Category Archives: Alternative Medicine

LSD Treatment for Alcohol Abuse: Krebs-Johansen Study

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LSD Treatment for Alcohol Abuse: Krebs-Johansen Study. You may not have noticed it, but there’s an ongoing ‘renaissance’ of research interest in the use of powerful hallucinogens to treat intractable addictions and other psychiatric disorders.

In the 1950s, psychiatrists began to promote using psychedelics by to treat schizophrenia and other conditions, and research into the medical uses of these psychoactive drugs began to take off. But funders pulled the plug on research, following political pressures that came with the advent of the War on Drugs in the United States during the Nixon administration and the ensuing spread of its dogma of prohibition to the rest of the world.

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Medical Marijuana for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

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Sweden approves medical ‘marijuana’. Following the lead of drug regulators in Germany, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Spain and four other European countries, Sweden’s Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket) approved a cannabis-based mouth spray for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) on Feb. 12.

Apart from the eight European countries, the cannabis spray is also available in Canada (since 2005) and New Zealand, where it’s been approved for relieving pain and muscle spasms associated with multiple sclerosis.

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Electric Shock Therapy for Alzheimers?

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Study says memory can be boosted by electric shocks. We take it for granted, but practically all of our daily activities depend on having a memory. Talking, reading, understanding, socializing—these all depend on having learned and stored information about our environments.

It’s our memory that allows us to retrieve events from moments ago or from the distant past, enabling us to form habits and learn new skills. If we were unable to access past experiences or information, we’d also be unable to recognize our friends or family, find our way home, understand language, or even knot our neckties. Life would be a series of disconnected experiences—each one new and unfamiliar. Without any sort of memory, we’d quickly perish.

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