CBD oil has gained more and more popularity with chronic
illness sufferers in recent years and since it has been legalized in many US
states and also in the UK, it is starting to be more readily available (I only
just saw it today at Holland & Barrett in town!).
Since one of the symptoms of interstitial cystitis is pain,
CBD oil is of potential use. There is much need for a safe and natural pain
remedy, as the alternatives are rather risky long-term (e.g. opioids, ibuprofen).
Pain-relief is probably one of the best gifts one can give to someone suffering from chronic pain.
Luckily there are some natural solutions for pain relief, so I thought I’d compile a list of things that would make great gifts for interstitial cystitis sufferers.
Low level laser therapy is also known as light therapy or photobiomodulation. There’s different forms of light therapy, but this form mainly refers to red-light therapy of a specific wavelength.
It sounds pretty esoteric, but actually it has been used by NASA to help plants grow in space and by farmers for breeding chicks and other livestock. But it has also been used therapeutically for humans, especially in the context of recovery from physical exercise.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a standardized meditation program that has been developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center for patients suffering from chronic pain.
A recent study published in the International Urogynecological Journal found that MBSR could be a promising complimentary therapy for interstitial cystitis (IC) sufferers.