Expression of the Endocannabinoid Receptors in Human Fascial Tissue

Expression of the Endocannabinoid Receptors in Human Fascial Tissue

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Endocannabinoids

Article from learnmuscles.com

Endocannabinoids, usually found in the nervous system, are the body’s own substances that have biological effects similar to those of marijuana. Studies have shown that stimulating these nervous system endocannabinoid receptors, CB1 (cannabinoid receptor 1) and CB2 (cannabinoid receptor 2), can relieve pain and suppress inflammation. For example, research has demonstrated that marijuana use by patients with fibromyalgia can lower pain and improve health-related quality of life. This led the researchers to suspect that endocannabinoid receptors might exist in tissues other than the nervous system.

Their presence has been stated to exist in myofascial tissue, suggesting that the [….] read more>>

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