the healing crisis

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the healing crisis

Postby icecube2 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:24 am

Hi!

I have found the healing crisis incredibly useful.
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The Healing Crisis
AKA: The Cleansing Reaction, The Detox Reaction, and The Herxheimer Reaction

What is it?
Also known as the "Herxheimer Reaction", this reaction occurs when the body tries to eliminate toxins at a faster rate than they can be properly disposed of. The more toxic one's bodily systems are, the more severe the detoxification, or healing crisis. It is characterized by a temporary increase in symptoms during the cleansing or detox process which may be mild or severe. 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 impurities, toxins and imbalances.

Such reactions are temporary and can occur immediately -- or within several days, or even several weeks, of a detox. Symptoms usually pass within 1-3 days, but on rare occasions can last several weeks. If you are suffering from a major illness, the symptoms you experience during the healing crisis may be identical to the disease itself. Sometimes discomfort during the healing crisis is of greater intensity than when you were developing the chronic disease. This may explain why there may be a brief flare-up in one's condition. Often the crisis will come after you feel your very best. Most people feel somewhat ill during the first few days of a cleanse because it is at that point that your body dumps toxins into the blood stream for elimination. With a more serious condition there may be many small crises to go through before the final one is possible. In any case, a cleansing & purifying process is underway, and stored wastes are in a free-flowing state.

Cause:
The healing crisis is the result of every body-system, in concert, working to eliminate waste products through all elimination channels and set the stage for regeneration. The end result: old tissues are replaced with new. When any treatment or cleansing program causes a large scale die-off of bacteria, a significant amount of endotoxins (toxins within the bacteria itself) are released into the body. The more bacteria present, and the stronger their endotoxins, the stronger the cleansing reaction. When any treatment or detox causes the organs of the body (particularly the liver, which is a storehouse of drug and poison residues) to release their stored poisons and toxins, a cleansing reaction may occur. Any program, such as fasting, which causes a rapid breakdown of fat cells (which are a storehouse for toxins), can cause a healing crisis as toxins previously lodged in the fat cells are released into the blood stream.

Symptoms:
The healing crisis will usually bring about past conditions in whatever order the body is capable of handling at that time. People often forget the diseases or injuries they have had in the past, but are usually reminded during the crisis. There are a wide variety of reactions that may manifest during a healing crisis, the most common are:

Increased joint or muscle pain


Diarrhea
Extreme fatigue and/or its opposite, restlessness
Cramps
Headache (believed to be caused by buildup of toxins in the blood)
Aches, Pains
Arthritic flair up
Insomnia
Nausea
Sinus congestion
Fever (usually low grade) and/or chills
Frequent urination and/or urinary tract discharges
Drop in blood pressure
Skin eruptions, including: boils, hives, and rashes.
Cold or flu-like symptoms
Strong emotions: anger, despair, sadness, fear, etc.
Suppressed memories arise
Anxiety
Mood swings
New phobias develop

Easing Your Way Through the Healing Crisis:
Drink plenty of fresh water (especially water), juices, and herbal teas to flush the body of toxins. Some professionals recommend distilled water as the best. Drink from 2 to 4 quarts(liters) per day. This will help flush the toxins out of your system and speed along the detoxification.

If you are feeling fatigued, or sleepy, your body is talking to you, and telling you to rest. Be kind to yourself, and get the rest that you need.
Symptoms frequently disappear immediately after a good bowel movement, use an enema to provide relief.
For other symptoms, meditation, EFT, acupuncture or a good massage might be helpful to speed up the healing process, and reduce the discomfort.
And, on rare occasions, a reduction of the dosage or temporary cessation may be required.

Important: Always ensure your health by having a thorough medical check up: don't assume that if you have any of the above symptoms that you are in a healing crisis: you may not be in a healing process, you may have a medical health problem.
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Re: the healing crisis

Postby NHE » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:05 pm

icecube2 wrote:Easing Your Way Through the Healing Crisis:
Drink plenty of fresh water (especially water), juices, and herbal teas to flush the body of toxins. Some professionals recommend distilled water as the best. Drink from 2 to 4 quarts(liters) per day. This will help flush the toxins out of your system and speed along the detoxification.


Drinking distilled water will deplete minerals from your body.


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Re: the healing crisis

Postby icecube2 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:04 am

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You may know the answer on this one ok.

I initially started drinking tap water, but this mad me feel awful, really bad nothing specific just a whole feeling type of thing.

Anyway so I then changed it for bottled water, not a huge amount 2 0r 3 handheld bottles a day and I made sure that I had one handy at night. Bottled water was ok.

Now I can tolerate tap water flavored with Robinsons grapefruit squash, which is great, not keen on just plain water.
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Re: the healing crisis

Postby NHE » Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:47 am

Most, if not all, bottled drinking water is not distilled water, unless it's been distilled and then had some minerals added back to it. Pepsi uses reverse osmosis to purify tap water and then adds a mineral packet back into it and sells it as Aquafina. Some tap water is less than ideal, much less. Here's an experiment you can do. Take two black coffee mugs and add the same volume of water to each, one with bottled water and the other with tap water. Let them evaporate (you can place them in a warm area to speed up the evaporation). If you have hard tap water, there will be a large collection of crystals in the bottom of the tap water mug. I had this problem at one of the places where I lived and the tap water made my stomach ill. I simply couldn't drink it. It also dried out my hair as well. In addition, it caused my green tea to form a flocculent. Image

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Re: the healing crisis

Postby icecube2 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:17 am

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I know two things about distilled water and that is my Dad used to put it in his car Battery.

And if you boil tap water only once mind, it becomes distilled or sterile.

Am I right on that one or not
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Postby NHE » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:14 pm

icecube2 wrote:And if you boil tap water only once mind, it becomes distilled or sterile.


Incorrect. The simple act of boiling water does not distill it. To distill water, you need to collect the steam, run it through a condenser to cool it and collect the resulting drops of water.
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Re: the healing crisis

Postby icecube2 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:57 am

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You see you learn something every day. Its good to learn eh! Now if I had listened more in Chemistry I would have known that. Too busy yapping no doubt.
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