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The Healing Crisis Guide- Everything You Need To Know

The Healing Crisis Guide- Everything You Need To Know

 What is “The Healing Crisis”? Why and when does it happen and what symptoms you may experience? Everything you need to know about the process of Natural Healing with an alkaline diet and herbs.

The body naturally cleanses itself all the time, however when we experience harsh symptoms due to a related health condition, the root cause is always stagnation, which is a constipated state, an obstruction of energy and flow, of the most important elimination systems in the body. The level of stagnation we face determines how well and how efficiently the body can cleanse itself.  

The main and most important areas of the body that deal with filtration and purging of toxins are the kidneys, the adrenal glands and the lymphatic system. When the kidneys and adrenals are weakened, along with a stagnant lymphatic system, toxins are backed up around the cells, causing inflammation. This is when different symptoms start to surface, which is the first indication our body is out of balance and requires attention. As a rule of thumb, what isn’t eliminated is accumulated.

The process of detoxification and regeneration of cells starts with a cleansing stage, which means, first, eliminating all acidic components from our diet that cause stagnation, and second, alkalizing the body with alkaline forming food such as fruits, veggies and herbs, (mainly high fruit) to remove current stagnation.

As the body gets alkalized cells start to heal. The kidneys and adrenals are strengthening and kidneys begin to filter. In addition, the lymphatic system is getting more hydration, becomes less stagnant and lymph starts moving. Mucus also is getting less stagnant and starts to move, a process that allows the body to start purging and eliminating toxins more aggressively.   

What is The healing crisis?

When healing the body with an alkaline diet and herbs, the body goes through different levels of cleaning and repairing stages that often come with various dis-ease symptoms so called “The Healing Crisis”

There isn’t much known about this amazing phenomenon other than it plays a crucial part of the healing process.

The concept of healing the body, first and foremost, requires the elimination of toxins. The body achieves that by purging toxins through the main elimination vessels such urine, stool and skin, also through the eyes, ears, nose, and mouth.

During detox and healing, the body tries to get rid of as many toxins as possible which through any possible way such as mucus discharge, runny nose, headache, fever, coughing and all other cold/flue like symptoms which are the most common “Healing Crisis” symptoms. All which constitute a natural healing process and a common cleansing reaction.


“Sneezing, coughing, diarrhea, sweats, fevers, aches and pains are all-natural methods used by the body to detoxify (release toxins) and heal itself”

Generally, the more congested you are with toxins the more detox symptoms you will show, however, being over congested also may mean stagnation, which may require to go deeper in order to move lymph.

Cleansing cycles may last one hour, a day to a few days, happen once a week or even take up to a few weeks, it all depends on the level of toxicity. Showing Healing Crisis symptoms (as intense as they can get) is actually a great sign that your body is healing by purging of toxins and rebuilding weakened areas.

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Old injury and disease symptoms may also come up, for instance, you may experience some pain and discomfort around areas where you had a broken bone, surgery or other weakness that didn’t get the chance to fully heal. 

Thyroid cases may also show hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism symptoms such as fatigue, pain, weakened muscles, etc. while cancer cases may experience a temporary growth of tumors.

These old toxic problems that were originally suppressed now receive attention, which allow the body to rebuild and restore normal tissue function. You may also feel areas of weakness that you never even knew you had! Don’t panic! Just relax and let your body continue its journey into vibrant health!

Healing crisis symptoms are not only limited to physical reactions, they can also be mental and emotional, such as mood changes and emotional release. Our mental health may be challenged and we might go through emotional roller-coasters. It is important not to judge ourselves, rest as much as possible and understand that is just a natural healing response.

The detoxification process is a physical, mental, emotional and a spiritual healing journey. One cannot be successful without the other.

healing crisis levels

There are different types of healing crisis levels that can happen during the cleansing processes. It would be an endless task to cover them all, however, the section below deals with the most common side effects.

Dr. Morse has divided these cleansing side effects into three main categories: Mild, Moderate and Strong. Generally, the more toxic you are, the more severe healing crisis symptoms may get. At the same time, the more stagnant you are, the more time the body will require to move lymph (step out of the stagnant stage). 

Each of these levels may be experienced at one time or another. However, most people do not experience the strong levels. It all depends upon one’s level of toxicity, combined with his or her systemic (total body) energies or strength.

Healing Crisis Symptom Levels

How to deal
with “Healing Crisis” symptoms?

Lack of energy or fatigue
  • Drink three to six 10 ounce glasses of carrot, spinach and celery juice per day.
  • Eat as much fresh, ripe fruits as possible
  • Panax Ginseng extract, Royal Jelly, Alfalfa, Barley Green Complex, and/or God’s Garden Superfood Blend
  • Rest & Time are great healers!
  • Alternating hot and cold compresses
  • Arnica oil, used topically
  • Castor Oil Packs
  • Ginger, Mint, or Chamomile tea
  • Keep hydrated (drink plenty of distilled water, fresh fruit juices or vegetable juices)
  • Cold cloth on back of neck/forehead
Asthmatic & Lung Congestion
  • Castor Oil Pack with hot cayenne compresses, place over lung area on the chest.
  • Drink a cup of Peppermint Tea followed every 10 minutes with a teaspoon of the tincture of Lobelia (up to 6 teaspoons)
  • Hot and cold presses
  • Antispasmodic (Neuromuscular Tonic)
Inflammation (Bowels)
  • Chamomile or Peppermint Tea
  • 2 ounces of Aloe Vera juice 3 times a day (could cause diarrhea)
  • Slippery Elm/Marshmallow Root Tea (I tsp of herb to 1 cup of water/Boil 8 minutes/steep for 5 minutes/strain & drink) 1 cupful 3-­‐6 times per day
Inflammation (General)
  • Hot & Cold Presses
  • Inflammation is acid, so alkalize, alkalize, alkalize! Raw fruits and vegetables are the best.
  • Ginger Tea is great for heartburn.
  • If improper eating (including bad food combining) have occurred, an apple will help

Alkaline Lifestyle

Keep in mind that true healing ALWAYS requires alkalization by consuming an alkaline diet and herbs, which leads to cellular regeneration. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive different levels of alkaline diet programs which are high alkalizers and energizers of the tissues, organs and glands of your body.

It is always recommended to eat 100% raw fruits and vegetables; this is the strongest form of healing, If you can eat 100% raw fruits and vegetables, your body’s response will be unbelievable. Try it!

However, you may find that eating 80% raw uncooked foods to 20% cooked might be easier, especially when transitioning from a meat & dairy diet.

Healing Crisis stages

Last note….

It is essential to remember that healing crisis stages are temporary, they come and go as the body hits deeper levels of detoxification. No matter how unpleasant symptoms may get, they are going to go away as the body is done purging toxins.

In most cases the symptoms one may experience are simply related to toxins circulating in the body trying to get out. You may slow down this process by slowing down your detox. For instance, if you only been doing fruits and herbs, you can slow down by adding vegetables, of if your detox is consisted of fruits and veggies you may slow down by adding steamed veggies, such as a steamed squash or sweet potato.

Make sure to follow our free meal plan level 1-3 by signing up and move up and down the levels of as you see fit to slow down or enhance your detox experience

Always remember that disease is nothing more than a toxic, over-acid, inflamed body which requires Alkalization – Do not be alarmed or fear the symptoms that may come during your healing journey – be grateful for the Healing Crisis- as this means your body is healing!

Next read…..What to expect after healing?

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