By Raymond J. Hanson, Executive Vice President, Customer Service
A healing aggravation, (also known as a healing crisis), can occur when using homeopathic medicines, but it is relatively rare and short lived. Healing aggravation is the term used to describe a temporary intensification of symptoms before the condition improves. If you get an aggravation, in which the current symptoms intensify and/or old symptoms temporarily reappear, it is often a positive sign that the remedy will work. It sometimes occurs when the body’s response to a homeopathic remedy is strong. The body simply works too hard and makes the patient uncomfortable. If you experience a healing aggravation; it is best to discontinue the remedy until the aggravation or crisis subsides, and then continue with the remedy. It’s important to remember that homeopathic remedies cannot give you a disease. Homeopathic remedies simply stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal itself. For more information, go to Homeopathy Compared to Conventional Medicines and Herbs.