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Help fellow veterans heal their physical and mental wounds of war with alternative medicine.




Kambo4Vets was started in 2022 by Brian Lehtinen, a 20-year veteran, and Omar, one of the few plant medicine practitioners to be ordained by the Matsés, an Amazon Tribe. We started Kambo4Vets to address the alarming need for assistance and community for United States military Veterans, especially those struggling with PTSD. We believe that by creating an environment of safety, clarity, and understanding of the shared experiences, we can address the root of suffering and bring about meaningful, measurable change to vets' quality of life. 

Unlike pharmaceuticals, which only treat symptoms,


Kambo pulls issues out by the root.

Since Kambo is not a psychedelic, it can be an excellent medicine for someone on the fence about natural remedies. Additionally, it has 16 different peptides which have been proven scientifically, and there are numerous medical and scientific research articles on Kambo and all its benefits.

If you've ever wished for a way to un-fuck your brain, we encourage you to read on and find out how Kambo could be that thing that gets you where you want to be. 


Brian was fucked. 

After over 20 years and ten deployments including multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan with more in the Mediterranean and East Africa, things were looking bleak. More than bleak. Things felt fucking hopeless. PTSD was just the tip of the iceberg. Support for vets: limited. According to the VA website, on average 22 vets kill themselves daily, which doesn't include those engaging in high-risk activities. And there were days when Brian wanted to join them. 

In late 2015, Brian spent a day with a gun, contemplating the worst. In March 2020, he medically retired due to extreme PTSD. He applied for healing grant through the Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions (VETS) organization. As a result, he went to Mexico for an ibogaine treatment Dr. Martin Polanco, MD, at The Mission Within. This was the start of a profound and life changing healing journey.


Since then, Brian has worked with Ayahuasca, Tepezcohuite, Bufo (5-MeO-DMT), and most recently, Kambo, becoming a Certified Kambo Practitioner in September 2022.

Brian’s profound and efficacious healing process with Kambo has led him to realize the same possibility for all his fellow vets suffering from the residual effects of their service. Brian's vision for Kambo4Vets is to create an environment of safety, clarity, and understanding of the shared experiences at the root of suffering.


Brian is happy to speak with you in-depth regarding Kambo and Kambo4Vets.

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A Warrior Medicine

a detoxifying purgative, immune-boosting medicine, and a powerful treatment for chronic pain and drug dependency.

Kambo - the Prince of the Jungle, goes by many names, including: Sapo, Kambo, and Acate. It has been a "hidden secret" of the Amazon for hundreds of years and is renowned for its purifying and healing properties. 

Kambo is a secretion produced by the skin glands of the Phyllomedusa bicolor, or Giant Monkey Frog. The secretion of this amazing frog carries bioactive polypeptides offering a deep cleanse of the body and massive strengthening of the immune system.

Through the lymphatic system via small burns to the skin, Kambo enters the body, waking the body's natural ability to heal itself. 

The ritual of Kambo is important. At Kambo4Vets we guide you through the whole process as learned by the masters of Kambo in the Peruvian jungle. We know where you've been. And we know how badly you want to change. When you join Kambo4Vets you're not joining just a group of people doing drugs to numb the pain. You're joining a group of veterans who are looking for fundamental, lasting change. You're joining a community of people who have been through the same shit you have and who want to support you. 

"There is no growth in the comfort zone,

and no comfort in the growth zone."


Kambo is not for the faint of heart. The experience is not entirely pleasant. But the results are incredible. 

Instead of a weekend-long retreat requiring medical staff, a Kambo treatment transpires in a matter of hours, making it a viable companion to the work being done at a clinic or any other more time-consuming and expensive treatment. Additionally, Kambo can be micro-dosed and, with training, can be self-dosed, making it readily available for a highly-personal healing protocol.

Keep exploring. Reach out. Listen to what some of our members are saying. 

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Questions? Concerns? Fears? Reach out any time.

Natural Stream

"I came to Kambo having carried trauma and the resulting PTSD for seven years. After tons of talk, many milligrams of modern medicine, neuroscientists, and discharge from service I just started living with it. I accepted it as part of my daily life…like a scar that won’t stop itching.

The [Kambo] experience came on fast and with a punch. It called me to strength through submission, if that makes any sense. Brian was there the whole time in a way that brought me to the mental/spiritual place I needed to be.


It’s been almost two weeks since I sat into Kambo and the only way I can describe it is to say I feel like I’m on a different frequency. I feel as though I’ve faced something and released it from myself. I’m so thankful to Brian for seeing me through a warrior’s ceremony."

- Zack, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment


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