Finding and Maintaining Balance in the Midst of Uncertainty

by Dan Reich

With the pandemic upending everything we once knew, many of us feel as though the world is wobbling out of balance, influencing us to feel the same way. Finding balance between work and family, indulgence and restraint, or just about any other human activity is challenging in the best of times. These days, the challenges are multiplying on a weekly and/or daily basis.

Challenges often lead to stress, and it is fair to say that we are being mightily challenged right now. Lowering your stress level is probably the most direct way to help you feel more “in balance.” Meditation, exercise and cuddling with your significant other or pet are some time-honored stress relievers. And Synergy Wellness is here to provide you with a few more.

The cannabis plant can be helpful in many ways. Whether applied topically, taken orally, or inhaled: cannabionoids are remarkable at fighting inflammation, reducing pain and creating perfect balance. A body in pain can lead to stress, and topicals such as our new ACDC 1:1 CBD Salve get right to work on your inflamed spots, promoting increased mobility in the area of pain and a generally improved sense of well-being.

Synergy Wellness products with a 1:1 ratio of CBD:THC provides perfect balance (there’s that word again). CBD is one of the best anti-inflammatory remedies available together with THC, a potent analgesic. The salve penetrates up to one inch below the skin, making it an excellent choice for alleviating symptoms of painful, inflamed joints and muscle aches. It is also excellent for treating eczema as well as worrisome skin growths (1:1 is the ideal anti-cancer ratio.)

For a limited time, you can order our ACDC 1:1 CBD Salve in 1-ounce and 2-ounce sizes or our 1:1 Rollerballs for 15% off. Good till the end of June.

Our tinctures (with a variety of ratios of THC:CBD to choose from) have proven to be welcome sleep aids: providing effective relief to those suffering from sleeplessness whether it be from worry, pain or Restless Leg Syndrome. Balancing wakefulness and sleep can do a lot to make you feel in balance. But there’s no single ratio that’s right for everyone. You’ll want to find the balance of CBD and THC that works best for you and we are happy to help.

Finding the right ratio and dosage of the cannabinoids is the key factor. Many people like the THC psychoactive effect. Others find THC unpleasant. CBD will lesson the mind-altering effects of THC, so a greater ratio of CBD-to-THC means less or no psychoactivity. Synergy Wellness offers various ratios of CBD:THC so you can adjust or eliminate psychoactive effects, according to your sensitivity and preference.

The other way of adjusting the amount of psychoactivity, is to adjust the dose. By titrating up slowly, many people can find a dose that will give them the medicinal benefits they want while controlling or eliminating the psychoactive high. Often, 5-10 drops is enough.

Some people use cannabis products with different CBD:THC ratios at different times of the day, such as more CBD during the day, and more THC at night.

Whether you use tinctures daily or have no experience with them, we are confident you will find pain and/or stress relief with our Balanced 1:1 THC:CBD Blended Tincture in sesame oil for 15% off. The discounted price is good till the end of June.

We’re all seeking balance as we adjust to major changes in our everyday lives. I think of the independent 1982 film “Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out Of Balance”. This collage of imagery and music is a profound exploration of the relationship between humans, nature and technology. One of several alternate translations of Koyaanisqatsi from the original Hopi is this one:

a state of life that calls for another way of living

Its director, Godfrey Reggio, describes his film this way: “It’s not for lack of love of the language that these films have no words. It’s because, from my point of view, our language is in a state of vast humiliation. It no longer describes the world in which we live.”

Things will never be the same after coronavirus, nor should they be. There is much that could be made better. Like a butterfly flapping its wings in the Southern Hemisphere, we can each be our own agents of change. In the words of Gandhi, “be the change you want to see in the world.”

May you be both well and balanced.
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Suggested Reading:

How CBD Can Help You Cope with Social Distancing

Cannabis Shows Promise Blocking Coronavirus Infection: Alberta Researcher

Israel Researchers Believe CBD Could Play Crucial Role in COVID-19 Treatment