It creates a state of internal warfare, of trying to force an outcome, of you imposing your will upon the medicine. Well, as I’m sure you know, medicines of this nature don’t work like that. Kambo is about surrender, realising that the frog is on your side and that you need to work with it and not against it. Therefore, the water doesn’t add anything to the process before the purge point, it only makes the process much more uncomfortable by making one feel bloated and nauseous. Also, often one would purge all of the water out before the bile was ready to come and then have to drink more later in the process anyway which made the water drinking at the beginning totally pointless. After 15 mins or so I started to feel a little uneasy and had some mild nausea, but the usual urgency accompanying it was absent so it was allowed it to build slowly.
There have been four high-profile deaths linked with kambo in Western ceremonies, and probably more that have not gone reported. The medicine and your own system work together to direct healing efforts where they’re needed most. Get started today before this once in a lifetime opportunity expires. Even though the benefits usually outweigh the cons, it is not recommended to take Kambo more than 3 times a year. You can do so but the venom may cause some damage to your organs. In Kambo ceremonies, users almost always listen to tribal music.
If you have an eating disorder, you will likely have to take extra precautions before and after your kambo ceremony, and you may even not be able to take kambo at all. Knowing your limitations is an important aspect of safe psychedelic therapy, so if you are unsure whether kambo is right for you, you should discuss the medicine with a psychedelic therapist.
The Kambo waterworks
As the Kambo draws toxins into the stomach, the water will act as the vehicle to carry it out and facilitate the process of purification through purging. It can be mildly uncomfortable for individuals to drink as much water as we do doing during a Kambo process, but it is essential.
[…] Activities such as snowboarding, horseback riding, or even prescription drugs have higher rates of injury and death then kambo does. Check that your practitioner will be doing a test point on you, will limit your water consumption following the application of kambo, and will monitor you throughout the ceremony. Read more about Hape here. Have a high standard while researching facilitators – there are many out there, and if a practitioner does not fulfil all of these requirements then they don’t deserve to be working with the medicine.