Psychology

[Psilocybe] mushroom extract [appears] more effective than pure psilocybin in reducing OCD symptoms in mice

Anecdotal and experimental evidence exists showing that the entourage effect is also at work with the compounds found in magic mushrooms… In this study, the research team compared the effects of an extract from Psilocybe argentipes to pure psilocybin using MBB (marble burying behavior) and 5-week old male mice. The results of the study showed…

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Science

Psychedelics [& entheogens/ethnobotanicals] may relieve chronic pain via changes in brain neuroplasticity

…studies have shown that over time, acute pain transforms into chronic pain via neuroplasticity. 5-HT2A receptor activation by psychedelics may lead to rewiring in the brain + reduced inflammation = reduced nociception (the perception of a painful or injurious stimulus). Original Article (Psychedelic Science):Psychedelics may relieve chronic pain via changes in brain neuroplasticityArtwork Fair Use: Borsook…

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Psychology

Integration, rippling

The last steps — community and the environment, or the “world out there,” — are where integration often falls short. The ultimate step in the integration process involves putting our self into service. There is hard work to do here.  As wonderful it is to hear that people reached a state of absolute peace, it…

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Medicine/Healing

Study: adult-use legalization associated with decline in youth treatment admissions

The enactment of adult-use cannabis legalization laws is not associated with an increase in marijuana-related youth drug treatment admissions, according to data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Separate studies have reported a dramatic and consistent decline in the prevalence of so-called cannabis use disorder over the better part of the past two decades. Self-reported use of marijuana…

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