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"Magic Mushrooms" Treat Migraines

Treatment for migraines and cluster headaches may now come from nature, not just pharmaceuticals. Many medications prescribed to patients with migraines have side effects and can last in the bloodstream for up to months, but now there is another option. The active ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms, psilocybin, is being tested in small doses on people with debilitating headaches. Taking small doses of hallucinogenic mushrooms over a few days can reduce the pain of migraines and the likelihood of having a migraine attack altogether. This finding is opening up the door to more research on psilocybin and how it affects the brain. With any new treatment, there needs to be more research done and more trials on a larger scale, but this is definitely a win for 'magic mushrooms' being used in ways to help those out there with an incurable disorder. Carberg, Lisa. "Yale School of Medicine researchers study 'magic mushroom' treatment for migraines". The Hill. 17 March 2023. Web 20 March 2023.





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