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    Is ibogaine Safe? Ibogaine Therapy

Is ibogaine safe? – this is the question that every person who wants to undergo ibogaine treatment should ask. Iboga/ibogaine is a powerful medicine that can heal or harm – it depends how it’s being used and by whom. It’s safe when used properly, considering ibogaine’s safety protocols and rules. All the including and excluding criteria have to be considered and the right conditions for the treatment need to be created.

Full dose of iboga/ibogaine induces very strong and very long, lasting trip (up to 36hrs). Generally speaking, person must be in reasonably good health on both  mental and physical level. Every patient needs to provide the results of medical tests showing the condition of liver and heart. You should never take iboga/ibogaine on your own without well experienced and trained treatment provider.

Treatment exclusion criteria

There is a number of inclusion and exclusion criteriawhich make person suitable or not suitable for having the ibogaine treatment. Following those rules is extremely important and not following them may lead to ones death while on or after the treatment! It’s that serious. Finding out whether ibogaine treatment would be safe for a patient is a complex task and it depends on many factors. It is up to your provider to decide on that. The decision is based upon information received from your honestly filled up application form. We also need to consider the results of your medical tests like ECG and TBC( blood test). There may be some additional testing required for some patients. This is why we need your application form filled out correctly to find out which tests are necessary in your case and if your health history meets the treatments inclusion/exclusion criteria.

Absolute Exclusion Criteria

Here is a list of criteria in which presence we can not provide treatment:

Certain psychiatric conditions

  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder for which patient has been hospitalized or medicated
  • Depersonalization and/or Derealization Disorder
  • Cerebellar dysfunction
  • Epilepsy
  • Psychosis or acute confusional state
  • Organic brain disease
  • Dementia

Certain pre-existing heart conditions

  • Prolonged QTc Interval
  • History of heart failure, enlarged or hypertrophic heart
  • Active blood clots
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Deep vein thrombosis

Certain major respiratory conditions

  • Low oxygen levels and required steroid treatments lead to excessive risks.
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder
  • Cystic Fibrosis

Severe or chronic gastrointestinal issues

  • Bleeding ulcer
  • Leaky gut syndrome

Other criteria

  • Abnormal blood test results
  • Impaired Kidney or Liver function
  • Active infection or abscess
  • Within 6 months of major surgeries.
  • Pregnancy

Is ibogaine safe? – precautions and rules to follow

There is also number of precautions and rules to be followed before, during and after the treatment. Again, it’s very serious and they must be followed. All our patients are well educated and informed about all the treatment considerations.

Set & Setting

Ones mindset and approach to treatment (set) is vital for reasonably pleasant trip. The mindset will also affect the result of the treatment. It is important to prepare the intentions for your treatment. Every patient at Iboga Tree – Healing House gets the sufficient guidance and advice on how to prepare for the treatment properly.

Environment (setting) is also important. Quiet, dark room and natural surroundings are very helpful before, while and after the treatment. We also provide you with the appropriate for the treatment music played at particular times of the session. Your provider monitors you throughout the entire time of the treatment so you can get all the care and support you need.

The very best way to find out whether you’re ok to safely undergo iboga treatment is to contact us or fill up an application form. We’ll be more than happy to help you out and answer any questions you may have.



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