Who should not drink Ayahuasca
Ayahuasca in Peru: Ayahuasca retreats, Ayahuasca Amazon, Ayahuasca in Cusco. Information prior to drinking Ayahuasca or Wachuma (San Pedro):the Ayahuasca is a millenary healing plant of the Incas, but it has some contraindications. We will discuss Ayahuasca risks and the dangers of Ayahuasca. We recommend not doing Ayahuasca or San Pedro to all those people who present these symptoms as they may have complications with their health. We will detail the problems or risks that may occur in some severe cases.
All types of pills or drugs.- This is the first of Ayahuasca contraindications. It is forbidden to take medicines, contraceptives, vitamins and supplements (including St. John’s Wort) at least three days before and during the retreat because it would be a serious health risk and could even be deadly. If this is your case you will not be able to do the Ayahuasca ceremony, in order to protect your health. Patients dependent on any type of medicine prescribed by a physician: in this case before consuming Ayahuasca you should ask your specialty doctor, to interrupt your medication, please consult with your doctor before having your ceremony. You should not use any medications like pills, injections of any kind, contraceptives, thyroid pills and other medicines not mentioned.
Risk of health and conditions.- Another of Ayahuasca contraindications; we are not a health center of conventional medicine or hospital, we do not have the equipment to handle an emergency logistics in case your health is on serious risk, the Retreats Temple where we conduct the rituals of Ayahuasca is at a 1-hour drive from the city. We are not responsible for your personal negligence. Please tell us if you have any health problems before making your reservation. Customers who can not drink Ayahuasca or Wachuma (San Pedro), may choose other ancient rituals such as reading oF coca leaves, cleansing of negative energies ritual, flowering bath, ceremonies to Mother Earth or others. Avoid possible Ayahuasca risks for integral physical health.
Heart problems.- If you have some heart condition like tachycardia, heart murmur, pacemaker, surgery or others, you cannot take Ayahuasca. If you are in treatment with medicines or have serious health problems, an infectious disease, avoid drinking Ayahuasca. If you are a user and have sniffed cocaine 2 days before taking Ayahuasca, you would cause your death by a heart attack, or at best you could suffer a stroke. Please do not lie or trust, your life is first, let us know everything to avoid problems and setbacks before drinking Wachuma or Ayahuasca. Stay safe and away from Ayahuasca risks.
Low or high blood pressure.-One of the dangers of Ayahuasca. Those suffering from high or low blood pressure, schizophrenia, various health conditions, disorders or any previous vulnerable condition diagnosis like advanced diabetes and pregnancy risk. If you use nervous system inhibitors or anti-psychotics. Epilepsy, embolism, advanced cancer and other diseases, you must not take Ayahuasca or Wachuma. Again, stay safe and away from Ayahuasca risks.
Mental Illness.-This is another of Ayahuasca contraindications. If you are having treatment for mental illness you should ask your doctor about whether to authorize the taking of San Pedro (Wachuma) or Ayahuasca. You should be aware that you must stop taking all kinds of medications, contraceptives or any treatment that will alter your mood stability, at least 3 to 7 days before the ritual.
Sensitivity to tobacco.- Please notice that the organic tobacco that the Master Shaman uses at the ceremony is an integral part of the treatment and is frequently used by the Shamans during the Ayahuasca ritual. If you are allergic or hypersensitive to tobacco smoke you must tell us before making your reservation or traveling to the shamanic center.
Acceptance of the teacher and the technique.- Patients should be prepared and willing to obey the rules throughout the retreat ritual. The instructions of the Master Shaman must be respected, as well as the rules of discipline and practice, all must be obeyed without omitting any part of the instructions. The acceptance of the healing must be oriented to discernment and understanding, not blind submission. The patient only comes to heal all his vulnerable areas with diligence and precision; for this he must have confidence in himself. Trust in the Master and his technique is also fundamental to the success of your spiritual retreat. Try our Ayahuasca retreats, Ayahuasca in Cusco, Ayahuasca Amazon. Ayahuasca ceremony in Peru with Inca Shamans.