Kambo: What to Know About Frog Medicine

Kambo ceremonies help our clients to release themselves from what no longer serves them, whether it be past pain, blocks or physical pain. Read more about Jungle Travel here. If it is your first time working with Kambo, we use the traditional standard treatment below.

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The purging is thought to eliminate physical, emotional, and energetic toxins. When you’re living with a mental illness like depression or addiction, there are times you may think you would try anything (including kambo) to feel better.

What does Kambo treat?

Next, Todd gave Lauren and Katie a few minutes of silence to set some internal intentions and goals for the ceremony. After that, Todd gave Lauren and Katie some Rapé (pronounced “ha-peh”) or shamanic snuff, which is inhaled through the nose. Today, Kambo is growing in popularity as shamans guide biohackers and health enthusiasts alike through the intense cleansing experience, which involves 20 minutes of flu-like purging. People considering taking part in a cleanse should talk to their doctor first. The body is able to cleanse itself and needs no assistance with herbs or poisons from a frog. Doctors never recommend burning the skin, and if there is a burn, they will recommend traditional treatment approaches instead.

You Might Want to Think Twice Before Trying a Kambo Cleanse

It is in fact a potent cocktail of bioactive peptides that benefit humans greatly. While there are plenty of people who’ve reported good results after doing a kambo ceremony, there’s not much scientific evidence to back up these claims. The ceremony begins with a few minutes of breathwork to calm the mind and stop any anxious thoughts before going into the intense ritual.

Although I had some fatigue after this session, the following day I had more vitality and focus than I had experienced in years. The process was quick (lasting 30 min – 1hr on average) but also intensely detoxifying, especially for the liver. The experience that time was more mild than I had built up in my psyche, and was the perfect compliment and closing to working with the Grandmother Master Teacher plant, Ayahuasca. “I didn’t have enough money then to journey all the way to their remote village, but Juan was able to arrange a meeting with a couple of the elders (Pepe and Luisa) in his camp, where Peter Gorman takes his groups. We fished, cooked, learned how to prepare nunu (medicinal sniffing tobacco), and they taught me how to find the frog and the ritual to extract his venom. Our Costa Rica retreat center always ensures these ceremonies are conducted in a safe and sustainable manner.

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