More countries and cities are reforming their laws on cannabis every single day in accordance with new scientific findings about the medical benefits of CBD. It really is incredibly ground breaking discoveries that are being made, especially in terms of what is now known about CBD in terms of arthritis and other joint problems – which could mean BIG things for dancers everywhere. Let’s take a closer look and dive right into what CBD actually is, as well as how it could potentially benefit dancers:
So, What Is CBD Anyway?
Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, is one of over 400 compounds that can be found within the cannabis plant. This compound has been found to interact in fantastically interesting ways with the body’s endocannabinoid system and thus help to regulate and improve the function whole variety of physiological processes. CBD has the potential to vastly improve modern medicine for a range of reasons, though most notably because, on its own, it delivers absolutely no psychoactive effect, which means that anyone and everyone, old or young, is able to reap its benefits.
OK, But How Is This Relevant To Dancers?
Well, dancers are especially prone to inflammation of the joints – arthritis – because frequent movement enhances a person’s chances of injury. Dancing on a regular basis also typically results in overworking the body and, due to this, dancers have been known to retire early.
It’s Not All Doom And Gloom…
Arthritis is obviously a very serious condition and, if left untreated, it can mean a reduced quality of life for those who suffer from it. However, CBD has been discovered to eliminate lots of the pain associated with the condition, meaning that arthritis patients are able to enjoy their lives much more fully. CBD has anti-inflammatory properties which essentially means that it helps to combat inflammation head on.
In fact, the dancing community has already sat up and taken notice. James Moore, one of the senior staff at Pacific Northwest Ballet in the USA, has spoken up in favour of CBD, stating that he has been making good use of the compound for years. Moore even claims that the organic substance has prolonged his career as a professional dancer.
You should always consult a health professional before trying to use CBD to treat a condition, especially if you are taking part in physical activity such as dance or sport. In saying this, what has been found so far is incredibly promising, and it seems that dancers and other artritis patients all over the world are beginning to take notice of this wonderful compound. Are you a dancer? Have you ever used CBD to help treat your arthritis or other dance-related injuries? And, if so, did you make use of smoking, oils, edibles, or all three? Let us know in the comments down below!