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Coined by scholars in 1979, “Entheogen” is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as: “a chemical substance, typically of plant origin, that is ingested to produce a nonordinary state of consciousness for religious or spiritual purposes”. Per Ott (1996) the term is not meant to specify a pharmacological class of drugs…rather, it designates drugs which provoke ecstasy and have traditionally been used as shamanic or religious inebriants, as well as their active principles and artificial congeners. “Entheogenic Integrative Care” is a new coinage to describe integrative healthcare which is knowledgeable about entheogenic use practices in society, promotes their safe and beneficial use, and makes evidence-informed prescriptions and/or recommendations for use of entheogens for therapeutic purposes to prevent or treat disease or promote well-being. This talk will describe the spiritual and existential dimension of health that is necessary to grasp in order to understand the therapeutic applications of entheogens in medicine and the emerging wave of public health, and the ways that entheogens such as cannabis-, ketamine-, and eventually psilocybin- and ayahuasca- assisted therapies are being applied in an outpatient integrative practice with MDs, NDs, ARNPs, and licensed counselors to relieve existential and spiritual suffering in serious and chronic health conditions, trauma, and beyond.
Video of UW Palliative Medicine Grand Rounds Presentation by Dr. Aggarwal
Slidedeck pdf April 2021 UW Palliative Care Grand Rounds.