The Healing Crisisby Kyle McCormick, M.S., I.N.F.T.C. on 01/01/16
A healing crisis is in effect when the body is in the process of elimination, with reactions ranging from mild to severe. One should expect this and work towards it. The body's inherent desire is for perfect health and we have the ability to earn our way back to this state. The body must go through a elimination process to achieve this state of good health and wellness. There will be ups and downs - good days and bad days, as one does not progress into immediately into good health. The elimination process can just as easily be referred to as the "healing process."
A healing crisis results when all body systems work in concert to eliminate waste products and thus set the stage for regeneration. During this regeneration, old diseased tissues are replaced with new healthy tissues, and this does take some time. A disease crisis on the other hand, is not a natural one and works against the body's natural processes of working towards wellness. Symptoms during a healing crisis may be identical to the disease we are in battle with, but with one important difference - ELIMINATION. A cleansing and purifying process is underway and stored wastes are now in a free flowing state. At times the pain and discomfort during the healing crisis can be just as bad as the disease itself, hence at times brief flare-ups in your condition.
The crisis will usually bring about past conditions in whatever order the body is capable of handling them at that particular time. People often forge the disease or injuries they have experienced in the past, but are quickly reminded during the crisis. Various reactions may include; skin eruptions, nausea, headache, sleepiness, unusual fatigue, diarrhea, head/chest cold, ear infections, boils, or nay other way the body uses to loosen and eliminate toxins. The length varies, but on average the crisis usually lasts about three days. If your energy is extremely low going into the crisis it may last a week or more. The body needs juices, and especially water to help carry off the toxins. This is also a time for rest, both mental and physical.
Also depending on the severity of the original disease/illness, one crisis may not be enough for a complete cure. If you are in a chronic state of dis-ease or have gone through many disease processes in then course of your life, you quite likely will go through additional crises with each one getting less severe. Often the crisis will come after one feels his very best, setting the stage for the "healing process." Many people will feel an energy boost in the initial stages of a therapy, then toxins get released into the blood stream and system for elimination. Go as slowly as your body needs to so that your elimination is gradual and as comfortable as possible.
As mentioned earlier with more serious issues there may be many small crises to go through before the final one is possible. everything must be considered and given its proper place in the build-up to complete healing. One should expect and work towards it.