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How many Kambo sessions are recommended?
Traditionally, the Caboclo people recommend taking Kambo 3 times in a moon cycle, which means within 28 days. Known as the Kambo inoculation, Kambo can be taken 3 days in a row, a few days between sessions, or a week between. It’s a personal preference, along with what’s needed for the initial intention of the Kambo ritual.
What should I expect during my Kambo experience?
First, the practitioner will burn the first layer of skin in the form of circles, called gates. Then, the practitioner mixes up the Kambo secretion with water, forms tiny points, and applies it to the gates.
The Kambo experience can be very intense and uncomfortable, and the effects are almost immediate; but the good news is it only lasts between 15 – 30 min. The effects include a rise in temperature (the feeling of being hot), rapid heart rate and flushing of the face. This only lasts for a few minutes. And, when the blood pressure starts to come down, nausea sets in, which causes most to purge in the form of vomit, defecation, or both. Other effects may include pain or pressure in the body, sweat, the feeling of cold-causing the body to shiver or shake, dry mouth, blurry vision, tingling, and frog face. Fainting is another natural occurrence during kambo, but do not fear because it is perfectly normal.
With all this said, the body starts to feel better after about 10 – 20 min, and regular eating and drinking are fine. Depending on the state of health, kambo’s real benefits will appear in a day or two, up to 5 days.
Kambô circulates in the heart. Our shaman said that when we take kambô it makes the heart move accurately, so that things flow, bringing good things to the person. It is as if there was a cloud on the person, preventing the good things to come, then, when it takes the kambô; it comes a ‘green light’ which opens its ways, making things easier.
— from “Kambô, The Spirit of the Shaman” by Professor Marcelo Bolshaw Gomes
How to Prepare
DO NOT eat or drink water 8 – 10 hours before your Kambo session. Be sure to drink lots of liquids to stay hydrated and eat healthy foods a few days before your session –especially the day before. Drinking coconut water is always a great way to prepare.
Bring a gallon of water (NO distilled water).
Wear comfortable clothing. May want to wear layers as body temperature can fluctuate during a Kambo session. (ex/ tank top and a hoodie)
Think about what you want to get out of your Kambo session. (Create an intention)
Does Kambo Scar?
Yes, but most people think the scars are cool! And, over time, depending on the skin type, the scar will fade or can be reused for another session after 2 – 3 months.
Test Kambo Point
This is the very first Kambo session. We burn 3 – 4 gates and only apply 1 point of Kambo secretion to make sure there are no extreme reactions beyond the normal effects. This is to ensure everyone’s safety and if everything looks good, the remaining 2 – 3 will be applied for a basic session.
Basic Kambo Points
A basic session is just allowing Kambo to go where it wants to go, instead of targeting a certain area.
A layered treatment involves breaking up the kambo and adding 1 – 2 points at a time, opposed to administering all the kambo points at once. This method creates a gentler experience while still reaching the goal of purging. This option is for people who:
1.) don’t feel called to have an intense physical experience, but still want to purge.
2.) suffer from a condition where a gentle experience is necessary for safety reasons.
3.) would benefit from having specific peptides in their body for a longer period of time.
Meridian Kambo Points
In Traditional Chinese medicine, meridians are channels of energy running through the body and each energetic channel relates to an organ in the body.
Auricular Kambo Points
In Traditional Chinese medicine, auricular acupuncture points are used to stimulate and treat different conditions in the body. The ear is said to be a microcosm of the body, which contains all the acupuncture points of the body.
Chakra Kambo Points
Chakras are the energy centers of our body. Our system comprises of 7 principal energy centers aligned along the spinal column that distributes Prana (life energy) throughout the body. If energy is imbalanced in one or more of these chakras, that area manifests as a struggle in life:
7. Crown – Our ability to be fully connected spiritually.
6. Third Eye – Our ability to focus on and see the big picture.
5. Throat – Our ability to communicate.
4. Heart – Our ability to give and receive love.
3. Solar Plexus – Our ability to be confident and in-control of our lives.
2. Sacrum – Our connection and ability to accept others and new experiences
1. Root – Our foundation, feeling safe, secure and grounded.
Kambo After Care
Take it easy.
Eat healthy foods and drink normally.
Be gentle with your Kambo burns.
Don’t drink alcohol or smoke weed for 24 hours.
Anti-depressants, anxiety meds and other meds – unless stated otherwise – can be taken 8 hours after the session.
NO saunas, steam baths, or hot yoga for 24 hours after doing Kambo.
NO water fasts 7 days after Kambo.
NO Colonics, Enemas, liver flushes, or any water-based detox 5 – 7 days after Kambo.
Sananga or Bechette is a traditional Amazonian eye medicine that operates on many levels of healing: physical, spiritual, and energetic. Known for its intense and chili-like burning sensation in the eye, the purpose is to get out of the mind and into the body before the kambo session. Most feel a calming effect afterwards and ready to sit with the frog. The Sananga & Bechette process takes anywhere from 5 – 10 min.
An Ancient traditional Amazonian medicine that’s used for headaches, to cool down in heat, to relax the mind, sinus problems, to intensify concentration, to ground and center, lower blood pressure, release energy blockages, and to connect with the healing spirits of the forest. Can be used during or after a Kambo session.