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Q:  I felt great when I first got on Dr. J’s Herbal Detox program.  But, I feel sick all over after about three weeks.  Can you tell me why?


A: Congratulations!  You are going through a “cleansing crisis.”  It’s very common that people go through a “honey moon period” on our Herbal Detox program (Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea) for a few days or a few weeks, then a cleansing crisis (healing crisis) begins to occur when your body tries to eliminate toxins. The more toxic your body systems are, the more severe the detoxification, or healing crisis is.

People who are not familiar with the concept of cleansing crisis may jump to the conclusion that they are allergic to our herbal products or holistic treatment programs and rush to their MD’s for more prescriptions of antibiotics or cortisone!  When in fact, these are signs that our program is working effectively to remove toxins in your body, so that your body’s innate intelligence can heal you.  Going through cleansing crises is like peeling an onion layer by layer.  Therefore, cleansing crises are like waves.  They come and go. Some times “tidal waves” can occur, and you might feel like you were run over by a truck.  Committed clients told me that they “felt great about feeling miserable”!  Some even take a few days off from work to rest, so that it’s easier for them to go through each cleansing crisis.

The healing crisis will usually bring about past conditions.  People often forget the diseases or injuries they have had in the past, but are usually reminded 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 it’s 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 handle a cleansing crisis?


There are basically two ways to deal with a cleansing crisis:  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 lot 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.  Some “brave” clients with drug addiction, or Irritated Bowel Syndrome (IBS), even increase the dosage of our herbal formulas to hasten the cleansing effects.  If you have to work and perform certain amount of daily chores for your family, then just reduce the dosage of our herbal formulas and go through a milder, but longer cleansing period.

You can also choose to stop the cleansing crisis, and go back to the same, old unhealthy lifestyle.  Be aware it is common that these clients come back to me after they have developed life-threatening diseases such as cancer, tumors, or heart diseases, etc.  By that time, they need to spend more money, more time, and more efforts to go through the cleansing crisis, and meanwhile, live 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 help my clients to live or die more comfortably.

For telephone consultation on holistic treatment for various health issues, yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call (818) 472-2213, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype are also available.  Skype name: academyofvibranthealth.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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