Join us on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 7pm, at the Inner Center (near Keele and Sheppard) as we learn about Kambo Sacred Frog Medicine. Covered topics will include:
- What is Kambo and how does it work?
- What does the latest research tell us about Kambo?
- What are some safety concerns and contraindications?
- Who should not take Kambo?
- How does a disconnected society create commercialized products from sacred ceremonies?
- Future opportunities in medicine from ethno-pharmacology?
About the Presenter
Akshay Chauhan is a Researcher, Biohacker, Visual Designer and Illustrator, podcaster and photographer. His medicine path began five years ago when he was able to regain mental clarity and eliminate a whole range of symptoms from pre-diabetes and alzheimer’s through holistic practices. He used intermittent fasting, ketosis, and LISS cardio, to reduce 70 lbs in 6 months. After that, he completed his first 10km race and his first half marathon just 15 days apart. He subsequently took a deep-dive into many healing modalities, from modern peptides to plant medicines, plant dietas in the Amazon and then later he learned how to serve Kambo medicine. Akshay’s Kambo medicine Maestro is Jhony Java, Matsés Medicine man, with over 30 years of experience serving Kambo and other plant medicines in Iquitos, Perú.
Looking at some aspects of this sacred frog medicine from the Amazon
Akshay spent a year in Perú studying sacred jungle medicines with medicine people from different tribes from the Amazon. After doing multiple long isolation plant medicine retreats with a Shipibo medicine family, he travelled to another part of the Amazon rainforest to learn how to administer Kambo medicine. This medicine is a collection of peptides from the skin secretion of a Giant Monkey Tree frog (Phyllomedusa Bicolor).
Akshay’s path crossed with a medicine maestro from Matsés tribe, Jhony Java, who has been practicing sacred plant medicine ceremonies for over 30 years. His late friend and investigative journalist, Peter Gorman popularized Kambo in the ethnopharmacology and anthropology community through his book ‘Sapo in my Soul.’
In this talk, Akshay will cover this medicine through the cross–section of felt experiences, physical effects and grounded research information.
Lastly the discussion around the difference in how indigenous medicine people connect to nature compared to commercialized marketplace practices will be addressed.
The information presented in this presentation is for educational purposes only and should not be considered as medical advice. These are potent sacred medicines practices that need to be preserved, protected and analyzed in order to understand nature and ourselves.
- Regular Ticket: $20
- Ticket + Support independent ethno-pharmacology research + sticker/fridge magnet with Amazonian artwork): $40
E-transfer accepted in advance. Cash accepted at the door.
This event will take place at the Inner Center, near Keele and Sheppard. To reserve your ticket, please fill out the form below.
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Updated September 5, 2023