Potential Benefits of Medicinal Psilocybin and Entheogens
Although psilocybin has been on earth since the beginning of time and used medicinally by many tribes and groups dating pre-civilization, the modern scientific research regarding psilocybin is relatively new. What we do know is that from the studies so far, we are studying something that could be life changing for mankind’s health and wellness.
Treatment with psilocybin, a compound found in psychedelic mushrooms, combined with psychotherapy, appears to be associated with significant improvements in emotional and existential distress in people with cancer. Source
The FDA has designated psilocybin and MDMA as breakthrough therapies for treatment of depression and mental illness. The FDA designation of “breakthrough therapy” is given to drugs that have evidence that it may demonstrate substantial improvement over available therapy.
New Brain Pathways
Though researchers are still trying to understand the cognitive and therapeutic mechanics of psychedelics, they have concluded that psilocybin, DMT and other psychoactive chemicals can help people feel more tolerance, understanding and empathy.
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