What is mushroom therapy?
When people talk about Mushroom therapy they are referring to psychedelic therapy using magic mushrooms. Magic mushrooms contain the active substances psilocybin/psilocin and are used for tripping and during the trip one can work on problems, fears and insecurities that are present the subconscious. It’s the psilocybin that has been converted to psilocin that has the most effect on the temporary effects of magic mushrooms, but still we call it psilocybin therapy.
Legal mushroom therapy in the Netherlands
In the Netherlands, the use of psilocybin-containing mushrooms is illegal under the Opium law. However, the use of psilocybin-containing truffles, also known as magic truffles or sclerotia, is tolerated under specific conditions. This distinction arises due to the legal framework and interpretation of the law.
Psilocybin mushrooms and psilocybin truffles are different parts of the same organism. Psilocybin mushrooms typically refer to the fruiting bodies, or the “mushrooms” themselves, which contain psilocybin. Psilocybin truffles, on the other hand, are formed underground as compact masses (sclerotia) that contain psilocybin. This happens when circumstances are bad to grow the mushroom above the ground
The legal situation surrounding psilocybin in the Netherlands is complex. While psilocybin mushrooms are classified as illegal, psilocybin truffles aren’t mentioned on the list of illegal drugs. This has resulted in a unique legal landscape where the sale and consumption of psilocybin truffles are legal and we can work with the psilocybin truffles. Psilocybin truffles generally have lower concentrations of psilocybin compared to the magic mushrooms. To compensate the difference in concentration we use more grams of magic truffles.
What can truffle therapy do?
Several scientific studies support our vision based on experience. Our trip therapy can be used for, among other things:
- Improve low self-esteem
- Anxiety Control
- Depression treatment
- Combating Burnout
- Mild addictions remedy
Psilocybin is very similar to the body’s own serotonin. Serotonin provides the opposite of depression. That is, namely, contentment. With increased stimulation of the serotonin receptor, the brain goes into a state of hyperconnectivity. This also happens to a lesser extent when you start dreaming. During the state of hyperconnectivity, various parts of the brain can communicate (better) with each other. Problems in the subconscious can become visible and it can get a place.
Here is more information on how psilocybin works.
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