Health and Safety
This page lists all requirements related to health issues.
Medications and supplements: The participants are not allowed to take any other medicines or supplements, including the natural ones, apart from Ayahuasca, except for anti-malarial medication and birth control, for the duration of the event, unless permitted by the organizer. If you are taking any medications or supplements that are prescribed by a doctor, you will need to consult your doctor about weaning you off them in time for them to completely clear out of your system before your visit. If you want to take any supplements or medicines the day of the ceremony, you should first consult with the organizer of the ceremony or the shaman.
Health conditions and risks: Ceremonies are hosted on places which are not medical facilities and the organizers are not equipped to handle a serious medical emergency. Please inform the organizers of any serious medical conditions that you have before you make your reservation.
Due to potential health risks, people with the following health conditions will not be able to drink Ayahuasca:
- high blood pressure
- schizophrenic disorder
- heart disease or any condition previously diagnosed indicating vulnerability to the heart
- epilepsy and other seizure related conditions
- infectious or contagious disease
- suicidal ideation
- use of MAO inhibitors or anti-psychotic medication
Mental illness: Anyone in treatment for mental illness must consult a physician regarding the advisability of using Ayahuasca and if approved must cease taking any anti-depressants or mood altering medications at least 2 weeks prior to the trip.
Drug addictions: We do not allow people who are taking drugs to partake in our events. For treating drug addictions, contact us to arrange different individual type of work.
Sensitivity to Tobacco: Tobacco is an integral part of Amazonian shamanism and it is frequently used by the shamans during ceremony. If you have a hyper sensitivity to tobacco smoke, you should inform us before booking.
Menstruation: Please inform us if you are having your period on the day of the ceremony. Some shamans offer extra plant remedies to be given before the ceremony.