Cleansing & Detoxing Basics
All chronic degenerative disease are due mainly to a buildup of toxins. These toxins are created by the body by poor digestion due to poor food choices and eating habits such as overeating; poor lifestyle choices; emotional issues such as stress, worry, anger; and are further exacerbated by environmental toxins; plus certain proclivities due to our body types and genetic heritage.
Cleansing these toxins from our bodies is what Western and even Chinese orthodox medicine practices really neglect to mention. They just don’t bother because they weren’t taught to do so in school. Instead, pharmaceuticals are prescribed to mask symptoms, often giving you ten new symptoms to replace the original – the old ones traded for the side effects of the new drug.
There are levels to cleansing. It starts with entire systems, then gets to the major organs, and finally, on a cellular level. Our very cells have garbage in them that needs to be taken out with the rest of the garbage in our livers and colon and lymph. This is why people with persistent skin issues receive no relief no matter how many unguents they apply to their skin. The acne is an eruption from deep inside, poisons desperately trying to leave via any portal they can find; in this case, the pores. Cleanse the inside, and freckles, liver spots, acne, will disappear.
According to Hering’s laws of healing, healing (detoxing) progresses from the deepest part of the body, meaning the mental/emotional body and the vital organs, to the external areas such as skin. The second law states that symptoms appear and disappear in reverse – healing goes “back in time,” as it were. For instance, if you had poison ivy last year, those symptoms will reappear and disappear prior to the mono you had as a young child. So you’ll know your healing is progressing when you experience healing crisis symptoms from illnesses you perhaps forgot you even had. Detoxing also tends to progress from the upper to the lower parts of the body, which could explain why foot baths and footpads are so successful.
Whether your healing will progress similarly remains to be seen, but you can expect it to happen in stages. As you get clean, you may occasionally feel rather “high.” But take something to detox, and the body will dump old garbage, and that means healing crisis as another layer of toxins is released. So please do not get upset when you seem to be experiencing a “set back.” Know that this is a positive thing, and puts you much closer to your health goals. You’re just peeling off another layer of illness.