Medicine/Healing

Can psychedelics treat physical pain?

…suffering from chronic Lyme disease, I tried all kinds of treatments… psychedelics can… increase awareness of what’s happening inside someone’s body.  After my first iboga ceremony with a shaman in Mexico, I was shocked that not only did my Lyme symptoms completely lift, but the pain that I’d been feeling in my knees after falling…

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Medicine/Healing

Cannabis stores are now essential businesses…

[Some] store operators say it’s about time regulators began treating marijuana stores on par with comparable retailers. An estimated 243,000 full-time-equivalent employees worked in the legal marijuana industry across the U.S. as of January 2020… that’s up 15% in a single year. In comparison, the politically popular coal mining industry employs just about 50,000, according…

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Medicine/Healing

Cannabis can decrease risk of digestive disorders in those with schizophrenia

A new Danish research study, recently published in the Psychological Medicine journal, found that cannabis can reduce the risk of digestive disorders and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) among individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia. The researchers found that patients with schizophrenia were more likely to develop digestive organ disorders, including IBD and gut-brain interaction disorders like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)…

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Psychology

Psychedelics and nature connection

As research with psychedelics continues to gather momentum, they are likely to be medically integrated for clinical use in the coming years. It would perhaps be a shame if their use was limited to a clinical setting, as their potential extends beyond this. A growing alienation and disconnection from nature can be considered to be…

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Medicine/Healing

Legalizing marijuana increases housing prices [potentially exacerbating homelessness and housing affordability for low-income], study finds

As they describe it, the economists found “positive effects in the top of the distribution following the success of the ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana, but no effect in the lower half.” Why the lopsided effect? The economists say a number of mechanisms could be at work, with a big one being access to liquidity…

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Medicine/Healing

…pouring ayahuasca

The reluctant shaman is the safe one. The one who rushes the process and is arrogant enough to assume they can bypass the protocol that’s existed for thousands of years—he/she is dangerous. This is in no way meant to discourage anyone from doing this sacred work. We need as many sincere and strong beings answering…

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Psychology

Love… romance [long-term relationships]

“Our point is that trauma falls on a spectrum and relationships themselves can be traumatic,” he explains. “What causes a lot of relationships to break down over time is traumatic or semi-traumatic events that take place either inside or outside the relationship. People start to close down and stop sharing with their partners. Insofar as…

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