Kambo sacred healing

Hi, I'm Cristian,
Advanced Kambo Practitioner based in London.

What is kambo

and how can help us.

Kambo, Sapo, Dow-Kiet, Vacino da Floresta, are all names for the waxy secretion of a frog Phyllomedusa Bicolor or “Giant Monkey frog” that lives in the trees in the Upper part of the Amazon rainforest.

Around 13 tribes traditionally use this secretion to get rid of what they interpret as “Panema”, or bad luck, to gain extra strength and stamina for their “hunting magic” sessions, and as a medicine against malaria and other epidemic diseases. They claim the use of the secretion makes them strong, alert and invisible.

Effects and benefits

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.

Pain Killing Peptides 4000 Times Stronger than Morphine

Scientific research has identified the peptides dermorphin and deltorphin in kambo as potent opioid peptides. Opioids are pain killers and opioid peptides bind to receptors on human cells which trigger a pain masking response. Dermorphin and deltorphin are amazingly 4000 times stronger than morphine and 40 times stronger than b-endorphins which is the body’s natural pain killer

Kambo’s Peptide Cocktail

When scientists analyzed the chemical makeup of the Phyllomedusa bicolor’s venom, they found that it contained new peptides with exciting beneficial effects on thehuman body. The top 8 are:

  • Dermorphin — a potent mu-opioid receptor agonist.
  • Deltorphin — a very potent delta-opioid receptor agonist.*
    *Dermorphin and Deltorphin are 4000 times stronger than morphine and 40 times stronger than endogenic b-endorphines.
  • Phyllomedusin — a tachykinin which affects the salivary glands, tear ducts, intestines, and bowels; it contracts the smooth muscles, and contributes to violent purging.
  • Phyllokinin (and phyllomedusin) — potent blood vessel dilators that also increase the permeability of the blood-brain barrier.
  • Phyllocaerulein — which stimulates the adrenal cortex and the pituitary gland, causes a fall in blood pressure, causes tachycardia, and has a potent action on the gastrointestinal smooth muscle, and stimulates gastric, biliary and pancreatic secretions.
  • Sauvagine — which stimulates the adrenal cortex, causes a long lasting fall in blood pressure, and causes intense tachycardia.
  • Adenoregulin — acts on the adenosine receptors.
  • Dermaseptin — a potent antimicrobial for both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, and antiviral for herpes simplex virus.Sapo venom has been analyzed by scientists and is shown to contain many peptides that are beneficial to the body.
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:

  • Depression
  • Migraines
  • Blood circulation problems
  • Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
  • Vascular insufficiency
  • Organ diseases
  • Cancer
  • Fertility problems
  • Deeply rooted toxins
  • Chronic pain
  • Addiction to opiate or prescription painkillers
  • Fever and infections

The effects of the Kambo are heightened sensory perception, increased stamina, enhanced resistance to hunger and thirst, a state of alertness, good mood etc. which can last for several days or weeks.

In summary, Kambo is one of the strongest, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antimicrobial and anesthetic substances on the planet.

It is being studied for its effects on various types of cancer and for use in antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria. There is anecdotal evidence and regular use amongst the tribal women to assist overcoming infertility

History Of Kambo

As with many traditional plant medicines, the origins of Kambo’s usage are unknown. However, legend tells of an illness-stricken indigenous village and a shaman, named Kampu who was desperate to help them. The shaman had tried everything he could think of to heal the sick villagers — every known medicinal herb and plant — but failed time and again.

Then one night, while under the effects of ayahuasca (another sacred medicinal plant medicine), Kampu was visited by the Great God. The God brought forth a frog in his hands, from which he took a secretion and taught Kampu its secrets.

After returning to the tribe and following the God’s instructions, Kampu was able to heal his people. Following his death, it was said that his spirit lived on in the frog, and the villagers continued to use its secretion to stay healthy.

The secretion became known as Kambo but in some tribes it is called Sapo, Kampu or Vacina da Floresta. Its usage spread and it is still used widely amongst indigenous people in the Amazon to this day although the rituals vary from tribe to tribe.

About me

I am qualified Advanced Kambo Practitioner registered with IAKP

Originally from Romania, I have lived in London for the past ten years, most of them spent reluctantly switching from one job to the next, making a living in a harsh and aggressive urban environment, disconnected from myself spiritually and emotionally. I had dreams and aspirations when I first came to London at the age of 20, in search of excitement and personal fulfilment but I soon became disillusioned with the lifestyle that I had adopted from the beginning of my toxic journey in the city. For a long time I was unhappy, frustrated and lost...until I finally decided to face the situation once and for all and make radical changes for the best.

With high hopes and a strong desire to explore 'new avenues' to reconnect with my estranged self, I opted for new career plans and a fresh outlook on life that would, I believed, encourage me to embark confidently on my new journey. I went on a variety of courses (leech therapy, reiki, personal training, massage courses, hypnotherapy, Taoist practises, chi kung) which allowed me to gain new knowledge and a new vision that would help me develop some of the skills necessary for me to find my own path and help others find theirs, also.

After I qualified as a personal trainer, I started helping people which revealed very rewarding on a personal level by providing adequate moral support and expertise so that they could reach the mental and physical state they considered ideal for themselves. At some point, although I was thriving in my new line of work, I realised that despite giving people the type of health advice or exercise regimen they would benefit from if implemented in their daily routine, what I was unintentionally doing was reinforcing reductive social and cultural stereotypes by helping them focus on and improve their looks and physiques only, leaving out any intellectual or spiritual higher state of being to the world, which was what I was seeking at the time, for myself.

Around that period, I was diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) which was treated with drugs that made the situation worse than what it was originally. That episode revealed to be a wake-up call that urged me to become more in control of what was happening to me, my body, my mind and I took charge of my life somehow by choosing a more holistic approach to my health and well-being which led me to experience different helpful alternatives to medical treatment, eye-opening remedies and therapies up to this very day.

My firsthand experience of various healing procedures and systems proven to be naturally efficient (Reiki, leech therapy, acupuncture,plant medicine) while following a true healthy lifestyle (meditation,exercise,diet) turned out to be the solid ground on which I have based my current learning process and practice. It was only a matter of time before I discovered Kambo and gave it a try. I then experienced a very powerful, insightful and unique approach to natural healing as the substance administered on my skin forced my body to expel most of poisonous matter that had clogged my 'insides' (physical, emotional,) for too long, leaving me healthier, stronger, happier and ready to start all over again with a cleaner state.

Today I am proud to say that I have greatly evolved (still evolving, in fact) and became a more sensible and more mature man, fully open to and aware of my surroundings, at peace with my inner self and willing to help others go through a similar life-changing experience. Through the turns, events and discoveries that I have embraced so far, I think that I have genuinely entered a new stage in my life where I am truly in harmony with my higher self, happy and serene. Kambo contributed to my revived and more enlightened state of mind and this is what inspired me to become a fully qualified practitioner of the Kambo method myself and make a significant difference in the lives of others by helping them, naturally.

Being a Kambo practitioner is a unique opportunity for me to help others make positive changes in their lives using Nature's own resources with true knowledge and respect. I feel that I am on a promising and rewarding 'path' with an ever-growing potential to guide and support others who are willing to reach a unique place where the physical, the emotional and the spiritual can coalesce into pure energy. You can be on such a 'path' too.

One of my main goals is to help you look at natural practices and choose from more alternative routes toward your well-being and the improvement of your life at large, which will ultimately bring you enlightenment and broaden your horizons sensually, emotionally, mentally. Kambo is a perfectly safe and powerful way to start afresh and embark on a new journey with the potential to alter your life for the best and with my friendly support and professional guidance, I will help you connect with your new happy and fulfilled inner self, as nature originally intended, at last.

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Is kambo safe?

Kambo is 100% safe in the right hands as long as there are no pre-existing health conditions (see contraindications on the contact section) and all the existing health conditions are disclosed before the treatment

What can i expect during a Kambo treatment?

At the beginning of the ceremony there will be time to discuss further, ask questions and set intentions. If you have specific health problems then you may wish to discuss these privately beforehand. Kambo is intense and fast, the effects are strong and immediate and usually lasts 30 to 40 minutes. The dried Kambo is mixed with a small amount of water and divided into small dots. The skin is blistered with a hot stick and then the kambo points are applied.
Most people experience a warm to hot flush in the upper body and face along increased heart rate. People will act in a different way, some people will feel dizzy or spaced out, the ocassional person will shake or faint, some people will have swollen face or feel tingling.
Once the kambo has cleaned the body, the person will purge all toxins out.

Can i go to work the next day?

You may feel tired and feel the need to rest but usually within 1 hour you will feel much better to drink and eat normally. Within a day depending on your health you may proceed with your daily activities.

Is kambo halucinogenic?

Kambo is not psychoactive but it can produce a very short altered state of reality in some people, and many people receive insights and messages about a healthier life during this minutes.

Will i get permanent scarring?

The burn marks will heal and fade with time but depending on your skin colour and type you may have small visble scars. After the kambo dots are removed they are dressed with Dragons Blood(natural tree sap) to ensure they dont get infected and heal faster.

What is the cost of a treatment?

Group Circles can be done in a closed group (people you know ) or in an open group. Rapé and sananga are included in the treatment with a light snack towards the end. The price is £75 to join an open group of 3 or more people and £85 for a closed group of 2 people.
Private sessions are done on a 1 to 1 basis. The price is £130 for the session.

Important information

All solid foods and drinks with the exception of water should be avoided for 8- 12 hours beforehand and alcohol and recreational drugs for 24 hours before and afterwards. Wear comfortable clothing, layers are best and remove tight or restrictive jewellery beforehand. Please bring a cushion, blanket or shawl for resting afterwards. Make sure you dont drink to much water before the ceremony as you will be required to drink 2 litres of water in front of me 30 minutes before taking Kambo.

Treatment types

Basic treatment

A basic treatment is traditionally applied to the lower leg in women and the upper left arm or chest in men. The number of points is based on the person’s reaction to the test point with a minimum of 3 points and a maximum of 9 for a first timer although the occasional person may need more.
Test Points: a test point is always applied to every person taking kambo for the first time or if he has taken kambo before several years and he is not unsure of what the reaction may be. Three points are burned although only on one point the kambo will be applied, if there are no negative reactions the other two points will be added.

Chakra treatment

Chakras are energy centers, or portals in the human energy field. Located along the central channel of the body from the base of the spine to the top of the head, they are conceived of as whirling, wheel-like vortices through which universal/cosmic energy flows into and out of a person.There are seven major chakras, plus many minor ones. Each chakra corresponds to specific glands, organs and kambo can be applied on the back of the spine to activate the energy channels.

Root Chakra — Represents our foundation and feeling of being grounded.
Location: Base of spine in tailbone area.
Emotional issues: Survival issues such as financial independence, money and food.

Sacral Chakra — Our connection and ability to accept others and new experiences.
Location: Lower abdomen, about two inches below the navel and two inches in.
Emotional issues: Sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure and sexuality.

Solar Plexus Chakra — Our ability to be confident and in control of our lives.
Location: Upper abdomen in the stomach area.
Emotional issues: Self-worth, self-confidence and self-esteem.

Heart Chakra — Our ability to love.
Location: Center of chest just above the heart.
Emotional issues: Love, joy and inner peace.

Throat Chakra — Our ability to communicate.
Location: Throat.
Emotional issues: Communication, self-expression of feelings and the truth.

Third Eye Chakra — Our ability to focus on and see the big picture.
Location: Forehead between the eyes (also called the Brow Chakra).
Emotional issues: Intuition, imagination, wisdom and the ability to think and make decisions.

Crown Chakra — The highest chakra represents our ability to be fully connected spiritually.
Location: The very top of the head.
Emotional issues: Inner and outer beauty, our connection to spirituality and pure bliss.

Meridian treatment

Meridians are channels of energy running through the body. Meridians are thought to connect the surface of the body with the internal organs. As long as Qi (energy) can flow through the meridians in the proper amount, not too much and not too little, disease can be averted. Every organ and major region in the body needs energy in order to function. Energy comes from the nutrients we eat from food, and from free-flowing blood. Through precise positioning of kambo points we can strengthen or even up the flow of energy. There are six pairs of meridians (12 total major meridians), each affecting a corresponding Yin/Yang organ:

HT - Heart
LI - Large Intestine
LU - Lung
PC - Pericardium
SI - Small Intestine
TH - Triple Heater
GB - Gall Bladder
KD - Kidney
LV - Liver
ST - Stomach
SP - Spleen
UB - Urinary Bladder
CV - Conception Vessel
GV - Governing Vessel

Ear treatment

The ears are often said to be a microcosm of the body.Each part of the ear relates to an organ, function or part of the body. Applying kambo on the energy channels of the ear can enhance the treatment of menopause, headaches, arthritis, anxiety, addictions, insomnia, stress, pain, and many other conditions.

Kambo warrior

This is a treatment for people with previous experience. Three treatments are done in one session, lets say you will start drinking 2 litres of water and have 7 points, drink 1.5 l of water and have 9 points, drink 1l of water and have 11 points for a very intense healing session


For traditional Amazonian tribespeople, sananga is a powerful eye medicine used to sharpen night vision. For modern seekers of spiritual healing, however, sananga does more than help with hunting. These powerful eye drops have a healing power that’s more energetic than physical, and that has the capacity to increase spiritual insight in the minds of those who use it. Sananga is still used by many tribes in the heart of the Amazon and it shows powerful potential to treat a spectrum of physical and psychospiritual illnesses:

Improves and prevents ocular diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, farsightedness, nearsightedness
Detoxifies the body
Increases visual perception and enhances colors
Clears long-standing inner anger
Used in conjunction, helps with mental disorders such as addiction, depression, and anxiety
Resets energetic field
Treats spiritual diseases (“panema”) caused by negative energies in the body. These spiritual diseases can accumulate in a person’s energetic body and make a person depressed and anxious.


While rapé is often made of several Amazonian plants, the core of most rapé snuffs is the tobacco species Nicotiana rustica. This Amazonian tobacco, also known as mapacho, is used extensively in tribal rituals and is much stronger than N. tabacum, the type of tobacco found in cigarettes.In addition to the tobacco, rapé usually includes the alkaline ashes of other plants such as cinnamon, tonka bean, clover, banana peel, or mint, but many shamans keep the exact ingredients of their particular rapé a secret. Rapé can help you in the following ways:

Helps focus and sharpen the mind.
Clears a person or space of distracting, bad energies in preparation for intention setting.
Detoxes both body and mind and clears your energetic field.
Clears sinuses of mucus and bacteria, thereby helping to combat colds and respiratory ailments.
Provides a calming, grounding effect on the emotions that lasts much longer that the initial sensation.


"I was directionless, very ill and not on a spiritual path until I was introduced to Cristian, my healer, and this sacred plant medicine. Cristian and Kambo have both positively impacted my life as they work together in perfect harmony. Cristian is wise beyond his years, highly professional, nurturing and knows how to properly hold space for you during your transformational ceremony. I highly recommend this sacred medicine under his guidance as they both have completely changed my life!"

Diana F

In spite of being in my 60s and a 'free spirit' I was apprehensive about Kambo and naturally did some research before deciding to take part in a session. Then I decided to check the websites and contacted several practioners of which, Cristian came over as the most natural and genuine. As soon as I phoned him, his calm manner and approach reassured me and I agreed to involved in one of his sessions. At once on entering his apartment I knew it was the right decision to opt for him, as he was so welcoming and that put me at ease immediately.
I found drinking so much water difficult although I had prepared myself before by purifying my body in preparation for the next ceremony. The experience was really difficult and it took me a while to purge, but all the bad came out my body and I felt disorientated and strange, but Cristian took care of me all the way through and I felt safe in his hands. I stayed in his apartment for quite a while until I felt I could move and make my own way out,and he was supporting me all of the time. It didn’t take long for the effects to hit me; I felt light and totally responsive as if I was “walking on clouds”and this lasted for a few days!I have been to three sessions now, with various numbers of people being present, but each time I feel as if I am the only one there as Cristian has a natural and caring nature.

Michael R

I would do it again as the first ceremony is usually for introducing the kambo medicine into your body, so I still feel like I have more work to do with it. It was really tough but nothing worthwhile in life comes easy? I had trusted the process knowing that its all for the better good and that will pass.I am happy I chose a respectable practitioner.

Madalina M

Living in a big city can make you feel really rundown. I’m not what you would call a spiritual person, but having Kambo was at least a very interesting experience, if not extremely helpful. Everything was clearly explained from the beginning and even though things seemed overwhelming at one point throughout the ceremony, Cristi was always there making sure everything goes perfect. It’s been a week since the ceremony and my sense of wellbeing has never been higher.

Bogdan I

For me this Kambo session was more than just a cleansing session, it made me realize that there is much, much more than what we just see daily with our own eyes. As for the practitioner, he was there to guide me when needed mostly, in just a few words he did an amazing job

Denis Q

I felt that my energy levels were really low and that I was getting sick more often then normal so I thought to try kambo. The session was very strong but Cristian hold space for me really well and made me feel at ease.After the ceremony I felt amazing, my skin was really shinny and I felt amazing almost like floating on a cloud. I tried lots of alternative therapies but I would say that kambo Is one of the strongest medicine out there

Susana M

I have meet Cristian through some common friends and he told me about Kambo, and it resonated with me straight away. I was going through a very difficult period of my life, I was feeling low, I was going through a depression and I had always had problems communicating openly. Moving to London, I left behind a promising career and I found it very difficult to find my way, I had second thoughts about my decisions and that lead to stress and severe anxiety attacks. What I was looking to achieve with the help of Kambo, was finding myself again, finding my self confidence, and in the end, finding my path, knowing what I can be happy doing career wise. I had my first session with Cristian and he was extremely helpful, he went through all the steps of the ritual and explained exactly what I should expect during and after. I started to feel the effects of Kambo about one week after the first time I did it, and then I have repeated the experience twice at three months intervals.I plan to continue doing Kambo regularly, as no other therapy time will give you the same results. Since then, I have seen amazing results, I found my self confidence and my inner strength, I now know what I want to do with my life on a professional and personal level, and overall I have been much happier overall. I would wholeheartedly recommend Kambo to anyone, and Cristian is truly professional, kind, friendly and understanding, which are the most important qualities that you are looking for in someone whom you will entrust yourself to.

Andreea G

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Kambo has no known detrimental side effects so when it is responsibly administered it is completely safe. There are very few people who cannot take it but this is not an exhaustive list so please let me know beforehand if you have serious health problems.
Treatment cannot be given to those who are or have had:

  • Have serious heart problems
  • Are on medication for low blood pressure
  • Have had a stroke
  • 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 problems excluding depression, PTSD and anxiety
  • Are undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy or for 4 weeks afterwards
  • Take immune-suppressants for organ transplant
  • Have Addison’s Disease
  • Have current and severe Epilepsy
  • Are recovering from a major surgical procedure
  • Are pregnant or maybe so or are breast-feeding a child under 6 months old
  • Are under 18 years old
  • Have certain types of EDS


  • People taking immune-suppressants for auto immune disorders
  • People taking slimming or sleeping supplements
  • Active drug or alcohol addiction
  • Do not fast for 7 days before or after Kambo
  • Colonics, enemas, liver flushes or any water based detox should be avoided within 3 days
    either side of taking Kambo
  • Have had Iboga less then 90 days. Cannot have Iboga witching for 90 days
  • Have had Bufo less then 6 weeks. Cannot have Bufo within 6 weeks

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