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    Is ibogaine Safe? Ibogaine Therapy

Is ibogaine safe?

This is the question that every person who is considering ibogaine treatment should ask.
Ibogaine is a powerful medicine that can heal or harm – depending on how it’s being used and by whom. It’s safe when used properly with appropriate treatment protocols and under the care of experienced staff. All the including and excluding criteria have to be considered and the right conditions for the treatment need to be created.

A full dose of ibogaine induces a powerful and long-lasting trip (up to 36hrs). Generally speaking, the patient must be in reasonably good health on both a mental and physical level. Each patient needs to provide the results of medical tests showing the condition of their liver and heart. You should never take ibogaine on your own, without an experienced and trained treatment provider.

Treatment exclusion criteria

There are a number of exclusion criteria which can make a person unsuitable for ibogaine treatment. Following those rules is extremely important. Not following them can have lethal consequences. Finding out whether ibogaine treatment is safe for you is a complex task which depends on several factors. It is up to your provider to make an informed assessment, based on your application form and your medical tests. There may be additional testing required for some patients. This is why your application form must filled out accurately and honestly, to find out which tests may be 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. We make sure all our patients are well informed about all the treatment considerations, prior to treatment.

Set & Setting

Ones mindset and approach to treatment (set) is vital for an effective experience with ibogaine. The mindset will also affect the result of the treatment. It is important to prepare your intentions for your treatment. Every patient at Iboga Tree Healing House is given sufficient guidance and advice on how to prepare for their treatment in advance.

The environment (setting) is also critically important. A quiet, dark room and natural surroundings are important before, during and after the treatment. We also provide you with the appropriate music played at specific times during your session. Your provider monitors you throughout the entire time of the treatment so you get all the care and support you need.

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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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