Many people diagnosed with Autism are known to be extremely intelligent. Many are geniuses with mental capacity that few of us could even comprehend. But in severe cases, individuals with this condition tend to really struggle with the ins and outs of the mundane things we encounter in this world.
And in addition to this, there can often be heart-breaking self-harming/aggressive tendencies to deal with. But there may, at last, be hope on the horizon, as many families have found comfort from a seemingly effective remedy: CBD oil.
This is a new concept. And though it has benefits, it also comes with high risks (which we will discuss later). The bottom line is: research to support that it works is scarce. And on top of that, there may be a risk of long-term brain development issues that come with the treatment. But the early success stories indicate that it just might work.
The Collins family, for example, would tell you that Hemp oil very well may have permanently changed the course of their young sons’ lives for the better. After they started treating them with CBD oil, they noticed that the treatments had a calming effect, which allowed their boys to function more normally than ever.
And the same thing happened with the Valenzuela family. In a recent interview, they detailed the difficulties their son encountered growing up. Sadly, the anxiety of social interaction was simply too much for him at times and would cause him to act irrationally.
However, after they turned to the use of medical Cannabis, he showed incredible improvements. And now, as a result, they have confidence that their son will absolutely be able to live out his dreams and have a full and wonderful life.
So what’s the deal with this stuff? What is it and how does it work? First off, for all inquiries about treating Autism (or any condition for that matter), consult your doctor.
There is a lot of confusion about “what is what” when it comes to this oil since there are many different types out there with a lot of different definitions. And according to information gathered from royalqueenseeds.com, one must take a lot of care in choosing which type of oil due to this confusion.
In Europe, the definitions of Hemp oil, CBD oil, and Cannabis oil, are different than in the U.S.A partly due to “a lack of regulatory guidelines.” But According to healthyhempoil.com, what it comes down to is that the term Cannabis includes both Hemp and Marijuana — Hemp is the lower THC-producing plant, while Marijuana is the higher THC -producing plant.
As stated in the video above, THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the concerning psychoactive chemical that causes people to “get high.” But fortunately, there are now Hemp oil options out there that have zero THC. CBD, on the other hand, is a healthy compound found in Hemp and Marijuana — hence the term CBD oil.
So to summarize:
1. Talk to your doctor about all of this before trying anything/making any purchases.
2. Know that the definitions are loose and the only thing that actually matters is that the ingredients inside of the bottle are those that you and your doctor agree are safe for consumption.
3. Hemp oil with no THC is, in general, a good option to look into first, as it is probably the least-risky option out there.
What does it do exactly?
Findings are continuing to develop on the subject, but according to echoconnection.org, there is reason to believe that the Autistic brain’s cannabinoid 2 receptors, which are thought to be blocked by the condition (Autism), are opened when exposed to cannabis, which allows molecules to act on them. So the treatment is, in essence, believed to open pathways in the brain previously hypothetically closed off by the condition.
USA TODAY also cites research that indicates the treatment helps to reduce epilepsy as well, something that, according to their source, “afflicts about 30% of autistic children."
There is reason for optimism, and caution with this discovery. Hopefully, soon, we will have a better understanding of exactly what these treatments mean for persons with Autism. But there is hope on the horizon. As we continue to learn about Autism, we will certainly find out ways to minimize its negative effects.
Original Article: ManyWordsOneVoice
Disclaimer: This information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to design an appropriate treatment for your medical condition.