When you are going through a detox program, you will expect to face a problem called healing crisis. In the scientific term, healing crisis is called Herxheimer Reaction.

Healing crisis happens when your body tries to eliminate toxins faster than it is prepared for. The more toxins removed, the more severe the healing crisis.

The symptoms are signs that the treatment is working.  The reaction is temporary and can occur immediately or within several days or weeks upon the start of the treatment.

What cause healing crisis?

The body systems are working in concert to eliminate toxic waste through all the channels. It set the stage for cell repair and regeneration. Old tissues die and are replaced by new ones.

During detox and cleansing, a large amount of bacteria die off and release a significant amount of toxins within the bacteria, which are released in the body. The toxins cause a reaction or flare up in the body. The more bacteria die off, the more toxins are release, the stronger the reactions.

What are the symptoms?

Healing crisis normally brings about past conditions, diseases or injuries to flare up. It often comes after you feel that you are at your best and most energized.

  • Aches, pains in joints, muscle, head and other parts of the body
  • Extreme fatigue or restlessness
  • Sinus congestions, fever, chill, cold or flu-like symptoms
  • Arthritis flare up
  • Insomnia and mood swings
  • Nausea, cramps
  • Skin eruptions, eczema, acne and rashes.

How should you handle?

1) Drink plenty of water. Flush off the toxins from the body with water, juices, herbal tea.

2) Rest well to manage the extreme fatigue and tiredness caused by the overload of toxins in the body systems.

3) Eat plenty of wholesome foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Avoid processed food and processed carbohydrates that will text the body systems further.

4) Cleanse the colon to remove undigested waste that will add onto the toxin loads.

Do not be unduly alarmed by the healing crisis you face during a detox process. It is a sign that the detox is working. When you persevere with the detox program and handle it., you will reap the reward of a renewed body that is ready to function at its best.

What symptoms of healing crisis do you feel during your detox program? How did you handle it? Share with me in the comment box below.

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