FAQ about The Healing Codes
Healing Responses--When You Feel Worse Before You Feel
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Q: "What if I feel worse when I do The Healing
A: Occasionally, people
have what's called a "healing response" when they heal. It's a well-known phenomenon in
medicine known as the Herxheimer Reaction.. It's also
referred to as Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction, JHR, the
Herxheimer Effect, the Herxheimer Response, a Herx Reaction, Herx or Herks. You may also
hear it called a healing crisis, a detox reaction, or die-off
Whatever you call it, it's actually a sign of healing. It
is an immune system reaction to the toxins (endotoxins) that are released
when large amounts of pathogens are being killed off, and the body does not eliminate the toxins quickly enough.
Simply stated, it is a reaction that occurs when the body is detoxifying and the released toxins either exacerbate
the symptoms being treated or create their own symptoms. The important thing to note is that worsening
symptoms do not indicate failure of the treatment in question; in fact, usually just the
So while it may not feel good to go through a healing response, it is actually a sign that you are in fact
healing! The biggest problem with
the Herxheimer reaction is that people stop doing the thing that is causing the reaction (such as The Healing
Codes), and thus discontinue the very treatment that is helping to make them better. Although the experience may
not make you feel particularly good, the Herxheimer Reaction is
actually a sign that healing is taking place.
In my coaching, I have a protocol I give my clients in
their treatment to deal with and minimize any healing response.
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