CCO is a great choice for those patients that are experiencing a great amount of pain. It works extremely well on getting the inflammation down in the body, which is a major contributing factor to pain.
Several patients report once their pain is under control, they are able to taper back the dose of CCO and sometimes able to manage their pain with CBD only going forward.
Occasionally, if they are experiencing a flare up of pain, we recommend using the CCO for a few days until the pain is gone. This product works very well when taken in conjunction with CBD oil. (Be sure to take the CCO and CBD products at different times, at least 45 minutes apart). This will insure you achieve the best results of each product.
Note: If you feel like you are experiencing too much of a psycho-active effect from the THC in CCO, you can take CBD to mitigate or lessen those effects.
Depending on what the patient is using the CCO for i.e. Chronic Pain or Cancer…
The method recommended for patients with cancer is to start with three doses per day. Acute or chronic pain patients may start with one dose per day and increase as needed.
Each dose should be about the size of a half a grain of short -grained dry rice. The patient should take this dosage every 8 hours: early in the morning, again in the afternoon, and then they should take their final dose of the day, about an hour before bedtime. It should also be noted that as a patient begins to ingest this oil, the patient does not normally feel the effect of the oil until about an hour after they have taken their dosage. A beginner’s dose as described would equal about 1⁄4 of a drop.
After four days at this dosage (taken three times a day), most people are then able to increase their doses by doubling the amount of their dosage every four days.
By following this simple procedure, many patients have reported that they did not experience the high, which this oil can cause. But in truth no two people are the same and we all have different tolerances, so some will naturally be able to up their dosages more quickly than others. In reality, even if one does become what is commonly referred to as “high,” this will not harm them in any way as long as the oil was properly made. This is especially true if the oil being ingested was produced from sedative Indica-dominant strains of cannabis (as opposed to heady sativa strains).