The History of Psychedelic Medicine

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Psychedelic medicine is becoming the most cutting-edge therapy treatment in healthcare. Read about the history from indigenous use 5,000 years ago up until today.

Ketamine FDA Approval & Off-label Use

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The use of ketamine is considered “on-label” when it is used for medical purposes that the FDA has approved it for. When it is used for other conditions that are not covered by the FDA designation, then the use is considered “off-label”.

What is Psychedelic Integration Therapy?

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Psychedelic integration is the process of drawing insight from an often enigmatic experience. It’s a practice of working with a professional to inform personal growth. The process of integration can even help make a “difficult” experience, a really valuable one.

Comparing Psychedelics for Therapy: Legality, Efficacy & Safety

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Psychedelic therapy for anxiety and depression is a hot topic these days. You may have heard about it on Michael Pollan’s recent Netflix series, How to Change Your Mind. The series devotes each episode to a different psychedelic medicine including LSD, psilocybin, MDMA and mescaline. These four drugs all have their own benefits and drawbacks, similarly to ketamine. Let’s take a look at each drug’s legal status, safety concerns and indicated uses.

Neurotransmitters and Their Functions on the Brain

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The brain relies on specialized chemicals called neurotransmitters to communicate with the nervous system and body. Different neurotransmitters are involved in a wide array of functions, depending on which neural circuits they act on.

S-Ketamine vs. R-Ketamine

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In early 2019, an esketamine nasal spray was approved by the FDA for adults with treatment-resistant depression. Its FDA-approved uses were later expanded to include patients suffering from acute suicidal ideation. But what is esketamine, and how is it different from regular ketamine?

Paying for Psychedelic Therapy

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The first thing to know about paying for ketamine psychedelic therapy is that it is an investment in yourself. Payment isn’t just the price of healing, it’s part of the process.

Creating Your Set and Setting for a Great Psychedelic Experience

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The warmth of the space, the aroma in air, the security in trusted company…your environment is everything during your psychedelic experience. It isn’t about what you’re ingesting, it’s about how it’s being absorbed. Set and setting can be the difference between a good trip and a challenging one.

7 Great Books About Psychedelics

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Before, during, or after your psychedelic journey, you may find it helpful to read books about it. The following books cover psychedelics from different viewpoints.