Spiritual Coaches Are on the Rise

As more and more Americans call themselves spiritual but not religious, spiritual coaches give us a glimpse of the allure and the hazards of 21st-century D.I.Y. religion.

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‘I Want to Reset My Brain’: Female Veterans Turn to Psychedelic Therapy

Traumatized by war and sexual assaults, some U.S. veterans and veterans’ spouses are seeking help in a Mexican clinic that treats depression and addiction with potent hallucinogens like toad poison.

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A Psychedelic Trip to Timothy Leary’s Catalina Resort in Mexico

Most travelers descending on Zihuatanejo are unaware of the resort city’s storied past with the apostle of psychedelic drugs, and his experiments in consciousness expansion.

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Deadly Venom From Spiders and Snakes May Also Cure What Ails You

Efforts to tease apart the vast swarm of proteins in venom — a field called venomics — have burgeoned in recent years, leading to important drug discoveries.

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The Next Big Addiction Treatment

Several psychedelic drugs are touted as effective treatments for drug and alcohol abuse. But psilocybin combined with therapy is emerging as the most effective.

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The Parapsychology Foundation Fights for Its Future

The Parapsychology Foundation — a four-generation matrilineal dynasty — fights for its future.

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Germany’s Vaccine Mandate Forges Unlikely Coalition of Protestors

The prospect of a vaccine mandate has galvanized a nationwide protest movement attracting naturalists, neo-Nazis and ordinary citizens alike.

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How Psychedelic Drugs Can Be Used for Mental Health

Many recreational drugs known for mind-altering trips are being studied to treat depression, substance use and other disorders. Here’s what you need to know.

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In Italy’s Alps, Traditional Medicine Flourishes, as Does Covid

The province of Bolzano has the country’s highest level of coronavirus infection and lowest vaccination rate, as many people there prefer to rely on the pure air and herbal remedies.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #bolzano-italy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #italy, #vaccination-and-immunization

Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated: Europe’s Covid Culture War

In pockets of Europe, vaccine resistance has become the long tail of the populist nationalist movements that shook up European politics for a decade.

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How I Became Extremely Open-Minded

Fighting for my health, I went to the fringe without rejecting the center.

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The Ketamine Cure

The once-taboo drug has been repurposed to treat depression and is even available for delivery. But how safe is it?

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #anxiety-and-stress, #clinical-trials, #depression-mental, #ketamine-drug, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Can Wellness Drinks Help Calm Your Anxiety?

A new crop of wellness beverages claim to help you feel more calm and relaxed, but some experts are skeptical that they can live up to the hype.

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Driving the Stake Through Emotional Vampires

How a visit to a love shaman helped put an end to draining relationships.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #dating-and-relationships, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #love-emotion, #vampires

Desperate for Covid Care, Undocumented Immigrants Resort to Unproven Drugs

Shut out from mainstream medicine, some immigrants are buying expensive, unproven Covid therapies from “wellness” clinics or turning to the black market.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #rumors-and-misinformation, #your-feed-healthcare

How MDMA and Psilocybin Became Hot Investments

Psilocybin and MDMA are poised to be the hottest new therapeutics since Prozac. Universities want in, and so does Wall Street. But some researchers are wary about this going too far.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #ecstasy-drug, #lsd-lysergic-acid-diethylamide, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psilocybin-mushrooms, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #research, #start-ups, #venture-capital

Doctors, Facing Burnout, Turn to Self-Care

A growing number of programs aim to help doctors, nurses and medical students who are struggling with mental health issues during the pandemic.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #anxiety-and-stress, #doctors, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

As an Intense Winter Unfolds, Some Lessons From Herbalists

You and plants, together during a fearsomely uncertain time.

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The Kambo Tree Frog Wellness Detox

West Coast wellness elites think kambo, an Amazonian frog poison drug, is helping them purge “toxins” from their lives.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #frogs, #kambo, #your-feed-selfcare

Revisiting an Ancient Theory of Herbalism

In our own era of mysterious diseases, the supposition that some plants might cure the human organs they most resemble is surfacing once more.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #flowers-and-plants, #herbs, #pliny-the-elder-24-79-ad, #werber-joshua-florist

Are Mushrooms the Future of Wellness?

Long thought to have medicinal benefits, fungi including reishi, lion’s mane and chaga are gaining popularity in the wellness world.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #anxiety-and-stress, #diet-and-nutrition, #fungi, #herbs, #mushrooms, #sleep, #vitamins

A Jazz Drummer’s Fight to Keep His Own Heart Beating

Milford Graves devoted himself to studying the rhythms of the heart. It turns out he was creating a technique to treat himself.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #biofeedback, #graves-milford-1941, #heart, #jamaica-queens-ny, #jazz, #meginsky-jake, #music

Lotus Flower Plague-Repellent Pills and Other Gifts From China

Herbal formulas are also a potion for national cohesion.

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How to Create Your Own Herbal Tinctures

The herbalist Jade Marks shares three simple recipes for calming, restorative drinks.

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Desperate for Any Coronavirus Care, Afghans Flock to Herbalist’s ‘Vaccine’

Afghanistan’s health system, largely dependent on foreign aid, has been overwhelmed, and official numbers are seen as an indication of a widening catastrophe.

#afghanistan, #alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #politics-and-government

Is Celery Juice a Sham?

There are claims that the staid, crunchy workhorse usually found beside Buffalo wings can heal autoimmune diseases, among other benefits. Is that true?

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #celery, #diet-and-nutrition, #juices, #research, #vegetables, #vitamins, #william-anthony-medical-medium, #your-feed-selfcare