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Years ago I went to the Amazon to work in a ceremony with the shamans and Ayahuasca with an amazing shamanic Ayahuasca Healing. I had an injury to my lower spine that happened previously from upwards of 30 years of martial arts training and weightlifting.
I had many disk problems and was tormented in pain every day for years when I awoke from my nights’ sleep. If I would turn just the wrong way I would fall to the floor in excruciating pain, then the spasms would begin and I would be stuck in a chair for days, the doctor prescribing for my pain, muscle relaxing and anti-inflammatory medications to help alleviate the symptoms.
I looked bizarre as my back was out of place when I began to walk and my hips were displaced all the way to the left and my shoulders arching forward and to the right. Once I was even taken away in an ambulance to the hospital because discs became displaced while I was driving on the highway and began to spasm so severely and the pain so excruciating that I could not even see around me.
This posture would continue as well as the excruciating pain for weeks until my body would try to bring itself back into balance. Then I would be just “ok” for a few weeks to a few months then this cycle would continue again and again.
When I went to the Amazon, the shamans asked me what I had problems with, and I proceeded to tell them about my back. Banco Ayahuasquero Don Romulo said he would help my back during the Ayahuasca Healing ceremonies. During the ceremonies, Don Romulo would call me to the floor, have me lay face down and would begin to work on my back first with his magical songs called Icaros and then suck from my lower back where the injury was located. He continued this work on my back for three days during the ceremonies and then on the third day his son, another master shaman named Winister, during the day brought me closer to the river and told me to face the sun.
He then proceeded to take three large dried kernels of corn and one by one bounce each kernel off of my lower spine at the location of the injury, after this he proceeded to plant each kernel in a straight line facing the sun and told me that when the stalks of corn grow that my back would become strong again and never have a problem with it slipping out of place.
The result, it has been several years, and to my surprise and astonishment I no longer have pain in my lower back, my back has never slipped out of place again. What can you attribute this to? Is the work that the shamans do real? I can only share what my experiences have been and what is and has been real in my own subjective reality.
I cannot say what is real or true for another, all I know is that the experience for me that I am sharing here was and is very real because I am a living testament to the help that I received. The fact that the symptoms that I was experiencing, the tormenting pain, the inability to walk straight when the discs slipped out of place, and the discs slipping out if I turned the wrong way have all ceased since that particular time I was in the Jungle with these Shamans Ayahuasca Healing.