Intercultural Healing Exchange
Our next Intercultural Healing Exchange will be February 22 - March 9, 2017: More Info / Register Here >> If you would like to receive update regarding our schedule you are welcome to join our newsletter HERE.As an essential part of the Intercultural Healing Exchange Program, participants experience firsthand the Ando-Amazonian indigenous medicine and transformation practices, a learning process that accounts for roughly 50% of their stay. These healing traditions have the ability to greatly amplify the individual healing capacity of the natural medicine practitioners. The retreat includes at least one Ayahuasca ceremony and one San Pedro ceremony. Transformation is facilitated by Amazonian medicine men as well as healers and guides who serve as intercultural bridges of the timeless planetary wisdom of humanity. The other half of participants’ time will be dedicated to local healing campaigns that Paititi is engaged in. This can involve treating hundreds of local people from a wide range of health conditions, at a clinic that is set up in a public place such as the school in a local village. Depending on the skills and modalities of the practitioners present, the clinic format is adjusted so that what we are offering to the community reflects what we can truly give. Common modalities we work with include Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), physical therapy, chiropractic work, massage therapy, reiki and nutrition. Additional modalities are welcomed. In addition, various skill levels are also welcomed. Participants’ roles in clinics are adjusted to match the participant’s level and experience. Regardless of your experience level, we work to find a role where each participant is challenged while at the same time has a level of comfort. The healing clinics are overseen by a local MD doctor, a TCM doctor, and Amazonian medicine men. All patients go through an intake process with this team and at this time a recommended treatment is prepared for healers to follow as a guideline. Clinic days can vary quite a bit. Some days are quieter with some down time and other clinic days will keep you on your feet with long lines of patients. Be prepared to work hard and be on your feet all day. As part of this program, participants will also have an opportunity to learn about many medicinal plants of the Amazon and may be able to contribute to our current research and cataloging projects, which involve classifying Amazonian medicinal plants within the Traditional Chinese Medicine Five Elements system.