DanaSmith on Friday Mar 10, 2017 7192 Views
Top 5 Cannabis Strains For Tourette’s Syndrome
Tourette’s syndrome is a neuropsychiatric disorder that characterized by vocal and physical tics, including repetitive jerking or slurred speech. It manifests during childhood, but if it goes untreated it will continue until adulthood. Tourette’s syndrome is hereditary, and is also closely related to ADHD and OCD disorders.
Patients with Tourette’s syndrome repeatedly jerk their heads, shrug, and blink involuntarily. In extreme cases, some individuals scream out profanities. They also get a sudden, uncontrollable urge to move. Although Tourette’s syndrome isn’t fatal, it can have a severe impact on the quality of one’s life particularly for those who suffer from extreme cases. It can be embarrassing and affect self-esteem. Getting excited, exposure to stress, or becoming sick can exacerbate the symptoms.
There is no known cure for Tourette’s syndrome although cannabis has been shown to be effective in the management of symptoms. Using cannabis regularly can help patients attain a normal life, without the unwanted and harmful side effects of pharmaceutical medications.
There are hundreds of great cannabis strains out there, but because of the nature of Tourette’s syndrome, indica and indica-dominant strains are recommended. Unlike sativa, indica strains give you a body high and relax you. Indica strains will relax you to the core and can also help you sleep better. If you are looking to try cannabis to treat Tourette’s syndrome, these are the top 5 indica and indica-dominant strains you should try:
Granddaddy Purple: This delicious strain has berry and grape aromas thanks to its parent strain, Purple Urkle. Granddaddy Purple gives off a wonderful psychoactive hit that will soothe both body and mind, giving you an intense euphoric high while calming and tranquilizing every cell in your body. It’s one of the most famous deep indica strains and commonly used to treat Tourette’s syndrome as well as insomnia, stress, pain, muscle spasms, and appetite loss.
Northern Lights: If you are looking for a pure indica experience, there’s no better strain to try than Northern Lights. It has a delectable spicy and sweet flavor; and smoking it will send your body into a blissful numb state that will ward off any involuntary movements and speech. Many patients rely on Northern Lights for its impressive abilities to deliver a state of relaxation that you’ve never felt before. However, because of its nature as a pure indica, Northern Lights is best enjoyed during the evenings or before you go to sleep.
Purple Kush: Known globally for being one of the top 10 most powerful strains, you won’t be disappointed when trying Purple Kush for Tourette’s syndrome. It has a high THC content and is recommended for patients who already have some experience handling cannabis. Purple Kush has a refreshing and delicious flowery taste with grape undertones and a woody smell. One of the best things about Purple Kush as medicine is that it lasts a much longer time than other strains; most users report its high to last as long as two hours which makes it ideal for patients who want to benefit from staying calm for a longer period of time. Purple Kush will also deliver feelings of euphoria and happiness, but it can also put you to sleep right after. Purple Kush is best taken at night or before you hit the sack.
Critical Mass: This strain has a beautiful blend of cola and kush flavors that is loved by patients for its soothing body-numbing high. Users report feeling mildly sedated and lazy with Critical Mass, although it helps to clear the mind and even give you a creative buzz which makes it the ideal strain for Tourette’s syndrome patients who enjoy artistic activities as a way to unwind and relax. Because of its sedating properties, Critical Mass is recommended for nighttime use. This strain also has powerful pain-killing and stress-relieving properties.
Blueberry: This strain is legendary around the world, and for good reason. Blueberry has been around since the late 1970’s and has since been a favorite of patients as well as recreational users for a variety of purposes. Toking with Blueberry gives you a sweet delicious flavor of fresh blueberries. Users report feeling relaxed and calm while enjoying a euphoric buzz that often lasts for several hours. Patients of Tourette’s syndrome will appreciate its ability to calm muscles and nerves while relieving stress and pain. Blueberry also has a high THC content which may not be suitable for beginners.
Patients of Tourette’s syndrome may want to experiment with these strains until they find one appropriate to help them manage their symptoms. Because of the sedative effects of the indica strains, patients should be medicating before sleep or in the evenings.