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Newly Launched Plant Medicine Healing Alliance Aims to Decriminalize Plant and Fungi Medicines for Group Healing

A new coalition, the Plant Medicine Healing Alliance (PMHA), launched on Earth Day with a goal of decriminalizing all plant and fungi medicines for home growing, group healing and religious purposes. The Alliance, which is working in partnership with leaders from the medical community, veterans and indigenous stakeholders among others, has a dual mission of improving access to …

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New UCSF Research Program to Advance Psychedelics Research and Treatments

Psychedelics research in support of brain health is getting a major boost this month with the formation of the Neuroscape Psychedelics Division at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Through $6.4M in private funding, the new division will take a unique translational research approach to integrate cutting-edge neuroscience technology with psychedelics treatment, including through …

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Psychedelic Science Holds Promise for Mainstream Medicine

UNLV Neuroscientists’ Work on Brain Activity Recently Published by Nature: Scientific Reports Psychedelic healing may sound like a fad from the Woodstock era, but it’s a field of study that’s gaining traction in the medical community as an effective treatment option for a growing number of mental health conditions. While the study of psychedelics as medicine …

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Rosemary and Its Use in Mental Clarity

By Catherine Kakenya There are many ways people have found to improve their mental clarity. One of those ways is by using rosemary, either by inhaling its scent or adding it to food. What is Rosemary? Scientifically known as Rosmarinus officinalis, rosemary is an herb with needle-like leaves. It is an herb that grows year-round. …

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The Importance of Pharmacogenomics: The Need for Varied Mental Health Treatment

Pharmacogenomics deals with pharmacology and genomics, studies the role of the genome in drug response, and analyzes how the genetic makeup of individuals affects their response to drugs.  For decades, studies were conducted mostly, sometimes exclusively, in male humans and animals. Today, agencies funding research are mandating changes. As we alluded to in a previous …

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The Potential for Psychedelic Treatment for Veterans

From the fallout of COVID-19 to therapy becoming more accepted and recognized and the rise of new treatments, mental health has become a mainstream conversation. But one subset with specific needs remains neglected: Veterans. Veterans Lack Support When Returning Home From Deployment Havn Life Director and Veteran Tim Laidler was deployed to Afghanistan in 2008. …

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The Effects of Psychedelics on Relationships

By Catherine Kakenya Psychedelics are believed to have been used by Indigenous cultures for thousands of years. More scientific research of them began in the 1940s, and studies included treatment of patients with alcohol disorder. Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) was discovered to uncover long-lost memories and help people to revisit traumatic memories and see them …

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Hundreds of Canadians Already Struggling With Mental Health Conditions Plead for Access to Psychedelic Medicine

ATMA and SYNTAC Institute Collaborate to Submit a Group Application for Section 56 Exemption from Health Canada to Access Psychedelic Therapy ATMA Journey Centers Inc. (ATMA), an Alberta-based company focused on delivering innovative psychedelic-assisted therapies internationally, announced today that it has submitted a Group Application for Section 56 Exemption to Health Canada on behalf of Canadians …

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Ayurvedic Remedies for Improving Immunity

By Shristi Patni Ayurveda is a natural mechanism of traditional medicines available to boost immunity and protect the body from viruses. Its origin is transferred through the continual practices originating thousands of years ago. To maintain the physical, mental and emotional resilience of a person, the physiological components demand a healthy immune power to fight …

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Mount Sinai Health System Launches Center for Psychedelic Research

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has launched a new center for psychedelics research. The Center for Psychedelic Psychotherapy and Trauma Research pursues a multipronged clinical and research approach to discovering novel and more efficacious therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and other stress-related conditions in the veteran and civilian population. The Center …

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