Cranford Scott M.D. is a Board-Certified Internist practicing medicine in Inglewood, CA for the past 40 years. Dr. Scott specializes in Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) and Cardiovascular Disease. He is a member of the American Society of Hypertension and Fellow of the American College of Physicians. During his lifetime he has abided by the phrase “Knowledge is Power and Wisdom is Freedom”. This wisdom has allowed him to utilize alternative therapies to treat symptoms that others might immediately pull out their prescription pad and write another Rx.
4 years ago, Dr. Scott had a lower back injury that aggravated the degeneration between his lumbar discs. He underwent back surgery and had physical therapy for 6 months. Unfortunately, there was still lingering pain due to the disc degeneration. Dr. Scott took a step outside the “normal“protocol of pain management using prescription drugs and began researching the medicinal use of Cannabis for pain management. During his research he discovered that there are many natural occurring compunds within the Cannabis Plant………Not just “THC”. CBD (Cannabidiol) is found within the plant but has no psychotropic effects upon its use. There began the journey of seeking out relief that 1. Did not cause constipation and/or detrimental side effects throughout the day that would inhibit his ability to treat his patients with the standard of care that he expects of himself and that they deserve.
After using a CBD ointment for a period of 6 months Dr. Scott immediately noticed relief rubbing it on his lower back. In early 2019 he explored compounding CBD cream with Lidocaine to give him the extended pain relief that he desired. Its safe to say that dismissing the
“negative stereotypes “of cannabis and focusing on its medicinal attributes has changed his life. Through trial and error Dr. Scott and his team came up with a formula that not only is odorless but works on the affected area much longer. The majority of “pain-relief” products containing Cannabidiol (CBD) that Dr. Scott studied did not have a long lasting effect and had an extraordinarily strong order of menthol. Patients do not want to walk into a room and announce themselves with the cloud of menthol. The product he was looking for could not be found so he decided to create his own product. SPRKLE is the result and the feedback from his patients confirms his belief in the product.
SPRKLE stands for Scotty’s Pain Relief Krema(Cream in Greek) with LidocainE
The use of the cannabis plant for medicinal purposes dates back 5,000 years to Chinese Culture. The trade routes established by the Chinese and Eurasian Empires brought the plant further west.
There are 33 states that have legalized the use of Cannabis for medicinal purposes and more and more are using it for medical purposes.
More and more physicians are beginning to open their eyes to the research that has been done on the cannabis plant. The data speaks for itself and is simultaneously breaking down the barriers that have existed pinning this plant into the corner of being merely a “street drug”. CBD benefits are real and with proper
CBD Dosing for Oils:
Simply place 1–3 drops directly under the tongue and wait 60–90 seconds before swallowing. This method allows the CBD and other active ingredients in CBD oil to be absorbed through the mucous membranes in your mouth. Sublingual absorption also bypasses the digestive system, allowing the CBD to quickly enter your bloodstream and begin doing its work with your endocannabinoid system.
Dosing may in fact be the most important factor to consider when evaluating out how CBD will affect you; however, much of this comes down to experimentation. Dosing can be tricky, especially when it comes to vaping or edibles. Your best bet is to start low and build up gradually. Too little and you might not feel anything; too much and you may develop mild side effects (although this is rare).
CBD FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Using CBD Oil to Reduce High Blood Pressure to Normal
Evidence postulated in recent studies suggest that CBD oil may be beneficial in treating some cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension. The studies show how CBD is a vasodilator which means it allows a healthy flow of blood in the vessels to normalize blood pressure. CBD potentially provides neuroprotective effects that protect the heart against any cardiovascular conditions and even stroke. The studies also suggest that CBD can create normal heart rhythm after an ischemic attack and improve heart performance immediately after a heart attack. Research indicates that the human body's cannabinoid system produces endocannabinoids which can regulate blood pressure. CBD also has anxiolytic and analgesic effects which help reduce resting blood pressure and hypertension connected to stress. A test conducted on adult males discovered that CBD was able to reduce systolic
pressure by an average of 5 mmHg before and after stress. It was also able to reduce it by 6 mmHg during rest. Practicing good health principles can prevent some of these problems. A proper diet alongside exercise can maintain the health status your body yearns for. There are two other ways that CBD may help reduce your blood pressure.
Eliminating any body inflammation is a common way of preventing high blood pressure. Over time, a person's lifestyle may cause inward swelling of arteries' walls which tighten blood's passages. Factors such as alcohol and drug abuse can increase this inflammation. CBD vasodilates the passages by relaxing and widening them. However, a patient still needs to lead a healthy lifestyle while using CBD oil.
Excessive work creates this other form of hypertension characterized by the heart pumping blood too fast. A neurotransmitter such as anandamide plays a critical role in the functioning of the heart. CBD oil controls the re-uptake of vital heart neurotransmitters that control the cardiovascular system. All the studies seem to agree that CBD reduces high blood pressure. The product, CBD oil, is, therefore, a more natural remedy for people with cardiovascular related problems which sometimes lead to death. Remember: hypertension affects one in every three adults after the age of 70 ninety percent of the adult population will have hypertension. This illustrates its high prevalence rates in the world. It lacks any direct cause but by several factors that cumulate throughout the years. Unhealthy lifestyles are perhaps the leading cause of high blood pressure, due to unhealthy foods, excess alcohol,
stress, drugs and smoking. Globally, industrialization and improvement of living standards have had their fair share in causing hypertension. People no longer exercise or participate in strenuous tasks that can unblock blood vessels. The existing medications for hypertension may potentially have harmful side effects. Organs commonly affected are the kidneys which must excrete the residual compounds in the meds. CBD oil provides a more natural solution for dealing with high blood pressure. However, it should be concurrently used whilst practicing a healthy lifestyle.