Andy and Laurel are Kambo practitioners trained under Master Practitioner and founder of the International Association of Kambo Practitioners, Karen Kanya-Darke. Andy and Laurel qualified as Master Level Kambo practitioners at the end of 2018

Kambo frog medicine

Kambo treatments with Andy & Laurel

There are four different types of Kambo treatments, plus special combination and intuitive treatments. All new clients will receive a traditional Basic treatment first, followed by more complex treatments to specifically target symptoms as described by the client, with the ability to quickly promote healing, via detoxification and rebalancing the body’s systems. All Kambo treatments benefit wellness and trigger the body’s ability to self-heal due to release of blockages, imbalances and toxic burdens during the treatment, giving rise to a myriad of health improvements … most notably immune function boost and improvements in mental clarity.

The medicine is applied to small shallow burns on the skin, where it enters the lymph system, scanning the body before depositing toxins in the bile, which is then purged out. The process is intense, but it is over quickly, and most clients report a beautiful feeling of calm and clarity straight afterwards, with the deep benefits becoming apparent anything from immediately to the next day.

Basic (first treatment): In this traditional method, Kambo is applied to the left arm on males and right lower leg on females.

Meridian: Incorporating the teachings from TCM to support healing via applying Kambo to meridians to adjust energy flow.

Chakra: Applying Kambo medicine to certain Chakras has the ability to balance and harmonise the organs and body systems, including specific emotions that are associated with the particular chakra.

Auricular: Using Auricular (Ear) therapy points, Kambo medicine is administered to specific points on the ears to treat symptoms and systems in the body.

*Special: In these treatments Kambo medicine is applied to a combination of meridian(s), chakra(s) and auricular points during the treatment.

The following information is courtesy of Karen Kanya-Darke

What is kambo?

Kambo is a secretion from a green tree frog, Phyllomedusa Bicolor, which lives in the upper areas of the Amazon Rainforest.  They are found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, French Guiana, Suriname and Venezuela.

How Is Kambo Harvested?
The frogs which are nocturnal and arboreal can be found in trees near the Igarapés (rainforest waterways) where they gather to sing and announce the rain. They are generally harvested at dawn by the Indians who also sing and imitate the frogs’ song. The frogs are very passive and do not react when picked up, possibly because they have no predators. The frogs are carefully tied by each leg with straw strings into an X shape. Sometimes a female shaman will massage the toes to encourage the secretion which is then carefully scraped off and dried on small sticks. After it is released the frog returns to its habitat none the worse for wear. The frog is never harmed but treated with utmost care and respect as the Indians believe that to harm the frog will anger the animal spirits that they live so closely with. Kambo collected in this way is considered 100% ethically harvested.

What Is It Used For?

Outside of the forest, Kambo has been the subject of more than two decades of medical research. As with venoms from snakes and scorpions, researchers believe that Kambo will open up a new world of treatments for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain, Cancer, HIV, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s, Depression, Vascular problems, Hepatitis, Diabetes, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Addictions and much, much more. Their work consists of attempting to identify, isolate and reproduce the incredible and unique chemical cocktail that Kambo is. It contains dozens of Peptides (short chains of amino acids), some of them bioactive which means they have an affinity and selectivity for binding with cell receptor sites in humans (A receptor is like a lock that, when opened with the right key— the bioactive peptide—triggers specific chemical reactions in the body). For those of you who want to do more research, the peptide families represented in Kambo include bradykinins (phyllokinin), tachykinins (phyllomedusin), caerulein, sauvagine, tryptophyllins, dermorphins, deltorphins and bombesins. Recent studies have shown that Kambo contains multiple antimicrobial peptides effective against drug resistant strains of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, parasites and virus, providing opportunities for the development of new and more efficient nanotechnological-based therapies for treating infectious diseases.