The Healing Crisis
The healing crisis is Flu like symptoms that are sometimes produced by the body as it starts to heal. Systems include: fever, perspiration, nasal discharge, and body aches. This sometimes happens because the body, through proper herbal treatment is finally able to repair or replace damaged tissue and cells and expel toxins and the waste matter from these repairs out of the body through the various body openings (pores, nose, and lower orifices).
The body is either constantly repairing and replacing cells, (the repair and building mode) or in a state of degeneration and break down. The Goal of the Natural Healer is to use a holistic program to stop any further breakdown “right now” and to start the repair and rebuilding mode back up. When a person starts on a natural healing program they will start to feel better then they have in a long time as their body stops degenerating and as the body gets strong enough and every cell in their body is vitalized, it will be repaired or replaced, and toxins* that have settled in the weakest tissue will be thrown out as the body gets stronger. At this point the body will start an eliminating process which is called a healing crisis; I think that is not a very good term because healing to me is not a crisis it is a blessing.
Sometimes symptoms of old health problems will reappear temporarily because the body finally has the energy and nutritional resources to heal them correctly. This is sometimes called a REVERSAL.
*A toxin is any substance that is not conductive to cellular growth, function, replacement, and repair. Toxins create a metabolic burden on the body because the body has to use energy to contain the toxin or carry it out of the body and this energy could better be used cellular growth, function, repair, or replacement.