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15 May 2019

Conscious Ambassadors Retreat

Conscious Ambassadors Retreat has partnered with the Takiwasi Center to offer a thoroughly designed 7-day retreat accompanied by the intake of Amazonian medicinal plants. Using traditional and modern healing disciplines, the CAR process offers an encouraging, responsible and safe environment for anyone who wish to engage in an authentic quest on their life. This search implies deep work on the body, emotions, mind and also spirit, through techniques and methods of cleansing, purification, regeneration and harmonization.


13 May 2019

Traditional Amazonian medicine: a new approach to healing

Next June, the clinical psychologist and researcher on the integration of traditional Amazonian medicine and psychotherapy, Danae Saenz, former clinical coordinator of the Takiwasi Center, will give a lecture in Paris to present for the first time the results of the research she has been performing for more than 10 years on the psycho-emotional effects of the floral essences prepared on the basis of the master and medicinal plants used by the traditional healers of the Peruvian Amazon to heal the body, mind, heart and spirit.


02 May 2019

Short-Term Treatment Effects of a SUD Therapy Involving Traditional Amazonian Medicine

Research article by Ilana Berlowitz et al. published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, May 2019. Chronic illness management today commonly involves alternative medicines. Substance use disorder (SUD), as a chronic psychosomatic illness, might benefit from a similar approach. The Takiwasi Center offers such a SUD treatment program involving Amazonian medicine combined with psychotherapy. The current study assessed this integrative program‘s short-term therapeutic effects. Results provide first indications for significantly improved SUD symptoms after the Amazonian medicine-based treatment.


01 May 2019

Research initiatives at Takiwasi Center on drug addiction, mental health and traditional Amazonian medicine

Matteo Politi will represent the Takiwasi Center during the XXVIII Italo-Latin American Congress of Ethnomedicine, which will take place at La Habana Convention Center, Cuba, from September 16 to 20, 2019.


24 April 2019

The Perfume Ritual

The perfume ritual is a therapy derived from traditional Amazonian medicine and used in the therapeutic protocol of the Takiwasi Center, especially in the initial phase of detoxification of drug addict patients. Through the use of some substances such as tobacco, perfumes, camphor accompanied by the healing songs called ikaros, a ritual cleansing, purification and reinforcement work is carried out.