What is a Healing Crisis?
Sometimes we feel worse before we get to feel better. When you start a new herbal protocol, for instance, it’s not unusual for the body to release toxins that have been stored in the organs of elimination, e.g., liver,lymph,kidneys.
When I first start to test people on computerized Zyto technology, I want to know what organs are most stressed or toxic. Before putting someone on an herbal protocol or supplements, I want to make sure that the above mentioned organs are able to release whatever the body is ready to let go of.
Too many medical doctors who turn holistic may put a person on antibiotics or strong herbals like cilantro totally neglecting the importance of making sure the body is able to detox the fallout. And there is no doubt that if a person has a bacterial or viral infection, they’re going to have a lot of debris floating around or sequestered somewhere. The one thing we don’t want is for the patient to get sicker on the cure.
But even if drainers are recommended for the organs of elimination, a person can still feel a bit icky as the body starts to detox. One might get a headache or feel like there’s mush in the head. One might feel itchy all over or nauseous. Or just plain fatigued.
Here are some ways to mitigate a healing crisis or Herkheimer effect:
Drink lots of pure water
Exercise as much as you can
Sunshine, 20 minutes a day
Take detoxification slowly … one step at a time
Don’t increase the herbal dose
Keep the organs of elimination (bowels, lungs, skin, kidneys) open
Take detox baths such as epsom salts or clay
Sweat by using exercise, saunas, baths
Avoid dairy and heavy foods but get enough protein
Green drinks in moderation
The Zyto scans are informative and can take the guess work out of trying to figure out what your body needs.
In many cases, my patients share the information that shows up on the Zyto with their physicians.
If you go to my website, I am offering for a short period of time a free Zyto food scan with a 55-minute getting-to-know you session for only $47. I’m a practitioner of Classical Acupuncture who believes nutrition is an important component to getting well. While acupuncture is covered by insurance (except for Medicare), Zyto is not.