Does Cannabis Relieve Painful Periods?
With the announcements of several special weed-infused suppositories and creams to relieve women’s menstrual pain, comes one resounding question: DO THEY WORK?!
Like many women, I have utilized medical cannabis for menstrual cramps and pain for years. It’s not surprising that Foria, the inventors of the first direct-to-market cannabis-infused pleasure lube for women, would create such a novel application that delivers the medicine within the body, directly to where it’s needed most.
The instructions for the product advise you to lay on your back and relax for 15 minutes or more after application. Cannabis products are constantly reinforcing knowing one’s self and enhancing the mind-body connection for greater healing potential. While these products are effective no matter what, it’s amazing what following the instructions—and actually relaxing into the feeling—can accomplish.
According to Foria’s website, Foria Relief works by delivering a soothing blend of cannabinoids directly to the muscles of the vagina. This activates cannabinoid receptors in the pelvic region, impacting the nerves of the uterus, cervix and ovaries, along with the surrounding muscle tissues.
Each one contains 60mg THC and 10mg CBD, a good ratio for combating acute pain and inflammation. While the THC has a fast-acting positive effect on nerve pain, the CBD acts as an additional immune system supporter, repressing signals that lead to inflammation in the body.
The suppositories are smaller than you’d expect—definitely not close to the size of a tampon, as some articles have suggested.
They have an organic cocoa butter base, so you can be sure that they’re natural and safe to put inside your body.
I can personally attest to the efficacy of this product for period pain, and I even experienced a pleasant side effect, which other ladies have also reported.
Back in high school, I injured my back around the L5 vertebrae, right above the pelvis. Because of this I battle daily pain in my pelvic region and lower back, oftentimes even my sciatic nerve, shooting down my legs. The Foria Relief product is so potent that it provides soothing relief to all of these areas.
In talking with other women who have tried the product, many have shared with me that it helps them too with Sciatica and back pain, so it’s definitely not a “just for periods” product!