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New Hope for Juvenile Arthritis Sufferers

Jun 30, 2016 04:38PM
by Katherine Leo
If your child complains of sore muscles or joints, pay attention and don't just write it off as “growing pains”. There may be an underlying cause for their discomfort—it may be juvenile arthritis. This condition affects nearly 300,000 children in the U.S. alone.

Each child's pain, discomfort and/or flares are different but most share these symptoms: pain, inflammation or joint swelling, redness, warmth, stiffness and fatigue. Juvenile arthritis can also affect the musculoskeletal system, eyes, skin, muscles and gastrointestinal tract.

As more people become aware that we have an endocannabinoid system (ECS), they are looking for cannabidiols rather than prescriptions which have major side effects.  Our Endocannabinoid System (ECS) has receptors for cannabis throughout our entire body.  Our ECS is vital for our overall well-being as it aids in the function of mood, appetite, pain management, immune system and memory, to name a few benefits.

Some parents are now using CBD as the cannabidiol to help with the pain, inflammation and fatigue associated with juvenile arthritis, and are having success instead of using medical marijuana which contains high levels of THC. CBD is non-psychoactive and has all the medicinal properties without the high. CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory and eases pain throughout the body.  It’s also a natural energy booster and mood stabilizer.

Some other alternative or complementary approaches for juvenile arthritis are yoga, meditation and acupuncture, which may help the child handle some of the stress of living with an ongoing illness. Living with juvenile arthritis can change a child’s life but there are natural and effective options for parents who seek them.

Katherine Leo helps others find full health by using CBD. For more information, call 516-418-7565 or visit


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