Is Kambo Safe?

In the responsible hands of a knowledgeable and trained practitioner, Kambo is completely safe. IAKP certified practitioners are highly trained and work within a very strict code of ethics to responsibly ensure each client's safety and well being.

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Is Kambo a hallucinogenic?

No Kambo is not psychoactive at all. Some people may experience a momentary shift in their state of reality, and often this is when client's will describe having received insights about their life.


How long does a session last?

An actual session usually lasts about 30 to 45 minutes. Although, it is recommended to plan on 3 to 4 hours to receive Kambo. This will allow plenty of time for rest and to integrate your experience.


How is Kambo applied and how will it make me feel?

Kambo is administered privately or in a group setting with a properly trained practitioner that closely supervises the entire treatment.

Small holes called gates are burned on the surface of the skin, about 1/8” across or less. The top thin layer of skin is gently rubbed off exposing the epidermis below - there is no blood. The number and placement of the gates differ for each person depending on the individual. The dried Kambo is mixed with a small amount of water and divided into small dots that are then placed on the gates. The Kambo directly enters the lymphatic system so the effects are felt very quickly. Although the effects of the Kambo are immediate, intense and strong, the majority of the unpleasantness is usually over within 15 to 30 minutes. Within a few moments of receiving the medicine, most people will experience a warm to hot flush in the upper body and face accompanied by an increased heart rate.

At this point, people react in different ways. Some may feel dizzy or spaced out, while some will have swollen lips or face and feel a slight tingling on the skin. It can feel as if the Kambo is racing around in the body, scanning for issues and then going directly to a specific place to begin working on that area. It is possible to feel a discomfort, throbbing or burning sensation in a particular area for a short time. Kambo is not psychoactive so it does not produce hallucinations, however, reality can seem altered for a short time. Some people will receive insights and direction for living in healthier ways. Most people will feel nausea and will purge out the toxins.

All types of purging may occur as Kambo works on physical, mental, emotional and energetic levels. Near the end of the session, some people will feel tired and will want to rest. Usually within an hour or so, people feel much better and may experience what is affectionately described as the Kambo glow.


Will the burns leave permanent scars?

There may be small visible scars depending on the type of skin, however, many people report that they fade over time. After removing the medicine, the burns will be dressed with a natural tree sap that helps expedite the healing. They usually takes 2 to 3 months to completely heal, and then they can be reused in a future treatment.