Mushrooms For Nerve Pain

Dosing regularly with mushrooms for neuropathy could significantly reduce pain. We are standing at the brink of a new psychedelic revolution. Various states and municipalities have decriminalized or outright legalized psilocybin in various places around the US. I predict that psilocybin containing mushrooms will be as common and as legal as medical marijuana in the upcoming years. The opiate crisis will be looked back on as a dark and barbaric time in our history. Unfortunately for some of us chronic pain patients or even those dealing with end-of-life care, patiently waiting is not an option.

Learn Mushroom Dosing For Pain Management

This is the right place to learn how to use magic mushrooms for pain management. Eleusinia is a psychedelic mushroom retreat where participants learn dosing techniques and cultivation.  We also teach important coping techniques for managing their own psychedelic experiences. The approach to using magic mushrooms for pain management is more demanding. It is very different from the approach to recreational or even mental health dosing.

Neuropathic Pain

Magic mushrooms are generally effective for some of the most debilitating and treatment resistant type of pain such as CRPS, cluster headaches, phantom limb pain, neuropathy, fibromyalgia, and migraine.  But it also applies to milder versions of these conditions, and other less severe chronic conditions. I do not believe that their use should be reserved only for those with severe debilitating conditions, especially if more people can benefit from a more fulfilling life with less pain. In 2018, the FDA assigned psilocybin a Breakthrough Therapy Designation. In response, UC San Diego organized a new collaboration with groups across campus to study the potential of psilocybin and other related compounds to promote healing and help manage pain. Slowly, these therapies will make their way to the general public.


The mechanism behind magic mushrooms and their analgesic effects is not well understood. They do have a powerful anti-inflammatory effect, which can reduce pain. But they are also associated with a mechanism that stimulates neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is an important factor in many physical therapy techniques such as desensitization and mirror therapy for pain reduction. Through neuroplasticity, we can become less sensitized to a specific pain.

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But what does the use of magic mushrooms for neuropathy and other pain conditions actually “look” like in practice? People do not ask me this nearly as often as they should. I imagine that in general everyone imagines we are just hallucinating all the time and dancing around in drum circles like at Woodstock when they hear about “using magic mushrooms for pain”.  This is far from reality.

Pain Relief Without Feeling Under The Influence

One of the most valuable aspects of psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) is that it provides pain relief for a significant period AFTER the psychoactive effects have passed. This allows you to enjoy less pain with a clear head. Individuals figure out a dosing schedule that works for them, some get a few days of pain relief from a dose while others get a few weeks or months. Some use it to jump start their physical therapy and then taper off. The mileage varies for everyone, depending on their situation and condition. But contrary to popular assumptions, none of us are “tripping” through life in a constant psychedelic state.

Using mushrooms to treat pain is not easy, though it is arguably easier and more pleasant for some than for others. It is not at all like taking other types of medicine and could probably be compared to getting the occasional ketamine infusion. The difference is that psilocybin requires more of your psychological and physical participation. While one of the main benefits is that you get you control the schedule, the drawback is that you are also in control of the experience itself. I often hear about people having difficult experiences when they just try to wing it without preparation. My personal goal with each session is to stay calm and meditative, and that is what we train for at the retreat.

Join Us

Visit our retreat to gain the skills to manage your condition at home. After our cultivation course, you will be able to provide yourself with an endless supply of maintenance doses. You are welcome to drop us a note if you have any questions regarding magic mushrooms and pain management, and if you would like to join us on an upcoming retreat just sign up here.

8 Responses

  1. Can you tell me any more about these retreats and the cultivation aspect you mentioned in the article above? I am very interested in this method, as my current pain management regimen is pretty rough and really F’s with my ability think. I get terrible brain fog from the meds and feel like an idiot frequently becasue I want to articulate something simple to someone, anyone, and then I get stuck on a word that my brain won’t let me find (like a word I use all the time or frequently, but it’s just lost or suspended somewhere. I also have memory loss issues. Random, but its there and it sucks. I’m also like NUMB most of the time so I don’t get to FEEL emotions like fear, joy, sadness, etc (going to a movie, I’m just like a robot while everyone else is screaming or cheering or crying). I enjoy the films, but something is missing from the experience…. Sorry, that’s just a couple of examples… I currently take 60 mg Duloxetine, 300 mg of Pregabalin, 100 mg of Tramadol and then Rosuvastatin for an inherited cholesterol issue and Lisinopril for the related blood pressure issue… I want to taper off the drugs, but not sure which ones to do first, or in what sequence, or if all are necessary to get rid of or WHAT!?!? Ultimately, it would be great to be drug free like I used to be when I was in the military (retired now). This sucks… My chronic nerve pain in my low back and both of my legs is CONSTANT, but the “volume” knob is randomly turning up or down (usually no lower than 3 and no higher than 8 or 9 0 on a scale of 1-10). Never ever goes away. I also have a neurostimulator implanted on my spinal cord to “shock” my nerves at times when the pain gets too much (doesn’t help THAT much, just a little)… Do you have any advice? I’d like to try mushrooms primarily for a natural pain relief benefit, but I have to admit I’m also curious to try it for recreational purposes – as I’ve never done anything like that.

    1. We would be happy to discuss, but these comments on our site are anonymous. You would have to email us directly in order for us to respond.

    2. I could have been the author of your comments. Your description of the effects of your chronic pain and some of you meds, mirrors mine. I also deal with lifelong depression (I’m 65) and have been on various medications for most of my life since age 24 or 25. I have been embarking on my own in looking for relief through the use of psychedelics. It is beginning to work, after a year of intense effort, including weaning from some of the medications I was on (I did it way to fast and endured, probably, more pain than I needed to). I can say with confidence that my efforts are being rewarded. It takes patience, the willingness to let go of the limb, so to speak. I don’t know what my future will be but I am hopeful for the first time in a very long time. I hope your future was good to you.

  2. First off, the legality of the drug in Alabama. I am on oxicotyn 7.5mg in tylenol 3x daily. I would love getting off the opiate for another alternative.

  3. I think that more hospital such use it and for pain and I have really bad pain for years I suffer bones and I think they should on people who are in homes.or that ate.old so they dont suffer from pain

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