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Medical recommendations

Before the Ayahuasca retreat, it is strictly necessary to notify us of any problems with your body and its characteristics. If you are taking any medications, you must tell us about it. Before coming to our Ayahuasca ceremony, the participant receives a video consultation with a therapist. He draws up a personal health card, which includes information about your health status and medications taken. He can make recommendations for reducing the dosage or temporarily stopping medications if necessary in the period leading up to the Ayahuasca retreat. It is very important to understand that any information about your health hidden from the doctor can lead to some complications during the Ayahuasca retreat.

There are drugs that are not compatible with the Ayahuasca ceremony. It is imperative that you give the body enough time to remove them from all systems before Ayahuasca ceremonies. We do not recommend suddenly stopping prescribed medications (including antidepressants) without proper medical advice. The second part of our video meeting is monitoring your mental state. We need to record the internal tasks with which you are going on an Ayahuasca retreat.

Medical features of Ayahuasca ceremonies that are important to know.

The cardiovascular system. If you have heart disease or chronic high blood pressure, Ayahuasca ceremonies are contraindicated! Diabetes. MAO inhibitors may change the amount of insulin or oral diabetes medication you need. If you have diabetes, please let us know to discuss your specific case. Antidepressants. Any medications that affect our serotonin system, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, such as antidepressants. We recommend that you stop taking SSRI medications six weeks before Ayahuasca ceremonies to allow the system to clear; Some of these drugs may cause side effects when you stop taking them, and you should give them enough time to go away. You should not suddenly stop taking them without discussing this with your doctor. Decongestants, colds, allergies, sedatives, tranquilizers, amphetamines, some antihypertensive drugs, amine sympathomimetics and diet pills. Stop taking these medications.

Health Monitoring Before an Ayahuasca Ceremony.

Please, before conducting a video consultation, be prepared to give detailed answers to the following questions:

If you have any doubts about an Ayahuasca retreat, please contact us and we will make individual recommendations.