Someone recently asked me for a bit of natural healing support for dealing with the all too common detoxing backlash known as “The Cleansing Crisis”.
A cleansing crisis need not drive a frightened first timer to the emergency room. A good understanding of the process and the use of a few herbal supports can quickly clear any uncomfortable detoxing reaction when applied with understanding. Before freaking out “think,” ask the question; “What is really happening?”
I will deal lightly with the most common symptoms below, for a more detailed discussion and explanation of how to handle the issues refer to various articles found in the Lady of Herbs website.
Breaking out in Hives would indicate the liver is unable to process toxins out through normal channels so is using the skin to detox. This is not the best of ideas and can be quickly remedied by doing an ELF once assured the bowels are open and moving well.
Vomiting will occur when the bowels are not open. There are several supports that will aid the body in moving a flush along, calming an upset tummy quickly but they will only work if the bowels are open and waste is moving well. When the bowels are backed up leaving no open avenue for natural removal of the flow of toxins vomiting will occur. Don’t be discouraged, do the necessary work to clear the bowel before continuing onto the more detoxing programs.
Swelling can occur for many reasons. Depending on the issues in the body proper herbal support needs to be in place for any heart or kidney issues before moving into the stronger detoxing programs. The scary painful swelling that occurs when infection is rapidly moving from the lower levels to the upper systems for elimination can appear with sudden intensity. Only the most experienced natural healer would not lose it when facing this crisis. Truthfully it is easily handled and quickly cleared with the Charcoal Flaxseed (infection) poultice applied as needed over the affected area. The body is doing its job perfectly; our job is to support the process of infection removal.
Lose to Watery Bowels again can be the result of waste moving rapidly from the system. This is often not something to be arrested unless the condition persists; in which case dosing with the LBF #2 formula will quickly clear the issue. Use the LBF #2 episodley to tighten the bowels back up. Using a rounded teaspoon in 6 oz of water works well for lose crampy bowels. If the bowels have turned to water use a large tablespoon in 12 oz of water with each episode.
Dizziness also known as Vertigo; Chest pain; in fact any issue dealing with the movement of blood can be cleared instantly with a good dose of Cayenne Tincture. No one hits the floor with a mouth full of Cayenne. Cayenne moves blood quickly clearing any blockage carrying oxygen rich blood to the affected areas.
Constricted breathing, asthmatic conditions will end with the next intake of breath when using Lobelia.
Lobelia is also natural healing first aid for muscle spasms, Charlie horses, cramps ect.. relief is normally found in five to fifteen minutes.
Keep your Cayenne and Lobelia handy when detoxing they work quickly often preventing a bump in the road from becoming a crisis.