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Then… ate magic mushrooms

This might explain what happened… the psilocybin reawakened the dormant neural pathway from his hamstring to his brain… just one study has ever evaluated the connection between psychedelics and spinal-cord injury.

Psilocybin is thought to be effective at promoting healing because it stimulates neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to change and adapt through new neural connections, and neurogenesis, the formation of new neurons. “Psilocybin increases neurotransmitters in the brain, by making the healthy neurons more sensitive to circulating neurotransmitters such as serotonin. The changes in brain chemistry reverse atrophy and increase the neurons’ ability to rapidly repair damaged neurons, allowing them to begin their normal signaling process. Longer-term beneficial effects of psilocybin are believed to be related to regeneration of neurons and neuronal pathways that may have died,” said Mark Wingertzahn.

Original Article (Outside Magazine):
Jim Harris was paralyzed. Then he ate magic mushrooms.
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