CBD Oil for Treating Epilepsy and Seizures

America’s main problem concerning marijuana-based products is that they get people high. Well, that is changing now—thanks to its legalization plus attitude change. But, the best part is that manufacturers and users alike now understand marijuana parts that are psychoactive in nature. CBD (an abbreviation for Cannabidiol), a compound in marijuana, doesn’t cause the “high effect”—it only comes with powerful benefits for the brain.

This is why they wrote all about the helpful effects of CBD.

About Epileptic Seizures And CBD

Epilepsy, which affects the brain, is a disorder that makes you develop repeated seizures or puts you at risk of getting seizures. Affecting over 50 million people globally, 468,000 of them being kids, epilepsy is the third leading neurological condition in the USA.

Types of Seizures

The way people seize is different. Plus, there are more than 40 ways one can seize. But the most common ones include:

• Frontal seizures
• Focal seizures
• Partial seizures
• Tonic seizures
Epilepsy Signs and Symptoms
Common signs and symptom of epileptic seizures include:
• Feeling unconscious
• A staring spell
• Uncontainable jerking arm and leg movements
• Psychic symptoms like fear and anxiety

Signs and symptoms of epilepsy vary and are dependent on the kind of seizure one is suffering from. Generally, a person suffering from epilepsy is likely to experience a similar type of seizure from time to time. Thus, each episode will exude similar symptoms.

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Cannabis Oil for Treating Seizures

Medical cannabis has anticonvulsant properties and houses 85 different chemical compounds known as cannabinoids—the most common one being tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol. The latter comes with powerful convulsant-relaed properties.

A Neutral Treatment

With increasing frequency epileptic-related cases, people are now turning to Cannabidiol (CBD) oil as a natural treatment for epilepsy. This is particularly true among those who’ve aggressive/chronic forms of the disorder, like the Dravet syndrome, which may cause several episodes of seizures a day. Major scientific organizations have carried out successful research on the management of epilepsy & seizures using CBD oil as well as other CBD-based products, and the outcomes are a definite success. Using this type of treatment can reduce the number of seizures associated with this condition, helping patients lead a better quality of life.

According to recent studies, it has now been established that CBD oil is highly effective in treating epilepsy symptoms and reducing the frequency of seizures. It hasn’t been long since the interest in CBD as a potential natural remedy for epilepsy and other neurological disorders began to build up. With positive results being realized, Cannabidiol oil is destined to deliver cutting-edge medical results in the near future.

The Main Reason For Using CBD Oil

The main reasons why Cannabidiol is being considered as a potential treatment for epilepsy, include its affordability, the biocompatibility and the fact that it doesn’t cause any serious side effects. As long as it passes all medical trials & becomes a part of the approved treatments of epilepsy, CBD oil is destined to be remarkably promising in terms of minimizing seizures and curing epilepsy at a more affordable cost.

What the Law Says

Recent legislation in certain states like Virginia is an incredible sign that medical experts are changing their perception about the utilization of CBD oil for treating epilepsy and several other medical conditions. However, before taking CBD oil for any serious condition, make sure to seek medical consultation from your doctor.

How CBD-Based Products Stop Seizures

CBD oil does have a lot to offer in the treatment & curing of epilepsy, seizures, as well as other related neurological disorders. Whilst research is still ongoing, considering the amazing results that CBD oil has been giving in the lab experiments against epilepsy and seizures, it won’t be a mistaken judgment to conclude that with time CBD is going to be a standard treatment for the ailment.

About 50 million people across the globe live with epilepsy, a devastating neurological disorder which involves recurring seizures. This condition makes it extremely difficult for patients to perform their daily tasks such as preparing food, maintaining a job/career, caring for children, and driving. In severe cases, a person may develop anxiety or depression in expectancy of the next seizure episode.

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Epileptic seizures are usually caused by infrequent electrical discharges among the brain cells, which causes convulsions, loss of consciousness, as well as impaired senses. The disorder itself might occur as a result of viruses, head injuries, or hormonal imbalance. But it’s often said that the exact cause of epilepsy isn’t known.

CBD products target different parts of the brain—including the calcium ion channels and glutamate receptor antagonists in addition to sodium ion channels. Other parts that are targeted by CBD products include the GATA system as well as receptor agonists. Anticonvulsants present in CBDs affect the neurotransmitters that are responsible for relaying movement-related messages. This help switch ion flow in & out of the brain neurons, thus altering cell activity.

Potential Side Effects Of CBD

Traditionally, people with epilepsy are treated with anticonvulsant medications, such as valproic acid, clonazepam, phenytoin, ethosuximide, primidone, and phenobarbital. However, these anticonvulsants are often quite ineffective and cause several negative side effects. It’s because of these shortcomings that most patients have switched to CBD oil as an alternative solution to normal pharmaceutical therapies that have failed or brought them too much suffering. Some of these side effects may include headaches, depression, nausea, slurred speech, impotence, mood swings, liver failure, double vision, and unintentional weight gain. About 30 percent of epileptic patients are against the use of anticonvulsant drugs, making CBD oil a better treatment option for seizures and epilepsy.

Why CBD Is A Landmark

The success of Cannabidiol-based drugs is an absolute landmark in the medical marijuana sector. Plus, most US states have passed explicit laws that legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes, including treating epilepsy in both humans and pets. Patients, especially those whose bodies don’t respond to traditional medicines, can now count on CBD oil to treat their epileptic seizures. But, before rushing into using CBD-based products for your epileptic seizures, do your research. And, most importantly, consult a pediatrician for prescriptions.

2018 Space Elevator Conference Press Releases

2018 Space Elevator Conference Press Releases


Post-Conference Press Release Available for Download

August 2, 2018–Redmond

Please feel free to download and disseminate the final press release (PDF format) for the 2011 Space Elevator Conference.  See you next year!


NASA $2M Prize Competition to Stream Live This Friday

August 10, 2018–Redmond

Plan to watch live and online this year’s NASA Centennial Challenge – Strong Tether Competition, where a winner, if their tether is strong enough, could win the $2 million dollar prize. Event is scheduled for 4 PM (PDT) this Friday and will be available here (quick URL is: http://ustre.am/mr2f).


Press Release Available for Download

August 2, 2018–Redmond

Please feel free to download and disseminate the latest press release (PDF format).


Space Elevator and Conference Coverage in RedmondReporter.COM

August 2, 2018–Redmond

Check out the coverage of our press release in the online version of the Redmond Reporter.


Space Elevator and Conference Coverage on the New Day Northwest show on Seattle’s King 5

July 18, 2018–Seattle

David Horn and Maurice Franklin joined Margaret Larson to talk more about the conference, the space elevator, and give a demonstration of the tether strength machine.  Check out the segment on King5.com.


2018 Space Elevator Conference to Host Exciting Family Science Fest

July 6, 2018–Redmond

New this year the Space Elevator Conference will host a free Family Science Fest, on Saturday, August 13, 2018, from 1 PM to 5 PM, also at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond.  A highlight of the day will be RoboQuest, with family and youth focused events including:

  • A robotics competition with robots taking satellites up an elevator ribbon
  • Exhibits from the Pacific Science Center on engineering, space exploration and nanotechnology
  • The Museum of Flight’s “Robot Garage” where you can test your rover building skills
  • LEGO Build Zone where kids of all ages can build futuristic spacecraft using just their imagination
  • Robot demonstrations by area robotics team
  • A life-size, working replica of R2-D2
  • And more


And for those interested in learning more about the Space Elevator but unable to attend the 3-day Technical Program, we’ll also have two SE 101 sessions during the Family Science Fest.  In these one-hour sessions, followed by Q&A, you’ll gain insight into the opportunities and challenges of building a Space Elevator.  The first session on Saturday will start at 1:30, the second at 3:30.  Also, on the preceding Thursday, August 11, there will be an SE 101 session from 7 PM to 8 PM at the same location.


More details on the Family Science Fest web page.



Groundbreaking Nanotechnology Researchers to Present at 2018 Space Elevator Conference

June 18, 2018–Redmond

The Space Elevator Conference is pleased to announce the that leading edge nanotechnology researchers will be presenting at this year’s conference:

  • Dr. Boris I. Yakobson
    • Presentation title: A few answers to Rajasinghe: Carbon bonds, limits of growth, bounds of strength…
    • Position: Karl F. Hasselmann Chair of Engineering, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Professor of Chemistry, Rice University
  • Dr. Vesselin Shanov
    • Presentation title: Recent Progress in Synthesis, Processing, and Application Of Carbon Nanotube Materials
    • Position: Associate Professor at the School of Energy, Environmental, Biological and Medical Engineering, University of Cincinnati
  • Dr. Vasilii Artyukhov
    • Presentation title: Making and breaking graphitic nanocarbon: insights from computer simulations
    • Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate at Rice University

Drs. Yakobson, Shanov and Artyukhov will be presenting these papers during the Friday, August 12 Tethers Session.



Space Elevator Coverage in July 2018 Issue of National Geographic Magazine

June 15, 2018–Redmond

The Space Elevator Conference is proud to have provided assistance to National Geographic Magazine for their Next column in the July 2011 issue of National Geographic, with the topic of “Space Elevator“. The printed issue will be on newsstands soon.



2018 Space Elevator Conference Announcement and Call for Papers

February 28, 2018–Redmond

The Space Elevator Conference organizing committee has announced the 2018 Space Elevator Conference.  The conference will be held August 12th through August 14th, 2011, at the Microsoft Conference Center, Redmond, Washington.  The committee is also making a Call for Papers to be presented at the conference.


Please feel free to download a copy of the announcement and call for papers for disseminating and posting as you would like:

  • 2018 SE Conf Announce and Call for Papers.doc



Contact information regarding these press releases, press passes and all other issues regarding the conference can be found on the Contacts Page.