Kambo is a South American healing ritual that incorporates the poisonous secretions of a frog. Indigenous peoples have used it for centuries but it can cause a range of unpleasant side effects. To begin their experience, Todd sat down with Lauren and Katie to discuss exactly what to expect during and after the ceremony. “Todd’s really amazing because he’s trained by shamans so he has the traditions and he’s very respectful of that, but he is really rooting this practice and this medicine in science,” Lauren explains.

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The shaman will determine the dosage and placement of the kambo. Currently, there is no research to support the beneficial healing effects of kambo, and there is no need to cleanse the body. Regardless, further research is necessary to determine the effects, including potential dangers, of kambo on the human body. Today it is used in Shamanic Ritual, or as administered by a trained healing facilitator, to produce holistic healing of the mind, body and spirit.

Kambo – The Controversial Healing Ritual That Could Potentially Kill You

To learn more about the benefits of kambo, visit the International Association of Kambo Practitioners’ website. For people living the San Francisco Bay area, we do offer kambo in a ceremonial setting, to gain the benefits of in a safe and intentional setting. If you don’t live in the Bay Area, we can point you toward a reputable practitioner in your region— contact us to learn more. A intense purging ceremony that’s not for the faint of heart, Kambo ceremonies have been increasing in popularity over the years. Fans of the ceremony claim a range of benefits from treating depression and PTSD to removing negative energy, and treating chronic pain and fertility problems. Kambo, also known as frog medicine, is not an easy or light form of healing to undertake, but proponents swear by it, often returning several times a year. While the experience is not for everyone, Kambo’s cleansing effects begin within minutes of administration, and it leaves most people feeling less pain in the days and weeks after treatment.

How Exactly Does Kambo Work?

‘Among the several dozen peptides found in kambo, up to 7% are bio-active.’ They bind with receptor sites situated in the brain, triggering chemical reactions in the human body. So far, researchers have found nine bio- active peptides that have a potent effect on the gastrointestinal muscles, gastric and pancreatic secretions, blood circulation, and on the stimulation of the adrenal cortex and pituitary gland. Kambo uses the poison of the giant monkey frog, to purify the body and treat various health conditions. However, there is no scientific evidence to verify the benefits. However, it is important to keep in mind that kambo is a poisonous substance, and people should beware of the potential side effects and potential for illness or death.

What does Kambo treat?

Kambo is legal but not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration or any other health organization. Read more about Kambo Practitioner here. This means there’s no oversight on quality or contaminants in the product. They typically last from 5 to 30 minutes, though they can last for up to several hours in rare cases.

WHAT DOES KAMBO TREAT?