View Article: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/psychedelic-drugs-treatment-mental-health-disorders-depression Belinda Eriacho, a wisdom carrier of Dine’ (Navajo) and A:shiwi (Zuni) descent, believes that psychedelic drugs, called sacred plant medicines by some Indigenous groups, are catalysts to help align mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health.
Here we invite you to learn more about decolonization, intergenerational trauma, and plant medicine through Belinda’s native American perspective.
Belinda talks the healing process that included Native American techniques such as the use of lightning medicine, sweat lodges, and sacred plants medicines.
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“Growing up on the Diné (Navajo) reservation, I now realize it provided me with insights that I often overlook as a native individual.”