Or perhaps it was the reports stating that this secretion was one of the most potent ways to strengthen the immune system, and that it was one of nature’s most powerful anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antibiotic and anaesthetic substances on the planet. Either way, ever since that first uncomfortably-intense yet beautiful ceremony, my life was forever changed. Despite Kambo’s reputation of being an experience of extreme discomfort and intensity, many swear by its incredible benefits – physically, emotionally, mentally, energetically and even spiritually.Across the globe, people have reported that Kambo has helped treat their anxiety, depression, PTSD, menopause, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, HIV, arthritis, diabetes, candida, herpes, high blood pressure, cancer, fertility issues, recurrent infections and much, much more. In the coming days after a treatment, it’s certainly not uncommon for people to report having clarity of mind, clearing of emotional baggage, heightened awareness and focus, resilience to stress and fatigue, reduced illness, an increased sense of energy and well-being, and even more clarity to their life path. Over the course of three decades, research has been conducted on the various peptides in the Kambo secretion, showcasing the healing potential for a range of physical illnesses, which certainly lends credence to the wealth of anecdotal reports. The first person to analyse Kambo in a lab, an Italian Scientist by the name of Vittorio Erspamer, was the same guy who first discovered the neurotransmitter Serotonin, and was also twice nominated for a Nobel Prize! It was even said by Erspamer in 1986, that Phyllomedusa Bicolor – the Kambo frog, contained a “fantastic chemical cocktail with potential medical applications, unequalled by any other amphibian”. Now it’s not just the alternative-spiritual types interested in this traditional medicine. I’ve had a wide demographic come to my circles. Devout Christians. Sceptical science types. Spiritual yogis. Tradies. Cancer patients. Drug addicts. Mothers. Grandmothers. The eldest was a 71-year-old woman who was preparing for an upcoming Ayahuasca ceremony – another powerful traditional medicine from the Amazon Jungle. With a clear surge in popularity over here in the West, there are a few things that are important to know before jumping into the deep end of the pond in the world of Amphibian healing! 1. Is Kambo safe to use? The most critical factor of working with any powerful substance or healing modality, whether that’s Eastern, Western, Shamanic or otherwise, is safety. Although Kambo is very safe when responsibly administered by a knowledgeable, skilled and experienced practitioner, there are just some people that aren’t fit to work with this medicine. Very real contraindications and cautions exist. Every Kambo practitioner should have a list of all possible contraindications and cautions and should provide you with it before the ceremony). If your practitioner isn’t screening you for these contraindications and cautions or checking what medications you’re regularly taking, then I’d be questioning their integrity and level of care in keeping their clients and community safe, while relocating to another pond. How is Kambo Applied ? The safest and most effective way to administer Kambo is through the skin into the lymphatic system! A small incense stick or vine is used to burn small ‘gates’ onto the very top layer of skin, which is akin to a mild blister. This blistered skin is carefully removed, leaving a gate approx 3-5mm in diameter. The dried Kambo secretion is reconstituted with water into small dots called ‘points’, which are then applied to the small burn sites. 3. What are the effects and how long do they last? While no two treatments are ever exactly the same, there are some commonalities within the experience. Once the medicine is applied, the effects come on fast! Depending on body placement, you could start to feel the effects within seconds. While the sensations are generally intense and uncomfortable, they’re relatively short-lived, generally passing within 20 – 40 minutes. A warmth and flushing of the skin is the first thing many people feel, with an increase in heart rate, as well as growing pressure in the head and upper body. As the medicine continues to circulate, people may experience swelling in the face and hands, dizziness, shaking, trembling, tingling, nausea, pain, a general bodily discomfort, fainting, cathartic release, purging and defecation. In saying that, there’s never any guarantees of what the experience will be like, and sometimes people report beautiful treatments – dropping into states of calm meditation alongside euphoria and bliss. 4. Fainting sounds scary. Is that normal? We know that the physiological reason behind fainting is because of the temporary reduction in blood pressure, but it’s speculated by experienced practitioners that it doesn’t just stop there. It’s likely that there are energetic processes at play, with the system potentially needing to ‘reboot’ to allow for larger actions like subconscious trauma release or a discharge of unhealthy energy to occur. While fainting is a completely normal process in the context of working with Kambo, having a practitioner who knows how to safely deal with the fainting process, as well as safely monitoring clients for potential fainting, is important. 5. Is purging a necessary part of the experience? When you walk into a Kambo ceremony, you’re likely going to see some buckets waiting for you. Don’t be scared though, they’ll soon become your best friend! To aid in the purging process, a large amount of water is typically consumed immediately prior to having the medicine applied. There are very specific water consumption guidelines, and this process must be done in accordance with your experienced and knowledgeable practitioner’s instructions. It’s important to not drink large amounts of water prior to attending your treatment without telling your practitioner you’ve done so. Consuming too much water carries serious risks and can lead to a condition called Hyponatremia, which is where the sodium content of the body is dangerously diluted, potentially causing brain damage, as well as kidney and heart failure! This is all pretty extreme though, and if you follow your practitioner’s guidelines, it’s not something you’ll have to worry about. If your practitioner doesn’t mention anything about water consumption guidelines prior to treatment, I’d be seeking out someone who does. Remember, safety should be everyone’s number one priority here! Purging is certainly encouraged and for the most part an inherent part of the process. It can come in a number of different ways – from the top end, the bottom end, through profuse sweating, shaking, crying, or any other kind of cathartic release. In some instances though, it doesn’t come at all. Whatever the case, the purging process is a process to embrace! It’s a physiological response to some of the peptides in the Kambo secretion, allowing and aiding the body to release what isn’t serving us – physically, emotionally, mentally and energetically! 6. Is Kambo legal? Being such an obscure sounding experience, surely there are laws against it, right? Well actually, the only prohibition against Kambo can be found in Brazil. Back in 2004, an indigenous tribe known as the Katukina people made a claim to the Brazilian Government in relation to intellectual property rights over Kambo. Although, in fact, this frog is used by many different tribes all across the Amazon Rainforest. Because of this, any advertising of Kambo’s therapeutic benefits is now prohibited! So in Brazil, you can use it, but you just can’t advertise it. Aside from that, it’s absolutely legal! We’re super blessed to have such an incredible, potent, traditional healing medicine to work with, without having to worry about some of the nonsensical Western laws that reside around other traditional medicines. In saying that, It’s super important to ensure safety, responsibility, and maturity around the use and discussion surrounding Kambo, and other traditional earth medicines. Especially if we wish to keep prohibition at bay, and encourage the law to shift in a more positive direction for other sacred healing medicines that are illegal. 7. Is Kambo a poison? Articles and videos continue to pop up in reference to undertaking this ‘frog poison cleanse’. The word venom and toxin also come up every now and then. First things first, a venom is a poisonous substance that is introduced into the system by injection, typically by fangs or a stinger (think spiders, snakes, scorpions). So Kambo is absolutely not a venom. When it comes to be referenced as a poison or a toxin, this is a complex topic that comes down to semantics. The word poison and toxin carry the connotation of being harmful to the body, and nothing has been found in the Kambo secretion that suggests that the body identifies it as being a harmful poison or toxin. If we look at treating the organ which deals with trauma & toxins which is the Liver - as An Acupuncturist I look at Kambo as a big flush of the Liver aided by the spirit of Kambo to protect us. A strong immune system from the gut is what keeps us strong and warrior like to any virus, entity and so xxx In fact, Kambo is made up of bioactive peptides, which interact with the bodies receptor sites as if the body had made the peptides itself. It’s suggested that the frog uses its milky secretion as protection against predators, such as snakes, which is where the poison/toxin reference may stem from. In 2014, BBC released a clip where David Attenborough suggests the frog actually applies its secretion as a protective barrier from the sun. Yep, froggy sunscreen! The word poison tends to be a little more striking and sensationalist for news headlines but gives Kambo a misleading reputation. In general, using the word secretion is much more appropriate than using the words poison or toxin. Especially in the context of using Kambo as a traditional healing medicine, without the connotation and assumption of it being dangerous or harmful. 8. Is Kambo a psychedelic? While it’s often talked about and used by those with an interest in psychedelic medicine, such as one of its jungle counterparts – Ayahuasca, Kambo itself is not a psychedelic or hallucinogenic substance. There are those who have a strong connection to the world of spirit, or might be neurologically wired to access non-ordinary states of consciousness with more ease, so while Kambo is not a psychedelic, it’s not entirely unheard of for some people to experience the sense of ‘journeying’ with the spirit of the frog.
9.When will feel the benefit from the Kambo ? Immediately after the process, you’ll either feel invigorated or completely wiped out. In any case, it’s important to rest up to let the full potential for Kambo’s mind-body-spirit healing power to unfold. The subsequent days after a treatment is when people generally begin to feel the real benefits of Kambo, feeling clean, clear, rejuvenated and energised. For some, the after-effects are more subtle and harder to notice. There are those that will, however, experience a “herxheimer” response in the days following their treatment – a short-term detoxification reaction to the body clearing out large amounts of toxins.
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