Join experiential journalist Rak Razam and Dr. Alex Pardois as they talk about medicine: both the Western kind and the shamanic. Alex's journey has taken her from being an ER doctor in the pharmaceutical paradigm and studying Allopathic Medicine at Leeds School of Medicine to experiencing her own spiritual awakening with medicine plants like ayahuasca and the kambô frog.
Alex studied at the International Association of Kambô Practitioners and is now a certified kambô practitioner. Here we talk about the healing power of the frog, the chemical constituents of the peptides, the usage of kambô with the Matses and indigenous tribes, and the evolving way the West is approaching shamanic medicines, including the integration of the energetic body. And in following the path of this medicine woman from the emergency ward to the emergence, we can see reflected the cultural journey of the West back to the true nature of medicina itself.
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Originally aired on: Feb 28, 2018