At Dreamglade we also offer ‘Kambo’ treatments for those that wish to go deeper with their healing process during their stay with us.
Following the advice of our resident curanderos, Kambo treatments are not administered if the person is partaking in a medicinal plant ‘dieta’ as the energies involved can clash somewhat. However, once we have ‘closed’ the said ‘dieta’ our guests are free to receive kambo and we usually start with just 2-3 ‘points’ as a beginner dose, most often first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach, after an Ayahausca ceremony.
‘Kambo’ or ‘Sapo’, as it also known, is the venomous secretion of Phyllomedusa bicolor (the giant leaf or monkey frog), a bright green tree frog native to the Amazon basin. The secretion of the Kambo frog has been used as a medicine amongst the Upper Amazonian peoples for millennia.
We obtain fresh Kambo ‘sticks’ directly from the ‘Matses’ tribe, famous throughout the region as master practitioners of this very powerful medicine.
Common symptoms once the venom has been applied include – increased heart rate, dizziness, increased body heat, nausea, vomiting and sometimes even diarrhea but once the initial, slightly unpleasant effects have passed (usually within 20 – 30 mins) guests are left feeling calm, centered and full of energy and also notice that their senses have been significantly enhanced.