD is known as Cannabidiol, which is a non-psychoactive compound found in both the marijuana and hemp plants. Many who are unfamiliar with CBD wonder if it will give them a high like THC in marijuana does. CBD is not psychoactive, therefore you can receive all the healing benefits without concern that it will affect your cognition. CBD can be purchased in many different forms, including oils, tinctures (placed under the tongue), lotions, gummies, and more.

Is CBD Legal in Arizona?

The medical community is increasingly recognizing CBD’s medicinal and healing properties for a variety of ailments as legislation around the substance evolves. Due to the bill SB 1098 that was signed by Governor Doug Ducey in 2018, industrial hemp is legal to grow with a license in Arizona. This also makes CBD legal to sell in Arizona, as long as it has less than .3% of THC.

How Do THC and CBD Differ?

THC and CBD differ in a few ways. The main difference is that THC will get you high due to its psychoactive properties and CBD will not. CBD is also largely used for anxiety and reducing inflammation, while THC is commonly associated with treating chronic pain relief and can ease symptoms of various types of medical ailments, including cancer. CBD has been shown to have few side effects, while THC can have noticeable side effects that can vary in impact and intensity, from good ones, like relaxation and heightened senses, to less desirable ones, like nausea, marijuana ‘paranoia’ or anxiety, hunger, and drowsiness.

What Does CBD Help With?

On the baseline level, CBD’s healing properties include reducing inflammation, promoting sleep, and alleviating anxiety. On a deeper healing level, CBD can serve as a great addition to our unique concierge programs and regenerative medicine. Those who have pain, either from age, injury, or disease, can benefit from CBD. In fact, many of the same ailments that we treat with our regenerative medicine can be further aided with the help of CBD, including Osteoarthritis and Plantar Fasciitis. With the assistance of MedLink and CBD, if you choose, you can have trustworthy and effective methods to take control of your health.

At MedLink Health Solutions, we value our patients by allowing them to listen to their own bodies while working with them to provide effective and natural healthcare treatments. By breaking away from the traditional model of healthcare through our naturopathic concierge programs and regenerative medicine, we pave the way for modern patient-focused healthcare. To learn more, visit MedLink online today.