The kambo purge is beneficial because it clears your body of toxins by encouraging sweating, vomiting, and defecation. But if you are bulimic, kambo could easily become part of your eating disorder if you regularly use it for purging.
Read more about Tepi here. “Part of that is because a lot of dietas ask for no salt to be consumed, so the sodium levels in the body are already low if they’ve been on a traditional dieta,” S says. It’s recommended to drink two liters of water within 20 minutes of receiving the kambo, he explains.
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The ability to focus on the delicate sensations of the Kambo working through the body is priceless and allows an enhanced awareness of the internal process. Often, something will come up in my conscious awareness; a thought, a person or a scenario and it will usually be accompanied by a negative emotional charge. Because I’m able to totally surrender I can allow this emotion to be felt fully and in this way it is fully internally processed before being purged out. That’s how I feel it’s supposed to work, much in the same way as other power medicines such as Ayahuasca has a cognitive and emotional component to the purging. A psychedelic therapist can help you center your bulimia as one of the main issues you want to concentrate on during the ceremony. They may help you prepare by setting healthy boundaries and deciding on an appropriate dose and frequency of application. After the ceremony, you may want to follow-up with your psychedelic therapist, especially if you had significant insights into your eating disorder.
There have been cases of liver toxicity, seizures, psychosis, and prolonged vomiting after kambo use (da Silva et al, 2019). The secretion is then applied to small burns on the skin, to allow it to enter the bloodstream. The effects are felt after a few minutes, and last up to an hour. Usually people will vomit or defecate within the first few minutes, and the nausea and disorientation will continue for some time afterwards.
Even modern qualifications, such as those offered by the IAKP, do not necessarily confer trustworthiness with a medicine we know so little about. All initial sessions reserve an hour and half for an easeful experience. After the initial treatment, you’ll have the option to continue working with Kambo through a package or curated plan. Allow your intention to arise in your heart, take note and bring it into the forefront of your consciousness.