A Healing Crisis is also known as the "Herxheimer Reaction". This happens when the body is trying to eliminate toxins at a faster rate than the body can dispose of. If a person's organs ,tissues and cells are very toxic the more severe would be the detoxification, and a healing crisis may occur. The symptoms of a particular disease may or may not become more intense.You may feel worse and therefore conclude that the treatment is not working. But these reactions are instead signs that the treatment is working and that your body is going through the process of cleaning itself of garbage, wastes ,pollutants and toxins.

The elimination channels of the body are the skin, the urine and the lower intestines or the bowels. The toxins and wastes are being released into the blood stream to be eliminated. This sets the stage for the body to begin to regenerate itself, replacing old tissue with new, replacing old cells with new. When any treatment or cleansing system causes a large scale destruction of bacteria, a significant amount of toxins within the bacteria itself are released into the body and the blood stream for elimination. The more bacteria present and the stronger the endotoxins (toxins within toxins) the stronger the cleansing reaction would be. When any treatment or detoxification program, causes the organs of the body especially the liver which is a store house for toxins, to release their poisons into the body for elimination ,a "healing crisis" may occur.

Such symptoms are temporary and it can happen immediately,or after a few days of being on a detoxification program. Any Detoxification program, even fasting, which causes a massive and rapid break down of fat cells, which also are a store house for toxins, can trigger a "healing crisis" as poisons and toxins are released into the blood stream for elimination.

What then are the symptoms of a healing crisis? Well it can be anything from the symptoms of the common cold to the symptoms of a major disease that you may be suffering from. Some people suffer joint and muscle pain, others feel extreme tiredness, nausea, giddiness. Some experience restlessness, aches and pains, arthritic pains flare up, insomnia, sinus congestion, fever, frequent urination, bad body odour, drop in blood pressure, skin eruptions, boils, hives, rashes, colds or flu like symptoms, and if you are suffering from a major illness, the symptoms of that disease may flare up. Sometimes strong emotions emerge like anger, despair, sadness, fear. Suppressed memories can surface, and you can relive the pain of those experiences.. Sometimes mood swings, new phobias may develop. Whatever the symptoms one endures during a healing crisis, it is an indication that the body is cleansing and rejuvenating itself.
If the symptoms become too strong , one should ease his way through the process. Drink lots of water to help with the elimination process. Juices and herbal teas are great for flushing out the toxins and help in speeding along the detoxification process. Rest, when you feel the need, use an enema to provide relief. A good massage can be helpful, and meditation can help with emotional issues. On rare occasions, a reduction or a temporary cessation of the product may become necessary. It has to be pointed out here, of course that not everyone suffers a healing crisis, or is even aware that he is going through one. But at times ,and according to the amount of toxins that one has in his body, a healing crisis can and does occur.

It is important that you adequately rest during this time. These symptoms will pass as your body begins to normalize to a new level of health. As you continue to improve, you may feel worse before you feel better. For example, if you used to get skin rashes, the rashes may reappear or get worse for a period of time as your body eliminates toxins through the skin. You may also experience an initial increase in urination, or you may feel more nervous. In actuality, you are not getting worse, you are actually getting better. Eventually you will reach a plateau of better health. During the healing crisis, it is important to not suppress these temporary symptoms with drugs or the healing process may become interrupted.

This is a time our body needs juices, teas and especially water to help carry off the toxins. This is a time for rest. Be kind to yourself --- mentally, emotionally, and of course physically.
One of course must always ensure his health by having a checkup, and not just assume that he is having a healing crisis.

Author's Bio: 

Betty Hart is a retired Education Officer. She spent 45 years in this field educating children. Having served people all her life,she still desires to continue in this capacity, so she has done extensive research in the field of health. She believes in taking supplements to reverse the signs of aging and products to detoxify the body and keep it from getting diseases. She has done a lot of experimenting on herself and has identified a few very exclusive and fine products for maintaining health at a very high standard. She supplies these products to the international community from her website. Betty has also been a member of ECKANKAR for the past twenty five years. This has helped to mould her into the person she is now . A person who believes that she is a Divine Spark of God whose main purpose on Earth is to serve humanity. She tries to do this in what ever way that she can,serving with love and humility., She has chosen this field of health as she has always been interested in health products and in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.


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