Entries by Maria Holyanova

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Addressing Tetany aka Hand Cramps During a Psychedelic Experience: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

In the event you begin experiencing signs of tetany during a trip and a simple bottle of water isn't sufficient to reduce symptoms, you should consider:eplenishing your electrolytes right away: The easiest, although not the healthiest solution, will be a bottle or two of Gatorade. However, in the event you have forgotten to bring your electrolytes, you can opt for adding ¼ tbsp salt and 1-2 tbsp of honey in a cup of water, coconut water and lemon juice. 

Staying calm: Anxiety will only worsen the symptoms. Consider breathing exercises and changing your setting.

Massaging and stretching your extremities: This will help with blood circulation.

Asking your trip sitter to check your heart rate: Most psychedelic retreats have an ENT on stand-by who can diagnose the need for medical assistance. Oftentimes, it is not necessary if you’re able to replenish your electrolyte levels.

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The Biggest Psychedelic News This Week: November 27th – December 1st

The evidence pile for psilocybin’s efficacy in treating depression is growing with new data demonstrating 79% remission rates after two doses. Meanwhile, early trials hint at MEAI’s efficacy in treating obesity, ketamine studies suggest a single dose is effective in treating anxiety and discussions arise about psychedelic use and its capacity to birth new environmentalists.

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The Biggest Psychedelic News This Week: November 6 – 10

While everyone was preparing to head to Wonderland Miami, the psychedelic space saw a week full of debates! From the FDA's recommendation to limit psychological support in clinical trials, to debates over the necessity of the ‘trip' in the psychedelic experience, to whether microdosing's benefits are influenced by expectancy bias.