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Hering’s Law of Cure – Frequently Asked Question


Question: What is Hering’s Law?

Answer: Hering’s Law states that: “All healing occurs from within out, from the head down, and in the reverse order in which the symptoms have appeared.”


Question: Who came up with Hering’s Law of Cure?

Answer: Many years ago, a now famous Doctor observed this healing phenomenon and thus, this healing event was named after him, Dr. Constantine Hering (1800 – 1880) – Father of American Homeopathy.


Question: What does Hering’s Law mean?

Answer: Hering’s Law describes an event or process that may occur after you begin to detox or do a cleanse on your body, especially if you have cleansed too much and / or too fast. Essentially, the body will follow a certain pattern of healing as described below:

“From within-out” – getting rid of toxic accumulations from the inside of the body to the outside (through the skin).

“From the head down” – A good philosophy is part of getting well-a philosophy that brings cheerfulness, happy moments and an attitude of determination to overcome. Where is a person’s philosophy? The answer is in the head. The person who nurtures hate, destructive ideas, misery and other negative feelings is sowing the seeds of dis-ease, not health. Such an individual will experience difficulty in getting well. We must re-evaluate and restructure the “nourishment” that goes into the body in order to regenerate and rejuvenate the body.

“In reverse order that the symptoms appeared” – Recent conditions leave first, earlier conditions leave or are eliminated last. It may take years for organs in a chronic state to revitalize to the point where old, dried catarrh (mucous) can liquefy and be brought out through the elimination channels.


Question: What exactly happens with a healing crisis?

Answer: As a patient is being brought out of a chronic condition by all natural means, old dried-up mucous membranes become moist again. Through movement of catarrh, toxins and wastes that were once trapped in the affected parts of the body are carried away. This marks the onset of a healing crisis. While it may seem that the disease has returned, the difference is that the healing crisis comes at a time when the patient’s general health has greatly improved, and the elimination of catarrh is simply a step in the “reversal of symptoms” as predicted by Hering’s Law. The elimination is frequently accompanied by fever and always accompanied by tissue inflammation. It is only through a complete elimination through the healing crisis and the re-balancing of the chemical elements that a cure to be manifested. Allopathic medicine knows this process as a Herzheimer Reaction.


Question: What is catarrhal discharge?

Answer: A catarrhal discharge is an inflammation of the mucous membranes with a resulting free discharge of mucous. It is completely normal and the desired result.


Question: What are the symptoms of a healing crisis?

Answer: Everybody is different and has had different experiences, illnesses, genes, etc. and thus will respond / react differently than others. Some people will experience symptoms such as sore throat, swollen glands, and headaches. Others will complain of low grade fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. Many also re-experience past illnesses and traumas. But these symptoms do not last as long as the original illness nor are they as severe. Most healing crises will last approximately a few days before they quickly disappear. Some healing crisis can be severe, last a week or more and be quite scary; some can be quite subtle and barely even noticeable. The key is not to panic if you have a healing event. Just be aware that you may be experiencing a healing crisis, if you have been doing things such as fasting, cleansing or altering the quality of ingested foods, improving your standard of living and increasing your pH level.

Hering’s Law of Cure Further Explained

  • Symptoms of a chronic disease disappear in definite order, going in reverse and taking about one month for every year the symptoms have been present.
  • Symptoms move from the more vital organs to the less vital organs; from the interior of the body towards the skin.
  • Symptoms move from the top of the body downward.

You can check this out yourself by doing an internet search with Hering’s Law.

Hering’s Law of Cure is the basis of all healing.

Hering’s Law of Cure is the basis of all healing. This is the way the body heals or cures itself. “All cure starts from within out, from the head down and in reverse order as the symptoms have appeared or been suppressed”.

“We don’t catch diseases, we create them by breaking down the natural defenses according to the way we eat, drink, think and live”. Hering’s Law is a very important law to understand and remember. It is imperative to follow this law in order to allow the body to eliminate toxins created daily.

The definition of Hering’s Law of Cure is as follows:

“We heal from the head down”. This means that before we can even begin to heal we must believe we can heal. We must be mentally prepared and strong in order to allow the body to heal. We must not doubt the body’s ability to heal itself.

“We heal from within out”. This means we must allow the body to cleanse. In order for the body to eliminate toxins it must be allowed to do so by not suppressing any kind of discharge.

Most over-the-counter medications and prescriptions do suppress discharges. This is not good as these toxins can go deeper into the body and create other weaknesses. The body must be allowed to cleanse itself in whatever manner it needs to without interruption by synthetic suppressive substances.

“We heal in reverse order as the symptoms have appeared or been suppressed”. This means that most of the time the last problem someone has is the first problem to be dealt with by the body in the reversal process.

For instance, let’s say the last illness you had was a sinus infection and a suppressive medication was used to stop any sneezing, coughing, dripping nose or sinus drainage.

In order for the body to heal itself it must eliminate these toxins and mucous that were suppressed at this time. Since this was the last illness it is the easiest for the body to heal.

The body may stimulate the Immune System to create a fever to burn out the toxins, the toxins may be eliminated through the Lungs or Bronchioles causing a large amount of phlegm to exit these areas, it might eliminate them through the skin causing breakouts or it could eliminate them through the Colon in which case mucous, old feces and food that hasn’t been eaten for quite a while may be eliminated. These are just a few ways the body heals itself.

Unfortunately, Hering’s Law of Cure is not used today in Orthodox medicine. Orthodox medicine generally believes that because the symptoms are suppressed the problem is cured, or by removing the organ, which is not functioning correctly, it can cure the problem.

Perhaps this is why no one knows what a “Cold” is today. A “Cold” is the body’s way of eliminating toxins, which it does by increasing the mucous from the mucous membranes in order to free the toxins. Toxin elimination is imperative in order for the body to stay healthy. Disease reversal is also imperative in order for the body to “cure” a disease.

— This article is derived from following source  – Hussain Kaisrani – Homeopathic Consultant —

HEALING CRISIS: The Road to Better Health (Walter Last)

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Hussain Kaisrani, The chief consultant and director at Homeopathic Consultancy, Lahore is highly educated, writer and a blogger He has done his B.Sc and then Masters in Philosophy, Urdu, Pol. Science and Persian from the University of Punjab. Studied DHMS in Noor Memorial Homeopathic College, Lahore and is a registered Homeopathic practitioner from National Council of Homeopathy, Islamabad He did his MBA (Marketing and Management) from The International University. He is working as a General Manager in a Publishing and printing company since 1992. Mr Hussain went to UK for higher education and done his MS in Strategic Management from University of Wales, UK...
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