The journey to renewed health from disease or illness in the holistic healing way often begins with what is known as the “healing crisis.” In a healing crisis, every single body system works together to eliminate waste products and set the state for regeneration, revitalization, and refortification of the cells of the body. It is important that the body goes through an elimination phase in order to commence the healing process mainly because of the stored waste products and toxins that has been present in the body for long periods of time without any tangible treatment utilized to remove them. Symptoms related to the healing crisis may initially seem similar or in some cases, worse than the disease itself but it is temporary and necessary. Why? Because during the initial stage, the body must go through the “elimination” phase or cleansing phase in order to restore the body to optimal health.