After a thoroughly intense training course with master Kambo practitioner Karen Uma Kanya Darke in the stunning Portuguese countryside, I’m delighted to report that I passed and am now registered with the International Association of Kambo Practitioners – http://www.iakp.org The training covered many important aspects of giving Kambo – contra-indications, record keeping, maintaining safe boundaries, holding ceremony traditional applications, chakra Kambo, auricular Kambo and meridian Kambo and treatment protocols as well as the IAKP code of practise. This is an amazing medicine which has a powerful detox effect as well as giving incredible energy and immune system boosts. Kambo is one of the strongest natural anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antimicrobial and analgesic substances found on the planet. Due to the peptides it contains it’s very effective at treating pain as well as treating depression, malaria, fertility problems, candida albicans and allergies. It’s properties are also being heavily researched for the treatment of cancer, HIV/AIDs, Parkinsons Disease, Diabetes, Chronic Fatigue and Alzheimers disease. However, it is a toxin and it is important to be treated by a trained practitioner. “Accidents can happen with untrained givers and there is now an upsurge in those who having taken Kambo themselves or watched someone else do it and now believe that it is an easy step to start giving it to others and call themselves Kambo Practitioners. This is incorrect and dangerous and if this irresponsible behaviour led to a fatality could compromise the integrity and legal position of this medicine. The application of Kambo requires skill, knowledge, experience, integrity, responsibility, mindfulness and a deep understanding of this powerful medicine. A trained practitioner will know where, how much and how to treat you, if at all and they will have been trained in techniques that enable them to assess this. If there is a problem, they will know how to deal with this but they are also trained to minimize the possibility of problems and never go beyond the limits of their ability.” http://www.iakp.org/training/4584763571
If you wish to try Kambo, please ask the practitioner about their training, where it was given, how long they’ve been practising and using the medicine themselves. Please ensure your safety. The training course also involved several Kambo treatments for the trainees, including the 3 on 3 initiation which involves taking Kambo 3 times in 3 hours. This was an intense process but vital to understand and experience if this treatment is requested by a client. The 3 on 3 left me feeling totally amazing afterwards with glowing skin, a face-lift effect around my eyes and forehead, and with tons of energy. This treatment is used in some tribes as an initiation for boys into manhood, so I guess that makes me a real man now! Since returning to the UK, I have jointly held kambo circles in West Wales with fellow practitioner Rakendra – www.bodyflow.uk.com. I will be holding circles in Bristol and South West England and can also be booked for private treatments. Please contact me for more information. Viva Kambo!