“In the course of following a session, many people experience uncomfortable symptoms. This is known as a recovery reaction. The most common symptom clients report is a temporary reduction in energy. They may find themselves sleeping longer. Some people also report aches and pains in various parts of the body, digestive system disturbances such as gas, constipation or diarrhoea or other miscellaneous complaints.
These symptoms occurs because the body is ridding itself of the substances that have been making it toxic – not only the materials that have accumulated in the colon, but also the antibodies and other substances that have built up in the individual cells, interfering with their normal functioning. As these substances are ejected out of the tissues, they are dumped into the system, making the body temporarily more toxic until they can be excreted. This is partly what produces the symptoms of the healing reaction. This effect is accentuated by the body’s process of tearing apart defective tissue, repairing damaged cells, destroying parasites or infective agents, and otherwise producing debris from the reconstruction.
I find that the more severe the individual’s condition (the more toxic his or her body is), the stronger will be the recovery reaction.
Why old symptoms come back
Often in the course of the recovery process old symptoms temporarily reappear. I believe that the specific symptoms that a person experiences at any given time depend on the balance among the various biochemical substances in the body. For example, when a person is perfectly healthy there is a certain ratio between substance A and B in the tissues. When this ratio gets out of balance to a certain degree, the person may feel fatigue; when the imbalance is greater a headache may occur; when it is greater still, the person may develop insomnia and so on.
One reason people must re-experience symptoms as they get healthier is that in order to progress from say a 100:1 imbalance to a 1:1 balance, they have to go back through each phase they experience the symptoms associated with that particular level of imbalance.
Of course the person’s symptoms would not depend on the ration between only two substances, but among hundreds of different things. If a person gets stuck at some level he will get stuck in the symptoms for that level. This helps to explain the basis of the chronic illnesses from which so many people suffer.
I like to picture the recovery process as going up a flight of stairs. At the top of the stairs, the energy is balanced, all the nutrients are present in their proper ratios and the body is functioning properly. When someone’s health begins to deteriorate, he moves down the stairs and at each step along the way he experiences a specific kind of symptom – perhaps less energy at one step, headaches a little further down, an ulcer still further, and so on. As the body begins to recover itself once again,, the person begins to move back-up the stairs, and re-experience the symptoms associated with these various levels of health”.
The above text is an abstract from an Article “Don’t fight the healing process” by Jimmy Scott, Health Freedom News, Nov 1985.