Topic: Alternative Therapies

Ketamine: This drug may finally change the way we study depression

On a recent drive to the Home Depot on 2100 South, a billboard with simple blocked letters caught my eye. “Fight Depression, KetamineSLC.com.” I had to look twice. Fight depression …

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It’s all about healthy growth

Cultivating gardens while sowing the Seeds of Success In the summer of 2016, Wasatch Community Gardens launched an ambitious new pro­ject: to build and grow a 1.4-acre farm out of …

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Past Life Hypnosis: a journey into the subconscious (whether you believe in past lives or not)

The CATALYST staff and interns sat in the front room of Big Pink. Pens and notepads at our sides, we were being led through the hypnosis by Jennifer Van Gorp, Salt Lake’s newest pr …

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That S.A.D. lingering feeling

For mild to moderate symptoms, try these Even though spring is just around the corner, for some, the last months of winter seem unbearable. They’ve had enough of the frigid cold, s …

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First HolistiCon brings mind body, healing under one roof

To help educate and empower the community, the holistic market gathered under one roof June 15 and 16 for the first-ever Salt Lake HolistiCon. The convention included speakers, ven …

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Bee Venom Therapy

“What I learned in 18 months of stinging myself with bees.” People have been stinging themselves with bees for purposes of health since time immemorial. Therapeutic bee stings were …

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New chiropractor

Dr. Scott Graziosa has always had a love for the mountains, which led him to Salt Lake City after high school. He held his professional electrician license in the state of Utah bef …

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Kratom and the DEA: so far, so good (and a reason to thank Sen. Hatch)

Startled by the immediate and widespread opposition to their proposed emergency ban of kratom in the fall of last year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) backtracked o …

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PTSD trials approved for MDMA

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) sponsored six Phase 2 studies of MDMA, treating a total of 130 PTSD patients. Phase 3 research will include at leas …

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Love Your Lungs: Nutritional Support

Herbs Millcreek Herbs clinical herbalist Merry Lycett Harrison says osha root (ligusticum porterii; also called Porter’s lovage or bear medicine) is her “go-to” herb for lung clean …

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Utah’s first art therapy studio opens in Millcreek

While adult coloring books and “wine and paint nights” are trending, one of three Utah board-certified art therapists say they are “poor substitutions for the power of art therapy …

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Psychedelic Microdosing for Health

A good acquaintance of mine—his name’s not Matt, but he’s asked that his real name be withheld, so let’s call him Matt— was having a generally hard time with the pressures of moder …

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Optimized Mind: Maya Myozen Hill

New practice to Utah: Neurofeedback recalibrates your brain where it’s getting stuck. I am not a therapist,” Maya Myozen Hill reminds me. She is actually an ordained zen monk and f …

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Briefly Noted: November 2016

What’s new around town. Utah’s first art therapy studio opens in Millcreek While adult coloring books and “wine and paint nights” are trending, one of three Utah board-certified ar …

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Another Kratom Update

Kratom advocates oppose ban and garner support from 51 Congressional members Sen. Hatch; DEA blinks. After a Whitehouse.gov petition reached over 140,000 signatures in less than a …

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