A normal headache can make it difficult to get through your day. A migraine can stop you outright, forcing you to take time off work or cancel plans. But a cluster headache (CH) is even worse. They attack one side of the head, close to the eye, and the sensation is often described as being […]
Why Psychedelic Therapy?
Psychotherapists and recovery specialists are harnessing the transcendent power of psychedelics to treat mood disorders, substance addiction, and much more.
The first time I used ayahuasca, I didn’t have many visions; a few jungle animals blinking behind my closed eyes, but not much else. While the Amazonian plant medicine is famous for producing inner visions that provide spiritual guidance, in reality, they’re far from guaranteed. But since my own experience (which, to be clear, was […]
Having suffered personally from oral herpes, finding alternative treatments for this challenging ailment is particularly important to me. For the past ten years, I have experienced the physical pain of outbreaks, the social stigma surrounding the virus, and the concern of passing it on to those I love, especially my children. Luckily, I have a […]
As the dark days of winter stretch out ahead of us, you may be feeling the icy grip of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD, a depression caused by the reduced sunlight during winter, can make you feel groggy, unfocused, and irritable. It’s common for American to experience such winter blues; around 4-6% of people suffer […]
Being on the upper age of the millennial generation, I often assume I have little in common with current college students and recent graduates. But when I look at the basic psycho-social issues that confront the millennial generation—increased anxiety and depression, heavy use of technology, and increased susceptibility to addiction— I realize I am definitely […]
When I first heard about sananga from a friend who used it as a precursor ritual to an ayahuasca ceremony, I was curious to understand how exactly the plant-based eye medicine worked. If you were to ask a shaman, sananga sounds like a sort of panacea. The plant-based eye drops—brewed from the Tabernaemontana genus of […]