‘Magic Mushroom’… shows early promise in easing migraines
The idea of using psilocybin against migraines is not far-fetched… like other psychedelics, exerts its effects by stimulating certain brain receptors for the chemical serotonin. That makes it similar to many standard migraine medications, which also act on serotonin receptors (albeit differently).
In the United States alone, about 39 million people suffer from migraines, according to the American Migraine Foundation. Besides intense head pain, the condition often causes symptoms like nausea, visual disturbances and sensitivity to light and sound. While most of the research is focused on psychiatric conditions, psilocybin has also shown hints of promise against cluster headaches and migraines… “This was a preliminary, proof-of-concept study,” stressed Dr. Emmanuelle Schindler, an assistant professor of neurology at Yale School of Medicine Schindler. “We wanted to see if we could catch a signal.” …the findings spurred her team to start a somewhat larger trial — of about two dozen migraine patients — that is ongoing.
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