It is my Great Honor to offer Kambo Treatments according to the methodologies and protocols developed by Karen Kanya Darke and the International Association of Kambo Practitioners. What impresses me the most regarding the IAKP is our unwavering commitment to client safety and to the respectful, ethical treatment of the Kambo frog and the Amazonian tribes who hold these ancestral medicine traditions.
Kambo is not for everyone. In Peter Gorman's book, "Sapo in My Soul," he describes Sapo (in this case, a particular, Indigenous method of using the frog secretion), in the words of the Matses, as an "ordeal medicine." It involves a relatively short period (approximately 20-40 minutes) of intense nausea, vomiting / purging, possible bottom-purging (defecation / diarrhea), palpitations / rapid heart rate, sweating, and general discomfort. In rare instances, fainting can occur.
There are many contraindications or people who may not safely take Kambo. Most notably are people with serious heart problems, people who have had strokes, people on medication for low blood pressure, people who have had a brain hemorrhage, people with serious mental health problems (e.g. psychotic episodes and schizophrenia), people currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy, people recovering from a major surgical procedure, etc. A full listing of contraindications and cautions will be made available as part of my intake protocol and client medical history consultation.
The IAKP protocol requires the drinking of a large amount of water (approximately 2-3 liters in total) in a short period of time just prior to the application of the Kambo secretion and during the session. Due to this methodology, there is a slight danger of hyponatremia, depending upon the water consumption and/or activities (e.g. high intensity physical activities, sweating, vomiting / purging, fasting, etc.) that impact the sodium / electrolyte content of the body. Hyponatremia is a condition wherin the sodium content of the body is dangerously diluted due to excessive fluid or water intake. It can also occur when sodium is lost from the body during prolonged sweating, vomiting, or defecating. As long as the client is not contraindicated and follows the pre-and-post treatment protocols, this danger is minimal.
- Kambo is not a Medicine
- IAKP Practitioners are not Doctors nor any other Form of Medical Practitioners
- IAKP Practitioners do not Diagnose Disease, Offer Health Advice, Treat Physical or Mental Health Ailments or Prescribe Medication
- Participants are Advised to do their own Research as to the Potential Benefits of Taking Kambo - None are Offered or Implied Here
- KAMBO is a Indigenous, Ancestral Practice from the Amazon Rainforest - It is not a Medical Treatment
- Please Note that None of the Services Offered on this Website Constitute any Form of Medical Practice