The fact that instead of binding with receptors in endocannabinoid receptors (such as THC), CBD regulates and potentially increases it, this presents the first possible way in which CBD can help chronic pain. The endocannabinoid system helps in the management of pain in the body, partly through the binding of cannabinoids that occur naturally to the receptors. If CBD or Cannabidiol can expand the number of cannabinoids in the body that can bind to these receptors, there is a possibility that cannabinoids in the body can have a positive impact on the way the body handles pain.
Terpene and Traditional Medicine
terpenes are a big new talking point in both the CBD and the cannabis world. In the case of cannabidiol, this conversation took place mainly as a result of a shift in public attention from CBD isolates to broad-spectrum CBD.
Broad-spectrum CBD is crispy peanut butter from the CBD world or jam with beets. Basically, this means naturally occurring content such as essential oils and trace amounts of THC are left when CBD is harvested and treated. Also contained in the broad spectrum of CBD are terpenes.
Terpene occurs in many ways, fruits, herbs, wood, and more. While the green world in which we spend time is new to most terpene conversations, the world of traditional herbal medicines has been a terpene thing for generations.
People such as limonene and linalool have been used for centuries in traditional medicine because of their beliefs to have anti-stress properties, and when it comes to relieving pain and inflammation, limonene again gets attention, along with myrcene, and less frequently humulene and caryophyllene.
The profile of terpenes from CBD changes depending on the type you are dealing with, but certain terpenes in certain types, according to traditional medicine, can potentially help deal with pain.
Obviously, traditional medicine as a concept has believers and doubters, we personally choose to stand somewhere in the middle.
This is not definitive proof, but that is not the point of this article.