Ayahuasca Contraindications and prevention for the taking of the sacred brew
We are very professional with our retreats, offering an excellent team. We give basic health advice when you need it; commits a cardiologist, psychologist, general practitioner to attend any emergency, experienced Andean and Amazonian specialty Shamans, assistants or spiritual guides who are responsible for your personal care. For greater safety we have the services of a clinic 24 hours a day and also a basic set of emergency medical equipment. We have extensive experience operating for more than 20 years and the safety and physical integrity of each patient is always our top priority. We recommend that you bring a certificate from your doctor stating the good condition of your heart and also adequate mental health. If your health is not the required, our specialty doctor will do an exam, one day before or the same day of detoxification with the purgative volcanic water. This exam has an additional cost of US $ 50.00.
Information prior to taking Ayahuasca
, Wachuma (San Pedro): not taking Ayahuasca or Wachuma is advised to all those people who present these symptoms as they may have complications health complications. We will detail the problems or risks that may occur, which are the responsibility of the patient.
Ayahuasca risks and who should not take Ayahuasca
Any type of pills or drugs.- It is forbidden to take medicines, contraceptives, vitamins and supplements (including St. John’s wort, marijuana, others), at least three days before and during the retreat, because it would be a serious risk for health. If this is your case, you will not be able to do the Ayahuasca ceremony, in order to protect your well-being. Patients dependent on any type of medicine prescribed by a doctor: in this case before consuming Ayahuasca you should consult your specialty doctor, to interrupt your medication, please talk to your doctor before doing the retreat. You should not use medications such as pills, injections of any kind, contraceptives, thyroid prescription and other medications not mentioned.
Health risk and conditions.- We are not a health center or hospital, we do not have the equipment to handle an emergency logistics in case your health is serious. The Retreats Temple where we practice the rituals of Ayahuasca is 35 minutes from the nearest hospital. We won’t be responsible for your personal negligence. You must inform us of any health problems before making your reservation. Customers who can not consume Ayahuasca or Wachuma (San Pedro), may choose other ancient rituals such as reading of coca leaves, ritual cleansing of negative energies, flowering bath, offerings to Mother Earth or others. We avoid possible risks of integral physical health.
Heart problems.- If you suffer from heart issues, tachycardia, murmur, pacemaker, surgery or others, you can not take Ayahuasca (we watch over your health, to avoid problems). If you are in treatment with medicines or serious health problems, infectious disease or contagion, avoid doing Ayahuasca. If you are a consumer and have used cocaine 1 day before taking Ayahuasca, it would cause your death through a cardiac arrest, or in the best case it would give you a stroke. Please do not lie, your life comes first, let us know to avoid problems and setbacks before drinking Wachuma or Ayahuasca. When you complete your 3 day diet and our indications you will not have any problem when taking Ayahuasca. More information Ayahuasca Diets.
Low or high blood pressure.- Those who suffer from high or low blood pressure, schizophrenia, various health conditions, disorders or any vulnerable condition previous diagnosis; advanced diabetes and risk pregnancy. If you use nervous system inhibitor or anti-psychotics. Epilepsy, embolism, serious cancer and other diseases can not take Ayahuasca or Wachuma.
Mental illness.- If you are in treatment of mental illness you should ask your doctor, he must authorize the consumption of San Pedro or Ayahuasca. You should be aware that you will stop taking all types of medications, contraceptives or treatment that alters your mental stability, at least 3 to 7 days before the ritual.
Sensitivity to tobacco.- Please consider the organic tobacco that the Master Shaman uses in the ceremony is an integral part of the treatment and frequently used by the Shamans during the Ayahuasca ritual. If you have allergies or are hypersensitive to tobacco smoke, you should inform before making your reservation or trip to the shamanic center. Otherwise request private service of Ayahuasca and the Shaman will not use tobacco.
The acceptance of the Master and the technique.- The clients must be prepared and willing to obey the rules throughout the ritual of the retreat. The instructions of the Master Shaman must be respected, as well as the rules of discipline and practice, without omitting any part of the instructions. The acceptance of the healing must be oriented to discernment and understanding, not based on blind submission. The client only comes to work all their vulnerable areas with diligence and precision, for this he must have confidence in himself. Trust is in the Master and technique is fundamental to the success of the spiritual retreat. We recommend prevention before taking Ayahuasca, take the contraindications of Ayahuasca very seriously.
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