It is important to be aware that many medications and some medical conditions are contraindicated with Ayahuasca. La Medicina is not a medical facility, nor staffed by medical professionals, and does not offer medical treatment, advice, or diagnosis.
Those with serious cardiovascular disease are not suitable for working with Ayahuasca, nor are those with any form of psychosis. Diabetes is another condition that will often preclude work with the vine. Pregnancy also excludes participating in ceremonies.
In terms of medications, there are some potentially very serious reactions with certain classes of drugs, therefore you should consult your medical practitioner if you are unable to discontinue your medication prior to coming to the retreat.
Likewise, it is imperative to ensure that you know how to reduce your medication safely, as sudden withdrawal from long-term usage can be dangerous. If you have any doubt in your mind about whether it’s safe for you to work with Ayahuasca, ask us and your doctor.
These links can be useful for researching which medications are contraindicated, and which foods are best avoided prior to your work with us.