While it’s always good to go into a Kambo experience without expectations, there are some common outcomes that many people experience. Generally people try Kambo not because the process is super fun or easy, but because of the benefits and shifts that one can experience after Kambo. Below are some common features you may expect from a typical Kambo experience.
Reduction of pain or other disease symptoms.
Many participants swear by Kambo as having profound impact on relieving or even resolving challenging health symptoms. Many with chronic pain have found significant and lasting relief using Kambo. Kambo is also commonly used to address Lyme disease, autoimmune conditions, infections, digestive complaints and other disease conditions.
Changes in mood and anxiety
Many report a sense of calmness and wellbeing after their Kambo experience. It is common for people who suffer from depression and anxiety to find relief. This can be due to physical effects from the peptides that address physiological drivers of depression and anxiety, as well as a result of spiritual lightness that make come from intentionally addressing or releasing something emotional during the Kambo ceremony.
Clarity and spiritual significance
While Kambo is not a hallucinogenic substance, it does still offer spiritual experiences for many people. Some of the most pronounced and lasting after-effects following Kambo are the spiritual shifts, insights or clarity that people receive. After a Kambo ceremony, people may see clearly what aspects of their life must change for them to be happy.
It is quite common for people to step up and make radical changes or have the courage to make difficult decisions right after their Kambo experience. Sometimes people will realize it’s important to them to quit their job, leave their partner, disrupt a habit or commit to something new. I like to call this the, “bulldozing your cottage to build a castle” catalyzation.
Discomfort after the ceremony
Because of the transformational nature of Kambo, it is common for people to feel destabilized, disoriented, or emotionally sensitive for a few days after their experience. People may not feel emotionally better right away, as Kambo can really bring to the surface old emotions, pain and patterns.
It is also common for people to feel lethargic for a couple of days after their session and experience other symptoms due to the herxheimer die-off reaction. The destruction of pathogens like bacteria and viruses in the body may prompt an inflammatory response that encompasses pain, fatigue, depression and other symptoms. These are usually temporary and pass within 1-4 days, eventually leaving the individual feeling healthier than before the session.
How long do the effects last?
The acute effects of Kambo last only 20-40 minutes generally, but the after-effects can stick around much longer. Usually, even a healthy person will notice improved mood, energy, stamina and groundedness for up to 2 weeks after the session. If a person has had a health complaint, they may notice improvements that last several months to a year. Many report an enhanced immunity to viruses and infections for up to 18 months after their sessions. Even though often the physical benefits do fade with time, a spiritually significant process with Kambo can have life-long lasting effects that stick with someone and benefit them forever.