The facts and fictions of CBD oil will be the topic when Savannah chiropractor Michael Vaughn takes the podium at the third presentation in the Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series on Aug. 27 at the Charles H. Morris Center.
Cannabidiol oil, better known as CBD, is a heavily trending product derived from non-intoxicating elements of marijuana or hemp and sold over the counter for the treatment of a variety of health problems.
In his talk, Vaughn will cover cannabis history and a brief overview of the human endocannabinoid system before moving on to examples of what are believed to be CBD benefits: relief of sleep problems, anxiety, musculoskeletal pain, brain injury and epilepsy, according to the Education Series information. He will also touch on case studies that cover such topics as tumor shrinkage.
Vaughn will then discuss CBDâ€™s legal status and its safety and benefits. Studies on long-term effects have yet to be developed, but he will share some insights on this developing field, the program shows.
â€śThis is a fascinating subject that holds the potential to be of great benefit to many people, but the jury is still out on many aspects of CBD oil,â€ť Vaughn said. â€śI believe many people can find relief through CBD products, but I realize it is poorly understood by the public and that many in the medical field are skeptical.â€ť
Vaughn has practiced chiropractic medicine in Georgia and England for decades, according to the program. He is in private practice at Savannah Chiropractic Center, where he specializes in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal disorders and rehabilitation. In addition, he serves in a variety of educational and regulatory roles in his profession.
The Enmarket Encourage Health Educational Series is a wide-ranging presentation of diverse health topics. A regular feature of the program is the awarding of grants to nonprofit organizations, and at this session, Union Mission is the recipient.
This marks the sixth year for the series in partnership with Healthy Savannah, the Charles H. Morris Center at Trusteesâ€™ Garden, Cha Bella, Davidâ€™s Dry Cleaners, the city of Savannah, Clover Health, Sandfly Family Dental, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine, St. Josephâ€™s/Candler and WRHQ.