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Comparing Psychedelic Drugs for Therapy: Legality, Efficacy & Safety

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.

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What is Holotropic Breathwork?

At its most basic level, holotropic breathwork is the practice of accelerated, or enhanced, breathing. It involves breathing at a controlled, rapid rate for an extended period of time. Practitioners are able to enter an altered state of consciousness where healing is possible.