Here are three things we learned about biohacking with Kambo, aka frog medicine. There are reports of people falling seriously ill after participating in cleanses. That being said, scientists and researchers have studied kambo as a substance for many years.
After capturing a giant monkey frog, a shaman collects the waxy secretions, or kambo, from its legs. They will carefully scrape the secretions onto wooden sticks and leave them to dry.
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Because giant monkey frogs are nocturnal, they are only active at night, which makes it difficult to collect kambo. However, they have a distinct call, which shamans use to locate their nests. However, its beneficial healing effects remain scientifically unproven, and there have been reported cases of death following a cleanse. There is no need to cleanse the body, as the kidneys, liver, and other organs do that already. Read more about Kambo Training School here. The toxins can dilate blood vessels and speed up heart rate, so they could trigger a heart attack or unsafe heart rhythms. While Kambo cleanses claim a long list of health benefits, Dr. Kuhn disagrees. “There’s no evidence to support any therapeutic benefits for any medical condition.
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Some practitioners say if you need to “bottom purge” to crawl to the bathroom because you could feel weak and lightheaded. Research has shown that substance is loaded with all kinds of powerful biopeptides. One of the peptides interacts with the body’s own opiate receptors, so it can help pain. With her shamanic facilitation, I felt safe & supported to go to the depths both physically AND emotionally.
Now you can find people offering Kambo cleanses at natural healing centers in the United States. Proponents claim it triggers an immune response that can heal a wide range of conditions, from addiction to infertility to cancer. There isn’t a lot of science on the hazards (and even the benefits for that matter).