Dr. Dan Engle is a physician experienced in psychology and neurology. His clinical practice combines functional medicine, integrative psychiatry, neurocognitive restoration, and peak performance methods. He lectures and consults globally and is the medical advisor to Onnit Labs, True REST float centers, and several international treatment centers using indigenous plant medicines for healing and recovery. Dr. Engle shares how he sees ayahuasca and other plant medicines as a bridge between traditional medical practices and contemporary medicine. This is particularly the case in the field of psychology. Ayahuasca can have the ability to create visionary states that lend insight into what individuals find most important at a deep subconscious level. There are ongoing efforts to understand the possible uses of ayahuasca as a tool in integrative therapy. Dr. Engle has particular experience applying it in TBI therapies. He describes what he has observed in how ayahuasca can create synaptic genesis and stimulate the growth of brain cells. This has huge implications for treating neurodegenerative conditions. Dr. Engle goes on to describe some of the scientific research surrounding ayahuasca. Its ability to treat a number of conditions has been closely examined in recent decades. This includes its effects on such a large range of issues including chronic inflammatory bowel conditions, addiction, depression, and brain injury. In this episode: The potential of ayahuasca to lend insight into unconscious desires Uses of ayahuasca in integrative psychology and TBI treatments What ayahuasca is and the active chemicals it contains Known contraindications of ayahuasca The findings of many of the research projects focusing on ayahuasca Ayahuasca’s potential to treat addiction The lasting positive and negative effects of ayahuasca use Quotes: “The opening that happens when medicines are facilitated well is orders of magnitude more powerful than the opening that I had experienced in talk therapy.” [6:30] “If you have brain trauma, or a neuro deficit or hypoactivity, many people feel like their brains come back online.” [19:16] “We started studying it. But we’re still in our infancy of understanding, whereas the traditional cultures have been working with this medicine for thousands of years.” [31:14] “The medicines are not here to save us. They aren’t here to fix us. The medicines are here to show us truth in our path. It’s still our work to do.” [50:05] Links: The Concussion Repair Manual “Fantastic Fungi” DMT: The Spirit Molecule “Embrace of the Serpent” Fellowship of the River Takiwasi Center Revive Centers Being True to You The Third Wave Check out the full episode post Keep up with everything Plant Medicine related here Porangui This program is for general informational purposes only, so you can understand more about the brain and body and how they heal, it does not constitute the practice of medicine or other professional healthcare services, including the giving of medical advice. No doctor/patient relationship is formed. The information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. It is not a prescription; you must talk with your own primary doctor for that. There are a variety of factors that contribute to your healing process, your body is complex and your circumstances are unique. For questions or more information about working privately with us contact the Managing Director at [email protected] Copyright © HALO Trust Organization. All rights reserved. All information, records, recordings, meetings, conversations are held in and protected by private trust agreement.