What are the Kambo ceremony benefits and risks?

The Kambo ceremony is an ancient ritual used by the native tribes of the Amazon to treat diseases believed to be caused by evil spirits.

It uses a frog native to the Amazon called the Phyllomedusa Bicolor.

This frog’s poison is applied to a person’s body to induce vomiting and purging.

I got really interested in this ceremony a few months ago and tried to find a facilitator to perform this ritual with me.

Of course, this didn’t only come with benefits, there were some risks involved, as well.

Today, I want to tell you all about my experience and show you what benefits and risks you can expect when doing Kambo!

What are the benefits of the Kambo ceremony?

The Kambo ceremony is used to treat many different kinds of illnesses.

It can be used for physical ailments like pain, skin rashes, and joint pain.

It can also be used for psychological issues like anxiety, depression, insomnia, and stress.

When you do the Kambo ceremony, you release the toxins from the frog and they go into your body.

Those toxins can cause side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and dizziness.

But they are also cleaning up your body and getting rid of the bad energy.

You can experience other benefits of the Kambo ceremony like a better mood, better sleep, and a more positive outlook on life.

You might also notice that the Kambo ceremony helps you be more social.

Other things Kambo can help relieve are:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • addiction
  • migraines
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s

Of course, it will not treat any of these completely, but it can relieve the symptoms.

But not just that, Kambo is also said to:

  • bring luck
  • heighten awareness
  • increase endurance and strength
  • removes negative energies
  • pain relief
  • purify the mind and spirit
  • encourage fertility
  • etc

Looking at that, Kambo seems like a pretty cool medicine, right?

Of course, not all of these claims have been scientifically proven.

What are the risks of the Kambo ceremony?

There are some risks and side effects to the Kambo ceremony that you should know about before trying it.

The Kambo ceremony is not regulated, so there’s a chance that you might get a bad batch of tea and it won’t work for you.

The Kambo ceremony can also cause the following risks:

  • prolonged vomiting or diarrhea
  • dehydration (because of the vomiting and diarrhea)
  • muscle spasms and cramps
  • confusion
  • scarring (from the poison on the body)
  • convulsions
  • jaundice
  • confusion

The Kambo ceremony can also interact with certain medications, so you have to make sure to tell your doctor if you decide to do the Kambo ceremony.

Of course, certain conditions might heighten your chance of encountering any of the risks, so you should avoid Kambo if you have any of the following:

  • a history of strokes
  • cardiovascular conditions
  • aneurism
  • blood clots
  • epilepsy
  • Addison’s disease
  • low blood pressure
  • severe mental health problems

If you still want to try it out, it would be wise to talk to your doctor about the potential risks beforehand.

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Where to find a Kambo facilitator

If you decide to try the Kambo ceremony, the first thing you have to do is find a facilitator.

There are not many people in the United States or worldwide who provide this service.

You can find a Kambo practitioner in the following places:

  • On social media groups, like Facebook.
  • In your city by contacting local yoga centers and spiritual organizations
  • Through friends who might know someone
  • By following facilitators on Social Media

Once you find a facilitator, make sure that they are certified and that their services are legal.

Some people who claim to be facilitators are actually breaking the law, so make sure you go to someone who is legitimate.

You want to be with someone who knows what they are doing, given that the medicine does have very severe side effects.

Depending on how you react to it, there is even a chance that you might pass out, and you want to do this ceremony with someone who is experienced enough to handle that, if it were to come to it.

What does the Kambo ceremony do for your body and spirit?

The Kambo ceremony helps treat diseases caused by evil spirits.

You see, the Kambo ceremony is practiced by Amazonian tribes for many reasons, but most commonly for healing illnesses that may be caused by negative energy like bad luck, resentment, anger, or negative thoughts.

When someone comes to you and says “you have bad luck” or “you’re bringing bad energy to the house,” (and sometimes when we say those things to ourselves), that is a type of energy that can affect our health and well-being.

However, nowadays, Kambo is also used to identify different things that might be out of whack in your body.

For example, if your purge (the vomit) is clear, it could indicate something wrong with the nervous system – maybe you’ve been overly anxious lately or you’ve been having panic attacks.

If your purge is brown or black, it could indicate you have gall stones.

If, on the other hand, your purge is yellow, it could indicate that you have a liver problem.

Of course, there are way more indications than simply the color, and a good facilitator will be trained in observing your purge and then talking to you about what this might mean.

Why would you do the Kambo ceremony?

The Kambo ceremony is used to get rid of the negative energy in your body.

Many people do the Kambo ceremony because they have been diagnosed with a chronic illness and they are looking for another therapy to help them get better besides their current medication.

You can also do the Kambo ceremony to cleanse your body after a trauma, like a car accident, or surgery.

Even though you probably used the best treatments possible, there’s a chance that the negative energy might stay in your body.

You can also do the Kambo ceremony if you want to change your life for the better.

You can use this ceremony to clear away all the bad energy that might be keeping you from achieving your goals and dreams.

Now: why did I decide to do Kambo, personally?

I watched a youtube video by Justin Brown.

Even though he said it was a brutal experience, I was intrigued.

Especially when he talked about his experience 1.5 years later, I figured I really wanted to give it a shot, despite the discomfort.

If you want an insight into what a ceremony is like, check out the video above.

Is it all worth it?

The Kambo ceremony can be an intense and challenging experience.

It can be very challenging to overcome the nausea and dizziness that come with the ceremony.

However, the benefits of the Kambo ceremony are well worth it.

Kambo can be an effective treatment for many illnesses and can help you clear your body of negative energy.

If you are on the fence about trying the Kambo ceremony, remind yourself that it is a natural and affordable treatment that can have long-lasting effects.

Now: whether or not it is all worth it is a very subjective question.

For some people, Kambo might be the end-all-be-all and they love it.

Other people will feel as though it was just a ritualistic laxative for them.

To tell you the truth, the main key to whether or not Kambo will be worth it for you depends on your own mindset.

If you are a skeptic and want to try it out, but are worried about the side effects, then I would say that Kambo might not be for you.

If you are someone who is open to trying it out and has a positive attitude about the benefits of Kambo, then I would say that it is worth the risk.

After all: if you feel as though there is a need for this medicine in your life, then I would say that there is no reason not to try it out.

Like Justin Brown said in the video below, the success in your life will not be a direct result of Kambo, it always comes down to you and whether or not you will work towards it.

In the end, it is all up to you.

For me personally, it paid off. I learned about myself, I had an amazing ceremony with a good friend of mine and I feel like it brought me further on my spiritual journey.

However, I do believe that with any plant medicine, the timing needs to be right.

Don’t force it to happen if you don’t feel ready or if things don’t work out.

Good luck!

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Anna Scheucher

Freelance writer specializing in holistic health, wellness, and psychology. Check out my blog to find out more https://www.fullyholistic.com/!

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