Healing Crisis

Lisa GriffithMost people feel wonderful and energized after a colonic. However, for some people various degrees of ill feeling may be the body's way of eliminating toxins.

When the colon begins to cleanse and old putrefactive material begins to re-hydrate, there is often a re-absorption of toxic substances into the bloodstream. As a result you may experience nausea, lethargy, depression, etc.

These symptoms should not be suppressed with over the counter drugs if at all possible. Rest, ample water, a warm bath, a cup of peppermint, fennel or chamomile with orange peel tea or therapeutic grade peppermint oil may bring relief. And so will patience. Rest assured, a healthier, happier you is in the making! As long as a "crisis" remains within the level of tolerance we welcome it.

However, if it is too acute, we will temporarily reduce cleansing efforts and focus on rebuilding strength until the body is ready (such reactions happen very rarely).