Psilocybin therapy is truffle therapy

Here in the Netherlands, psilocybin therapy is actually truffle therapy since psilocybin is still illegal, but truffles containing psilocybin are not. If we really want to say it correctly, it is not even psilocybin that provides the psychedelic effect, but psilocin.

chemical structure of psilocybin, psilocin and serotonin - Research into psilocybin therapy
Psilocybin is converted into the active substance psilocin and then resembles serotonin

After the conversion of psilocybin to psilocin, this psychedelic gets its hallucinogenic effect. Psilocin is also very similar to serotonin and will show activity on many of the same serotonergic receptors. Many of the therapeutic applications of psilocybin/psilocin are aimed at conditions involving low serotonin levels. Higher doses of psilocybin can also contribute to new nerve connections in the brain, allowing neurodegenerative disorders to be (partially) treated.

Ongoing studies on psilocybin

The number of studies into psilocybin has been on the rise for years, even though it is not a patented medicine. This fact clearly shows that the potential of psilocybin is enormous. Currently ongoing studies use psilocybin in:

  • Alcoholism (AUD, alcohol use disorder)
  • Smoking addiction
  • Opioid addiction
  • Major depression (depressive disorder Major)
  • Therapy resistant depression
  • Anxiety complaints
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorders (BDD)
  • Anorexia
  • Alzheimer's
  • Parkinson's
  • Migraine
  • Cluster headache

See the complete overview here of studies on psilocybin

Psilocybin research -Studies into psilocybin therapy

The results are promising

The results of the pilots and the studies already completed are promising and effective. The research that is being done is only into the effects of psilocybin. We use psilocybin sessions in combination with lifestyle coaching so that we address health on several levels at the same time. Here at trip therapy we can only provide anecdotal evidence about the effectiveness of our psilocybin sessions. We achieve good results, primarily with depression treatments with psilocybin. In addition, also with addictions, burnout, anxiety complaints and low self-esteem.

Read the here experiences of our customers

More research on psilocybin

There is much more research into psilocybin. Some currently theoretical medicinal effects of psilocybin include the following topics of interest:

  • Psilocybin to wake up coma patients
  • Psilocybin against autism and Asperger's
  • Psilocybin against ADD and ADHD
  • Psilocybin against MS

Undergo a psilocybin session

Would you also like to do a psilocybin session? Preparation is very important and it is good to ask yourself why you want to do a session. It is also wise to improve the current neurochemistry in the brain so that the session runs better and has more impact. Furthermore, the dosage plays a major role. Lower doses are often used in people with anxiety complaints than for other sessions. Do you want a personal plan for neurochemistry, preparation and follow-up discussion? Then choose trip therapy. Do you just want to do a session without these extras? Then choose a truffle ceremony.

Information about trip therapy

Information about a truffle ceremony

More information about the effect of psilocybin