Ibogaine Treatment - An Overview
Ibogaine treatment’s principle use is its facilitation of a painless detox period for drug addicts. The drug has also been recognized for its removal of the effects of conditioning in addicts and its promotion of long-term drug abstinence.
While ibogaine treatment may represent a major medical breakthrough, there is an inherent level of risk with ibogaine treatment. Ingesting too much of the substance, being excessively thin, or suffering from liver or heart problems are dangers associated with this type of treatment. Subjects have reported experiencing muscle tremors, spasms, and feelings of internal energy shifts. See Treatment Methods for more information on Ibogaine treatment.
Ibogaine Treatment Screening
When deciding whether or not to take ibogaine treatment, individuals should be wary of listening to the advice of just one individual. Due to ibogaine’s potentially life-changing effects, individuals who have had extremely positive experiences may allow their enthusiasm to override the safety concerns. Likewise, potential ibogaine users should not let one of their peers’ negative experiences stop them from seeing for themselves what ibogaine has to offer.
Any treatment provided by an experienced and knowledgeable ibogaine therapist will include a medical and psychiatric review for the patient’s safety. We provide a screening process to help ensure client safety.
- Generally good health
- No past psychotic breaks
- No heart problems
- No serious liver problems
How Long is a Treatment Session?
Does It Hurt?
Depending on the duration of the addiction and the substance of abuse there can be some withdrawal signs, ranging from 0 to 15% of what the person would have to suffer without ibogaine treatment. These pains can be well managed with adequate analgesics.
Former addicts may experience some insomnia after the treatment for up to 3 weeks, which is responsive to sleeping medication.
What Will I Experience?
This depends, to some extent, on the purpose for which the ibogaine is being ingested. A long-term heroin addict will not necessarily have the same experience as a patient wanting a resolution to chronic depression, post-traumatic-stress-syndrome or anxiety. Nevertheless, all will find that their treatment involves both physical, psychological, and spiritual dimensions.
- 40 minutes after ingestion a buzzing in the ears heralds dreamlike visions, dancing lights, flashes of images, symbolic or actual representations of current subconscious themes.
- Some 2 to 4 hours later ”the waken dreams” will slowly fade away giving room to what is often described as resetting the biochemistry of the brain, i.e. an integration of the first phase.
- 20 to 36 hours after ingestion the last signs of dizziness, ataxia, inability to sleep will disappear and the patient is fully functional again.