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What is Kambo?...
Kambo is a secretion from one of the largest Hylid frogs known as the Giant Green Monkey Tree Frog. Its scientific name is Phyllomedusa Bicolor. The frog is nocturnal and arboreal and due to the fact that it has no natural predators is found in abundance across the Upper Amazon rainforest areas of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, French Guiana, Suriname and Venezuela...
The secretion is not a sweat nor a poison in the sense that it alone is not capable of causing death or illness. In the Amazon, it is regarded as a medicne however this should not be confused with the western definition of a medicine. Kambo is not a medicine (in the west) and those that administer it are practitioners and not doctors...

Kambo is safe but should always be taken with a properly trained person administering and supervising the treatments at all times. Certain health conditions prevent some people from taking Kambô. Please read carefully the following lists:

Kambo Contraindications
People with any of the conditions below CANNOT safely take Kambô:
Serious heart problems
Stroke
Medication for low blood pressure
Brain haemorrhage
Aneurysms or blood clots
Lack the mental capacity to make the decision to take Kambô
Serious mental health problems excluding depression and anxiety
Undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy for 4-6 weeks afterward
Immune-suppressants for organ transplant
Currently pregnant or maybe so
Breastfeeding a child under 6 months old
Addison’s disease
Severe Epilepsy

Kambo Considerations
Certain situations may require special attention or considerations before, during or after your treatment. Please inform your practitioner if you:
Take immune-suppressants for autoimmune disorders
Taking slimming or sleeping suppressants
Use recreational drugs
Are taking any prescription drugs
Are taking slimming, serotonin or sleeping supplements
Have an active drug or alcohol addiction
Have done any water fasting before Kambô other than the required fasting
Have done any colonics, enemas, liver flushes or any water-based detox
Have recently or currently fasting
Had colonics, enemas, liver flushes, or any water/juice-based detox recently
Chronic health issues: (chronic fatigue, arthritis, migraines, thyroid conditions, etc)
Have any fears/phobias
Have used Bufo Alvarius in the last two months
Had surgery recently
Have recently stopped taking any medications
Had any viral conditions (lymes, hepatitis, dengue)
Were you born with any heart conditions?
Have a history of bulimia or anorexia?
Are taking, or have recently stopped taking diet/slimming pills
Are taking, or have recently stopped taking, sleeping pills/supplements
Are taking medication containing serotonin
Are diabetic
Have abnormally high/low blood pressure
Have asthma
Are you undergoing fertility treatments?
Are you taking birth control pills?

Glenn Mortimer is your local IAKP practitioner

The exchange for a standard personal ceremony is $125 per person

Based at Kahu Shamanic Centre unless otherwise organised

Preparations and what to bring: 
The night before have a good dinner before 8pm avoiding meat, avoid alcohol/drugs. 
Fasting while sleeping. 
The morning of: no breakfast and a cup of green/herb tea is fine, a cup of water is fine but not too much - as you'll need to drink 2L water just before the treatment on instruction. 
Please bring/have ready: 
2L of pure drinking water. 
Warm comfortable loose clothing, layers are handy (like jersey with full zipper) for on/off as your temperatures change during the treatment. Note: first time male treatment on the upper left arm or chest and female lower right leg. 
BYO if possible: blanket, pillow, 
Tea, fruit and nuts/soup served after treatment