14 January 2022
We analyze some of the main results of the review study carried out by researchers from the University of Chieti, Italy, and led by the scientific director of Takiwasi, Matteo Politi, that has set the aim of reviewing the cultural significance of the emetic and purging effects within the traditional and ceremonial use of ayahuasca, and the pharmacology of its main constituents for their potential application in gastro-intestinal health.
04 January 2022
Anthropologists studying the ceremonial use of psychedelic plants often write about the skillful manner in which shamans guide their patients into “managed altered states of consciousness”. Such techniques are routinely employed by indigenous healers at the Takiwasi Center in Peru, a world-leading treatment and research facility where traditional Amazonian medicine is combined with Western psychotherapy. Our scientific director, Dr Matteo Politi, has been interviewed by IFLScience for this piece on Psychedelic Therapy.
14 December 2021
Our scientific director Matteo Politi will represent Takiwasi at the next Summer International Scientific Meeting with the presentation “Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit sharing in Peru: Implications for researchers”. The meeting will take place online from January 2 to 4, 2022 and is co-organized by the International Scientific and Technological Council of Peru together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, CONCYTEC, Ricardo Palma University and the National Engineering University (UNI).