Dry Kambo Treatment:

A specialised, safest gentle way to receive kambo, no water involved, with a lower discomfort, allowing to within and pay more attention to the internal emotional state of being. a client can be kept under this bliss state between one to two hours.


Test Points:

A test point is given to an individual taking Kambo for the first time, or, if the individual has taken Kambo before, several years previously, and it is unsure as to the then reaction. It is usually part of the initial treatment and not placed in a different site/area on skin.

The recipient is closely and continually observed to be aware of their reactions because this is what will gauge the final number of points on, and whether to reverse the treatment.

Basic Kambo Treatment:

After receiving confirmation from the test points to proceed with the Kambo treatment, further Kambo is applied, consisting/continuing the/a Basic Treatment.

Three (3) gates/points are applied on the upper left arm for men and the lower right leg for women.


Kambo Chakra Treatment:

Our body is made up with a chakra/energy/chi/prana system. There are seven (popular/primary) energy centres aligned along the spinal column that distributes prana throughout the body. Prana is the life energy that performs respiration, oxygenation and circulation and governs all functions of mind, memory, thoughts and emotions. Prana flows through channels known as Nadis. 

  • The main Nadi is Shushumna Nadi which corresponds to the spinal cord and physical body.
  • To the left of Shushumna is the Ida channel which carries the famine or Luna energy. Ida corresponds to the left side of the body and the right brain which controls the vital processes: creativity, emotion, music, colour and images.
  • To the right of Shushumna is the Pingala channel which carries the masculine or Sun energies. Pingala corresponds to the right side of the body and the left brain, which controls the mental processes: logic, reasoning, critical thinking, numbers and language.

Ida and Pingala are very much like the positive and negative charges of electricity flowing through complex circuits. They twist around Shushumna and where Ida and Pingala cross each other form the energy centres called Chakras.

In a healthy body, the energy flow is harmonious and all the Chakras are in equilibrium. In the blocked chakras (similar to a blocked artery) the energies does not flow harmoniously. This results in imbalance of the chakras. An imbalance in the chakras is expressed through these systems resulting in the physical and emotional dis-ease(s).

Kambo is applied directly on the back of the physical body along the spinal chord on the actually energy point, according to the individuals’ assessment and or treatment.


Kambo Marma Points:

Marma points are an important element of Ayurveda’s healing power. Developed in India centuries ago, these energy points profoundly affect the body, mind and spirit and facilitate the deepest levels of healing. Prana is the current of energy that infuses every cell within the body. Stimulating Marmani (energy points) directly taps into the reservoir of energy and promotes health. There are one hundred and seven (107) vital points in the body, which may be a joining place of two bones, or two muscles, or a muscle with a bone, or a passage of arteries/veins/nerves. The most well known is Hridaya, the spiritual heart Marma, which is excellent for treating grief and opening a spiritual pathway in the heart. Though not identical, Marma points compare well with the Chinese system of Acupuncture Points, although positioning is less crucial. Traditionally in the Ayurvedic system, Marma points are massaged rather than needled, to stimulate them.

There is a very dynamic interplay between the mind and the Marma points. Disturbance at either site is reflected in the other. For this reason, there is no set protocol for Marma points – each one must be individually constructed according th the recipient and their current state and circumstance.

Varma Kalai = ‘the art of the vital’ is a martial art said to have been developed by Shiva, that manipulates Marma points to either heal or injure.

Marma points can be used with Kambo –

  • as an adjunctive massage therapy to an inaccessible point
  • as a treatment stand-alone Kambo point
  • or in combination with Chakra treatment

* Literature: Ayurveda and Marma Therapy by Dr. David Frawley


Auricular Kambo:

The ears are said to be the microcosm of the body. Each part of the ear relates to an organ, function or part of the body. There are several systems of Auricular massage, acupuncture and acupressure. A system known as a French Auriculotherapy was developed by the French neurologist Paul Nogier who mapped a microsystem of the entire body into the outer portion of the ear, in a similar way that Reflexology and Iridology are mapped. In Kambo, the first phase of that process is employed.


Kambo Meridians:

In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), meridians are internal energy pathways running through the body which energetically connect the body’s organs and subsystems. Each energetic channel is punctuated by points, which are used in healing techniques such as acupuncture and acupressure. When these points are stimulated, it influences the flow of energy through the organs that the channels pass through. If the energy running through a particular organ is blocked or weak, the organ is likely to develop a dis-ease. Through precise positioning of Kambo points, one can strength or even open up the flow of energy. This can increase the intensity of the Kambo experience and many people even feel unusual sensation in their limbs and organs after a meridian treatment. This is the energy flowing again after being unblocked. These energy points on the meridians are used in healing techniques such as acupuncture and acupressure.

This technique of applying Kambo to meridians points was pioneered by a floral therapist and acupuncturist Sonia Maria Valencia Menezxes who worked with the Katukina developing her methods for many years. This technique was picked up by non-native practicioners and expanded from there.

Combinations of meridians can be used or key points where meridians intersect. Such as The Yin Point, where the liver, spleen and kidney meridians meet.

The major meridians in TCM:

  • LU = Lung meridian
  • LI, CO = Large Intestine meridian
  • SP = Spleen meridian
  • ST = Stomach meridian
  • HT, HE = Heart meridian
  • SI = Small Intestine meridian
  • KI = Kidney meridian
  • BL, UB = Bladder meridian
  • P, PC, HC = Pericardium, Heart Constrictor meridian
  • TW, TH, SJ = Triple Warmer, Tri-Heater, Triple Burner, San Jiao meridian
  • GB = Gallbladder meridian
  • LV, LI, LIV = Liver meridian
  • CV, VC, Ren = Conception Vessel meridian
  • GV, VG, Du = Governing Vessel meridian

The twelve main meridian lines have been named after six “zàng or Yin” and six “fǔ or Yang” organs. Each yang meridian is attached to a fǔ organ and each yin meridian is attached to a zàng organ. The meridian interacts with a particular organ and extends along either the arm or leg. The yang meridians run down the body and the yin meridians flow up the body. Yin and yang can be thought of as complementary forces that interact to form a dynamic system in which the whole is greater than the assembled parts. Everything has both yin (negative/passive/famine archetype) and yang (positive/active/masculine archetype) aspects, (dark-light, left-right, up-down). When any sort of flow is disrupted, that disruption is manifested in many different ways, this is just another technique that helps with balance.


Three by Three (3×3):  

NOT for your first Kambo experience.

In this treatment, Kambo is applied three times, respectively, in one Circle on the same day, within  a three (3) hour timeframe. This is an intense/specialised treatment and is intended for directly and significantly benefiting chronic and or long term/severe: condition, congestion, dis-ease, contamination, stagnation or blockage. Also as an initiation, and or to find answers.

First round: one and a half (1 ½) litres before up to half (½) litre during.

Second round: one (1) litre or if they have purged well in second round then up to half (½) litre during.

Third round: one (1) litre before, up to half (½) litre during, as long as there is ongoing purging.

*There is another treatment, similar, but administered over three consecutive days. As opposed to three consecutive treatments/sessions on the same day.



Open Kambo Circle With Water :

An open Circle refers to a (Kambo) ceremony that is open to anyone. Different sizes of groups of mixed people receiving Kambo together.

Although this is a personal and intimate process, you can choose to experience Kambo in a group setting where you are likely to learn, bond and expand together.

* Length of open circle varies depending on group dynamics and individual processes.

* Priority, patience and compassion is observed in every instant and individual situation.

  • Serious heart problems: bypass surgery, valve replacement, pacemaker, enlarged heart
  • Had a stroke
  • On medication for low blood pressure
  • Have had a brain haemorrhage
  • Have had aneurisms or blood clots
  • Lack the mental capacity to make the decision to take Kambo
  • Have serious mental health issues excluding depression, anxiety and PTSD
  • Have undergone chemotherapy or radiotherapy, for four to six (4-6) weeks afterward
  • Taking immune-suppressants for organ transplant
  • Women who are pregnant or may be so
  • Women who are breast feeding a child under six (6) months old
  • Have Addison’s disease
  • Have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
  • Have current and severe epilepsy
  • Currently recovering from a major surgical procedure
  • Under eighteen (18) years old
  • Animals
  • Have had a psychotic episode in the past five (5) years


Kambo Cautions:

  • On immune-suppressants for auto immune disorders
  • On supplements
  • On slimming, serotonin or sleeping supplements
  • Active drug or alcohol addiction
  • Long term or water fasting must be discontinued 7 days before and after taking Kambo, other than the required fasting before taking Kambo
  • Colonics, enemas, liver flushes or any water based detox should be avoided within three (3) days
  • before and after taking Kambo


After Care:

Exercise caution when showering/bathing as Kambo gates/points/scars can be infected.

AVOID picking and scratching at gates/points/scars or the immediate area.

Recommended but not compulsory to get and apply (appropriate) Dragon’s Blood after shower/bath and or potential compromise to gates/points/scars/area.

Itching or slight uneasiness is usually as the skin pulls as it heals – based on individual metabolic construct.

Temporary to minimal scarring is experienced – depending on individual metabolism and area of treatment.

A Herxheimer Reaction isn’t common, nor is it uncommon, should this be experienced, contact your local medical practitioner immediately with details of your Kambo treatment and process – prior to Kambo Circle/treatment, it’s YOUR duty and responsibility to avail yourself to pre-Kambo, Kambo and post-Kambo processes, treatment, responsibility, duty, care and likely reactions.

After the Kambo Circle/treatment, rest is required and recommended as the process of homeostasis inevitably sets in, almost immediately after. As the body processes and integrates after the treatment tiredness is common. It is recommended to take it as easy as possible for a day or so after the Circle/treatment.