While there are a lot of anecdotal stories about physical, emotional and spiritual healings occurring after a Kambô session, and lots of medical research done into the specific peptides found in the Kambo secretion and their effects, the Kambô sessions offered on this retreat are not offered as a medical treatment, and are not a substitute for any other medical treatment you may be undergoing or considering undergoing. The sessions are offered as an insight into, or an experience of, an ancient traditional Amazonian ritual used in various ways by the indigenous peoples of the rainforest, who consider the Kambô frog to be a holy animal who can offer well-being, positive energy and wisdom to one who receives it with respect. By attending this session, you will get small burns on your skin which may not disappear completely. Advice will be offered as to how to minimise this, and we always offer a choice of where the burns go.
Kambô helps the body to help itself. Kambô may provide spiritual and physical support, purge negative energies and help the immune system. If you have any doubt about the compatibility of Kambô with any existing medical treatments which you are following, you should consult with your GP or other medical practitioner. The main known contraindications are covered in the first section of the questionnaire. It is essential that you answer honestly so we can properly assess whether we feel happy to invite you to participate.
It is important to take responsibility for the messages the Spirit of Kambô shares with you during and after these sessions. The effect of Kambô can be strong and can bring about deep emotional and physical processes for some days after the session. Please coming willing to take full responsibility for your feelings, emotions, and the physical pain which may be brought to the surface during and after the session. Kambô can provide a mirror to reflect positive and shadow aspects of yourself.