A woman has died of a heart attack after undergoing a controversial cleansing procedure.
Natasha Lechner went into cardiac arrest after participating in a 'kambo ceremony' in her home in Mullumbimby, in northern NSW, on March 8.
Treatment - Kambo - Discharge - Tree - Frog
The treatment involves applying kambo, a discharge emitted from an Amazonian green tree frog, onto the skin after it is burned with a stick.
However, after Ms Lechner's ceremony, the 39-year-old's body temperature plummeted and she passed out.
Participant - Ambulance
After another participant called an ambulance, but she couldn't be revived and was pronounced dead at 11.15am.
Kambo, although controversial, is a growing trend that is said to purge the body of toxins by making its participants vomit.
Ms - Lechner - Twin - Brother - Christian
Ms Lechner's twin brother, Christian, said his sister's debilitating back pain, which she had been dealing with for more than 20 years, led her to the alternative therapy.
'She was a hairdresser for 20 years and had sciatica and a crushed vertebrae and often cried in pain, she needed back surgery and high doses of pain killers,' he told The Daily Telegraph.
Path - Medicines
'I think she went on a path and began to search for more biologically friendly medicines.'
Devastated after the loss of his twin, Christian took to Facebook to farewell his 'best friend'.
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