Kambo is a traditional ritual that uses giant monkey frog poison to cleanse the body and treat various ailments.
What Happens During A Kambo Ritual
“We start with prayer, then work with the Kambo,” Wendy explains. To serve it, people should be comfortable, low to the ground, and supported behind their backs. I don’t want people lying down; I feel better sitting up. Also, purging is easier to manage when someone is upright.”
Purging usually involves a bucket and a water bottle. Some practitioners advise crawling to the bathroom if you need to “bottom purge.”
Next, make openings for the kambo. These are made by burning the top layer of skin with a smoldering vine or incense stick. The area is small (1/8′′).
The number and location of burns vary depending on the person’s health. “If it’s their first time, I make one test point,” Wendy explains. Chakras are frequently matched. In most cases, the shoulder or arm back is affected. Wendy’s group, the International Association of Kambo Practitioners, teaches auricular kambo. After the burn, the therapist gently rubs the area to reveal the epidermis.
“After I make the gates, I use water to scrape the kambo off the stick. In the body, I use it as a putty. She asks people to drink water just before the kambo. The bioactive peptides enter the bloodstream quickly.
It’s a quick and intense ride. A warm flush of heat in the upper body and face, increased heart rate, some may feel dizzy or spaced out, while others have slight tingling on their skin.
It can feel like the kambo is scanning your body for problems and then going to work on them.
5-20 Minutes Ahead
After a few minutes, you may feel nauseous or your stomach may hurt. Some people vomit, some go to the toilet, some do neither or both. There are three types of toxins that purging purges.
To relax into these sensations, focus on your breath and let the kambo work, Wendy advises. The trip usually takes 20-30 minutes.
Kambo teaches us to surrender and relax into discomfort, letting go of what no longer serves us, Wendy says. “Many people feel calmer afterward.”
Aftr The Ceremony
After the kambo is removed, the gates are treated with natural tree sap to speed up healing and prevent infection. Most people return to normal within an hour or two. Take it easy after a session, Wendy advises. “Rest, eat a delicious healthy meal, and be kind to yourself.” She also suggests paying attention to your emotions. “Kambo is known as the great revealer.” “It brings things to the surface, revealing what needs to be addressed.”
The burn marks heal and fade over time. “Skin type and color may cause more marking,” she says.