Is Ayahuasca safe for me?
Ayahuasca cannot and should not be taken by everyone. While it is natural for you to want to seek relief from any turmoil that causes you to suffer, the journey into your deepest self must be in your best interest for it to work and truly provide enlightenment and insight. The guidelines below will help you determine if communion with the Ayahuasca sacrament is safe for you to pursue, but please contact us if you have questions or concerns at all. It is essential that you disclose any medical conditions and medications even if they are not on this list or you consider to be minor concerns.
- Adverse affects, including fatal reactions, can occur if you have certain physical or mental conditions and if you have been taking medications that affect the brain or nervous system.
- Participants should be 18 to no older than 65 years of age. Exceptions may be made for people ages 16 and 17 however 65 is the limit and no one older may participate.
- Those suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other psychotic disorders should consider taking Ayahuasca very carefully. Even if you are not currently on a medicinal treatment plan, taking the sacrament could worsen those conditions and cause you further harm and suffering.
- You should be in general good health and spirit to safely interact with the sacrament to receive its fullest blessing.
- Taking Ayahuasca can increase blood pressure and heart rate and is not recommended for someone who is taking medication for a heart condition or high blood pressure.
- If you have a history of stroke, seizures, or epilepsy and are on medication for those conditions, you should not take Ayahuasca.
- Vitamins, herbal supplements, cough medicines, weight loss drugs, and more can interact dangerously with Ayahuasca.
- All non-essential medications should be stopped at least two weeks before taking Ayahuasca and, ideally, a 30-day cleanse is the best and safest route.
- During this time you should follow the Ayahuasca Dieta & Physical Preparation to help cleanse and prepare your body for the sacrament.
Do not stop taking any prescribed medications without consulting your doctor.
Our greatest responsibility is to ensure your health and safety throughout the ceremony and beyond and we require your honest and open communication to make that happen. We will not turn away anyone we can safely bring into the ceremony. Please contact us to learn more.