Healing crisis

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Article The Current Healing Crisis - Part 1, NDNR; 2012 November
Article The Current Healing Crisis- Part 2, NDNR; 2013 January
Article The Current Healing Crisis- Part 3, NDNR; 2013 January
Article The Current Healing Crisis- Part 4, NDNR; 2013 February

A Healing Crisis is a concept that was first introduced as a homeopathic concept by Hahnemann. A healing crisis is believed to be the result of the body attempting to restore health. [1] Healing crises tend to come on suddenly and tend to resolve on their own. From a homeopathic perspective a healing crisis is often a necessary part of the recovery process.[2]

The symptoms that arise during a healing crisis relate to those symptoms that were suppressed or unresolved. The suppressed symptoms typically arise in reverse order, i.e., the symptoms that a person experienced last manifest first in the healing process; ending with the symptoms that caused the initial episode.

The continuum is part of the transformation between health and disease.


  1. Lindlahr Henry 1975 Philosophy of Natural Therapeutics Maidstronge, England
  2. Lloyd Iva (2009) The History of Naturopathic Medicine, a Canadian perspective, McArthur & Company, Toronto.