Indica strains tend to be the choice of patients looking for full-body pain relief, as well as a sleep aid. The high has been described as pleasant buzz that encompasses the entire body, and offers a sense of calm and serenity as well as providing a source of stress release and relaxation.
If indicas are calming, sativas are on the other end of the scale. Some have described the sativa high as “cerebral,” providing a sense of well-being and optimism. In addition, sativa makes you feel energetic, even uplifted. This makes sativa a good choice for pain relief for specific symptoms, rather than an all-over effect.