Cbd oil for aphasia

Can cannabis-based products like CBD oil help after stroke?

Common effects of stroke that people can find difficult to cope with include pain, muscle problems and headaches.

In recent years, legal cannabis-based products containing cannabidiol (CBD), have become more available. These products are legal because they do not contain THC, the part of cannabis that directly affects the brain.

More people are now trying CBD oil, looking for help with a range of health concerns from acne to sleep problems. You can find them in pharmacies and health food shops, as well as online.

But can they help stroke survivors?

The honest answer is, we don’t know yet.

If people with certain conditions, like MS-related muscle spasticity or severe epilepsy, find other treatments aren’t working for them, cannabis-based products can be given by doctors.

At the moment, cannabis products are not prescribed for chronic pain or headaches. It is possible that more research will discover the benefits of CBD or other cannabis products for stroke survivors in future, but at the moment not enough is known about it. If you decide to try CBD oil products, be aware that the quality of cannabis-based products you can buy in shops can vary. So before you spend your money, make sure you find out what you are actually buying.

The medicines given by the NHS are manufactured with precise amounts of the active ingredients, and they will be different from the products you can buy over the counter.

The Centre for Medical Cannabis, the organisation that represents companies making cannabis-based products in the UK, looked at products sold in the UK. They found only 11/29 (38%) had the amount of CBD close to what was advertised. It also found that some products contained other substances, like heavy metals that can be harmful and THC, the psychoactive part of cannabis.

Please remember that cannabis-based products can interact with other medications, so check with your pharmacist or GP first.

CBD Oil for Stroke Recovery: Can it Help?

Do you know that by the year 2030, around 4% of the US population will have suffered from stroke? Well, yes, this scary health problem has become quite common in the country. There are many traditional medicines, treatments and techniques that help in the recovery from stroke. However, CBD oil, the shining star of the health and wellness industry, is being considered to have the magic of treating stroke in the most natural way.

More people are now trying to consume CBD oil for a lot of reasons anyway—anxiety, depression, insomnia, seizures, inflammation, etc are some of the health conditions that’s being successfully treated by this miraculous product. So, why is it being considered by the experts as the potential treatment of stroke? Keep reading and find out!

What is CBD oil?

CBD, or cannabidiol is the natural product of the cannabis plant. However, unlike its siblings, CBD does not create any high because there is quite less quantity of THC in the same. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol is primarily responsible for producing ‘high’ or getting you stoned. Thus, CBD is non-psychoactive in nature. Interestingly, CBD has quite a lot of therapeutic and analgesic qualities. For this very reason, perhaps, it has been legalized in all 50 states of the country under the Farm Bill 2018. Thus, you can consume it without worrying about getting intoxicated.

How does CBD help in recovering from Stroke?

CBD is a powerful anti-inflammatory substance which contributes in removing plaque from blood vessels. Inflammation is the body’s response at the time of dealing with medical trauma or injury. When someone suffers from stroke, a huge amount of inflammation takes place where the clot has happened. After a stroke occurs, the body has increased levels of inflammation, which works as a defense system in the body. The inflammation as well as oxidation also increases inside the damaged cells, which can seriously damage the cells permanently. CBD, thus, helps in lessening the inflammation during and after the stroke.

CBD is also an antioxidant, which helps in counteracting excessive cellular oxidation, which also contributes in removal of toxic cells from the body.

Besides, CBD is also known as a strong contributor of great cardiovascular health. CBD has also shown to decrease the level of bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol. This lowers the risk of stroke as well as a heart attack and related health problems.

Another reason why CBD can help in recovering from a stroke is its powerful ability to increase blood flow. Paralysis is one of the results of stroke, which happens due to interrupted flow of blood in the body. Everyday consumption of CBD can help in increasing and maintaining the blood flow in the body.

Additionally, CBD reduces anxiety, stress, and depression in individuals while it interacts with the cannabinoids in the body to achieve a state of balance, known as homeostasis. It also regulates functions, such as breathing, heart rate, and digestion, which keeps the body healthy, fit, and happy. Thus, CBD works in a holistic way to keep the stroke at bay!

What do the CBD studies say?

There are a few definite scientific studies that prove CBD is after all, an effective treatment from the recovery of stroke. This 2009 study, published in the Microvascular Research Journal, claimed that cannabis comprises neuroprotective properties that can effectively help in dealing with stroke, and after.

In this 2010 study, done in Pharmaceuticals Journal, it was revealed that one of the therapeutic qualities of CBD is treatment of ischemic stroke.

In 2015, it was revealed in the Neurotherapeutics Journal, contended that due to its ability to interact with CB1 and CB1 receptors in the endocannabinoid system (ECS), CBD does have the potential to help the body in dealing with stroke and brain injury. It helps in stopping the release of cytokines, which are a natural reaction of trauma and replace the same with minocycline, which leads to reduction in brain-swelling and neurological impairment.

In another study, done in 2017, it was concluded that CBD has the ability to reduce one’s blood pressure, even with a single dosage.

With so many studies in support of CBD having the potential to treat a condition as serious as stroke, there is no reason why one shouldn’t give this miracle worker a try.

CBD dosage for stroke

The dosage for each person varies, depending on their weight, height, and other features. However, a dosage of anything between 0.25 mg to .05 mg of CBD oil for each pound would be optimum for the beginner, if taken twice a day. One can consult a medical expert about the dosage for their problem, especially if they are already on prescribed medicine.

Conclusion: Can CBD Work for Stroke?

CBD oil is a winner in every sense of the word. From regular health problems, like body aches and inflammation to some serious body conditions, such as stroke and heart attack, CBD is being considered as a natural treatment for them all.

Even though more studies need to be done in this field, normal people are consuming CBD as an alternative medical treatment or simply, as a supplement. Fortunately, most of them have stories that are full of success and hope. This should be enough to motivate you to go and buy your first bottle of CBD oil and live a long and healthy life.

What is Aphasia?

Aphasia occurs when there is damage to the brain—specifically, to the left half of the brain, which is the part that deals with language. Aphasia mainly impacts the ability to speak , but it can also hinder a person’s ability to listen, read, and write. The individual’s intelligence is not affected—just their ability to communicate.

What Causes Aphasia?

Aphasia often stems from a stroke. According to the National Aphasia Association, roughly 25 – 40 percent of people who suffer from a stroke will develop aphasia. However, aphasia is not limited to stroke patients. Any type of head injury can result in the brain damage that causes aphasia, as well as problems including brain tumors, infections, dementia, or Alzheimer’s

Hemp has been known for increasing the Heart-Brain Cognitive Function.

Most everyone has a loved one, colleague, or friend that has been somehow affected by stroke. According to the Centers for Disease Control, someone suffers from a stroke every forty seconds in the United States, with 15 million people affected worldwide each year.

And with a small window for emergency treatment and recovery, the effects following a stroke can be lifelong. Some people recover completely, but more than two-thirds of survivors will require rehabilitation.

Hemp for Aphasia!

In this blog we will share some amazing articles and testimonials that support the use of hemp in aiding with the side-effects due to a stroke.

CBD (a cannabinoid derived from the hemp plant) protects the neurons & improves blood flow to the brain. There is an inspiring article from Daily CBD that summarizes some studies that involve CBD and neurological function.

We (Doctors & Scientists today) are starting to develop a better understanding of how the compound works in the brain, and how we can use it to support people suffering from conditions such as strokes.

One of the main findings involves the protective effect CBD offers the brain.

The benefits of CBD oil for strokes include:

  • Protects the brain cells
  • Resists oxidative damage in the brain
  • Improves blood flow to the brain
  • Reduces high blood pressure
  • Reduces glutamate toxicity
  • Promotes faster recovery of damaged neurons after a stroke

-DailyCBD (Click links to read more on article)

Getting enough healthy fats in your diet is important for keeping your heart and cardiovascular system healthy. Hemp seeds are particularly rich in these healthy fats, including omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Both of these fats are known for improving heart health by reducing cholesterol, blood pressure, and triglycerides. Adding hemp oil to your diet may reduce your risk of heart (and brain) problems in the future.-WebMD

Remarkable Experience w/ Stroke, Aphasia, and the Healing Powers of Hemp

Our personal experience here at The Wumaniti Earth Native Sanctuary in Taos, NM was extraordinary! It had been 4 years after a stroke which one of our client lost mobility on her left side. She started taking the healing hemp oils massaging them into her skin and taking them sublingually 2- 4 times a day. Within the first 15 minutes of her taking our primordial hemp blends and with our founder, Gemma praying with her and massaging her, she was able to move 2 fingers that she hadn’t been able to move for 4 years. Remarkable.

Using Wumaniti Hemp Oil our client started walking again without a walker soon after. With Aphasia, she is able to make clear decisions again and formulate and comprehending spoken and written language.

Wumaniti Primordial Hemp Blends

The Wumaniti traditional processes and primordial blends of flowers creates a hemp oil which we have experienced remarkable cell regeneration promoting healthy brain and heart cognitive function, as well supporting the neurological and endocrine system.

There’s an amazing article highlighting some studies from UK that support our study on using hemp after a stroke as part of daily self care from

(Aphasia) a condition that generally is treated by speech therapy and aphasia community centers around the country, but it seems that the addition of cannabis to the treatment plan may have long-term benefits.

Cannabis Study – Brain Damage From Stroke

The research group from the University of Nottingham, presented their results to the United Kingdom Stroke Forum in 2015. They examined 94 different studies that have been conducted on the effects of cannabis on 1,022 male rats, mice or monkeys.

According to the Huffington Post, the authors of the study said the chemical “shows promise as a neuro-protective treatment for stroke.”

Dr. Dale Webb, the director of research and information at the UK Stroke Association, welcomed the news, saying “stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the UK, with more than half of all stroke survivors left dependent on others for everyday activities.”

Equine Therapy for Stroke Recovery

Not only hemp, but horses too can help gain brain-heart cognition after having a stroke! There’s an amazing article and testimonial on the Stroke Recovery Foundation webpage.

After taking balancing workshops for riding and activating leg muscles, Bob noticed better control of his walking and movement. Just focusing on movement and body and having a healing intention can be so powerful! Just like Gemma did during her massage and prayer with the Wumaniti client mentioned above. Wumaniti also cares for Horses and has many Equine programs available for the community. Check it out HERE.