Mental health and emotional well-being are key components to our health and we must make it a priority. It is nothing to be ashamed of. We all have a something. If we talk about it, we will soon learn that we are not so unique in how we struggle through life. We can support each other, understand one another and learn to accept our human-ness.
Reconsider if diagnosis (giving name to a disease) is as important as understanding the history of the condition, the side-effect of the drugs and the contraindication if used with other prescription drugs and natural remedies. Should disease be seen as punishment? How about a watchful waiting process rather than active intervention? In the words of Australian Dr Dennis Richards (chiropractor) ‘…the patient is seen as the passive, helpless victim of an invasive force which must be hunted down, attacked and destroyed by the physician-rescuer…’
Are you giggling or do I have your back up? It is interesting to observe the reaction in oneself at a few words placed next to each other. But seriously, what is my point? Was it hallucinogenic plants used by the witches during yoni steaming that made them ‘fly’ due to tropane alkaloid intoxication? Now that is the topic of an upcoming article.
COVID-19 has played a significant role in the rise of mental health issues. Promising studies and destigmatization are making psychedelics an increasingly viable treatment for conditions such as PTSD, depression and addiction. The use of substances listed below, should only be used after consultation with your health care provider, and taken in a supervised setting, if the law in your country allows.