Medical KAMBO Reset Retreat

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Kambo provides a traditional method of healing that can reverse and prevent ill health and remove trauma on a cellular level. Kambo is known to heal on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level.Kambo has anaesthetic and anti-inflammatory properties. These benefits address infections, depression, blood circulation, chronic pain, and to boost the immune system. Kambo also acts as an intense detoxification process and helps clear the body of energy blockages and negative Panama (bad luck).
Kambo ceremonies are a deep & profound experience that help our clients to release themselves from what no longer serves them, whether it be past pain, blocks or physical pain.

Kambo is known to help with:

  • Addiction
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Candida
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Hepatitis
  • Hypertension
  • HIV & AIDS
  • Immune system Repair
  • Infections
  • Infertility
  • Lyme Disease
  • Menstrual Cycle Balance
  • Diabetes
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Rheumatism
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Thyroid Balance
  • Vascular Conditions
  • Menopausal Systems
  • Herpes
Short-term benefits

Prior to arrival

Energetic & Spiritual benefits

Prior to arrival

What you’ll provide

  • additional meals as desired
  • optional massage & spa add ons
  • additional products or wellness services

What you’ll provide

  • additional meals as desired
  • optional massage & spa add ons
  • additional products or wellness services

During treatment

kambo Product

Kambo Application

Kambo is intense but fast. The unpleasant effects are strong and immediate but over within 20 – 40 minutes. The top thin layer of skin is blistered with a hot stick and the skin is peeled off to expose the epidermis underneath – this is similar to when you have a blister and the skin rubs off. There is no blood.

The number and position of the points will vary from person to person depending on individual needs. We refer to these small breaks in the skin as ‘gates’.

The dried Kambo is mixed with a small amount of water and divided into small dots. These dots of Kambo are called points and they are placed on the gates. The points are approximately 1/8” across but can be smaller or slightly larger depending on the treatment.

If you have a series of treatments in the same session, the same points are reused. The small dots of Kambo are applied to the points. This is the only way to take Kambo – it is not safe to ingest it, snort it or to introduce it into the bloodstream directly.

Kambo Scars

Kambo Scars

Kambo enters directly into the Lymphatic System so the effect is very fast.

Most people experience a warm to hot flush on the upper body and face along with increased heart rate. At this point, different people will react in different ways. Some will feel dizzy, foggy or spaced out; the occasional person will shake or even faint. Some people have swollen lips or face and slight skin tingling.

The Kambo will be racing around your body, scanning it for problems and then going directly to work on those areas. You may experience a throbbing or burning sensation in those areas for a short while.

Some people may feel some abdominal discomfort and need to defecate. Once the Kambo has cleaned the body you will purge all the toxins out. This purging process works on a physical and emotional level. You may feel tired at this point and need to rest.

Within a short time – usually an hour or so you will feel much better and you can drink and eat normally. Within a day or so, depending on your state of health, you will start to feel the real benefits.

your journey awaits

During this yoga retreat, you will experience:
Short-term benefits

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Kambo Treatment

How many treatments will I need?

The number of sessions required will be largely dependent on your health issue and/or your overall goal for taking Kambo. After undergoing a consultation with our medical staff and Kambo practitioners, we determine a treatment plan. Effects are often seen after just one treatment, but we suggest committing to at least 3 sessions to experience the full benefit. These sessions can be performed intensely over a few days or spread out over a few weeks depending on your schedule and needs.


When Kambo is applied, the purging effects are typically over in about 20 minutes but could last up to 40 minutes or longer. Afterwards, you will need a rest/recovery period of up to an hour or more. A light vegan snack (fruit/hot tea, hummus, crackers, bread & soup) will be given to you after your session. This snack enables you to hydrate and rebalances the bodies electrolytes. It also gives you the chance to discuss your session experience with your practitioner. A 121 individual session will take between 2-3 hours. Please allow 3 hours for your appointment.

Every Kambo session is different. Sometimes clients leave the clinic energized and wanting to go running, and other times they feel emotionally drained and exhausted. We recommend that you give yourself the time to integrate our session and rest for at least an hour after treatment.

Please bring comfortable clothes to do your session in. also make sure your arms and legs can be easily exposed. In some instances, the practitioner may suggest application to the back or abdomen. Males should wear a loose, short sleeved T shirt and sweatpants or shorts, and females a loose short sleeve T shirt with a sports bra underneath.

Kambo does not enter the bloodstream nor is any blood involved. kambo enters through the lymphatic system.

The Kambo points slowly fades over time. Depending on location and how your skin reacts it may permanently scar. A tree sap called Sangre de Drago is applied to any skin openings after your session which is a natural antibacterial which promotes healing.

You can eat normally but most prefer to eat lighter foods the day before and it is suggested that you do not eat anything for at least 12 hours before your session.

Once your session is booked you will be given strict directions on what you can do regarding food/drink on the day of your treatment and the days before and after.

It is also advised that you do not drink any alcohol for at least 24 hours before your treatment and 24 hours after your treatment.

You can not do a Kambo session if you have been on a water fast or strict fasting regime within the last 7 days. This will be explained to you in your consultation. Please inform your practitioner of any diets or dietary restrictions you have been on in the last 6-8 weeks.

Ideally 12 hours. Please do not eat or drink anything the morning of Kambo until instructed. Once your session is booked you will be given strict directions on what you can do regarding food/drink on the day of your treatment, and for the day before and after.

Kambo is not toxic to the human system. Kambo is not a poison. You may see the term “poison” used in the press or by bloggers. This term has possibly been used in the past due to the purging effect Kambo can cause but it is not a poison, it is in fact a secretion packed full of potent bioactive peptides that have great positive effects on the human system. So much so that over 70 have been identified and synthetically recreated by pharmaceutical companies.

Kambo is non-psychoactive, and will not get you high. Research into Kambo by the FDA concluded it is not psychoactive, this is also supported by the International Association of Kambo Practitioners.

You cannot take Kambo if you:

  • Have an aneurism or blood clots.
  • Lack the mental capacity to make the decision to take Kambo.
  • Have serious mental health problems excluding depression, PTSD and anxiety.
  • Are undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy or for 4 weeks afterwards.
  • Take immune-suppressants for organ transplant.
  • Have Addison’s Disease
  • Have low levels of cortisol in the blood
  • Have current and severe Epilepsy
  • Are recovering from a major surgical procedure
  • Have used Bufo in the past 4 weeks
  • Are under 18 years old
  • Are pregnant or maybe so or are breast-feeding a child under 6 months old
  • Have had a brain haemorrhage.
Kambo event dates 2023

In-person Q&A at Pohala Lodge
Dec 1st, 2023

December 2nd-4th, 2023
(11am-4pm HST daily)