Kava plant used for centuries in traditional medicine now being studied for the treatment of PTSD

Kava plant used for centuries in traditional medicine now being studied for the treatment of PTSD

Kava Ceremony in Samoa – University of California Digital Libraries In New Zealand, Pacific Island scientists just received a large grant to conduct an experimental study on the use of traditional kava preparation and the kava ceremony to treat PTSD. Believing it could help treat PTSD and other trauma in soldiers and veterans, police officers … Read more

For centuries, midwives and doulas in New Mexico have delivered babies safely into the world. Will they ever be accepted?

For centuries, midwives and doulas in New Mexico have delivered babies safely into the world.  Will they ever be accepted?

Editor’s note: Searchlight New Mexico is a non-profit, non-partisan media organization that seeks to empower New Mexicans to demand honest and effective public policy. In New Mexico, midwives have been part of the maternal health landscape since before the state, rooted in Indigenous and Hispanic traditions and the work of curandera parteras traditional Hispanic midwives. … Read more