• TRADITIONAL AYAHUASCA RETREAT CENTER IN IQUITOS, PERU

    Ayahuasca medical guidelines

    Set deep in the Amazonian rain forest, we offer a safe and relaxed environment. Perfect for exploring your inner Spirituality and healing powers through the ancient teachings of Ayahuasca

Selva Madre Medical Guidelines

Your safety and health condition is very important to us throughout your stay.  We adhere to strict Ayahuasca medical guidelines we have put in place to ensure you start your retreat in the best condition possible. When you register a booking you will be asked to provide the list of medications you are taking and your health condition.

Certain drugs and medications are not compatible with Ayahuasca, it is important that you stop taking them a sufficient time before starting the retreat in order to cleanse your body from these substances. Please consult your doctor prior to stopping any medications as it can be harmful to your health.

SELVA MADRE

Medical Policy

Before coming for a retreat to Selva Madre you need to read and agree with our Medical Policy.  Please click this link to consult the Selva Madre Medical Policy

Heart/Cardiovascular Conditions

If you have any high blood pressure or cardiovascular heart conditions it is not recommended you participate in ceremonies. Ayahuasca can elevate the blood pressure and increase heart attack risks. People with such conditions should not attend Ayahuasca ceremonies and consider other natural medicines to help with their conditions.

Diabetes

People with diabetes have more risk involved with the absorption of Ayahuasca. The use of the MAOIs present in Ayahuasca can alter blood sugar levels via hypoglycemic effects. MAOIs may change the amount of insulin or oral anti-diabetic medication that is needed by your body. People with severe unstable diabetes should not take Ayahuasca because of this risk. People with less severe diabetes should contact us prior to booking a retreat to discuss the particulars of the case including the possibility of a modified dieta.

MEDICATION THAT IS UNSAFE WITH AYAHUASCA

Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs): 4 – 6 weeks prior

Central Nervous System (CNS) Depressants (and sleeping pills): 3 to 4 weeks prior

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs): 6 or 8 weeks prior, 4 weeks after

Anti-hypertensives (blood pressure medications): 2 to 6 weeks prior, depending on medication

Other Anti-Depressants: 6 weeks prior, 4 weeks after

Antibiotics: 48 hours prior

RECREATIONAL DRUGS

Recreational drugs should not in any case be combined with Ayahuasca :

Cannabis

Amphetamines

Cocaine

Ecstasy

Any psychedelic drugs

PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS

People with psychological conditions such as borderline disorders, bipolar disorders, psychosis, and schizophrenia can be at risk if they use Ayahuasca.
Ayahuasca has proven to be an effective treatment for anxiety and depression. All current pharmaceutical medications being taken for depression should be stopped weeks in advance as described above.

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