what is kambo?
Kambo is an effective transformational tool used to improve many unwanted conditions as well as emotional and spiritual well being. Traditionally used to improve the energy and stamina of Amazonian hunters, as a treatment for infections such as Malaria, and to remove Panema (bad luck, negative energy, laziness, things going wrong).
In the 1990s Kambo made it's way into the US and since then, many have enjoyed the mental, emotional, and physical benefits from sitting with kambo. As the awareness of Kambo has spread and interest and curiosity about this folk remedy has increased, there have been several investigations into why this secretion does what it does in the human body. The active ingredient, the secretion of the Amazonian Giant Monkey Tree Frog (phyllomedusa bicolor), contains several bioactive peptides, unique to this species. Scientific studies have found these peptides to create noticeable effects in the human body, and research into these peptides and their benefits is ongoing.
how does kambo work?
When Kambo enters the body through tiny burned gateways on the very surface of the skin, it travels through the lymphatic system and acts as a strong purgative, a detox, and a cleanse that will often induce vomiting and possibly what we lovingly call 'downward purges.' One may also experience sweating, shaking, crying, laughing, lightheadedness, flushing, feeling hot and cold, or a range of other emotional and physical reactions and releases, all very normal and safe when working with Kambo.
Stacey honors and holds space for these releases during circles and one-on-one sessions, non-intrusively supporting the participant and their process. We take some time for preparation before, and for recovery after, direct time with the secretion, the secretion is placed on the gateways for 20 to 40 minutes. This will vary by an individuals response to the application. Once removed, participants often experience a period of sleepiness or tiredness, followed by increased energy and a sense of improved well being. Many participants happily report a variety of conditions are improved after treatment with Kambo.
It's important to note that we are all unique individuals, made up of different experiences, all with our own particular wellness status. Each person feeling the call to work with Kambo has their own reasons for doing so; therefore, individuals should be prepared that their experience may not be the same as another's. It will, however, be wonderfully suited to them.
I'm intrigued, where do I start?
As an advanced IAKP certified practitioner, Stacey will hold sacred and safe space for your exploration into the benefits of working with Kambo. She'll start by ensuring you're a good candidate for working with Kambo. Considerations around who should and should not work with Kambo safely are taken seriously and will be addressed prior to joining a circle. Stacey will consult with the participant privately, reviewing goals and intentions for their session in order to create an appropriate plan for each individual. Once cleared for your session, Stacey will send information on preparation for the circle with instructions for what to bring and pre-session food and drink requirements. Stacey's intention is to create a safe and comfortable environment designed to invite in cleansing, release, and personal growth.
more information / resources
To learn more about the IAKP organization, Kambo, and scientific studies, click over to our Resources Page!
PLEASE NOTE THAT NONE OF THE SERVICES OFFERED ON THIS WEBSITE CONSTITUTE ANY FORM OF MEDICAL PRACTICE
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 ISSUES OR PRESCRIBE MEDICINES
KAMBO IS A SHAMANIC RITUAL AND CEREMONY FROM THE AMAZON RAINFOREST - IT IS NOT A MEDICAL TREATMENT
PARTICIPANTS ARE ADVISED TO DO THEIR OWN RESEARCH AS TO THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF TAKING KAMBO. NONE ARE OFFERED OR IMPLIED HERE
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