How to Have a Safe Kambo Experience

If we want to keep kambo legal, and make sure that everyone has access to its healing benefits, we must minimize avoidable deaths. If authorities get the impression that facilitators can’t manage the risks, it’s likely that this ancestral medicine will find itself restricted and stigmatized. “There are a number of very simple safety protocols that make a tremendous difference in reducing the risk of accidents related to kambo. The biggest risks of kambo are hyponatremia and the participant potentially fainting and injuring themselves.

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It only makes the process exponentially more unpleasant and I think you’ll agree that it makes much more sense to drink the water when it’s actually needed. If you follow this simple instruction you too can unlock the true power, magic and potential of what Kambo has to offer.

Why choose Kambo over other substances?

You can absolutely do some journaling, deep thinking and feeling into your intention to work with kambo. Kambô treatment can be incredibly rejuvenating and centering experience as well as exhausting depending on your individual process and your toxin/emotional load. On the day of your treatment it is recommended to avoid any unnecessary interactions like checking your email, social media or having anything fixed on your calendar.

DAY OF CEREMONY:

In general, kambo is not used to treat eating disorders and should not be used if you are actively bingeing and purging. But there are anecdotal accounts of kambo helping people deal with their eating disorder. But an eating disorder will complicate your kambo treatment, so you should take steps to ensure your psychological and physical safety. Bulimia can cause several long-term health effects that last even after you have stopped binging and purging. Some of these effects—such as high blood pressure, a weakened heart, and inefficient kidneys—can make it dangerous for you to use kambo. Kambo temporarily increases heart rate, which can lead to a heart attack in people with weakened cardiovascular systems.

Drinking immediately before applying medicine can of course result in much vomit and give the impression of a “successful” ceremony, but this is a false purge. Nevertheless, clients need to be thoroughly hydrated to ensure smooth expulsion of bile, solids, etc. and to protect their health. As biological beings, water is our first medicine and we will regard it as such. Ignoring this precaution can result in feeling like they are puking up cement instead of olive oil, simply put. Some long-term effects of bulimia can make a kambo ceremony uncomfortable. Kambo can cause forceful diarrhea, which may exacerbate hemorrhoids developed due to excessive laxative use. Read more about Tepi here. Increased stomach acid during the ceremony can also irritate stomach ulcers.