-Topical Pain & Circulation Gel
Cannabis can be a wonderful topical medication. When used properly, it's a great way to ease localized pain and discomfort, without feeling overwhelmingly 'stoned'. The below is a fresh mix (the L-Arginine continues to break down and rapidly goes clear once it has been allowed to sit, while the hash tincture is added only once it is complete and bioavailable). The hash is concentrated near the top portion of the bottle, this is done for several reasons, as it allows the patient a more versatile use of the meds.
The patient can choose to either blend the mix, and have a consistent level of medication throughout the gel, or they can choose to use it in a cycle, starting with stronger doses when the pain is at its highest, and tapering off to become more of a circulatory aid, as the ailment either heals (accidental injury), and regularly altering the ratios used to medicate for pain can help to prevent the buildup of a tolerance (long-term or chronic pain).
Topical cannabis is great for muscles, as well as even bone and joint pain.. very good for tired, aching wrists, ankles, and knees. And while you should
feel the effects almost immediately, the benefits are even more noticeable after you've used it regularly over the course of a few days.
I prefer avoiding strong alcohols such as rubbing alcohol, in some cases (where it can potentially cause people to 'tense up' upon the initial contact) it detracts from the medicinal effect of the cannabis. It's also a way snake-oil salesmen would sell topical ointments, which were more reliant on the alcohol as a 'treatment', than the extract. Glycerin penetrates the skin very well, but even grapeseed, olive and coconut oils can be infused and used topically with good effect.
Excerpt from the thread...
For this last one, it's not just an edible, but it is 100% safe to be eaten, while incredibly
effective when used topically...
It gently relaxes and improves circulation throughout the entire body when eaten, but can
be applied topically if needed, to achieve a stronger more localized effect. I have a bit of
chronic back pain, a few vertebrae that have always locked up and given me trouble. This,
as well as other topical canna treatments, has spared me from any form of surgery.
L-Arginine is a natural supplement sold in health food stores for oral consumption, as well
as being included in ointments and salves. It is precursor for nitric oxide to improve circulation,
where it promotes capillary and pulmonary dilation by relaxing blood vessels.
As a side-note, it is also used for 'romantic intentions', both orally, and topically
When used orally it is effective, but less stimulating in more 'specific' regions, however when
used topically, it promotes blood flow and sensation, while the canna conversely causes a
'numbing' of the tissue.
Without the canna (just topical L-Arginine) it can stimulate the tissue, increasing both arousal and
the speed of climax, but with canna, it will stimulate the tissue and cause continual blood-flow, while
keeping you from getting 'too excited', too quickly. I've made both male (prolonging) and female
(improved sensation) formulas, depending on the patients needs.
We use supplement/food grade L-Arginine; it promotes blood flow, and improves circulation in
the area it is applied, which in turn improves the topical cannabinoid intake.
There is a specific technique used, when applying your gel to an area where pain-relief is needed.
So along with a written-tutorial, I am considering making a video-tutorial, detailing how
you should use your gel properly.
Edited by BadKittySmiles, 10 April 2011 - 11:52 PM.