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Psychedelic therapy against death anxiety

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Psychedelic therapy for anxiety is the strongest form of therapy we know. It can be used against depression, anxiety, stress, burnout and other psychological disorders and/or complaints. The piece below is about psilocybin therapy in terminal cancer patients.

Terminal cancer and psilocybin

When her doctors told Pam Sakuda that her cancer had spread and there was nothing more that could be done, the fear of death overwhelmed her.

“You can no longer carry out all the plans you had,” she said in a video interview before her death in 2006. “You actually live in fear. … It paralyzes the good life you are living right now. “

That's why Sakuda turned to hallucinogens.

Hoping to "find a way to achieve peace," she participated in a pilot study by psychiatrist Charles Grob at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles in 2004. Grob coupled Sakuda's regular talk therapy treatments with a one-time dose of psilocybin, the active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms and magic truffles. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved psilocybin for use in clinical trials for the treatment of end-of-life anxiety.

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A psilocybin trip can resemble a near-death experience at high trip levels

Sakuda believed that psilocybin helped her appreciate life. “It allows you to release other feelings and explore other ways you might be feeling,” she said. “I started to realize that all this negative anxiety was getting in the way of making the most of and enjoying the healthy time I have – however long it may be.”

She was not alone. In the 12 patients he treated with psilocybin, Grob found preliminary evidence of reduced anxiety and improved mood and quality of life, and an indication that these benefits lasted for several months.

To expand on Grob's work, psychiatrists at John Hopkins University and New York University are currently recruiting patients for similar studies. Through studies like these, scientists have started a wave of research that holds the promise of new ways to treat mental health problems and a new understanding of our brains.

“It seems like the very, very powerful experience allows individuals to come away with more peace of mind,” said Grob, who plans to publish his results this year.

According to Stephen Ross, who led the New York University study, doctors have no standard procedures for treating a patient's end of life, and this fear is often ignored.

“As doctors, we are good at saving lives,” Ross said. “But we haven't learned the art of helping patients have a good death.”

A 2007 study published by the American Cancer Society found that up to 50 percent of patients with advanced or terminal cancer are diagnosed with a major psychiatric disorder and less than half of patients with depressive symptoms receive psychiatric medications.

According to the researchers, psilocybin can achieve in one session what would otherwise take months or years, time that some of these patients may not have.

Psilocybin binds to two types of serotonin receptors in the brain that are strongly associated with mood and anxiety. Even more interesting to psychiatrists, brain-teaser studies from the Heffter Research Center in Switzerland show that the drug appears to affect areas of the brain thought to mediate consciousness and spiritual feelings.

Psilocybin's effects last about four to six hours, during which time the subjects' brain activity resembles that of people in spiritual states, such as meditating monks. Like people who practice meditation, patients in the psilocybin trials reported feelings such as greater connection with others, relief from anxiety, and the ability to internalize their limited time as opportunities for personal growth.

Patients on psilocybin “are in touch with deeper parts of their psyche that they normally don't have contact with,” Ross said. “They can make certain connections that they normally wouldn't make.”

Still, the drug's mechanism is not fully understood, leaving its long-term risks unclear. According to David Shurtleff, director of basic neuroscience at the National Institute of Drug Abuse in Bethesda, Maryland, the drug's effect is highly variable and should only be taken in controlled settings. However, unlike other drugs, evidence suggests a low potential for abuse. Psilocybin does not appear to be physically addictive, partly because rats will not ingest it themselves as they do with nicotine, alcohol and cocaine.

In fact, based on the early positive results from the end-of-life distress studies, Ross and other researchers want to test psilocybin to treat addictions to tobacco, alcohol and narcotics. “Addicts have this compulsive, eroded relationship just with the drug and nothing else,” Ross said. “Psilocybin can help their lives gain meaning, direction, intention and connection.”

Ultimately, scientists hope that these studies will help elucidate the neurobiology of spirituality. “The fact that we have neural tissue that makes these experiences possible shows that the brain evolved to have spiritual experiences,” Ross said.

Psychedelic therapy through us

From the above article you can conclude that anti-anxiety via psilocybin works very well, even with the greatest fear that we have as a living organism; namely death. We can treat death anxiety or other fears well through psychedelic therapy, but the treatment works even better if we treat everyone as an individual. Everyone is different and everyone has a different body and mind. We believe that a healthy body provides a healthy basis for being psychologically healthy. We do everything we can to address all facets of life and that is why we also advise our customers on nutrition, exercise and supplements. The complete approach for body and mind ensures the best results. Typically, we use a schedule that looks like this with most clients:

  1. Report, neurotransmitter test and intake
  2. Advice about nutrition, exercise and supplements based on point 1
  3. Review a period of 2-3 weeks of progress from point 2
  4. An individual truffle ceremony (Unless a group has additional use or preference)
  5. Discussion of the truffle ceremony on the same day
  6. After about 1-2 weeks there will be another discussion
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Extras during ceremony

Our psychedelic therapy through a truffle ceremony includes the following extras to make the experience even better:

  • Individual guidance truffle ceremony
  • Aromatherapy (during trip)
  • Color therapy (during trip)
  • Musical support

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