A naturopath seeks to find the underlying imbalance in the body, and correct it to restore health, naturally and without disruption of the body’s physiology. The emphasis is on education.
Balance is an essential factor in the physiological make-up of the human architecture. Correction of imbalances will often result in a healing crisis. That is, a renewal of symptoms with a re-experience of sickness and often the pains that accompany it. This is explained in Hering’s Law of Cure, and is a recognized, common phenomenon that is well accepted in the Naturopathic community as a sign that progress is being made.
Dr. Constantine Hering, the father of American Homeopathy, constructed this theory of healing which applies, not only to Homeopathy, but to many other situations. Hering had the merit of formulating for the first time the law of the direction of symptoms,
Hering’s Law of Cure:
“From above downwards.
From within outwards.
From a more important organ to a less important one.
In the reverse order of their coming.”
Luckily, this phenomenon passes quickly with a return to wellness following rapidly. The rule-of-thumb is reversal takes about a month for each year you have had the problem.
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