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GSE Herxheimer / Detoxification Reaction to Health-Restoring Therapy - How to Minimize its effects

Herxheimer Reaction (Detox Response)

And How to Minimize its effects


What is the Herxheimer Reaction?


      A ‘Herxheimer reaction’ is basically a detoxification response - named after the Austrian dermatologist brothers Jarisch Adolf Herxheimer and Karl Herxheimer, who independently discovered the response in the late 1800’s.


-       The Herxheimer brothers found that the Herxheimer reaction was the result of foreign protein toxins released by dying microbes - Excessively large amounts of microbial waste hinder the body’s ability to adequately eliminate it through the usual channels (liver, colon, urinary tract) and instead, toxic material is discharged through the lungs, sinuses and skin.


-       Symptoms can include a ‘flu-like condition’ – usually manifesting from 4-24 hours (but sometimes days or even weeks) after a frequency therapy session, with an intensity proportional to body’s toxicity level. Symptoms are TEMPORARY and are an indication that infection was present and that the therapy is working.


       Sore muscles

       Heavy perspiration and night sweats

       Fever (with or without chills)




       Nausea and vomiting

       Pain in joints and bones



       Rashes or skin lesions




Natural methods to help body unload toxins


      Drink 6-8 glasses of quality spring water every day – to both enhance therapy and aid detoxification. In the case of electrotherapy (E.g. RIFE RESONANCE PROTOCOL and Beck Protocol), it is critical that you drink  12-16oz water just prior to and immediately after therapy, and additionally 2 hours after electrotherapy to further flush body;


      Use a bioxidative therapy – to speed and ease detoxification; also directly deals with pathogens.


          Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy  E.g. A daily 30 min. Hydrogen Peroxide Footbath


         Ozone Therapy  /INGESTION – E.g. Drinking ozonated water (as in The Beck Protocol; made using e.g. the SOTA water Ozonator)


      Do Some Moderate exercise (E.g. 30 minutes of brisk walking, 10-15 minutes rebounding);


      Detoxify the elimination organs – i.e. liver, kidneys, spleen, lymph system; This is obviously better done before starting a health restoring therapy


Clean the Body’s Filters


      Avoid constipation – keep diet light. Consume 2 Tablespoons ground flax/day in a a cup of milk or highly diluted juice.


Clear the Exit Doors


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