Better living through chemistry?
"Magic" mushrooms help the hurting
Research being conducted at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins University indicates that psilocybin may be useful in relieving chronic pain such as cluster headaches or other neurological disorders.
In a preliminary report in the June issue of Neruology, a medical journal, 20 cases are discussed where psilocybin stopped cluster headaches more reliably than other prescription medications.
Mushrooms take a trip back to the lab
Banned hallucinogens may have medical benefits, but results are unpredictable.
By Denise Gellene, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
November 19, 2006