We’ve made solid goals for 2019. One of them is “higher, faster, stronger.” Being able to do new things and see new places means everything to us and we’re going to make it happen! What to you have your sights set on for this year? #roamnewroutes
Kambo (Phylomedusa Bicolor)
Kambo is a medicine that comes from frog secretion, and for many indigenous cultures in the Amazon, this purgative, immunity-boosting medicine is very important. Known in Portuguese as the “vaccine of the forest,” it has also gained renown outside of the Amazon as a powerful treatment for chronic pain and drug dependence. Amazon Expeditioners has the privilege to perform the conduction and supervision of all Kambo and Ayahuasca Ceremonies by experienced Shamans.
Kambo is powerful medicine and shouldn’t be administered except under the care of an experienced practitioner. A practitioner can help guide you to gain the maximum benefits from a kambo application, helping you to set an intention before the ceremony, ensure proper set and setting during the ceremony, and integrate the experience afterward.
Benefits of Kambo
Research conducted since the 1980s has shown the chemical makeup of kambo to contain short chains of amino acids, known as peptides, that affect gastrointestinal muscles and blood circulation as well as stimulate the adrenal cortex and pituitary gland in the brain. While there are no clinical studies that definitely back up kambo’s efficacy, the properties of kambo peptides make it a promising treatment for the following conditions:
Blood circulation problems
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
Deeply rooted toxins
Addiction to opiate or prescription painkillers (Kambo reduces physical pain, thus helping people kick their addictions to other painkillers)
Fever and infections
Negative energies (traditionally known as “panema”)
This week, I was part of a trip called “Patch Adams: Clowning & Caring and Ecuador” where we visited different hospitals, nursing homes, orphanages, psychiatry wards and addiction centers as clowns…We danced, I braided hair, we laughed, we clowned, we hugged, we played, we listened...It was amazing! Which brings me to this point: see, in medical school, we are so focused on making sure we’ve completed the patient’s chart, or that we have enough time to study so that we can pass our boards and our exams that sometimes we forget the humane side of medicine. We are taught to not get too attached to patients so we don’t get too emotional when things go wrong. But this week, I was reminded why I chose medicine as my career: because of the art of healing and caring through laughter and love. I was reminded how important it is to just sit by a patient and spend time with him/her. I was reminded how love can bring so much peace (society would be so wonderful if we just loved one another) So I want to share how grateful I am for having been part of this trip and like Patch says: “clowning is a trick to bring love close”🌸♥️🌸💫
Hoping everyone can share love around them today, it is soooo needed 💕💕