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Video / Re: Kambo ceremony in Iquitos.
« on: July 02, 2020, 12:09:12 am »
My mind has been closed. I would do Ayahuasca now, if given the chance. That's what I think.

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Introductions / Re: Newbie from Switzerland
« on: January 05, 2020, 01:36:54 pm »
I have a lot of experience with auricular application of Kambo. It is very beneficial, but get with an acupuncturist and get a paper diagram of the ear and have him/her tell you where to apply based on needs or ailments. I miraculously applied it to my ears several times with good results and somehow hit the points. I think it is best to have someone else apply it, but I wasn't in a position to do so. This was 7 years ago and I am just beginning to work with Kambo again and will likely go for meridians and possibly the ears quite soon. I just completed my second session in 3 days and am very happy to be working with this medicine again!

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Women's Health / Re: Know About Women's Dental Health
« on: January 05, 2020, 01:27:21 pm »
Please read about the benefits Hiritaki can have in terms of dental health. I am just beginning to work with the herb in a couple of ways. Google it.

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Application / Re: Stick handling
« on: May 25, 2018, 09:53:15 pm »
Promise, it is beyond simple.  Get a dropper bottle and apply 5 or more drops of water to the end of the stick that you will be working from.  Let sit a minute or even less.  Use small knife and scrape gently, preferably in one direction.  The globules form naturally and will stick to the knife or spatula.  The "loose" dampened venom has an affinity for itself, but if a small bit gets away from the rest of the globule just move the big one toward that small piece and they will stick together.

Once you have the right size dot transfer to a different block or stick.  It may or may not be necessary to add more water while forming globules.  Rinse and repeat to get the desired # of dots.  After getting those, 3,5,7 or however many dots, then perform the burns.  Next place one drop of water over each globule / dot then apply one at a time.  You do not have to press too hard, it will stay on the burn.

Another thing, make sure the burn is deep enough.  The initial burn does not need to be made by pressing that hard, but scrub firmly with a paper towel to open up the wound.  You will be able to tell that you have an open wound, although nothing serious.

Also, re-wet the points once during the session, probably 5 minutes in.  This gets it all in there.

Final thing, tangent -- this practitioner thing is getting to me a bit.  How long have these people been working with the medicine and what are they charging?  If you lived up the road from me you would get it for next to nothing and I have self-applied nearly 50 times and applied to others nearly 20 times.  Seen many things.  No formal training, just DIY with some help from the one who started this forum who I believe had some teaching from Giovanni Lattanzi.  What I am saying is that just because someone is a practitioner does not mean that they are experienced.  I think it is much about money.  I digress.

Good luck, you should have no problems, but be safe.  Do not over do it, simply because it isn't necessary.  Just get that purge.

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Precautions / Re: Expired Kambo
« on: July 28, 2017, 08:17:37 pm »
I prefer to use water over saliva, esp since sharing the kambo I may apply on other people. I use spring water.
Saliva is generally considered sterile if the mouth is clean, but if one has any mouth issues like infections, bad cavities, receding gums, or any viral infections, than saliva especially should be avoided.

I'd like to second this.  I personally have always used distilled or RO water and would not advise using saliva for the same reasons stated above.

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Who can and can't do Kambo? / Re: Suboxone
« on: March 19, 2017, 12:30:35 pm »
I was on suboxone during my first 3 Kambo sessions and I didn't notice any sort of negative interaction or much of a difference between those sessions and the many after I was no longer on suboxone.  It shouldn't be an issue.  The only thing to note is that I was on a very low dose at that time, something like 0.5mg / day.

I believe Kambo helped me a great deal in moving past opiate addiction and providing strength for going through the difficult withdrawal from suboxone (which I was on for 3.5 yrs).

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Are you a daily coffee and/or tea drinker??  If so, you may need to drink more than your usual amount for a couple of days to get yourself out of caffeine withdrawal.  This has been my experience at least.

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Hey Tengri, welcome to this quiet forum.  I haven't posted in quite some time, but thought I'd share with you that I too have experienced similar reactions to this medicine.  I've been working with kambo for several years and anytime I take a significant break (at least a few months), the first time I apply the medicine again I will end up struggling through the night with what you described -- restlessness, anxiety and racing thoughts.  I take it to be an immune response of some sort or it could even be viewed as a dislodging (purging to partial purging) of stuck energies or re-balancing of hormones (all guesses, of course) .  Mine usually subsides before the second night, however it has lasted a few days once or twice.

At any rate, I wouldn't be deterred from giving this medicine a chance if I were you.  More than likely you'll come out the other side better off, although kambo can certainly stir things up a bit.  I've gained a lot from the frog vaccine and I usually find that my physical health and ability to withstand stress improves because of it and also, good things seem to come into my life at opportune times that seem to correlate with using the medicine, synchronicities aligning and all.  It sort of helps one to get on the right track with their life, imo.

This initial reaction should settle down and it could very well be that you got a huge immune boost and are experiencing your body attacking disease, imbalance or uncleanliness within.


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Hi Demyan,

Welcome.  I agree with you that auricular application has an entirely different feel.  I haven't applied it to my ears in a couple of years, but I think I may do that next go around.  Thanks for the reminder!

Also, I am familiar with some of those points.  The acupuncturist that I was working with a couple of years back had suggested that I apply to the shenmen, or "spirit gate".  I used this point along with some others while totally experimenting and actually had visions and then passed out for about 7 hours (in the middle of the day).  The following 5 days were filled with light and bliss, however I was fresh off of pharmaceuticals after being on them for years and it all came crashing down :(.  I have been free of those nasty chemicals for about 2 years and am working with kambo again, therefore I look forward to gaining a new and fresh perspective on applying to the ears.

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Complementary Modalities / Re: Ojé Resin
« on: September 02, 2014, 08:29:18 am »
lightswitchedon*
Nothing against Maya, I love them. But can you please share the link for the 6x more expensive site.
Sometimes you get what you pay for, and for medicine like this it sounds like it is worth having someone else prepare it properly for you .

Well I cannot confirm the authenticity of this seller since I haven't actually ordered anything from them.  I am just a little leery of this source because everything is $100 across the board, however they were prompt and corteous with email responses and seemed knowledgable enough.  I have not spoken with them over the phone, yet.

http://www.amazon-productosnatural.net/en/12-oils-resins

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Complementary Modalities / Re: Ojé Resin
« on: August 26, 2014, 12:52:18 pm »
"Thanks for reminding me as actually the warnings I got on the Aya forum made me reluctant to venture that route again but YES it is CRUCIAL!"
 
Absolutely!  I am also thinking it is 'crucial' and believe my recent intensive work with Kambo is pointing me toward oje.

So I noticed that maya's product is rather inexpensive and is said to be extract from the leaves of the tree.  I believe oje is generally the latex taken directly from the trunk of the tree and is usually milky white.  One vendor claims to have this milky white substance extracted from the tree trunk, but the cost is an outrageous 6x more than that of maya's.  What to do!?!

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Complementary Modalities / Re: Ojé Resin
« on: August 25, 2014, 09:17:56 am »
I am going to continue seeking out information about this medicine as well as a reliable source as I consider its use.  If I do decide to give it a go at some point, I'll be sure to document my experiences.

If anyone does happen to have any knowledge or experience pertaining to the use of ojé resin, please do share.

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Complementary Modalities / Re: Ojé Resin
« on: August 25, 2014, 09:13:24 am »
Some more info from:
http://www.rainforestconservation.org/agroforestry-ethnobotany/agroforestry-ethnobotany/ficus-insipida-f-glabrata-ficus-spp-oje/

Family: Moraceae

Latin name: Ficus insipida, F. glabrata, Ficus spp.

Vernacular name: Ojé

Ethnobotany
The white latex is taken to kill parasites, and its effectiveness is well documented by research. The latex was processed into powder in Iquitos and exported to many countries, especially for use by military forces. Many preparation methods exist. The latex is often fermented with sugar cane, orange juice or aguardiente, and then taken orally. If the latex is not fermented it will “burn” the insides of a person. The latex is toxic, and overdoses are dangerous. Despite its efficacy if correctly used, bad experiences make many people fear it and seek other methods to control parasites. Education programs have promoted ojé use in Peru. A common belief is that ojé trees attract mosquitos.

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Also from:
http://culturaldetox.com/workingwithoje/

Working with Parasite Medicine Oje ~ Nature of Parasites

December 10, 2013 | Joshua | Make A Comment | articles

Generally the first plant a person who comes to the jungle for cultural detox will work with is Oje.  Oje is a medicine that is used to treat parasites of all types, it is known to be one of the most effective treatments around the world and eliminates anything from intestinal parasites, to candida, even lymes disease spirochetes.
 
The Oje medicine itself is the sap of an oje tree, mixed with the base of something sweet.  Sometimes pure sugar, orange juice, soda, or honey to name a few.  While a person is working with Oje a person keeps a very specific diet, which includes avoiding spicy foods, citrus, oils, staying away from fire, and out of the sun and moon.  The Oje is very strong and a person often experiences heightened sensitivity and strong emotions.
 
This diet can be taken to another level where the individual will avoid all sweets, the only sweet being the medicine itself.  Parasites generally live on sugars – and with this diet it creates the necessity for the parasites to feed on the medicine itself, and then they are eliminated.
 
The Oje is eliminating parasites of all sorts.  Some people ask about energetic parasites, and yes it is working with this too.  Everything energetic has a physical manifestation of some sort.  As we work with the Oje many individuals experience strong emotions, as the medicine is cleaning out the little consciousnouses inside that are intent soley on survival and eating the sweetness – without regard for the whole organism – these same qualities begin to die within the individual.
 
The individual who may have been living for a long time identifying with these qualities – which were actually the parasitic qualities – may experience a complete personality shift, an increased sense of clarity and purpose, and generally much more inner peace and calm.
 
There are many different forms of working with Oje.  Anything from drinking half a teacup full and intense purging for half of the day – to our preferred method of dieting over the course of days taking only a spoon full with sweet base – keeping the very specific diet and receiving plenty of rest.
 

~~~PARASITES~~~
 

Nearly everybody has parasites of some sort.  A parasite is anything that is living within the physical organism that is feeding off of the well being of that whole system, not working with the system, and creating waste.  A parasite is like an uninvited house guest that is making a mess, making noise, eating all your food, stealing your money, breaking things, arguing all the time…
 
Most do not realize that much of the inner conflict they experience, the dis-ease, the dis-harmony, is directly stemming from imbalances & uninvited guests within the physical organism.  When we clean these things out, and assist the system to return to equilibrium we experience the sense of wholeness, peace and harmony that we often seek externally.  This external seeking can be seen as a quality of the parasitic consciousness.  In this way the Oje is also considered a Master Teacher as well as Doctor.
 
Working with this medicine an individual learns how to trust oneself more deeply, that there is nothing lacking or working against.  That the body’s health is working for the highest good, happiness, and wellness on all levels for the individual, as well as collective of humanity and our planet.  As the individual cleans out the inner conflicts, there is more and more peace, and what is revealed is the true nature of the individual – which just wants to be happy, and help others be happy.  When the individual is clean the desires for unhealthy foods, habits, thoughts, emotions and even speech disappear (this is a process of re-training the human instrument).   There is a natural physical pleasure, and intuitive understanding of what is good to eat in every situation, when, and how much.  We understand how to care for ourselves, how much rest we need, how much water to drink, we feel energy to use physically and want to move, we feel the natural impulse of life to grow, learn, and become something better and better.
 
Parasites are not just found in the intestines, but can be found in the blood. organs, the spine, bones, to name a few.  Most cases they will enter through the mouth – through what we eat.  If our immune system isnt strong, if we are eating foods which create an acidic environment, eating  in a way that causes fermentation (improper combinations), or eating too much food – these little guys will have the perfect environment to live.  Once the living conditions are established and they move in – its not always as simple to ask them to go.
 
Living foods, as fresh and unprocessed as possible, contain naturally occurring enzymes which help in the process of digestion.  They also help to perform other helpful functions within the human organism – such as rebuilding and more specific cleansing processes.  Fruits, vegetables, and many whole grains / legumes create an alkaline environment within the human organism.  In an alkaline environment these parasites cannot live.  The enzymes help to ensure that health is sparkling, digestion is fluid, and body is strong.  Like in a healthy garden, when the environment is healthy there is a vibrancy and diversity of life which naturally flourishes in beauty.  So too inside the body does healthy flora blossom, and an inner peace and harmony awakens – on the physical level – almost like a celestial world within.
 
On the other polarity is a body that is very acidic.  Acid has the quality of burning, heat, and pain.  In general acid forming foods are: most dairy, grains, alcohol, caffeine, drugs (pharmasueticals), flesh foods, , Generally most food-stuff that have been processed create an acidic environment – which is a perfect environment for these guests – but not your body’s wellbeing.  These foods have been heated and processed in ways that eliminate the naturally occurring enzymes, so your body must produce these itself, using resources and energy to do so.  They also are often laden with man made chemicals that were intended to preserve the food on the shelf, not for the health within the body.  The chemicals are unusable by the body and so must be eliminated, using more resources of the body.  Sometimes the chemicals are particularly harmful and must be handled with great care – the body encapsulating the chemicals in mucus, or pus, or another of the body’s natural defenses against intruders.  This inner landscape is more like a dry dessert with garbage scattered about.
 
A diet that lacks fresh fruits, veggies, and whole grains also lacks a vital source of nutrients and resources.  Instead the body must take from the tissues, bones, organs in order to perform the duty of digestion of all the food stuffs put in – and elimination of all the non food stuffs.  The body becomes weak, fatigued, imbalnced – natural processes are redirected to be taking from the whole – to ensure continuation of life – while the parasites are eating all that comes in.
 
A sick person may want to take medicine, but what good will it do if the parasites are eating all the real food, creating unusable waste which must be eliminated.  The environment is so polluted that its challenging to even imagine health.
 
This is what happens.
 
It is possible to return to vibrant health even from this state of dis-ease.  We start with the parasite medicine Oje in this process –  within the synergy of breathing, hydration, nutrition,  rest, movement, and ongoing process of detoxification as a way of life – and this is what we call Cultural Detox.
 
The individual, step by step, eliminates the noise, the distractions, the conflicts inside.  The body then can receive nutrition.  It will slowly eliminate what doesnt serve the whole and rebuild harmonious relationships of natural system processes within.  Gradually coming back into harmony and balance.
 
All of the plant medicines play key roles within this process.  And those who help facilitate this process understand the body and understand the process.
 
We consider the jungle to be the ideal environment to support this natural process.  You receive fresh air, clean water, fresh local organic whole food nutrition, all the rest imaginable, opportunity for yoga and walks, and supported by natural treatments – all guided by an experienced healer.
 

Here are 10 common candida symptoms (type of common parasite)
 
1.Skin and nail fungal infections (such as athlete’s foot or toenail fungus)
 2.*Feeling tired and worn down or suffering from chronic fatigue
 3.Digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, or diarrhea
 4.Autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Lupus, Psoriasis, Scleroderma or Multiple sclerosis
 5.Difficulty concentrating, poor memory, lack of focus, ADD, ADHD and brain fog
 6.Skin issues such as eczema, psoriasis, hives, and rashes
 7.Irritability, mood swings, anxiety, or depression
 8.Vaginal infections , urinary tract infections, rectal itching or vaginal itching
 9.Severe seasonal allergies or itchy ears
 10.*Strong sugar and refined carbohydrate cravings


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Sharing of the Healers / Re: What to do when someone doesn't purge
« on: August 21, 2014, 11:17:04 am »
Natureboy - have you tried increasing (1.5x or 2x) the size of those burns/points?  Maybe you just need more Kambo.  The fact that both you and your friend took 13 dots tells me that these are not large points.  13 of mine would put me through the wringer and my dots are not huge by any means - approx 3mm and I do 8 or 9.  The experience is quite consistent.  Water purge 3 or so minutes in and deep bile purge 8 or 10 minutes in and sometimes a small one at 15 minutes.

I have applied 5 of my dots to a couple of people and one took a dot off and still purged (both ends) and the other went through agony (purging very deep), much more so than myself. 

Just sharing my experience hoping it may help.

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Complementary Modalities / Ojé Resin
« on: August 21, 2014, 11:01:39 am »
Does anybody have experience with this resin?  It has my interest after seeing it administered to some folks in an ayahuasca documentary that I watched.  One man in particular seemed annoyed and was pushing and feeling all around the gut as he purged deeply, indicating that there was likely direct action being taken on the parasites and/or impacted crud in there.  It is supposed to purge both ends.

Anyone know anything about it?  This could possibly be a powerful complementary to Kambo.

http://www.alphaomegalabs.com/store/oje-resin.html


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