Preparation for Kambo is fairly easy. The only participants not eligible for treatments are the ones who fall under the contraindications list.
After our initial consultation via phone and email, we proceed with the right treatment that fits your needs. A single treatment may be enough to meet your needs while being highly beneficial. Although many practitioners advocate getting a series of 3-4 treatments within the timeframe of 1-4 months. Some participants like to progress with their treatments at a faster rate, while others may need longer breaks focussing on their integration. This will be assessed as we work Kambo together, having a in depth conversation and evaluating what timeline works best for the individual.
Prior to our initial meeting participants fill out a medical intake form that covers your general health, medications, supplements and intentions. All intake forms are done with patient confidentiality and privacy. This process helps the procedure to be done in the safest and most effective manner possible.
The traditional protocol we use is starting with the initial basic treatment, 3-8 points on the arm or leg. Depending on the length of your integration process, we follow with a second treatment working the back and spine. This is followed with a third specialized treatment, focussing on meridian points and optional auricular points. Often, beneficial results are being seen with the gradual progression, where individuals can opt on a fourth treatment for further healing needs if deemed necessary. Although, three treatments is certainly capable and common of meeting a patients goals.
Each Kambo treatment you receive acts more and more efficiently building from the previous treatments. Kambo works in incremental layers, removing energetic and biological toxins in stages. Within the months of receiving the Kambo protocol, which can be called the initiation and inoculation process, the mind- body-spirit heals at a rapid rate. Once the traditional protocol is complete, (3-4 treatments over 1-4 months) coming for a single treatment maintenance session every 3 to 12 months will continue to improve and maximize your healing process. The continuation of the kambo practice is a practical way to strengthen your relationship with Kambo over the years to come.
On the day of treatment, you will only have a maximum of two cups of water prior to sitting with Kambo. Too much water intake during the day can be a contraindication. When the participant begins to sit for the actual treatment, the practitioner gages the water intake consisting of 1- 2 liters of water 10-20 min before application. This quick intake of water is beneficial for the purging process, aiding the removal of the bile and toxins within the body.
Along with the water protocols, Kambo is applied to individuals who are undergoing a short water fast. 8-20 hours of water fasting is the optimal time frame for treatments. Most medications and supplements work well with the practice of Kambo and are ok to take a few hours after the treatment.
When we start the treatments and ceremony, we proceed with a test a single test point to see any adverse reactions, which fortunately are extremely rare. A test point allows insights into any potential sensitivities that can be easily reversed given the small amount of Kambo applied. During the test point we observe how the body reacts, helping the practitioner move forward with assessing how much frog secretion a participant may need to give the best results. A test point also allows the participant to become comfortable with the process as it is a temporary micro dose. The subtle reactions are quite pleasant, increasing vasodilation while loosening tension and anxiety within the body. The test point process typically takes 3-5 minutes. Soon after the participant feels comfortable and acclimated with the onset of the micro dose, we begin to apply the remainder of the secretion to the body over the next 10 minutes.
The initial effects begin to be felt quite quickly as peptides cross the blood brain barrier. Patients usually feel the heart beat stronger while the body begins to strongly circulate blood flow. Kambo is know as a Heart Cleanse. A positive is attribute of the experience is the strengthening of the heart muscle with strong vasodilation to the body, often feeling very warm pleasant sensation. The ears, hands, feet, and cranial area can feel a sense of electrical tingling and can be a very gratifying, as the peptides are working and repairing many systems within the body. This first phase is often known as the warm flush. This can last up to 5-10 minutes given the patients biochemistry.
The second stage of the treatment is where the blood pressure begins to safely drop, while the body is removing toxins into the bile tract. The bile that is produced by your liver contains toxins and heavy metals, where Kambo helps facilitate the removal of the bile. The patient normally will feel nausea and have the early stages of the purge arising. As a practitioner, we then begin to assist with helping the patient purge into a small bucket. The purge is viewed as a sacred release, removing energetic blockages, past trauma and toxins where much relief is often felt during and after the process. The participant also may need to use the toilet, as the body is cleansing itself and releasing toxins through the intestines. This second stage of Kambo can typically last 10-20 minutes in gradual increments and phases.
The third phase of Kambo is the rest and recovery which can last roughly 15 minutes. After the sacred purging, the body will begin to regulate itself with improved vitality and circulation. Often people will go into a deep sense of relaxation and meditation. This process is held in a sacred manner, using aroma therapy, calming music and some silence, as the senses of the body feel very alive and rejuvenated.
Shortly after the treatment, we begin to close the ceremonial space with an assessment of your personal process while having a discussion regarding integration. Individuals often will feel refreshed and rejuvenated going about their daily tasks, capable of driving home with improved energy, clarity and insight. During departure we highly recommend to break the water fast with a wholesome healthy meal. Packing a small meal or snacks is key. Kambo demands the energy from food for optimal recovery, restoring blood sugar and insulin levels. Food intake is important for also aiding in the further removal of toxins through digestion and bowel movements.
Applying the frog secretion is safe and easy. Points, gates, or dots, as they are referred as, are small burn marks lifting a thin layer of the outer skin. Sizes of the points are no larger than the tip of a medium sized marker, while the pain level is comparable to a mosquito or horse fly bite.
Points heal rather fast, often leaving a slight discoloration for a few months. Dragons blood is applied after the treatment to help heal the marks, also acting as a natural band aid. During the preparation of the treatment, once the point and skin is opened up, we then liquefy the dried frog secretion into a mucus form. We shape and mold the wet secretion into a small sized ball, which then is placed over the point on the body, entering the body to cross the blood brain barrier.
After a successful treatment, we begin to evaluate your physical and emotional well being, while discussing future goals for secondary treatments and optimal health. We will work a in depth integration process, helping your needs and aiding with your healing process.
The set and setting for the treatment is of most importance. We conduct all treatments in a professional clinical sanitary setup, while also offering the treatment in a ceremonial sacred atmosphere. We use traditional kambo Icaro healing songs, sound healing instruments, sage, guidance and space holding to make participants feel comfortable and safe with their experience.