Ibogaine

Ibogaine

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Treating addictions with Ibogaine in South Africa.

Ibogaine is a naturally occurring psychoactive substance found in plants in the Apocynaceae family such as Tabernanthe iboga, Voacanga Africana and Tabernaemontana Undulata. It is a psychedelic with dissociative properties that have been demonstrated to interrupt substance use disorders, assist in neurological regeneration and improve psychological wellbeing.

Formula: C20H26N2O
PubChem CID: 197060
Drug class: NMDA receptor antagonist

Ibogaine has been used for centuries by traditional communities, such as the Bwiti people, in West Africa for ritual and healing purposes. In the West, it has been predominantly used for treating addictions, depression and anxiety, although new research is dramatically expanding the possibilities of what Ibogaine can assist with.

In lower doses, Ibogaine acts as a stimulant, increasing energy and decreasing fatigue. In larger doses, Ibogaine produces oneirogenic effects, meaning that it stimulates a dream-like state while awake, as well as closed-eye imagery and the retrieval of repressed memories and psychological processing.

Its physical effects can include ataxia, nausea and vomiting, numbness of skin, sensitivity to light and sound, tremors, and cardiac effects plus intense auditory and visual hallucinations which can last up to 20 hours on a single dose. Users will often be immobilized during the experience and experience sleeplessness for a few days after ingestion. When under the influence, people may have anxiety, physical discomfort and intense emotional distortions which can be both comforting and scary.
Ibogaine is an indole alkaloid that is obtained either by extraction from the iboga plant or by semi-synthesis from the precursor compound voacangine, another plant alkaloid. The total synthesis of Ibogaine was described in 1956.

Psychoactive Effects Of Ibogaine

Ibogaine is a psychedelic. The experience of Ibogaine is broken down in two phases: the visionary phase and the introspection phase. During the visionary phase, there is a dreamlike experience that lasts for around 4 to 6 hours. The second phase, the introspection phase, is responsible for the psychotherapeutic effects. It allows people insight into their own problems and behavior, and helps them to conquer their fears and negative emotions. Ibogaine creates an altered state of consciousness much like dreaming while fully conscious and aware so that memories, life experiences, and issues of trauma can be processed.
 
Using Ibogaine as an alternative rehabilitation for drug addictions in Soith Africa.

History Of Ibogaine Use

The use of Ibogaine in African spiritual ceremonies was first reported by French and Belgian explorers in the 19th century. The first botanical description of the Tabernanthe iboga plant was made in 1889. Ibogaine was first isolated from T. iboga in 1901 by Dybowski and Landrin and independently by Haller and Heckel in the same year using T. iboga samples from Gabon. Complete synthesis of Ibogaine was accomplished by G. Büchi in 1966. Since then, several other synthesis methods have been developed.

Ibogaine treatment as an alternative to conventional rehab programs in Johannesburg, ZA.

From the 1930s to 1960s, ibogaine was sold in France in the form of Lambarène, an extract of the Tabernanthe manii plant, and promoted as a mental and physical stimulant. The drug enjoyed some popularity among post World War II athletes. Lambarène was withdrawn from the market in 1966 when the sale of ibogaine-containing products became illegal in France.
In the early 1960’s, the Chilean psychologist Claudio Naranjo conducted 40 Ibogaine sessions with his clients and was the first to scientifically describe the experience. He reported that Ibogaine helped people to view difficult experiences in an objective way, and that it helped to facilitate closure of unresolved emotional conflicts.

The concept of using Ibogaine as a treatment to addiction came from Howard Lotsof in 1962.

Lotsof, a heroin addict in his younger days, was searching for another means of receiving a high. He came across Ibogaine and shared it with five friends, all addicts themselves. But after using it, thinking it was another drug, Lotsof and his friends lost all compulsions to take more, and ultimately resolved their motives for taking drugs altogether. Following this event, Lotsof spent most of his life making Ibogaine a legitimate cure for drug addiction. He promoted it to various media channels, academics, and companies but all refused it.

In 1967, the US banned it along with LSD, thinking it dangerous. Lotsof then travelled to the Netherlands, where the first clinics focusing on Ibogaine as a treatment were founded. Since then, clinics have emerged in Mexico, Canada, and South Africa. The US eventually revoked the ban in 1995 to allow experiments. Today, it is regulated in many countries, falling under the gray areas of the law.

In the late 1980’s, the first regular Ibogaine-assisted detox sessions were conducted by the Danish Drug Users Union in Amsterdam. Over the last several decades a global community of Ibogaine therapy providers, which has been dubbed a “medical subculture,” has developed to include former drug users and physicians. In 2007 it was estimated that over 3,400 therapy sessions for substance use disorders, as well as for personal and spiritual growth, had been conducted worldwide. This number continues to grow annually.

Ibogaine treatment in South Africa for addictions, depression, anxiet and PTSD.

Research Into The Effectiveness Of Ibogaine

 The most-studied therapeutic effect of Ibogaine is the reduction or elimination of addiction to opioids. An integral effect is the alleviation of symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Research also suggests that Ibogaine may be useful in treating dependence on other substances such as alcohol, methamphetamine, and nicotine and may affect compulsive behavioural patterns not involving substance abuse or chemical dependence. Researchers note that there remains a “need for systematic investigation in a conventional clinical research setting.”

Lotsof was the first to initiate clinical trials with Ibogaine.  He contracted with a Belgian company to produce Ibogaine in tablet form for clinical trials in the Netherlands, and was awarded a United States patent for the product in 1985. The first objective, placebo-controlled evidence of Ibogaine’s ability to attenuate opioid withdrawal in rats was published by Dzoljic et al. in 1988. Diminution of morphine self-administration was reported in preclinical studies by Glick et al. in 1991. Cappendijk et al. demonstrated reduction in cocaine self-administration in rats in 1993, and Rezvani reported reduced alcohol dependence in three strains of “alcohol preferring” rats in 1995.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) began funding clinical studies of Ibogaine in the United States in the early 1990s, but terminated the project in 1995. Data demonstrating Ibogaine’s efficacy in attenuating opioid withdrawal in drug-dependent human subjects was published by Alper et al. in 1999. A cohort of 33 patients were treated with 6 to 29 mg/kg of Ibogaine; 25 displayed resolution of the signs of opioid withdrawal from 24 hours to 72 hours post-treatment, but one 24-year-old female, who received the highest dosage, died. Mash et al., (2000) using lower oral doses (10–12 mg/kg) in 27 patients, demonstrated significantly lower objective opiate withdrawal scores in heroin addicts 36 hours after treatment, with self-reports of decreased cocaine and opiate craving and alleviated depression symptoms. Many of these effects appeared sustainable over a one-month post-discharge follow-up.

The results of their studies confirmed that Ibogaine decreases the self-administration of stimulants, opiates and alcohol, as well as a significant reduction in the withdrawal symptoms from opiates.

Unfortunately, the development research was ended prematurely because of intellectual property disputes, its high cost and complexity relative to NIDA’s existing resources.

The Phase 1 trials conducted by NIDA found that Ibogaine is not neurotoxic. However, there are a number of fatalities that have been temporally associated with the ingestion of Ibogaine. These were attributed to a variety of factors, including pre-existing medical conditions, especially cardiac conditions, as well as seizures resulting from acute withdrawal from alcohol or benzodiazepines, and in other cases the co-administration of one or more drugs of abuse. This is why it is very important for our clients to be honest with us about their medical conditions and medication or drug use.

Ibogaine-assisted detox efficacy has been explored in two recent studies being conducted by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), attempting to track the long-term efficacy of Ibogaine-assisted detox therapy. The studies, in Mexico and New Zealand, have reported preliminary results of between 20% and 50% rate of clients remaining free from their primary substance of abuse for at least 12 months.

Ibogaine For Addiction

Sangfroid Ibogaine Sanctuary - a drug rehabilitation centre in Hyde Park, Johannesburg.

Ibogaine is an alternative treatment for substance addiction and other addictive behaviours. It can vastly reduce the symptoms of drug withdrawals and interrupts pathways in the brain that have been conditioned to support addictive behaviours. Ibogaine treatment plays an effective role in all kinds of addiction treatments, including:

  1. Heroin addiction
  2. Cocaine addiction
  3. Alcoholism
  4. Methadone addiction
  5. Methamphetamine addiction
  6. Oxycontin addiction
  7. Behavioural addictions such as gambling or sexual addictions

How Ibogaine Works

Ibogaine works in two different ways: physical and introspective.

Physical effects Of Ibogaine:

Ibogaine’s mechanism of action is still not completely clear. What is known is that the drug affects multiple receptors in the brain. Metabolically, a protein is fabricated which blocks NMDA opiate receptors. Drug-induced craving is linked to increased activity of these receptors and blocking them can inhibit cravings. By inhibiting these receptors, your symptoms of withdrawal are effectively blocked. This process is done immediately, and puts your brain back to a pre-addicted state – it significantly reduces, or in most cases eliminates, withdrawals from the addiction. Once this process is complete, no further use of Ibogaine is necessary.

The long-term relief from withdrawal symptoms probably comes from the fact that Ibogaine is converted by your liver into nor-Ibogaine, which stores up in the fat cells of your body and is slowly released into the bloodstream for up to six months. It can take up to 72 to 96 hours post-treatment for these effects to really be experienced. Ibogaine also has a documented anti-depressive effect that establishes a state of well-being, freeing you from negative thought patterns and anxiety that may interfere with your long-term healing.

Ibogaine functions in a similar way to standard treatments that block or take residence in the receptor sites that normally harbor chemical substances. However, unlike methadone or suboxone, which lead to chemical dependency, Ibogaine is non-addictive and doesn’t need to be taken on a continuing basis. Ibogaine treats other chemical dependencies by cleansing the body of the drugs, and resetting the brain’s neuro-chemistry. It appears and feels as if the memory of dependency is removed from your mind and body.

Ibogaine also works to rebalance your brain chemistry and level out dopamine, serotonin, endorphins, and adrenaline to a pre-addicted state.

This helps you to feel better much more quickly, especially compared to quitting a substance cold turkey. Without Ibogaine it can take weeks or even months to regain the balance in neurotransmitters after discontinuing use.

Ibogaine therapy is most effective when combined with the initiation of a healthy lifestyle, but as far as craving and chemical dependency the change occurs quickly.

Introspective Effects Of Ibogaine:

Ibogaine is a psychedelic substance that can create a dream-like sequence of events or sensations that provide you with critical insights into the origins of your addiction process or other unhealthy behavior patterns. On Ibogaine you are able to gain insight into the subconscious workings of your own mind and the compulsions to take hard drugs or alcohol subside. The experience also makes you more receptive to life changes and therapeutic interventions, allowing a healthy way of working through problems in the long term.

During this “awakened dream” state, past events, even those which you may not be conscious of, may come to the surface of your thoughts. The hallucinations that most people experience during this phase of the treatment typically include replays of life events, trauma, events that have lead to the addiction, people they are associated with and reasons and causes of their addiction. Many people report finding answers to questions about themselves and their lives and that they have a deeper understanding of their place in the world and the reason for being. A new way of life and a new sense of self is often an important starting point for many people trying to break their addiction.

In effect, years of therapy can be replicated in a matter of hours.

This is not experienced visually by everyone. It varies from person to person. This can be a very beneficial experience, but even if there are no dreams or even clear messages the Ibogaine still does the job of resetting and rebalancing your body and mind.

This initial phase is followed by a period of introspection during which you are able to process the information that was revealed during the journey. You may experience the full range of emotions during these first 24-36 hours, and most people require some down-time to recuperate physically. The drug can be tiring physically and emotionally because of the serious and all-encompassing nature of the hallucinations. You may have to face traumatic and upsetting events and memories that are blocking your future development and change. The nature of this introspection is important if you have a substance addiction as you may be treating your emotions and problems with the drug. Occasionally people can be completely overcome emotionally by what has been revealed to them, and some may become very depressed. It is important to let go and allow the emotions to flow, whatever comes up. This is a large part of the healing process.

While this may be uncomfortable, it is important to remember that, in large part, the success of your treatment is dependent on allowing this process to fully run its course. These feelings will not persist, and in fact, the majority of people experience an incredible sense of calm and well-being post treatment.

After this period, there is a window of opportunity, anywhere from 12 to 24 days, for you to witness behaviors that you have that in the past were acted out in a completely unconscious manner. You may now experience these actions consciously. Many people find that discussing their experiences freely and without judgment or shame makes them relax into the revelations and insights gained during the Ibogaine session. This is why we offer life coaching sessions after the treatment in order for you to discuss and integrate your experience.

The science behind Ibogaine as an addiction treatment:

There are two studies sponsored by MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, a US non-profit research organisation), which are currently underway in Mexico and New Zealand. Data from these studies contribute to the growing scientific literature about Ibogaine as a treatment for drug addiction. In addition to measuring how long former addicts stay clean after ibogaine treatments, these studies will also assess general quality of life conditions like employment, social relationships, feelings of depression, and changes in emotional intelligence.

Although they are still gathering data, preliminary results show a remarkable 20 – 50% rate of abstinence on follow-up a year later. This is in stark contrast to the clinical results of many conventional treatment options—the success rate of Suboxone-assisted opiate addiction treatment, for instance, drops to 8.6% once the Suboxone is discontinued. Unlike replacement treatments, a single dose of Ibogaine — if fully integrated into a patient’s mindset — is effective for a very long time.

  • Mexico: Thomas Kingsley Brown, Ph.D., & Kenneth Alper, Ph.D. (2017): Treatment of opioid use disorder with ibogaine: detoxification and drug use outcomes, The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, DOI: 10.1080/00952990.2017.1320802 |
  • New Zealand: Geoffrey E. Noller, Ph.D., Chris M. Frampton, Ph.D., & Berra Yazar-Klosinski, Ph.D. (2017): Ibogaine treatment outcomes for opioid dependence from a twelve-month follow-up observational study, The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, DOI: 10.1080/00952990.2017.1310218 |
 

 

Willingness to change:

Ibogaine is not a magic bullet by itself. As with any treatment, the Ibogaine experience must be coupled with a willingness to change. No drug treatment will work unless you are willing to change your life. However, with a true desire to change anyone can find their path to a successful drug free life.

It is also important that treatments of Ibogaine use both the right dose and right environment. If this is not done properly then dangerous side effects can occur. We provide that safe environment for you and will be there every step of the way to guide and assist you on your journey.

Ibogaine For Depression, Anxiety & Burnout

Sangfroid Ibogaine Sanctuary - an alternative rehab centre for depression, anxiety and burnout.

While Ibogaine is best known for its ability to help people overcome addiction to drugs and alcohol, it is also incredibly beneficial for people suffering from mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, burnout and chronic fatigue.

Many people don’t seek help for conditions like depression or anxiety because they feel it’s a personal weakness or not a “real” condition. Nothing could be further from the truth. These are real conditions that can overwhelm your coping ability and enjoyment of life, and they are all very treatable.

The mainstream treatment for depression and mental health tends to be a regiment of medications, with some less-than-ideal side effects and an inability to address the causes of the problem. Because of this, many people who suffer from these conditions are looking for alternative methods to treat the problem. Ibogaine offers one such alternative.

Ibogaine therapy can help you to recover, and can give you a profound inner change, mental clarity and revived energy levels.
Ibogaine can help you to release sorrow and anger, and to attain insight and self-forgiveness. Through personal insight on your Ibogaine journey you will relearn the best ways to relax, to let go of yourself, and to give your body and mind the proper attention they need. The inner journey allows you to understand the root causes of your depression, anxiety or burnout. Ibogaine then gives you an opportunity to address these causes with a clear mind and hopeful vision, which eventually leads to the way out of the emotional turmoil.

Ibogaine is effective even for many depressions considered to be “treatment-resistant”.

Ibogaine works on two levels, the psychological and the physical:

Psychological Effects Of Ibogaine

Ibogaine therapy’s success in treating depression, anxiety and burnout may be based on several factors. Firstly, its psychological effects help you to view difficult experiences in an objective way and to help facilitate the closure of unresolved emotional conflicts.

Ibogaine helps you to shift your perspective on the way you see the world and the circumstances that have made up your life. Ibogaine is a powerful hallucinogen, taking you on a deeply introspective journey in which suppressed memories and traumas are often revealed in a way in which you can review them objectively (as if seeing these experiences in a dream or reviewing somebody else’s life).

Depression is often a cause of deep emotional issues that, if not brought to light and worked through, can lead to much deeper, chronic depression. Ibogaine helps you to look at these challenging experiences in a different way.

Ibogaine helps you to accept your past and forgive people or circumstances that you believe have caused you pain. One session of Ibogaine has been likened to years of therapy and does an amazing job at helping you to reset your life and move forward in a new direction.

Ibogaine slows down the over-analysing, self-critical part of the brain, normalizes the brain function, and helps you to find more stability in your thought process.

Physical Effects Of Ibogaine

Ibogaine goes into the chemical centres of the brain and helps to reset them back to normal levels. These chemical centres can be the cause of various mental health disorders. In fact, most prescription depression medications target the same areas of the brain. However, medications don’t reset the brain the way Ibogaine does and so require ongoing use in order to be effective.

Ibogaine modulates the uptake of various neurotransmitter systems in your brain, restoring a level of balance, and is neuroprotective of dopamine receptors, which play a critical role in the management of depression.

Ibogaine treatment revamps your brain’s ability to produce beta-endorphin, the neurotransmitter released when you engage in physical activity, that decreases the experience of pain and stress and increases your mood and sense of self-esteem.

Ibogaine increases levels of glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor, or GDNF, which promotes the survival and replenishment of many types of neurons. A single dose of Ibogaine can increase GDNF expression for weeks. Ibogaine is also highly lipophilic and remains in body fat for months, gradually being released, further extending its influence on GDNF expression. 

Because ibogaine is known to increase the level of serotonin in your brain it can be dangerous to administer ibogaine in conjunction with SSRI or MAOI-based medications that are commonly prescribed to treat depression. If you are on anti-depressants, please let us know so that we can help you to wean off these before your treatment.

It is also essential that you let us know if you have any of the following problems, as there is not enough known about Ibogaine’s interaction with these and they may be considered exclusion criteria for having the Ibogaine treatment: cerebellar dysfunction, epilepsy, psychosis, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, organic brain disease and dementia.

The psychological effects of Ibogaine combined with the neurological changes that it offers have shown definite potential in helping people with depression, anxiety, burnout, chronic fatigue and phobias. If you are currently suffering from any of these conditions, please get in touch with us. We know that it can be overwhelming to embark on an unknown journey and we are happy to chat to you about the treatment before you decide to do it.

Ongoing Therapy

Ibogaine is not a “magic bullet” –  it is not as simple as ingesting a pill and all symptoms are gone. What Ibogaine provides is more like an intense insight into your problems and a window of opportunity to make changes and shift things in your life. It definitely takes work and you need to be committed to trusting the process and listening to yourself and taking action on what comes up in your journey. Every single person is unique, and no two Ibogaine experiences are the same. Some people have life reviews and identify negative thought and behavioural patterns, where those patterns started and why. Some people have a slower “de-programming” process, or a subtler shifting of priorities and thought patterns.

The use of Ibogaine helps you to explore and openly talk about previously undisclosed and repressed personal problems. This effect lasts for at least a week post-treatment, with many people reporting an ongoing ability to objectively assess and discuss deeply rooted issues. For this reason, we highly recommend that you make use of your life-coaching sessions after your treatment and consider some longer-term therapy as well.

Ibogaine For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Sangfroid Ibogaine Sanctuary - an alternative treatment for PTSD.

Post-traumatic stress disorder may show up, after a traumatic life event, with symptoms like panic attacks, flashbacks, sleep disturbance, anxiety, anger, irritation and obsessive-compulsive behaviours. Although you may be mentally blocking the actual event, symptoms can still manifest themselves in your life.

PTSD is triggered when your brain can’t accept an event, and blocks it out, either partially or fully. Even if the issue is not remembered consciously, your brain is still trying to work through it.

Ibogaine is an amazing treatment if you need any kind of psychological healing.

Ibogaine helps you to resolve trauma, aggression, fear and grief. You experience acute and critical insights into your problems in a non-confrontational and dream-like state. Ibogaine causes an awakened dream state where your conscious and unconscious minds are merged and current issues or situations can be traced back to past events and seen in a new light.

How Ibogaine Helps With PTSD

During the Ibogaine experience you are able to explore your past and revisit traumatic life events in a safe and detached manner. Ibogaine is a hallucinogenic substance which puts you into a visionary state. The experience is like a waking dream where you get to re-look at the traumatic events in a removed and non-emotional way – almost like watching a movie or reviewing somebody else’s life. The Ibogaine does not show you anything in your past to scare you, but rather to help you to let it go. Ibogaine puts you into a very receptive state where you can calmly deal with your past and understand the reasons for certain events happening in your life.

By doing this, you are able to accept your past for what it is, see your traumatic events in a new light, and begin to heal, find meaning, and move forward in a healthy and sustainable way. This is why so many new studies on psychedelic medicines are showing so much promise – because they address the root of the trauma and don’t just rely on treating symptoms.

If you are experiencing PTSD, you most likely have higher than usual dopamine levels. In addition to giving you a psychological platform to review and process your trauma, Ibogaine also helps you by balancing your mind in a natural way. Ibogaine works by resetting the neurotransmitters in your brain and restoring your natural chemical balance.

Ibogaine clears your mind of unwanted and limiting negative programming, restoring you to the clarity of your pre-trauma state. People often describe the effects of Ibogaine as a complete mind, body, and spirit ‘reset’.

Ibogaine, Addiction & PTSD

Due to a connection between relying on drugs or alcohol and dependence on chemicals in people who have PTSD, Ibogaine treatment is a great alternative treatment for trauma-related addictions. Through the use of Ibogaine, you will be able to deal with both the dependency and also the emotional issues that are at the root of your addiction.

Ibogaine can eliminate the initial emotional pain that may have caused you to seek painkillers, alcohol, sleeping pills, anti-depressants or other drugs. Your emotions are temporarily relieved so that you can witness and process past traumas rapidly without getting caught up in old triggers and fears.

Ibogaine For Psycho-Spiritual Experiences

Experience Ibogaine in Hyde Park, Johannesburg, South Africa.

While it is certainly relevant to point out Ibogaine’s effectiveness in treating addiction, depression, PTSD and other disorders, it is just as important to note the effects that Ibogaine can have in transforming and improving the lives of ordinary people.

Ibogaine can help you to better understand yourself and your past, and therefore help you to live a more meaningful and fruitful life. Ibogaine is a powerful way to overcome the common cultural malaises of materialism, nihilism, and apathy and to rediscover happiness. Ibogaine acts as both a potent detox and an insightful spiritual guide. It cleanses your body of toxins such as fluoride while triggering a serious spiritual awakening.

The psycho-spiritual journey is deeply profound and is frequently described as a face-to-face meeting with a god-like intelligence, where one’s past and future can be directly examined in a manner that allows you to directly interact with your past and future selves. In this way, Ibogaine allows you to revisit specific moments in your life, observing and receiving life-changing insight from a unique perspective while discovering answers about the nature and meaning of important past events.

This process, while difficult and challenging in many ways, can have the effect of overwriting old habits, behaviours and ideas. Ibogaine frees your mind from detrimental programming and limiting beliefs, and leads to a renewed version of yourself who is unburdened by emotional and psychological baggage that may have been prohibiting you from living up to your full potential. It is like a total psychological and physical reboot. Ibogaine is very unique in how it re-organizes your personality and thought processes in a way that has the power to change the course of your life forever.

Many people inherently understand that mental health and spiritual wellness is the root of total health, and shamanic plant medicines are gaining much-deserved respect for the profoundly eye-opening journeys that they can induce.

Modern medical wisdom has largely reduced human health to chemical interactions and has detached the critical role that the human psyche plays in overall health and total wellness. Ancient healing wisdom tends to look at human health differently, first making the connection that a human being must be psychologically and emotionally well, and also spiritually awakened in order to experience abundant health and lasting peace.

 

The Many Therapeutic Uses Of Ibogaine

The Iboga root is used in West African folk medicine as a stimulant, tonic, and aphrodisiac. It is also used in cases of nervous weakness, and to treat fever and hypertension. In the Congo, Iboga is used to treat the tropical sleeping disease. In equatorial Africa it has been recommended in the treatment of neurasthenia and syphilis.

In the West, Ibogaine is predominantly used as a treatment for addictions, depression and anxiety, although it is showing promise in many unrelated areas including migraine, Alzheimer’s, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and acne.


Ibogaine For Migraines

Ibogaine can be used for the treatment of neuropathic pain. Ibogaine treatment targets the central nervous system and could help to treat migraine pain in ways that opiate drugs cannot. Ibogaine does not cause neurotoxic effects such as those brought on by other NMDA antagonist type drugs.

Ibogaine has effects on multiple different systems of neurotransmitters that may offer relief for the pain and can be used in conjunction with other migraine medications.

Years of Ibogaine research have been enough to convince some psychiatry and neurology professionals that the therapy should be given a chance to help more people with migraines, and hopefully we will see more research on this in the next few years.

Ibogaine For Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia involving a disorder of the limbic and association cortices. Most patients suffering from this disease have less than 14 years to live. The cause of Alzheimer’s is unknown, but it is strongly believed that plaques and tangles accumulate in the brain and are a major factor in the development of the disease. Furthermore, free radicals are formed and start killing brain cells.

Treatment of Alzheimer’s has been until now based only on alleviating the symptoms, and not on curing the disease itself. Because of the potential of antioxidants to reduce the damage caused by free radicals the benefits of these substances has been studied in the treatment of Alzheimer’s with varying results. Ibogaine itself is not an antioxidant, but apart from having an effect on multiple receptors in the brain, it has also shown the ability to boost the body’s own antioxidant system.

Ibogaine has also shown positive effects in the regeneration of neurons in the brain and an increase in cognitive abilities post-treatment.

Ibogaine For Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is one of many mental health issues that have responded to treatment with Ibogaine.

Ibogaine works to at least partially relieve patients’ symptoms, and offers a very powerful insight, which helps patients to understand their issues and the energy and clarity to work through them.

Medications currently prescribed for bipolar disorder do not show the same potential for success as Ibogaine treatment because of the many ways in which Ibogaine addresses the problem. Before undergoing the Ibogaine treatment you must be weaned from bipolar medications, so please let us know what medications you are currently taking.

The drugs currently used for bipolar disorder may not address the underlying condition, but deal only with the symptoms. Some people with bipolar disorder may need continued medication, in which case Ibogaine is only used with caution.

Ibogaine for bipolar disorder may not always be about curing the condition completely. Ibogaine may simply offer you a deeper understanding of the condition.

Ibogaine For Acne

Candida infections are quite common as fungal infections in the human body. They may live in your mucosal membranes like the sinuses, nasal passages, vaginal walls and digestive tracts. Invasive Candidiasis can also affect organs. Your body normally has Candida present, but overgrowth causes problems like acne.
Ibogaine treatment helps in healing fungal activity. Researchers have had success in using Ibogaine to detox patients with Candida infections. Studies have shown that Ibogaine can suppress many symptoms of Candida, specifically cutaneous Candida albicans. The same studies have demonstrated Ibogaine’s ability to accelerate yeast cell elimination.

In another study, Ibogaine was given to mice, which had Candida that had spread to other body parts in different fungal forms. Ibogaine interfered with early infection stages and significantly decreased the mortality rate. It also decreased the volume of the Candida albicans found in the spleen, kidney and liver.
Additional studies with human patients are still needed to determine the effectiveness of Ibogaine for acne.

Ibogaine will also detox heavy metals like mercury and kill bacterial and viral infections like herpes, often in just one treatment. Flushing the body with Ibogaine gives your body a natural source of treatment for rapid and deep detox. People with acne and other diseases associated with Candida such as chronic fatigue and depression have a greater opportunity for healing by combining Ibogaine treatment with a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Ibogaine For Eating Disorders

Ibogaine is increasingly being used to treat eating disorders that have not responded to traditional therapies.

Ibogaine offers an introspective journey that often gets to the heart of eating disorders such as bulimia, anorexia, and overeating. Ibogaine helps you to see your body as a temple to be loved and cared for. You will gain a newfound sense of control and respect for your body through the experience. In combination with proper health screening and nutritional and dietary counseling, Ibogaine could be the future of treatment for eating disorders.

Treatment for eating disorders with Ibogaine is currently at the beginning stages, but while study data about recovery rates from these mental disorders is scarce, our experience and anecdotal evidence indicates that Ibogaine is and will be effective in many if not most of the patients with whom it is administered.  

More Promising Research

Ibogaine therapy is showing promising results in the treatment of other conditions, including Hepatitis C, Parkinson’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, and Cerebral Palsy.

What is Ibogaine?

Ibogaine is a naturally occurring psychoactive substance found in plants in the Apocynaceae family such as Tabernanthe iboga, Voacanga Africana and Tabernaemontana Undulata.

It is a psychedelic with dissociative properties that have been demonstrated to interrupt substance use disorders, assist in neurological regeneration and improve psychological wellbeing.