What is a healing crisis?

A healing crisis is simply the body mounting a fight against disease. As you begin a natural health regimn it is not uncommon to feel great for a few days then all of a sudden feel like you have the flu. Your body must raise it's temp. to kill virus' and bacteria, the skin (is the largest eliminative organ) must detox or open up, - body heat helps to do this. The body's chanels of elimination: The skin: detoxing the skin may produce a light rash but it will quickly go away - Not hives! Could look like a mild case of heat rash. The Lungs (respiratory system): As these clear a mild cough (wet or dry) may appear however this will not last. A runny nose that runs clear is also not uncommon. The bowels: may move more than you are used to as toxins, virus, bacteria, parasites (depends on what you are working on) are evacuating the body. Normal bowel movements should be in proportion to what you eat. 1 train (meal) pulls into the station, then 1 train (meal) should leave. The problem is most of us are chronicaly constipated having only 1 train (meal) leave our stations, but 3 trains (meals) pull in daily. Urinary System: The kidneys are one of the bodies largest filtration systems. It will not be uncommon to have smelly urine for a few days. A healing crisis should not last more than 72 hours. Quick to come on and quick to leave. Whether a person has started a "Cleansing" program or a "Building" program it is possible to experience a healing crisis. It is just the body responding to the program you have started. It is possible to build the body to the point it will go into a natural detoxing or cleansing pattern. When you think of "healing" it is like peeling an onion one layer at a time. There is always another layer to your health. Again - A healing crisis is mild and should not last more than 72 hours - Drink plenty of fluid and get lots of rest during this time. www.bygraceent.com