The Kambo (Sapo):
Kambo is the secretion of Phyllomedusa bicolor (the giant leaf or monkey frog), a bright green tree frog native to the Amazon basin. It can be found in the rainforest regions of northern Brazil, eastern Peru, southeastern Colombia, and parts of Venezuela, Bolivia, and the Guianas. In many regions outside Brazil, both the frog and its secretion are known as Sapo (or ‘toad’). Our sustainable supplier collects the medicine from the jungle in Pucallpa, Peru.
Giant monkey frogs have a distinctive ‘song’ that can be followed to collect them at night. Captive specimens are tied by the legs and harmlessly stressed to induce the secretion: a waxy substance scraped onto wooden splinters from the back and legs of the frog. Once dried, kambo can be stored for upwards of a year without losing its potency. For use, it’s mixed with saliva or water and directly applied to specially made skin burns.
Kambo has a range of traditional and potential therapeutic applications, both medical and psycho-spiritual. Commonly described as an ‘ordeal medicine’, the secretion is known for its powerful emetic or purgative effects. Despite its initial unpleasantness, kambo is widely sought out to revitalize body and mind.
Sapo In My Soul: The Matsés Frog Medicine by Peter Gorman is the story of the Western world’s discovery of Sapo/Kambo, and a guidebook to using the medicine traditionally.
Part memoir, adventure story, magical mystery tour, jungle jaunt and documentary, Sapo In My Soul is a power-packed ride into uncharted terrain. With more than three dozen photos, as well as stories and information on Sapo’s sister medicine, nü-nü.
The Ionic Detox:
This simple foot bath has a Little machine, called an array, that gives off a negative ionic charge which connects with your lymphatic system and blood system through the 8,000 pores on your two feet. You can also do it through your hands, and we recently even saw a man who stuck his face in the water too! That’s too extreme for us though. Because of acupuncture connecting all of the body’s organs to the hands and feet, the negative ions connect with the free radicals (positively charged ions that shouldn’t be there) and gently sucks them out of the pores of your feet leaving the water gross and full of debris from your lungs, liver, kidney, joints, gallbladder etc.
What comes out are things like heavy metals, smog, nicotine, tar, color from soda pops, acids of all kinds, even fat and flatulence!
Testimonies prove that it gets rid of headaches, joint pain, gives you back your energy, improves circulation, and helps adjust your hormones and ph so that you can continue effectively on the path if you have any desire to lose weight. Try it for yourself. Seeing is believing.
Potential Health Benefits
Symptoms or conditions which improve from an ionic foot bath:
- Joint Pain, Arthritis
- Chronic Fatigue
- Foggy Brain, Poor Concentration
- Poor Circulation
- Heavy Metal Toxicity
- Eczema, Psoriasis
- Hormonal Imbalance
- Low Sex Drive
- Weak Immune System
- Cellular Acidosis (Ph is too high)
Why is it important to Detoxify?
The Human body has a unique capability to heal itself. When functioning properly, it can kill invading viruses and bacteria, destroy cancer cells and prevent virtually all disease. The problem faced today is more and more people are suffering from a wide range of illness. Today’s modern society has created what many health care practitioners refer to as an epidemic. We have created what we now call environmental illness. Environmental illness is perpetuated by current western medicine attempting to treat the symptom and not the underlying cause. Natural health care practitioners and physicians who specialize in integrative medicine, recognize the need for detoxification. Although the human body was designed to handle a relatively large amount of toxins, our modern environment is contaminated to the point that most people need assistance to regain and maintain optimum health. This is where the detox foot spa comes in.
Whether you are in good health and just want to feel extraordinary, or if you are currently suffering from chronic problems or an undiagnosed illness, regular foot detox sessions can improve your overall health and well being.