– something done naturally by cannabis – may treat migraines.
The study, titled Activation of CB2 receptors as a potential therapeutic target for migraine: evaluation in an animal model, used male rats to study the effects of a cannabinoid receptor agonist (an activator) on the treatment of severe migraines.
“[The agonist] showed a significant analgesic effect in baseline conditions in both tests”, states the study. “Furthermore, when administered 3 hours after NTG [nitroglycerin, a pain reliver] administration, [the agonist] at both doses significantly reduced the total number of flinches/shakes during phase II of the test.”
Researchers conclude; “These findings suggest that the pharmacological manipulation of the CB2 receptor may represent a potential therapeutic tool for the treatment of migraine.”
The study can be found by clicking here.
The post Activating Cannabinoid Receptors May Treat Migraines, According to New Study appeared first on The Joint Blog.
Read this full story…..: Activating Cannabinoid Receptors May Treat Migraines, According to New Study