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Cleansing crisis is also known as a healing crisis.  This occurrence is common when one takes our Herbal Detox program- Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea.  The occurrence is also common for those who simply start a yeast-free nutritional regimen containing no sugar, no dairy, no wheat, no yeasts, no caffeine, no alcohol, no nicotine nor chemicals. 

The reaction occurs when your body tries to eliminate toxins. The more toxic your body systems are, the more severe the detoxification, or healing crisis.

I normally alert my clients of the following:  Whatever symptoms you are experiencing now could be worse.  Additional symptoms you don’t experience currently may also appear.

Some people who are not familiar with the concept of cleansing crisis may jump to the conclusion that they are allergic to Dr. J’s herbs or holistic treatment programs and rush to their MD’s for more prescriptions of antibiotics or cortisone.  The fact is these are signs that the detox program is working effectively to remove the toxins from your body, and thereby allows your body’s innate intelligence to heal you.

Cleansing reactions can occur immediately, or within several days, or even several weeks after you start our Herbal Detox, Hormonal Regeneration, Weight Management, and/or yeast-free nutritional programs.  Going through cleansing crises is like peeling an onion layer by layer.  Cleansing crises are like waves – they come and go. Sometimes “tidal waves” can occur, and you might feel like you were run over by a truck!  Committed clients have told me that they “feel great about feeling miserable”!  Some even take a few days off from work and rest, so that it’s easier for them to go through each cleansing crisis.

Sometimes discomfort during the healing crisis is of greater intensity than when you were developing and enduring the chronic disease. This is why there may be a brief flare-up in your symptoms. Often the crisis will come after you are feeling your best. I called it the “honey moon period”.  After the honey moon period, cleansing crises occur because your body dumps toxins into the blood stream for elimination. When the stored wastes are in a free-flowing state, a variety of symptoms may flare up.

The healing crisis will usually bring about past conditions.  People often forget the diseases or injuries they have sustained in the past, but are usually reminded of during the crisis.

Common Symptoms of Cleansing Crisis:

 There are a wide variety of reactions that may manifest during a healing crisis.

The most common cleansing symptoms include:

  •  Cold or flu-like symptoms
  • Headaches
  • Sinus congestion
  • Extreme fatigue or the opposite: restlessness
  • Arthritis-like pains in the joints
  • Aches and pains in the muscles (fibromyalgia)
  • constipation or Diarrhea
  • Skin rashes including boils and hives
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Suppressed memories arise
  • Low grade fever
  • Frequent urination
  • Strong emotions: anger, resentment, sadness, fear, guilt, regrets, etc.

How does one manage a cleansing crisis?

Basically there are two ways:  sharp, short pain, or dull, long pain.  It does not matter which way you chose, the same amount of toxins need to be removed.

You can choose to tough it out and enjoy a clean slate sooner; or you can reduce the dosage of our herbal formulas, and go through a longer journey to cleanse.

Most of my clients drink a substantial amount of Cleansing-Balance Tea to flush out toxins in the liver and kidneys during the cleansing crisis.  One tea bag of Cleansing-Balance Tea makes one pot: 6 cups (8 oz. each cup). Some of my clients drink two pots a day during the cleansing crisis.  Braver clients with situations such as drug addiction or Irritated Bowel Syndrome (IBS) increase the dosage of our herbal formulas to hasten the cleansing effects.  If you need to work and/or perform a certain amount of daily chores, then just reduce the dosage of our herbal formulas and go through a milder, but longer cleansing period.

You also can choose to stop the cleansing crisis and go back to the same unhealthy lifestyle.  However, I have news for you:  it’s not uncommon that these kinds of clients come back to me after they have developed life-threatening diseases such as cancer, tumors, heart disease, etc.  By that time, they would need to spend more resources, time and effort to go through the cleansing crisis, all the while living under the shadow of death.

The choice is yours.  With each choice you make, you need to prepare for the consequences associated with it.  As a helping professional, my job is to simply help my clients live or die more comfortably.

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call us at (800) 715-3053 or (818) 472-2213, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype or the telephone are also available.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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