A recent study was explained by Medical News Today shows that cannabidiol (CBD) may be just as effective at preventing migraines as current pharmaceutical drugs. The study also found that when 48 adults were given a combination of cannabinoids, that the pain experienced by their acute migraines fell by 55%.
The second phase of this study included 79 patients with chronic migraines, and 48 patients with cluster headache. For three months the patients were either given pharmaceutical drugs, or a combination of cannabinoids. Subjects were monitored during the three month period, and for four weeks after the treatment ended. The cannabinoid combination led to fewer migraine attacks than amitriptyline (an antidepressant often used to treat migraines). Although there wasn’t a huge differentiation, there was a reduction of 40.4% with cannabinoids, and only 40.1% with amitriptyline.
Additionally, acute pain intensity was reduced by 43.5% when using the cannabinoid mixture. Based on their results, researchers concluded that cannabinoids were just as effective as existing medications for preventing migraine attacks. “We were able to demonstrate that cannabinoids are an alternative to established treatments in migraine prevention,” said Dr. Maria Nicolodi, the study leader.
This is very encouraging news for those that suffer from migraines, which is the third most prevalent illness in the world. Migraines effect around 1 billion people globally, and more than 38 million people in the United States according to the Migraine Research Foundation.
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