If you’ve been around people who have been using JC Tonic®® for any length of time you’ve undoubtedly heard the term “healing crisis.” Many people, however, don’t really understand what a healing crisis is. The healing crisis is an extremely important concept you must understand if you use any type of natural method to improve your health, including taking tonic herbs such as JC Tonic®®.
I recommend that everyone who begins using JC Tonic®® learn all they can about the healing crisis. If you’re taking JC Tonic®®, chances are you will encounter a healing crisis sooner or later. If you don’t understand what’s happening, you can become extremely confused and worried and add unnecessary stress and discomfort into your life. So, let me briefly describe the healing crisis and prepare you for what may happen to you as you continue to take JC Tonic®®.
The healing crisis is a process in which the body undergoes an intense period of cleansing and rebuilding. This is a common phenomenon that happens when you do natural things to improve your health, such as taking tonic herbs. It is called a "healing" crisis because the body is healing itself and becoming stronger. It is sometimes considered a "crisis" because the symptoms can be dramatic and rather unpleasant during this time. Because the healing crisis is often accompanied by unpleasant symptoms it is often mistaken as a sickness. In reality, it is just the opposite. It is a process in which the body is overcoming ill health and becoming healthier and stronger.
When people start to take JC Tonic®® they assume that since it will improve their health they will immediately begin to feel better. While it will begin the process of improving health, that doesn’t mean you will suddenly feel better. In fact, just the opposite may happen. You may actually feel worse for a time. Symptoms you may have struggled with for some time (e.g. arthritis, asthma, psoriasis, ulcers, insomnia, etc.) may actually intensify. New symptoms may develop.
You may encounter flu-like symptoms such as sinus congestion, aches and pains, headaches, fever, fatigue, coughing, sneezing, etc. These symptoms are typically thought of as being manifestations of an illness or a sign of failing health. Such symptoms can be scary, and they are if they are caused by poor health. But if they are caused by a healing crisis, they are manifestations of improving health and should be looked upon as a good experience and nothing to be afraid of.
Symptoms of a healing crisis don’t ordinarily last long, generally a few days. When they are gone you will feel much better; in fact, you will probably feel better than you have for a long time. The reason is that during the healing crisis your body was dumping out large amounts of toxins that had been accumulating in your body for years. Your immune system has now become more efficient and your body has become stronger, cleaner, healthier and more resistant to disease.
We are all different. Because of this, the symptoms you may experience during a healing crisis will be different from those of others. One person may experience severe cramps and vomiting accompanied by a high fever, while another may encounter symptoms that are so mild that they are nearly noticeable. In either case, the body is cleansing and becoming stronger and healthier. Generally, people experience several healing crises as their bodies gradually become healthier.
If after using JC Tonic®® you begin to feel the "blahs" and even sick, don’t worry; chances are you are undergoing a healing crisis. Continue using the tonic. In a few days these feelings will pass and you will feel better than you have in a long time. As you begin taking JC Tonic®®, keep in mind that you may encounter one or more healing crises. Look forward to them because that’s a sign that the tonic is working and that you are getting healthier.
If you have not read my book The Healing Crisis you should. If you have read it, I recommend that you read it again. This way you will be prepared for the healing crisis if and when it happens to you.