Herxheimer reaction

Herxheimer reaction


Herxheimer reaction is a common problem nowadays. When a person starts to use detox juice, it causes rapid removal of toxins and cleanses your body. But unfortunately, sometimes the reaction may not move to beneficial effects but an exactly opposite reaction start. Sometimes the situation arises in which old toxins flush out and notorious bacteria, viruses, and microbes die off but in fact occasionally it is merely a cleansing reaction or may also know as the temporary detox.


The main symptoms of the disease are following that are described in the late 1800s by Dr. Kari Herxheimer and all these effects called as herxheimer effect. It is actually the intense sign of the healing and indication that body starts to cleanse itself:

  • Sweating
  • Mild headache
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Chill
  • Aching muscle
  • Body odor
  • Rashes
  • Dizziness
  • Mucous
  • Weakness
  • Foggy brain for few hours or days
  • When the body has cleansing reaction body releases toxins faster than the usual toxin elimination by the body. E.g. any undigested food may stick in the colon and releases toxins and bacteria into your bloodstream and induce any infection or may accumulate in the body. The cleansing reaction is an indication that liver poorly works and not cleanses the body properly. When removing toxins fast then having colonic to flush the colon, do enema by using the distilled water, drink more water to remove kidney toxins or take extra minerals to remove toxins.
  • Healing crisis takes place when the body becomes stronger and true sign of progress. When any healing crisis occurs you must think about Hering’s law of cure. Healing occurs by inside out means firstly to internal organ and then to joints and skin, from the head down and in the reverse order as symptoms appeared.
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