What is anxiety? What are its symptoms?
Anxiety is a sense of unease about how the future will unfold. It’s coupled with a sense that we can’t control events that affect us in negative ways. Feeling overwhelmed, isolated, and powerless are specific reactions to anxiety. These feelings can lead to sweating, racing thoughts, dizziness, and heart palpitations. Over longer periods of time, we can experience loss of sleep, mental confusion, indigestion, and other unhealthy physiological responses.
Anxiety comes into our lives in many ways. It can be a nagging sensation, or it can be an acute, crushing emotional weight. Regardless of its scope, it impacts day-to-day functions and in worse-case scenarios, adversely affects our longer-term mental and possibly, our physical health.
Sometimes, the source of our anxiety might be manageable. Sometimes the causes are well beyond our ability to influence or shape outcomes. The Coronavirus pandemic is just such a scenario. It was something that some scientists predicted, but wasn’t on the radar for the general population. It has brought a tsunami of confusion and suffering. For some, admittedly, it’s an inconvenience; but for those whose lives have been upended, the day after today, and the days after that, look grim.
A recent article (https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/months-isolation-mental-health-covid-1.5521649) said “…social isolation could lead to a range of mental health issues as people face the prospect of living under the current COVID-19 restrictions for months.” We’re all asking, “What will we do?” Will things ever be the same?”
The pandemic is unusual in its scope. Ultimately however, challenges big or small, will always present themselves. Our quality of life depends upon how we cope with these challenges, and our ability to manage anxiety. How do we do that? How do we find peace amidst turmoil?
Coping with Anxiety
Many times, the best alternative is intervention by mental health professionals. Fortunately, anxiety management is not new. Many approaches to control and mitigation have been developed. These techniques can become part of our daily routines. Examples are mindfulness practice and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Other practices are autosuggestion, aromatherapy, meditation, yoga, and deep-breathing exercises, to name a few.
Finding Relief with CBD
And then there’s cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psycho-active ingredient in medicinal cannabis. Although clinical testing is lagging far behind the legalization of cannabis, CBD is nevertheless showing strong evidence that it significantly reduces anxiety. In fact, among all the conditions and ailments that CBD benefits, reducing anxiety seems to be particularly noteworthy.
Although only recently legalized in Canada, CBD has a history, dating back thousands of years, of treating a range of medical conditions, including anxiety. CBD is a natural biological compound. It is extracted from marijuana or hemp plants, and is believed to ease anxiety by helping the body process serotonin, a hormone and neurotransmitter that plays a role in regulating emotions.
CBD has no side effects and is easy to use. Lune Wellness offers high-quality, accurately formulated CBD in three formats: capsules, tinctures, and Phoenix Tears. A comparison of the three can be found at here.
If you’re new to medicinal cannabis, start with a small dose of a product with only CBD in it. After 3 days, gradually increase the dose until a benefit is felt. Follow this pattern until an increase in the dose doesn’t provide any greater benefit. At this point, the optimum dose will have been realized.
The future for CBD is very promising. There’s every confidence clinical testing will confirm what people are saying about it. In the meantime, the need to manage anxiety has never been greater and CBD can play a key role in any coping strategy.
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The Staff at Lune Wellness
CBD: The Future is Promising
As clinical testing continues, we expect more and more results will show that CBD products are both safe and effective for a variety of health conditions, including anxiety.
Indeed, the need to manage anxiety has never been greater and CBD can play a role in a healthy routine focused on relaxation and stress reduction.
If you want help understanding which CBD products could help ease pain, inflammation, and anxiety, we’re here to help.