Your safety is our top priority.
Ayahuasca is very safe when used properly. The primary risk involved in participating in ayahuasca ceremonies is contraindications with prescription medications and other drugs. Ayahuasca contains MAOIs and can therefore have negative interactions with certain medications or herbal supplements.
To ensure the safety of all our participants, we complete a thorough medical screening over the phone with every guest. Additionally, Matthew and Jeanae are both CPR certified and we have an on-site AED.
If you have any questions about potential health risks or medications you are taking, please speak with our staff so we can determine if you can safely participate in ayahuasca ceremonies.
Overall, ayahuasca is considered to have positive psychological effects on its users. However, some psychological conditions such as schizophrenia or psychosis could be worsened with ayahuasca use. Anyone suffering from these conditions should not participate in ayahausca therapy. Special caution should be used with those who suffer from suicidal ideations or dis-associative episodes.
Those suffering from high blood pressure, cardiac disease, or liver failure should not consume ayahuasca. Ayahuasca is known to elevate blood pressure levels so those who already suffer from high blood pressure or cardiac conditions are at high risk for complications. Ayahuasca is processed through the liver so if an individual is in the advanced stages of liver disease, the added stress could be potentially dangerous.
DRUGS/MEDICATIONS TO AVOID
NOTE: NEVER STOP ANY MEDICATION WITHOUT FIRST CONSULTING WITH YOUR DOCTOR.
Medications that are very dangerous and potentially fatal to combine with ayahuasca:
Illegal/Recreational Drugs that are very dangerous to combine with ayahuasca:
Mescaline (any phenethylamine)
For a complete comprehensive list of medications to avoid and more information on Ayahuasca Safety please click here.