What is a Healing Crisis?
A healing crisis is an acute reaction, resulting from the activity of nature’s healing forces in overcoming chronic disease conditions. It is brought on when the body becomes overcrowded with waste and irritating poisons.
Cells and tissues begin to throw off the waste and carry it from the bloodstream to various eliminating organs. These are the bowels, kidneys, lungs, skin, nasal passages, ears, throat, and genital organs.
The organs become congested and irritated, producing symptoms such as colds, boils, kidney and bladder infections, headaches, open sores, diarrhea and fevers.
All crisis are a form of healing and elimination. First the toxins are removed and then the tissues are renewed. These symptoms and the process of elimination are part of the cure and should not be suppressed.
Although a healing and disease crisis may look alike outwardly, they are different. A disease crisis is when the body is loaded to the toleration point with toxic and wasteful products. The body arouses itself in self-defense and brings on an acute inflammation such as a cold, fever, etc.
If these poisons are not eliminated and/or suppressed, the body adapts itself to function at a lower energy level. These wastes accumulate and inhibit the organs from performing their normal functions until a chronic disease manifests.
A healing crisis, on the other hand, develops because the healing forces are strengthening. Through herbal and dietary assistance, the body gets stronger and digs into the tissues and eliminates old chronic waste causing symptoms.
A healing crisis shows that there is enough energy in the body to eliminate unwanted materials. It can vary according to how seriously ill the person has been, and the length of treatment.
The healing crisis can be encouraged and assisted with herbs, enemas, acupuncture and massage so that energy blockages caused by accumulated waste can be eliminated.
There is usually a positive change in three days, and the person feels stronger than before. If the individual continues their healthy lifestyle, the crises become further apart until health is present and sickness is history.
What form will the crisis take?
It is dependent on three aspects:
- The kind of waste (drugs, mucus, toxic metals, uric acid, etc.).
- The condition of the various eliminator organs.
- The energy level or vitality of the patient.
The most important aspect of the healing crisis is to never go to extremes in your dietary changes. The use of a slow transition and educating yourself about diet is most important. Trying to get too pure too fast can be destructive and actually postpone the goal of overall superior health.
Make changes one step at a time. As you make these positive changes to your diet or life style and practice each one daily, they will replace old "bad" habits with new "good" habits resulting in a healthier happier existence with your body.