PERSONAL CHANGE

Detoxification

Regeneration

Optimization

Detoxification

Ambio offers ibogaine, 5-meo-DMT and other therapies in hybrid medical and therapeutic programs. Our clients have found these treatments helpful for a variety of concerns related to both physical and mental health.

Our programs have three main points of focus:

  • detoxification
  • regeneration
  • optimization

While any one of our programs can facilitate all of these to one extent or another, we focus our attention on a case-by-case basis, based on individual needs.

Detoxification

Ambio offers ibogaine, 5-meo-DMT and other therapies in hybrid medical and therapeutic programs. Our clients have found these treatments helpful for a variety of concerns related to both physical and mental health.

Our programs have three main points of focus:

  • detoxification
  • regeneration
  • optimization

While any one of our programs can facilitate all of these to one extent or another, we focus our attention on a case-by-case basis, based on individual needs.

Detoxification

Ambio offers ibogaine, 5-meo-DMT and other therapies in hybrid medical and therapeutic programs. Our clients have found these treatments helpful for a variety of concerns related to both physical and mental health.

Our programs have three main points of focus:

  • detoxification
  • regeneration
  • optimization

While any one of our programs can facilitate all of these to one extent or another, we focus our attention on a case-by-case basis, based on individual needs.

One of the most substantial and obvious benefits of Ambio’s program is our ability to facilitate certain very difficult transitions. Even when our default modes of functioning become too costly for us, physically, emotionally, or spiritually, it can still be an incredible challenge to make these changes. Ibogaine, in particular, is unparalleled in its ability to help ease this change, both psychologically as well as physiologically.

We often support:

  • medication withdrawal
  • drug and alcohol withdrawal
  • managing cravings
  • addiction recovery
  • behavioral and emotional regulation
  • anxiety and trauma-related stress
  • mental clarity and mindfulness

Medication Withdrawal

Our treatments are experimental, and many of our clients have tried conventional approaches before. This often includes antidepressant, anti-anxiety, or attention medications, amongst other things. Some of these medications can be difficult or dangerous to withdrawal from.

If coming off of these medications is one of your goals, we can discuss this in more detail when you apply. Ibogaine and 5-meo-DMT have medication contraindications, which need to be managed carefully. While some medications, such as opioids, can be managed on-site, there are others that must be stopped prior to your arrival, even if you plan to resume them afterwards. Our program can help to reduce difficult side-effects from certain types of medications, including physical symptoms, sleep disruption, mood instability, etc.

Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal

Ibogaine’s ability to mitigate withdrawal symptoms from opioids and other drugs is well documented. This works differently from substance to substance.

Alcohol

We require people to be abstinent from alcohol for at least 5-days prior to treatment. If you are unable to accomplish this on your own, or with the support of a doctor, we can facilitate alcohol withdrawal on-site. Ibogaine and our other therapies can then help to reduce cravings and post-acute withdrawals.

Opioids

Opioid withdrawal is managed differently depending if they are long-acting (suboxone, methadone, etc.), short acting (oxycodone, heroin, Percocet, etc.), or fentanyl-like (fentanyl, carfentantyl, other analogs, etc.). While we can help mitigate withdrawal, perhaps the most substantial benefit is the reduction of cravings and post-acute withdrawals, which can present longer-term challenges in recovery.

Others

The most effective way to discuss the details of your situation is to complete an application and to speak to an intake coordinator about your specific case.

Addiction Recovery

Recovery from addiction is far more complex than simply detoxification. However, because of the other benefits of our treatments, our results are better than conventional 30-90 day treatment programs.

A major component of our approach is recovering a sense of personal agency. Often, amidst an addiction, it can feel as though the ability to be able to make self-defined choices has eroded. For this reason, we only work with individuals who are self-motivated towards recovery (as opposed to people who are primarily coerced or pressured towards recovery by others). We are not here to propose a lifestyle or a moral compass to follow, but to help make a difficult transition much easier. For us, because of the difficulty of the task, the benefits of our treatment are rarely more visible than assisting people in early recovery.

Mental Health

Just as medications can take hold of us and make change difficult, so can patterns of thought, behavior, emotions, and other ways that we find to process and cope with our circumstances. Although we employ a medical team, we do not believe that these experiences originate as neurochemical deficiencies. Although we employ a therapeutic team, we have not found that merely trying to make sense of our circumstances is a holistic solution.

Ibogaine, 5-meo-DMT, and the other therapies that are part of our programs, are designed to clear the way to recovering a sense of grounded, centered presence. Not every aspect of our treatments are necessarily comfortable or easy while going through them, but we believe that it is worth doing because to touch this inner foundation profoundly can provide a strong footing for change in the months and years that follow.

Mental Clarity and Mindfulness

Not every aspect of change in our life needs to be monumental. It is easier to focus our attention on what is immediately in front of us. Some of the benefits that we hear people describe from Ambio’s programs are as simple as recovering a sense of stillness in the mind, or being able to see things and situations as they are. Maybe we don’t react the same way if someone cuts us off in traffic, or when someone close to us does that thing that frustrates us.

Even if these small course corrections appear small, over time, as they accumulate, the overall ripple of these small changes can have a wide-reaching positive impact on our life, and the lives of the people we care about.

Regenerative Medicine

Ambio offers ibogaine, 5-meo-DMT and other therapies in hybrid medical and therapeutic programs. Our clients have found these treatments helpful for a variety of concerns related to both physical and mental health.

Our programs have three main points of focus:

  • detoxification
  • regeneration
  • optimization

While any one of our programs can facilitate all of these to one extent or another, we focus our attention on a case-by-case basis, based on individual needs.

Regenerative Medicine

Ambio offers ibogaine, 5-meo-DMT and other therapies in hybrid medical and therapeutic programs. Our clients have found these treatments helpful for a variety of concerns related to both physical and mental health.

Our programs have three main points of focus:

  • detoxification
  • regeneration
  • optimization

While any one of our programs can facilitate all of these to one extent or another, we focus our attention on a case-by-case basis, based on individual needs.

Regenerative Medicine

Ambio offers ibogaine, 5-meo-DMT and other therapies in hybrid medical and therapeutic programs. Our clients have found these treatments helpful for a variety of concerns related to both physical and mental health.

Our programs have three main points of focus:

  • detoxification
  • regeneration
  • optimization

While any one of our programs can facilitate all of these to one extent or another, we focus our attention on a case-by-case basis, based on individual needs.

Regeneration

There are psychotherapeutic and spiritual dimensions to therapies that we work with, but the benefits of Ambio’s programs are supported and sustained because of the substantial physiological benefits. These can include:

  • improved cellular metabolism
  • increased neuroplasticity
  • re-sensitization and regeneration of neurotransmitters
  • increased blood flow and electrical activity in inactive brain regions
  • reductions in neuropathic pain

We have collected and reviewed anecdotal case reports of people who have seen benefits for symptoms associated with:

  • neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis
  • essential tremors
  • traumatic brain injuries (both from high performance sports and from combat)
  • severe, chronic neuropathic pain

These treatment protocols have not been evaluated through clinical trials, and are highly experimental, but they also help to typify the physiological benefits of Ambio’s therapies.

Neuroplasticity

The term “neuroplasticity” refers to our brains ability to adapt and undergo change. Our most explosive period of neuroplasticity is in infancy, and this slows as we age. Ibogaine can stimulate a period of heightened neuroplasticity that some have dubbed a “neurological second childhood,” making it easier to adapt and change, which results in benefits for both behavioral and neurological conditions.

In support of this, we strongly encourage people to focus on other activities that also support neuroplasticity:

  • healthy diet
  • meditation
  • exercise.

Amongst other neurotrophic factors, ibogaine has been shown to stimulate glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor, even in very small, regular dosages. GDNF is a target for Parkinson’s drugs because of its unique ability to stimulate the regeneration of dopamine neurons. Several of our clients with non-Parkinsonian essential tremors have noted reductions or elimination of non-voluntary muscle contractions.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Since the discussion of traumatic brain injuries due to repeated concussions has grown within the NFL and other professional sports, the repercussions of consistent head traumas have gained more attention elsewhere. For example, many combat veterans who have been exposed to blasts or suffered head traumas have been diagnosed with PTSD, where there may be a physiological basis of this trauma.

Ambio has been at the forefront of offering treatments for veterans of war, high performance athletes, and accident victims, who have suffered head traumas. fMRI data suggests that therapeutic doses of ibogaine can help to dramatically increase blood flow and electrical activity in areas of the brain that were previously inactive. This data has helped us to better understand the lived experience of our clients who notice improvements in stress and anxiety levels, sleep levels, mood and reactivity, and a generally improved sense of wellbeing, following treatment.

Neuropathic Pain

Pain is a subjective and varied experience. It can have many causes, both simple and complex. While highly experimental, Ambio has conducted several in-depth case studies of individuals with severe, long-term neuropathic pain. While it does not function like a typical analgesic medication, some of these anecdotal reports suggest that ibogaine can have a function in reducing severe pain experiences.

Optimization

Ambio offers ibogaine, 5-meo-DMT and other therapies in hybrid medical and therapeutic programs. Our clients have found these treatments helpful for a variety of concerns related to both physical and mental health.

Our programs have three main points of focus:

  • detoxification
  • regeneration
  • optimization

While any one of our programs can facilitate all of these to one extent or another, we focus our attention on a case-by-case basis, based on individual needs.

Optimization

Ambio offers ibogaine, 5-meo-DMT and other therapies in hybrid medical and therapeutic programs. Our clients have found these treatments helpful for a variety of concerns related to both physical and mental health.

Our programs have three main points of focus:

  • detoxification
  • regeneration
  • optimization

While any one of our programs can facilitate all of these to one extent or another, we focus our attention on a case-by-case basis, based on individual needs.

Optimization

Ambio offers ibogaine, 5-meo-DMT and other therapies in hybrid medical and therapeutic programs. Our clients have found these treatments helpful for a variety of concerns related to both physical and mental health.

Our programs have three main points of focus:

  • detoxification
  • regeneration
  • optimization

While any one of our programs can facilitate all of these to one extent or another, we focus our attention on a case-by-case basis, based on individual needs.

Optimization

Ambio’s programs are designed to be integral treatments. Even when there are other medical or psychological factors at play, we approach our treatments with a view of helping individuals approach their optimal performance.

We have worked with many executives, professional athletes, celebrities, and other high-performance individuals. No matter what your background is, we always aim for:

  • feeling grounded, centered, balanced
  • improved flow states
  • more stable and consistent energy and focus
  • higher or more graceful lows
  • improved executive function, mental clarity, and focus
  • stronger sense of priorities, values
  • a sense of ease in stressful situations

Flow States

Flow is described as a state of optimal attention and performance. Usually, in a flow state we don’t think much about the past or the future. We become deeply absorbed in what we are doing. We may feel a sense of precognition, like things are just clicking together with little or no effort. In order to access flow, we must, generally:

  • be prepared and practiced for the task
  • be challenged by the situation
  • be able to rest in between

Flow is a peak state, and we can’t be in it all the time. Some people have been exploring psychedelics as a way of exploring flow, by deepening or extending it, or accessing it more readily. Part of this process is mental, part of it is physical. The beauty of flow is that it is an integrated experience. Most of us feel driven towards it for its own sake, regardless of what we are actually doing. It provides a sense of meaning and integration, and it is difficult to tell the difference between people who are able to access flow on a regular basis from people who are happy and satisfied with their lives.

How we help to support flow states

Our programs are not designed to produce flow states, at least not while you are here with us. Instead, we see Ambio’s programs as a deep dive into the valley between peak flow. The benefits of ibogaine, and the other therapies is to allow everything to come apart and defragment and re-align deeply. Sometimes these movements in our lives are important. Whether rest, recollection, integration, sadness, grief, these depths are important parts of the human experience that are often misunderstood or undervalued.

Our goal is not necessarily to help you achieve higher peaks of flow. You may already be driven in this way. Rather, we see our strength as supporting higher or more graceful lows. The benefit can be to rest and unwind more effectively, and to be able to relax our grip when it isn’t required. In general, it is to help strengthen our ability to connect with our personal foundations, and to draw on a more consistent and sustainable source of energy.

Personal Agency

When our lives are running solely on momentum, it can limit our ability to pivot and to make significant changes. When we are able to manage this momentum effectively, we can recover the agency to act in alignment with our own personal values and principles. Whether this means making important choices, properly seeing and understanding our situation from all angles, setting personal boundaries, establishing healthy routines, and building a balanced lifestyle, our own personal agency is important in guiding us on the correct course.

Sometimes it only takes small course corrections to make significant changes. We like to say that we’re good at facilitating difficult 5 degree corrections, which, as you track that out in the months and years that follow, can lead you in a completely new direction.