Plants Intake

Several visitors wish to experience a healing process with Amazonian medicinal plants in the framework of the protocol proposed by Takiwasi. This can be done during open therapeutic spaces that are established every year by the Center (see: Retreat/Diet, Cleansing Process or Seminars) or during short visits or longer stays as ambulatory patients.

Out of these established spaces, priority is given to resident patients, so visitors should adjust to the availability of the Center. The spots available to participate in sessions (purges, ayahuasca, diets) are limited and therefore could be completed at any time. In this case we would be unable to include new people in those sessions.

Plant intakes can be accessed under the following conditions:

  • Fill out the personal (Descargar).
  • Write a (Motivation Letter indicating the reasons to undertake this process.
  • Receive the endorsement of the Center with the approval and signing of the personal file by the doctor in charge.
  • Pay the agreed amount. The fee may change according to the visitor's socio-economic status, origin, established protocol and final agreement. Each visitor will have a referred therapist, within the therapeutic team, in charge of the personal follow-up.
Toma de plantas - Takiwasi

Takiwasi does not expect to cure cancer nor autoimmune or degenerative diseases. At the same time certain people carrying out a work of personal evolution can obtain benefits and substantial improvements in their health and even reach full healing in some cases. For more information please see General Health.

Takiwasi offers an open psychological examination: it is necessary to ask for an appointment in advance by telephone. The first examination to ask for a treatment and study its feasibility is totally free.

Plant Baths

Another treatment offered to visitors is the plant bath. It is a complementary therapy traditionally used for energetic cleansing of body and mind.

It is an excellent way to release tensions in general, relax, eliminate stress, remove distress and anxiety. A natural way to eliminate bad energies and get protected with the power of the Amazon jungle.

The plant bath is performed in a ritualized way and is accompanied by a “soplada” or “icarada”, a method that consists in "energetically charging" a vehicle (tobacco, florida water, camphor, perfume, etc.) singing on it, to later apply it on the patient by blowing on his energetic points (head, hands, back, chest), to reassure or protect him.

The plants used are aromatic and sedative plants like mucura, shapiyoja, toe, hierba luisa, ruda, basil, flowers, etc. The baths are performed next to the Shilcayo River.

It also exists a so-called flowering bath made by aromatic herbs traditionally reserved for special occasions such as New Year, marriage, anniversaries.

Baño de Florecimiento

Don José presents the ritual bath with Amazonian plants and flowers