Healing Crisis, or as it is known in the world of lingzhi – Vertigo Reaction, is not uncommon to have once a person starts taking supplements. We actually look for these vertigo reaction symptoms to see if our body is getting rid of the toxins. In some cases people get scared of these reactions and immediately stop taking lingzhi, as they believe it is not suitable for their body. On the contrary, lingzhi highlights the symptoms, showing there is a problem somewhere in the body. There are times when I find it difficult to ensure my friends or family that they should continue taking lingzhi, as some of their vertigo reactions might be a big nuisance and they are not willing to go through the healing crisis.
My personal significant healing crisis happened after consuming lingzhi for 3 months. I went through a very high fever (highest was 39.3) and I must admit it was not easy for me not to take any fever reducing medicine. However, I understood that my body is trying to fight some virus and bacteria and I just had to let it go through that process. Of course it was important for me to increase significantly the dosage of lingzhi while the fever was so high. I ended up taking around 6 lingzhi every 3-4 hours, together with pollen. Even though that day it was really dreadful, the next day my fever was completely gone. I still felt weak and needed more rest, but I recovered fairly quickly. Normally if I would take fever medicine in the past it would take 5 or more days to completely recover.
When talking about the healing crisis, we need to understand what is disease first. Each disease has its symptoms and the cause of the problem. Unfortunately in many cases we only focus on the symptoms and we take medicine to suppress them, without focusing on the cause of the disease. Underlying cause of the disease must be discovered and treated in order to remove the illness/disease. Symptoms highlight body’s way of fighting the disease, but they are not the cause of the disease. Perfect example would be a fever. The first thing doctor will prescribe is medicine to immediately lower the fever. After taking the medicine the fever will be gone, however the main cause of the fever happening will not be solved. Fever is caused by bacteria or virus and our body’s natural way of fighting is to increase the body temperature to kill the bacteria or viruses. Once we suppress the fever our body is not able to fight it of.
When one goes through the healing crisis it is basically body’s attempt to cleanse itself and detox all the toxins and foreign bodies out of the system. For those with lots of toxin built up will experience an intense period of cleansing and rebuilding which can last anywhere from 3 days to 1 month (or more in more drastic cases). During this time body will go through uncomfortable symptoms, such as rashes, pimples, high fever, pain, loose stools, cloudy urine, etc. When the body is going through proper healing, it should always precede with the healing crisis.
After taking lingzhi, 95% go through the vertigo reactions. The reason for this is because lingzhi brings out the symptoms to highlight a problem. In order for healing to happen, one must go through the symptoms first. Basically, lingzhi goes to the root of the problem or as we mentioned earlier it goes to the cause of the disease and assists the body to heal. Just recently I went through a healing crisis with my ankle after consuming higher dosage of lingzhi (8 per day) for a few months. I had this ankle injury for more than 15 years, consequence of my ankle not healing properly after a bad sprain. It was always giving me problems, especially when using fins while diving. Last month I experienced very intense pain in the foot where I have the injured ankle, for a few days it was even difficult to walk. Immediately I thought, this could be lingzhi repairing my ankle 🙂 as I have previously learnt that lingzhi can highlight and repair those old injuries. However I wasn’t 100% sure so I just went through with the pain. Until few weeks later I noticed my ankle is not giving me any more problems, even when twisting and turning I didn’t feel the usual pain anymore.
Every individual body is different and we can’t predict what kind of vertigo reactions will happen after taking lingzhi, but it is good to look for the following symptoms:
- Urine frequency and color – is it cloudy or bubbly, do you urinate more frequently
- Bowl movements; constipation or diarrhea.
- Change in appetite – more or less craving for food
- Sleep – unable to sleep or feeling very sleepy
Since lingzhi is a traditional herbal medicine, long period of consumption is necessary to achieve healing results and fully detox the body. In order to see the real improvement in your health it is important to regularly take lingzhi for at least 8 months to 1 year. After 4 months you will see the first real improvement in your health as it takes 120 days for the red blood cells to regenerate.
Symptoms highlighted by lingzhi in specific diseases:
1. Acidic Body – due to toxin built up (bad dietary habits, not exercis
- Feeling very tired
- Dry Mouth
- More urinating
- Feverish body
- Aching body
- Mouth Ulcer
What is interesting to note is that most of the cancer patients before being diagnosed with cancer have most of these symptoms, but don’t think much of them.
2. High Blood Pressure
- Heavy Head for 1-2 weeks
- Blood Pressure will increase at first
3. Triglyceride & High Cholesterol
- Stiff Neck
- Body Aching – as lingzhi cleanses blood clots and fat from blood vessels
- Nose bleed – as lingzhi is clearing all the small blood vessels in the nose
- Starchy mucus
5. Stroke Patient
- Stiff Neck
- Numb hand/leg
6. Poor Blood Circulation
- Aching Body
- Pain in the lower leg
7. Cardiac Infarction
- Heart beats faster
- Pain in the heart area
8. Hardness of arteries
- Whole Body aching
9. Stomach Ulcer
- Intense pain in the stomach – as lingzhi repairs villi inside the intestines
10. Colon Problem
- Lingzhi will clean up the built up in the colon and remove the toxins
11. Liver Problems
- Dry Mouth
- Mouth ulcer
- GOP & GPT increase temporarily
12. Lung Problems
- Excessive Coughing
- Dark mucus
13. Tumor Patients
- First 3 months, tumor might appear bigger – as lingzhi loosens cancer cells which have been compacted together
- After 6 months tumor will reduce
- 2-3 more asthma attacks before the patient recovers
- Excessive flam
16. Kidney Problem
- Swollen legs/hands/arms
- Pain in the lower back
17. Dialysis Patients
- Skin might darken
- Itchy Skin
- Up&down symptoms for 6 months
- Faster heartbeat
- Stiff neck
- Blood sugar rises at first for few months
- Unable to sleep
- Heart palpitations
- Lower back pain
- Swollen gum
- Pain in the joints
- More allergy symptoms appear
- Itchy skin
Preventing disease from happening is crucial. We have to keep a very close eye on our body’s signals and not ignore them or simply suppress them. Besides taking lingzhi it is also important to have a good balanced diet and fair amount of exercise to maintain a healthy body. And most importantly listen to your body.