Dr. Joe Tafur - Psychedelics, epigenetics and trauma. What do we know from science and practice?
Please take a listen to this informative interview with Dr Joe Tafur on the importance of psychedelics in healing trauma. This interview examines the potential of trauma in formulating epigenetic changes that manifest themselves in a variety of major chronic illnesses such as autoimmune disorders, chronic pain, migraines and fibromyalgia just to name a few. Dr Tafur is currently collaborating with the MAPS organization to study the effects of psychedelics in treating PTSD and their potential for reversing epigenetic changes. Few will have the same level of medical expertise and hands on knowledge of psychedelic medicine as Dr Tafur. He has observed first hand that modern medicine struggles with certain chronic health problems because of its failure to address the emotional and spiritual dimensions of these illnesses. Under the guidance of master shamans, he has learned about the importance of acknowledging the emotional body and its role in modern disease. Dr. Tafur has been an Integrative Medicine activist throughout his medical career, while in medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, and during his Family Medicine Residency at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). While a resident, he collaborated on research projects with the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine and the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine. After residency, Dr. Tafur subsequently completed a two-year Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the UCSD Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Tafur is dedicated to education. In Peru, he learned how ayahuasca shamanism could be used to heal the body. At Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual, he supervised traditional education for allopathic as well as naturopathic medical students. He has lectured on his work in the community and has spoken at a number of conferences including the MAPS 2017 and MAPS 2013 Psychedelic Science Conferences, Plant Teachers 2015 Visionary Convergence, and presented his book at the ICEERS World Ayahuasca Conference. Dr. Tafur works as an allopathic physician in the United States and continues his bridgework through educational programs through Modern Spirit and the Modern Spirit Podcast. For more information on anything discussed on the podcast please refer to https://www.drjoetafur.com and https://modernspirit.org. If you are interested in contributing to the crowdfund supporting the Modern Spirit Epigenetics Project please visit modernspirit.org