Sexually abused victims undergo PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which can pursue them their whole life. PTSD carries terrible consequences to the mind and body including death. There are therapies and mind-numbing drugs but are they the only way to get relieved. Medical research reports that cannabis is a potent modality that can naturally help to heal PTSD associated with sexual assault.
For buying cannabis from certified dispensary, you will need medical marijuana card. You can get it now from the internet, just fill the form but make sure to have all the documents ready like medical records.
Prescribed PTSD drugs are loaded with toxic
Anti-depressive and anti-psychotic drugs prescribed for PTSD condition are loaded with toxins. The long- and short-term effects ranges from severe drowsiness to tremors to organ failure [kidney or liver] to high risk of cancer like leukemia. More than one drug is prescribed creating contra-indication nightmare.
Cannabis & sexual abuse related PTSD
Cannabis re-balances the ECS [endocannbinoid system], which produces a cascade effect where healing occurs from cellular level in every connected system. The ECS has HPA [Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal] axis, which releases stress hormones, cortisol after getting stimulated by hormone CRH [Corticotopin Releasing Hormone]. Rape scenario increases CRH level, which in turn escalates cortisol amount.
Overproduction of cortisol due to PTSD impacts the sufferer physically and mentally. Other conditions like major depressive disorder or memory loss can get triggered. Women can suffer from hormone imbalance, infertility, immune deficiency, and chronic degenerative diseases. PTSD is associated with medical conditions like –
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Cardiovascular disease
- Gastrointestinal disease
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- And more
Cannabis helps to balance HPA axis by adjusting the CRH release and thus controlling cortisol level.
Research has revealed that PTSD is a dysfunction within amygdala, a brain structure responsible for aggression and fear. This is the reason that the endocannabinoid system experiences massive regression. The only way to improve the declined ECS is to supplement it with cannabinoids from cannabis plant.
What to do if you are sexual abuse victim?
Get to safe place, right after assault. Contact the person you trust. Before getting examined physically speak to a counselor. Physical examination can be traumatizing, after an assault. Talking to counselor before procedure prepares the victim for forensic rape examination. This reduces PTSD symptom development in future.
Never wait long to consider supportive measures like prescribed drugs. There are plenty of evidence available that show how cannabis helps but if used in combination with other therapy is a wise approach. Assault affects the victim on every level including physical, mental, emotional and even spiritual.
Marijuana is great for mental and biological support but consider other modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy, emotional freedom technique and eye movement desensitization & reprocessing.
Sexual abuse healing path is long, so you can experience emotions like shame, guilt, anger, loneliness and frustration on the way. It is natural, so be gentle with your mind and body.
Take doctor’s help
Consult a doctor, if you plan to use cannabis for PTSD related to sexual abuse. Start slowly and monitor side effects. Conventional dosages taken in the morning will stabilize blood levels and consumed late evening will improve sleep pattern. If anxiety is triggered then use strain having low THC level.