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Indigenous ways take the lead in VIU’s new psychedelic research center – CHEK News

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 202322 Views

Mar. 20, 2023

A new psychedelic research centre at Vancouver Island University is bringing together Indigenous, western and other ways of knowing.

The centre is the first of its kind in Canada and will combine two cultures to take a holistic approach to the emerging field of psychedelic-based treatment.

Targeting issues like PTSD, palliative care and other chronic illnesses, the practitioners at the Naut sa Mawt Centre for Psychedelic Research (NCPR) are putting forward some bold ideas that could change the way British Columbians approach health care.

The university has already laid out several proposals that it says are waiting on approval and funding. A few of these programs it wants to explore include treating PTSD with ketamine, psilocybin therapy for end-of-life care, or giving MDMA to those suffering from fibromyalgia.

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