15 Apr CBD and Acupuncture: A CBD Oil Guide for Acupuncturists
As an acupuncturist, you’re very familiar with the interconnectivity of the body’s systems and the impact of encouraging the body to re-balance itself. Learn how CBD for acupuncture can enhance your treatments and help encourage overall wellness in the people you care for.
Your goal as an acupuncturist is the improve the body’s functions and promote a natural balance in your clients. You want to supply those who come into your office with the very best in wellness techniques, but are you offering them all that you can be?
Did you know that CBD oil interacts with our natural systems to promote homeostasis?
A daily CBD serving and acupuncture have many of the same goals, including achieving balance within the body and mind.
Traditional Chinese medicine offers a range of practices that use concepts based on a tradition that’s 5,000 years old, including the use of herbs. Cannabis is one of the 50 fundamental herbs of traditional Chinese medicine. Now you can harness the benefits of cannabis in the form of hemp-derived CBD oil.
What is CBD Oil?
Cannabidiol or CBD is one of the most exciting restorative compounds available today, and consumers and businesses alike are discovering its wellness benefits.
CBD is a cannabinoid, a class of over 100 active chemical compounds present in the cannabis plant, including both marijuana and hemp. Found in the cannabis plant’s seeds and stalks, CBD can be extracted from the plant as part of its cannabis oil.
This oil can then be processed into a number of CBD-infused products that can be used to boost wellness and increase the body’s ability to maintain balance. When CBD oil is extracted from low-THC hemp, the resulting products are non-psychoactive and safe to use by everyone, including the people that you care for.
How Can I Use CBD on My Clients?
CBD oil products can be given to your acupuncture clients to help them achieve wellbeing by promoting balance in the body.
When CBD oil products are used, plant-based cannabinoids or phytocannabinoids like CBD are absorbed by the body where they make their way to the bloodstream and are transported throughout the body to interact with special cannabinoid receptors in the central and peripheral nervous systems.
The neural communication network that uses these cannabinoid neurotransmitters, known as the endocannabinoid system, plays a critical role in the nervous system’s normal functioning. Endocannabinoids such as anandamide and 2-AG function as neurotransmitters, sending chemical messages between nerve cells throughout the nervous system.
Phytocannabinoids mimic the roles of the body’s endogenous (naturally-occurring) cannabinoids like anandamide and 2-AG. CBD and THC’s chemical structures are similar to those of 2-AG and anandamide, allowing us to use them to manipulate the endocannabinoid system to achieve beneficial effects in the body.
Like acupuncture, CBD stimulates the body to encourage more optimal regulation and greater functioning of the body’s major systems. Together, CBD oil and acupuncture can serve as a synergistic one-two punch of positive stimulation to enhance their respective wellness benefits.
HempMeds® distributes its line of hemp-derived CBD oil products while following all Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines. Because of this, we are unable to make medical claims about products. Instead, we refer health professionals like yourself to the wealth of research regarding the effects of CBD available online.
CBD oil products come in a variety of consumption types, such as capsules, tinctures, topical salves, vape liquids, pure hemp oil oral applicators, and more. These daily use products provide all the benefits of CBD with none of the worries over THC from other medical marijuana products.
But is CBD Legal?
Hemp products, including those consisting of CBD, are legal in the U.S. as long as they are manufactured using hemp. Hemp is defined in the U.S. has any cannabis plant containing 0.3% THC per dry weight or less. At these levels, the THC in hemp-derived CBD oil products is far too low to produce psychoactive effects in humans.
Because our products are derived from low-THC hemp, they are federally legal in the U.S. and over 40 countries internationally. However, we suggest you check your local laws to see if CBD oil products have any special restrictions where you have your acupuncture practice.
You can learn more about the legality of CBD oil.
CBD Oil Products from HempMeds®
Our CBD oil products cover a wide range of consumption methods, concentrations, and price points, fitting the many different needs of the people who you care for. Whether you are looking to provide a topical application for focused effects or ingest a daily serving to improve well-being, HempMeds® carries the safe and effective CBD oil products your clients want.
Real Scientific Hemp Oil® (RSHO®) is our CBD hemp oil in its most unadulterated form. A thick, viscous oil, RSHO® contains high levels of CBD, up to 225 mg per serving, as well as essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and other trace cannabinoids. Perfect for those looking for the highest concentration of CBD in their product, RSHO® is available in 5 labels (Green, Blue, Gold, Special Blend, and Maximum Strength) and provides high-CBD hemp oil with minimal processing.
Learn more about the differences between our most popular RSHO® Green, Blue, and Gold Labels.
While our RSHO® pure hemp oil is our most potent product, our tinctures are generally our least potent. Made with the same hemp oil as our other products, our tinctures are mixed with medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil to give them a thinner consistency and lower overall strength between 4 mg and 17 mg per serving.
RSHO® and Dixie Botanicals® both feature tinctures in their line of CBD products. While RSHO® tinctures are unflavored, Dixie Botanicals® offer all-natural flavors like strawberry, tangerine, vanilla, and peppermint.
Our RSHO® brand also carries a line of liquid products. RSHO® Liquid is made by combining our pure hemp oil with MCT oil in a larger 4 ounce bottle for a mid-potency product that combines the benefits of pure RSHO® hemp oil with the ease and portability of tinctures.
Because RSHO® Liquid is made using sustainable coconut oil, it can easily be added to your favorite foods and beverages or taken on a spoon. Read our guide to creative ways to enjoy your RSHO® Liquid here or come up with your own favorite method to take RSHO® Liquid.
Several of our brands, including RSHO® and Dixie Botanicals®, also offer our CBD hemp oil in capsule form for unrivaled ease and portability. It is easy to slip these hemp oil capsules in among your daily vitamins without much change to your day.
For customers with a preference, RSHO® capsules come in Green, Blue, and Gold Labels, contain 25 mg of CBD each, and are combined with 200 mg of calcium and 200 mg of our proprietary blend of powdered turmeric root and white willow bark for added botanical effects.
Dixie Botanicals® CBD Gel Caps combine hemp oil containing 25 mg CBD capsules with medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil to naturally boost absorption.
Designed for external use, CBD hemp oil topicals are a popular option among customers new to hemp oil products. Rubbed into the desired area, topicals are absorbed into the skin for localized benefits and never make it into the bloodstream.
RSHO® CBD Hemp Oil Salve and Dixie Botanicals® Hemp Oil Salvation Balm offer 500 mg of CBD per jar. Massaged into the skin, muscles, and joints, these topicals combine full-spectrum hemp oil with ingredients like beeswax, camphora essential oils, and ginger root and ginseng to revitalize muscles and nourish the skin. Our HempMeds® Active Relief Cooling Roll-On is a mentholated topical with 450 mg of our powerful CBD and Arnica for fast natural cooling relief.
Is CBD Safe for My Clients?
CBD is considered to be safe and non-toxic for humans. To ensure the safety of our products, we extract our oil using safe supercritical CO2. We examine our oil at three points in our manufacturing process as part of our Triple Lab Tested® standard to ensure consistency and protect our end users from any potential contamination.
Once our hemp oil is certified to be safe, our formulators in San Diego infuse our oil into our complete line of CBD hemp oil products. California has some of the most rigorous safety standards in the world. Our commitment to these lofty quality and safety standards allows us to create only top quality finished products for your clients.
Can Acupuncturists Sell CBD Oil?
The people who come into your office for care are seeking your guidance on how to feel better. Thankfully, CBD for acupuncture is legal to buy and sell in the United States.
While an acupuncturist cannot prescribe medicine or CBD oil, you can recommend and sell CBD oil derived from hemp to your clients. CBD products derived from hemp are federally legal to buy, use, and sell in the U.S., as long as they’re made from hemp. The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill clarified that hemp and hemp-derived products can be made and sold as a commercial commodity, opening the doors for health professionals like acupuncturists to augment their sessions with CBD oil.
CBD for Acupuncture: The HempMeds® Difference
Like acupuncture itself, CBD production is a delicate and meticulous process. You want to partner with a manufacturer who does it right. Committed to the highest standards of CBD product safety and effectiveness, our team goes the extra mile to ensure that our CBD solutions are the best in the industry. When it comes to high-quality CBD for acupuncture, HempMeds® is the company you can trust.
Excellent Hemp Sourcing and CBD Extraction
To ensure that our CBD hemp oil products are packed with CBD and other natural ingredients, we make them from the planet’s finest hemp. All of the hemp used in HempMeds® full-spectrum products is sourced from Certified Organic Hemp grown by a generational family-owned farm in the Netherlands, one of Europe’s leading agricultural countries. There, farmers refrain from using chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides. The soil in the region is also some of the most nutrient-dense in the world — and those nutrients are passed right on into the hemp due to it being a natural bioaccumulator.
Upon sourcing our hemp, we take it to our facilities for extraction. To get the purest CBD oil possible, we use a method called supercritical CO2 extraction. Like other extraction methods, supercritical CO2 extraction uses a liquid solvent to safely and efficiently pull the CBD oil from the nutritious hemp plant; however, unlike other extraction methods that use solvents like hexane, butane, and acetone that can leave behind trace toxins in the CBD extract, supercritical CO2 uses pressurized and temperature-controlled liquid CO2, which is highly stable and will not leave behind trace contaminants. Supercritical CO2 is classified as GRAS (“generally regarded as safe”) by the FDA. It helps ensure that our CBD oil is highly-concentrated and toxin-free.
Extra Testing via Our Triple Lab Testing® Process
Our commitment to safety and precise product formulations doesn’t stop at extraction. It doesn’t even stop at formulation. It stops after three meticulous rounds of testing via the Triple Lab Testing® process. These third-party tests are performed in ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited testing labs and check for the presence of trace toxins in each of our CBD products, while verifying consistency across their CBD concentration.
The first test occurs before and following harvest, where hemp is tested for contaminants. The next test occurs after extraction, where CBD oil is tested for unwanted ingredients and CBD concentration. Finally, our finished products are batch tested to ensure precise ingredient levels. The end results are high-quality CBD products that are both safe and precisely formulated.
An Extensive Range of CBD Solutions
Whether you’re an acupuncturist looking to supplement your therapy services with CBD oil or an alternative medicine retailer looking to stock your shelves with CBD edibles and topicals, HempMeds® has the products for you. We are proud to carry an extensive range of CBD for acupuncture in the form of CBD oils, CBD topicals, CBD edibles, and more.
In addition to our high-quality hemp, all of our products contain a host of all-natural ingredients designed to deliver maximum health benefits to the body. You can find CBD for acupuncture products in all three of the brands we carry. With this many choices, you’ll be sure to find the perfect solution to meet your needs.
Bulk and Wholesale Buying Options
As an acupuncturist, you have a commitment to bring the best care possible to your clients. That care shouldn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. CBD is one of the hottest products on the market today, and you can bring it to your business at a cost that fits your budget. HempMeds® offers bulk and wholesale buying options for each and every product in our inventory. Follow the links above for more information, or continue reading to learn how you can save on the industry’s top CBD for acupuncture products.
Adding CBD for Your Chiropractic Practice
We supply acupuncturists and other health and wellness professionals with the opportunity to become wholesale distributors or to join our affiliate program. This gives you the chance to offer top-quality CBD oil products directly to your clients from your practice.
Lead the way in your field by providing the CBD oil products the people who have been coming into your office have been inquiring about. There is more to learn about hemp, CBD, and the HempMeds® brands of CBD products on our blog.