CBD And Traditional Chinese Medicine


CBD has been a medication used for centuries before its newfound popularity, all thanks to the holistic CBD health benefits that have now hailed it as a holy grail among alternative medications. The rush in the last decade when the miracle drug finally hit the shelves was a testament to the much awaited return of it. The sheer variety of ways in which you could use CBD: be it rubbing on your skin or inhaling the fumes, or eating or drinking it, gave a new meaning to the word versatility. What comes as a surprise to many is how combining with traditional Chinese medicine will enhance its benefits multiple folds. Read on to know.


Cannabidiol or CBD seemed to have gripped the global community in rapt attention and the high therapeutic effects of the phytocannabinoids found in cannabis or hemp plant have become a rallying point for both the medical fraternity and the public, in general. But Chinese traditional medicine and CBD have a longstanding relationship that can be traced back to thousands of years. One of the first instances of CBD being used was in early 2737 BC by the Chinese Emperor Sheng Nung, who had a habit of drinking hemp-infused tea before his day’s activity.

CBD use can boost the benefits of these traditional Chinese medicines even if the methods themselves have been altered to modern tastes.

What Benefits Of Traditional Chinese Medicine Can CBD Enhance?

Traditional practices like acupuncture help to relieve pain and discomfort by means of opening channels and enhancing the flow of energy- the life essence. CBD is used to enhance the following traits of traditional Chinese medication:

  • Relief From Pain

One of the most well-known Chinese practices that are known in the west as well includes acupuncture. It makes use of needles to release the chemical adenosine, that which heightens tolerance to pain. The benefit of releasing the chemical is the heightened ability of the body to fight inflammation. CBD does the same thing and is known to be a potent anti-inflammatory that binds to receptors that promote inflammation and swelling.

  • Easing Anxiety And Improving General Body Functioning

CBD, much like acupuncture is focused to relieving anxiety and pent-up stress. The process of acupuncture help in the release of chemicals into the endocannabinoid system that is key in maintaining balance among the various systems. CBD works at a cellular level to stimulate the sense of homeostasis and naturally, yet effectively allow the Endocannabinoid system to re-orient itself to promote balance in the body.