28 November 2022

Training for representatives of the Wampis Nation

The Natural Products Laboratory of the Takiwasi Center has established a new alliance with the representatives of the Intercultural Health Directorate of the Autonomous Territorial Government of the Wampis Nation, with the aim of providing a series of training workshops focused on in the rescue of traditional knowledge in medicinal plants and the generation of added value in the sustainable use of Amazonian biodiversity.

25 November 2022

Exchange of experiences

As part of the activities of the project "Generation of added value in medicinal aromatic plants for the economic development and conservation of the Peruvian Amazon" financed by Alianza Empresarial por la Amazonía and carried out by the Takiwasi Center, 14 Awajún women from the Association “Bosque de las Nuwas” of Shampuyacu native community participated in an internship to learn about the production processes of Nuwa Infusions at the Takiwasi Laboratory and to get to know the inspiring experience of the Association of Producers of Medicinal Plants - Ampik Sacha, which brings together 18 members belonging to the Kichwa-Lamistas communities located in the vicinity of the city of San Jose de Sisa.

18 October 2022

Preliminary Results from the Ayahuasca Treatment Outcome Project (ATOP)

Presentation of the preliminary results of the Ayahuasca Treatment Outcome Project (ATOP) research carried out at the Takiwasi Center. Lecture by Dr. Brian Rush of the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), and Olivia Marcus, postdoctoral fellow, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, within the framework of the “From Research to Reality” conference, which took place on the 27th -May 29, 2022, in Toronto, Canada.

18 October 2022

Exploring experiences and perceptions around the purge during Ayahuasca rituals

Lecture by Svet Lustig "Exploring experiences and perceptions around the purge during Ayahuasca rituals: a qualitative study in a rehabilitation center in Peru", based on his research carried out at the Takiwasi Center in the framework of his master's degree in public health for the London School of Tropical Hygiene and Medicine. Congress “From Research to Reality - Global Summit on Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Medicine”, May 27th-29th, 2022, Toronto, Canada.

17 October 2022

Traditional aromatherapy in the clinical context of a therapeutic community for the treatment of substance use disorders

This research describes how traditional Amazonian aromatherapy is used in the context of Takiwasi Center. Participant observation was carried out by shadowing the healers in charge of specific aromatherapy sessions including plant baths, sahumerio, and saunas.