A healing crisis occurs after every treatment for illness you
might have. Western pharmaceuticals tend to suppress many of the
symptoms of a 'healing crisis', but alternative therapies depend
on them. As your body realigns itself and begins to eliminate
the toxins that have built up, you experience some period of discomfort,
or at least a period of feeling 'different' somehow. A healing
crisis may have only slight symptoms or they may be quite severe.
Symptoms may be: sleepiness or fatigue, thirst, nausea, cramps,
diarrhea, headache, shooting pains, muzziness around the head,
build up of mucous, disorientation, dizziness, coughing, etc.
In chronic conditions you may experience a temporary
worsening of all symptoms and wonder if the treatment was successful.
It is usually recommended, following a treatment
of any kind, that you rest and drink plenty of water to help flush
out the body. If you feel sleepy or thirsty, this is your body
telling you what it needs. It is usually a good idea to go with
With more severe symptoms, you body is again telling
you to find a comfortable place and position and let it do its
job. In all cases a Healing Crisis is a good sign. It means your
body is clearing out toxins and on its way to feeling better.
In most cases, the discomfort will pass in a day
or two, or at most a week, depending on how deeply the cleansing
goes. But be assured, that once it is passed, you will feel very
We may be tempted to take our trusty Aspirin or
Pepto-Bismol, or something stronger. You are better to resist
the temptation to suppress symptoms during a Healing Crisis. All
you will be doing is introducing more toxins into your body to
suppress the symptoms, which is what caused the illness in the
A follow up of Acupuncture or Reiki, will help speed
up the process and reduce the more severe symptoms, but a Healing
Crisis is a necessary and vital part of the process that lets
you know it is working.
Don't be alarmed. Your body is actually very wise
and very good at protecting itself. When the body begins to detoxify
it does so in a manner and at a rate that it can handle. If you
have a strong constitution, chances are it will clear itself faster
and more intensely and be over with more quickly. If your constitution
is relatively weaker, it will take longer and symptoms will be
In my opinion, you can help your own healing by
being consciously aware of what your body is doing. Instead of
popping a pill to cover up the symptoms or trying to fight off
the fatigue.. go with it. Imagine that there is a thick gray sludge
and it is slowly oozing out of your body taking with it all the
pain and poisons. Imagine that your Anger or your Fear is draining
away from your life.
Imagine that you are following behind with a powerful
cleaner and scrubbing brush, cleaning and polishing your pipes
until they look bright, shiny and new. They could be made of metal
or glass, or if you prefer they could be multicoloured and psychedelic.
You may imagine that you are tuning a musical instrument to perfect
pitch. As the discomfort resolves your body plays better and better
The possibilities are endless and certainly better
than suffering in silence and feeling helpless.
How we feel about pain, determines, to a large degree
how much we are incapacitated by it.
Using your imagination in this fashion begins the
process of realizing that the pain is not all just in your body
and it is not only physical toxins that are being eliminated.
Your Fear, your Anger, Worry or Grief are also being drained away.
Emotions are very closely linked to the physical body and what
affects one will always affect the other. As well, your false
beliefs, misperceptions and negative judgments that exist at the
Mind level, will also begin to drain away.
Ultimately you learn that you are in control of
your own body and your own life. You do not need to believe in
Mind control or Mind Over Matter, to know that your body feels
much better when you are happy, or that it is possible to think
yourself into illness if there is something big like an exam that
you really don't want to face.
The biggest obstacle to overcome, especially with
conditions like Fibromyalgia is the unknown. If you know that
something is ultimately for your own benefit, and you trust that,
it is much easier to deal with whatever happens.
A Healing Crisis is inevitable once we undertake
to heal our bodies and our lives. As your body rids itself of
toxic agents, some of which have been there for years, slowly
poisoning you, a vacuum is created.
You have a choice. Into this space you can continue
to dump the toxins, both physical and metaphysical, or you can
choose to do things differently.
Just as your Mom used to make you take off your
muddy shoes before coming into her freshly cleaned house, to make
her job easier, being wide about what you put into your body bakes
its job easier.
You can change your diet, for a start.
You can take up exercising or walking.
You can choose to replace negative beliefs about
yourself and others with one that uplift and promote. You can
resolve to get more in touch with your Spirit.
In the meantime there are a number of practical
things you can do to help your healing along.
You can choose to drink clear water rather than
coffee or cola. You can choose to eat fresh vegetables instead
of potato chips.
You can choose to watch a light comedy on TV rather
than a dark drama. You can choose to read a self improvement book.
You can join a club, take up meditation or drumming. Of course,
these are the simplest of suggestions. Once you resolve to change
your life to one of wellness, you will be amazed at what comes
up. The best advice is to just go with what you are drawn to .
Don't judge it, don't edit it, just do it.
At Compassionate Dragon Healing, more than
just treating the symptoms of the body, we have techniques for
accessing and healing at the emotional, mental and spiritual levels.
There is no right or wrong to it. You are the only one who decides
these things. It is your right to be wrong. You make your journey
any way you like.
It is your right to choose illness or wellness.
If you choose illness Compassionate Dragon will treat you
without judging you. If you choose wellness Compassionate Dragon
will help you along the path. If you choose to be well, you
do not need to do it all by yourself. You have friends who would
just love to be there for you. In the final analysis, we are all
in this life together and all connected and all climbing the same
mountain. We might as well help each other.