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The Amazing & Beneficial Effects Of Pain

Many people are in pain and seek out alternatives to the handing out of pills, cream and opioids by medical professionals. These short-term fixes do not necessarily fix the underlying issues, merely mask the pain for a short while to bring comfort and relief. The Netflix series on Perdue Pharmaceuticals quite clearly spelled out the financial benefits of killing pain and ignore the underlying causes: this often ended up killing the patient.

Pain is regularly resolved in an EESystem, as the body begins its self-healing process but, more interestingly, is the pain that is initiated when undergoing the healing process in an EE room. This is commonly referred to as a ‘Herxheimer’ effect and dates back to earlier Western medicine. This is what to expect when taking antibiotics and has some similarities to holistic healing:

The Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction, often simply referred to as Herxheimer reaction or Herx, is a transient and self-limiting response that can occur in some individuals shortly after starting antibiotic treatment for certain infections. The reaction is named after the dermatologists Adolf Jarisch and Karl Herxheimer, who independently described it.

The key characteristics of the Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction include:

1. Timing: It typically occurs within the first 24 hours after initiating antibiotic treatment but can also occur later. 2. Symptoms: Common symptoms include fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, and exacerbation of existing symptoms related to the infection being treated. These symptoms can be quite uncomfortable but are usually self-limiting and resolve within a day or two. 3. Cause: The reaction is believed to be triggered by the rapid killing of large numbers of bacteria by the antibiotics. As the bacteria die off, they release cell components and toxins into the bloodstream, which can lead to an inflammatory response by the body. 4. Duration: The Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction is usually short-lived, lasting from a few hours to a day or two. Afterward, patients often start to feel better as the antibiotic treatment continues to eliminate the infection. 5. Management: While the reaction itself is generally not dangerous, it can be uncomfortable. Patients may be advised to rest, stay hydrated, and take over-the-counter pain relievers to manage symptoms. In some cases, the antibiotic dosage may be adjusted, or the treatment regimen modified, to minimise the reaction.

It's important to note that not everyone experiences a Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction when undergoing antibiotic treatment for infections. The occurrence and severity of the reaction can vary from person to person and may depend on factors like the extent of the infection and the specific antibiotic used.

Thus, in holistic treatments, pain during a treatment or straight afterwards is regarded as ‘no pain, no gain’, or the body detoxing itself and is a positive, beneficial reaction to be welcomed. Similarly, pain in a 24-unit system, such as ours at Battersea Park Clinic, should be viewed in a positive light that healing is actually taking place.

These sorts of ‘Herx’ effects were rarely seen in 8-, 12- or 16-unit systems but are more commonly seen in 24 and above units. The intense healing power of the larger units is therefore to be regarded as a major benefit but should the pain become too intense, time spent in the room needs to be reduced, whilst the body’s healing catches up.

Every one of our bodies will heal at a different rate, depending upon our strength or frailty and such pain should only be regarded as a warning that we are overdoing the healing time.

So, take a break and come back with reduced hours. Rome wasn’t built in a day and your body cannot be healed at the same amount of time that an opioid can provide relief. The EESystem is allowing you to self-heal your body, not mask your pain.

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