Medicine/Healing

How psychedelics can transform end-of-life care

More than two dozen other states and the U.S. House of Representatives are also grappling with their own versions of psychedelic legislation… the end of life is not only a universal experience, we also know it’s one where psychedelic medicines can spur a massive paradigm shift in how we provide care. The human body and…

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Local veterans find relief through psilocybin

According to the VA’s 2022 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report, there were 6,146 veteran suicides in 2020 – an average of 16.8 each day… “I know what I need for my mental health. Antidepressants are just not a part of the equation,” he said. “I know my needs better than anyone.” After traumatic experiences during…

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…psychedelics… future of pain relief?

In fact, it increasingly seems that pain – one of the most universal experiences in the human condition – is now the next frontier for psychedelics after mental health. “As a non-addictive alternative to opioids, psychedelics represent a revolutionary and much-needed new approach to the treatment of pain,” according to the Psychedelics and Health Research Initiative…

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‘…saved my life’

…mind-altering root bark of the Iboga plant is used ritualistically to promote health and happiness. Though the… visions he experienced in his first Iboga journey were terrifying at the time, he’s come a long way since venturing through some of the darkest parts of his psyche. On the other side of his temporary descent into…

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…patients battle to make psilocybin accessible…

DEA Administrator Anne Milgram did not respond to interview requests for this story. DEA spokesperson Katherine Pfaff wrote in a separate e-mail… that “we will respectfully decline this opportunity.” …the DEA issued a “standard knee-jerk response,” Tucker says… Thomas Prevoznik, a DEA deputy assistant administrator, wrote that the administration “has no authority to waive any…

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…soaring… psilocybin retreats

“…if we can help people suffering from PTSD, depression, trauma, and addiction – including veterans, cancer patients, and others – supervised psilocybin therapy is a treatment worthy of further consideration,” says Oregon Governor Kate Brown. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated psilocybin therapy as “breakthrough therapy” for treatment-resistant depression and major depressive disorder…

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