From a comment made to the NYT article Ask Well: Muscle ‘Knots’
On the West Coast we have another solution – Oil based whole plant cannabis creams work surprisingly well. The CBD in cannabis has anti-spasmodic properties (think of how it helps kids with epilepsy). Skeletal muscles have the needed receptors (CB1 and CB2) to benefit from this. The unknotting happens within 10 minutes. Rub it in well but you don’t need to do the trigger point massage. ‘Comfort Cream’ is one brand that works particularly well. Avoid the alcohol based versions – they don’t seem to penetrate the skin to the muscle as well.
(Hat tip: Wings)
Via Toke of the Town ~
|All photos by Sharon Letts|
|The Bud Sister’s Pain Relief Salve, infused with lemongrass|
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