Preparation guide micromediations


You have made a courageous step forward in your human journey to wholeness by choosing to experience the Traditional Amazonian Medicine called Kambo. Below is some important information you will need to properly prepare for your session. Please review the information carefully and feel free to contact Caitlin with any questions or concerns.

What is the difference between a regular Kambo ceremony and a Micromediation?

A Kambo Micromeditation experience differs from a normal Kambo experience in a few ways. The main difference is that in a Micromeditation, the aim is NOT to have a purgative experience (aka no vomiting). Only a small amount of Kambo is applied to just one 1/2 sized burn. In a micromeditation, there are still some physiological sensations that you may experience such as increased heart rate, flushing, pressure in the face, or tingly sensations. The goal is to not reach a point where you experience nausea or vomiting. It is still possible to feel the need to have a bowel movement during the process. Because Kambo microdoses do not involved vomiting, the preparation is slightly different. There is no consumption of 1-2 liters of water that you typically drink before the Kambo is applied.

How do I need to prepare for the Kambo Micromeditation?

  • Fast for 3 hours prior to arriving at the ceremony.
  • Bring a water bottle for sipping water during the ceremony. 
  • Make sure that you report any health conditions, medications, drugs or supplements that you are on before you arrive.
  • Please make sure you have filled out the medical waiver. (
  • Come with an open mind and an intention for the ceremony. 

DO NOT DRINK EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF WATER prior to arriving to your session.


Contraindicated health conditions

Please be sure you accurately and honestly report any diagnosed medical conditions to your practitioner. This is for your safety. All information is confidential.

You may be contraindicated to receiving Kambo if you are:

  • Pregnant or may become pregnant
  • Nursing a child under 6 months
  • Have taken 5-meo-DMT or Bufo in the last 4 weeks
  • Have had serious heart problems such as bipass surgery, valve replacement, or any open chest surgery (Stints okay, mild heart attacks okay)
  • Have had a stroke or blood clot
  • Have had a brain aneurism
  • Are taking low blood pressure medication
  • Have Addison’s disease
  • Have gone through chemotherapy within the last 4 weeks
  • Have a severe mental illness (Depression and anxiety are okay!)
  • Are taking immunosuppressant drugs for an organ transplant.
  • Are under 18 years old

Be sure to report any medications or herbal supplements you may be on. Do not take any supplements or medications unless medically necessary the day of the ceremony. Some herbs or medicines may need to be avoided for a couple of days prior to treatment. Some medications/supplements are contraindicated and may have a risk for interactions with the Kambo.

Avoid any supplements the day of your Kambo treatment. Avoid taking any medication the day of prior to your Kambo treatment unless absolutely necessary. They will likely be purged out and wasted. You can resume your regular medication regime after the session.

DO NOT DRINK EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF WATER prior to arriving to your session.


Days prior and following the Kambo, It is recommended to adopt a clean diet to reduce any toxic burden on the body. Avoid alcohol, dairy, sugar, and spicy food. SALT IS OKAY. Eat whole, nourishing organic food before and after to best support your body in it’s detox process afterwards. there is no traditional “Dieta” with Kambo and it is not crucial to follow a strict diet before or after the session.


Even microdoses of Kambo can have powerful aftereffects. Depending on the state of your health and how many Kambo treatments you have had, you may feel a variety of aftereffects. Many people will experience increased energy, uplifted mood, reduced stress, and improvement in pain, stamina, cognition and other medical conditions. However, you may not feel amazing right away. Feeling very sluggish is possible even after a microdose. Often times this can be attributed to something called the herxeimer effect or “Die off” symptoms. Kambo is potently anti-microbial and has a massive antibiotic effect on organisms in the body. As the organisms die, they burst open and release a number of toxic substances that the body has to filter out and detoxify. This can produce feelings of lethargy, depression, aches and pains, insomnia, and intestinal irritation. This is a very common reaction and will usually last between 1-7 days depending on the person. It is a good sign that the kambo is working and shuttling out toxins.

After a microdose, you may feel highly sensitive, or have emotions bubble up to the surface. You may receive messages loud and clear about how certain toxic relationships, jobs, behaviors or settings are not serving you. Sometimes these insights can be disruptive to our lives as we bulldoze our cottage to build a castle. There are a number of integration support resources for those who need it, and Caitlin is always available for support as well.

Be sure to nourish your body with healthy food and allow your self to get lots of rest. Ideally, you should not plan anything important directly after your session so that you have ample time to recover and integrate your experience. Avoid alcohol, inflammatory food, stress, and overexertion. Your body will be working hard to detox so do your best to avoid burdening it with any additional toxicity or stress. Allow your self time for self-care and naps.

If nausea, vomiting, headache or dizziness continues hours after the treatment, please contact Caitlin immediately.

Want to get the most out of your Kambo ceremony?

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