Q: “What if I feel worse when I do The Healing Codes?”
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 syndrome.
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 it means just the opposite.
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.
Diane Eble is a Certified Healing Codes Coach-Practitioner and worked with Dr. Alex Loyd on the editing and publishing of The Healing Code book. Visit her website at www.HealingCodesCoaching.com for Truth Focus Statements to use when doing Healing Codes.