What is a healing reaction?

A homeopathic healing reaction is usually experienced by the patient, on average, 12-15 days after taking the remedy. It is the body acting to restore balance after the remedy has expelled the blockage or trauma in question. In contrast, the initial action of the remedy can be likened to the moment a rock is released from a sling shot. The healing reaction is more like the reverberating rubber band on its way back to rest or balance – and the patient may experience as a discharge or temporary destabilization (such as runny nose, headache, more frequent urination, nausea, etc.) On occasion, the healing reaction itself may require an additional homeopathic remedy to mitigate a lengthy or intense reaction – contact your practitioner if you are experiencing a reaction that is not resolving on its own.