Acute and Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorder is a mental condition that affects people who have been in some sort of traumatic event, such as, but not limited to, military combat, violent crime, abuse, or even a natural disaster. PTSD is often characterized by bad dreams, emotional numbness, intense guilt or worry, angry outbursts, feeling “on edge,” and avoiding thoughts or situations that are reminders of the trauma. PTSD is often accompanied by hyper-vigilance, which is an enhanced feeling of threat in one’s surrounding area. This paranoia can cause extreme distress, anxiety, depression, headaches, and insomnia.
Essential oils such as lavender, rose, ylang ylang, chamomile, and frankincense can complement the CBD oil, as they have calming effects as well as uplifting aromas that can help improve mood, boost energy, and produce an anxiolytic response pattern.
The ideal CBD dose for you usually depends primarily on your body weight, but it can also be influenced by other factors, such as your personal body chemistry, your age, and any other health conditions you have. Start with a low dose. Assess how you feel after 1 week of use. If required, adjust dosage weekly until you find your “sweet spot.”
About 8% of Americans will experience PTSD in their lifetime. According to studies, self-reports, and testimonials, cannabis and CBD provide significant relief in the forms of fewer anxiety attacks, less crippling depression, and improved sleep patterns. Chronic stress and anxiety cause the fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) enzyme in the body to spin out of control, which hurts the tone of the ECS. Studies have shown that CBD can inhibit the FAAH enzyme, thereby protecting the body from the damaging effects of stress.