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Kambo Contraindications

Kambô is very safe but should always be taken with a properly trained practitioner administering and supervising the treatments at all times. Certain health conditions prevent some people from taking Kambô just like some situations require special precautions. Please read carefully the following lists, it is very important that you disclose your whole health history with your practitioner. If something is not clear or you don’t understand, please ask..

Contraindications

The following may not safely take Kambô:

  • People with serious heart problems
  • People who have had a stroke
  • People on medication for low blood pressure (this is extremely rare)
  • People who’ve had a brain hemorrhage
  • People who have aneurysms or blood clots
  • People who lack the mental capacity to make the decision to take Kambo
  • People with serious mental health problems excluding depression and anxiety
  • People undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy for 4 – 6 weeks afterward
  • People who take immune-suppressants for an organ transplant
  • Women who are pregnant or may be so
  • Women who are breast-feeding a child under 6 months old
  • People with Addison’s disease
  • People with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
  • People with current and severe Epilepsy
  • Are recovering from a major surgical procedure
  • Under 18
  • Animals

Precautions

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
  • Are taking any prescription drugs
  • Have recently stopped taking any medications
  • Are taking, or have recently stopped taking slimming, serotonin or sleeping supplements
  • Have an active drug or alcohol addiction
  • Have recently or currently fasting
  • Have done any water fasting before Kambô other than the required 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
  • Have used Iboga in the last two months
  • Had surgery recently
  • Had any viral conditions (Lymes, hepatitis, dengue)
  • Were you born with any heart conditions
  • Have a history of bulimia or anorexia?
  • Are diabetic
  • Have abnormally high/low blood pressure
  • Have asthma
  • Are you undergoing fertility treatments?
  • Are you taking birth control pills?

Special Precautions

Because Kambo causes violent vomiting we need to have caution around some conditions that could weaken the Oesophagus/Esophagus: 

  • Boerhaave’s Syndrome (spontaneous rupture of the oesophagus)
  • Severe injury or trauma to the Oesophagus/Esophagus from endoscopy
  • Tumours in the throat
  • Ulcers in the throat
  • Physical trauma or injury to the neck (OFTEN CAUSED BY CAR OR MOTORBIKE ACCIDENTS)
  • Those who have or have had bulimia
  • Gastro-intestinal Reflux
  • History of smoking
  • Chronic inflammatory response syndrome due to mold exposure
  • Untreated eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Oesophagus/Esophagus Varices
  • Portal Hypertension