News

17 September 2020

A journey to healing

Official trailer of the film “The Way of the Plants - A journey to healing” directed by Aurèlie Marques and Louis Bidou. This is the living experience from the point of view of drug addict patients who have chosen an alternative treatment with Amazonian plants. Heartbreaking life stories that intersect in the heart of the Peruvian rainforest. Rehabilitating traditional Amazonian medicines means putting spirituality back at the center of healing.


07 September 2020

Traditional Plant Dietas at Takiwasi

A master plant dieta, sometimes referred to as a shamanic dieta is a complex, strict and rigorous system through which a teacher plant transmit healing, protection, guidance and sacred knowledge to the participant. The process of plant dietas at Takiwasi involves the accompaniment of our psychologist that provide tools for processing and integration, and thus maximize the benefits of this healing process.


03 September 2020

ALA2020 Congress - Symposium "The narcotization of the world"

Psychologist Uriel López will represent Takiwasi at the VI Congress of the Latin American Association of Anthropology that will be held online in November 2020. Uriel will participate with an oral presentation entitled "The positive dialogue between the Western and the Indigenous World regarding drug use as a consequence of existential emptiness and neoliberal carelessness”.


20 August 2020

Who Turns to Amazonian Medicine for Treatment of Substance Use Disorder?

Complementary medicines are an emergent field in the treatment of substance use disorders (SUDs) and include Amazonian medicines, such as ayahuasca. The aim of this multimodal cross-sectional study was to investigate characteristics of people who seek treatment for SUDs at the Takiwasi Center that applies Amazonian medicines along with conventional psychotherapy. New research article published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, August 2020.


08 August 2020

Efficacy of traditional Amazonian medicine on depression and anxiety

A new research article evaluating the efficacy of Takiwasi's treatment protocol on depression and anxiety has been recently published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.