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Why do old symptoms reappear when your remedy is correct?

Explaining the return of old symptoms to a patient.

This is a letter to a patient who is producing first a rash for 5 days and then a sore throat. I am explaining to her why this can happen.  She is experiencing the return-of-old symptoms.  That is suppressed symptoms are coming out and she is on the road to recovery.

The return of old symptoms

It sounds like you have the pattern of rapid appearance and disappearance of old suppressed symptoms. Let me explain.

Pharmaceutical drug suppression

Since you are in the habit (I am only guessing) of using pharmaceutical drugs to reduce symptoms such as a sore throat because of your job responsibilities.  As a result, you have a lot of suppressed many problems. If you are really strong, your body will really heal all the way.

But if you are under continual stress, continually taking more suppressive drugs, etc., your body begins to store problems rather than finish off the healing process. So, you get secondary effects such as chronic infections. Sometimes the problems move to to another part of your body. You have heard of the word "metastasis" in cancer. That word is not limited to the spread of cancer cells. Simply put, problems go and hide out somewhere deeper in your body.

Disarming you natural defenses

Your throat and ears are entryways for pathogens to get into your body. They are equipped with strong defenses such as lymph glands, saliva for your mouth and throat or hairs in your nose. If you take over the defense process by using antibiotics to do the work of those bodily defenses, then as I said above, when you are stressed, the problems don't get resolved naturally and either you have a chronic infection in that place or the infection moves deeper. If you have not had a strongly medicated sore throat a long time, still this suppression could have happened when you were a small child. For example, antibiotics for ear infections don't know that they are only supposed to act on the ear. So, they act more generally. I have seen very old suppressed infections come and go like yours in many cases. Again, I did not say every use of antibiotics is going to cause suppression. Only usage when your energy is low is going to suppress or store problems in weak areas of your body.

The same goes for the skin rash. Probably as a result of the remedy improving your mental and energy state, it came and went fairly quickly. Intelligently, you did not suppress it. Hopefully, your skin reactions are over for this remedy, but I can make no promises.

Metastasis to a deeper tissue

There is a kind of fancy theory about where you would expect problems to go when they are suppressed. One direction of suppression is from a more superficial place to a deeper organ. This is a pattern frequently recognized by homeopaths. Skin to brain cells is one example of a "metastasis". The following explanation is not a well-proven idea, but it makes sense to me. Skin problems and mental problems can be closely related because in the fetus, the cell type of the skin is a direct specialization from the type that makes brain cells. They are both come from the same type of stem cell.  This is just one theory of the relationship between disease symptoms and fetal development. Medications and diseases are designed to work on certain tissue types or cell types. So, if the cell types are similar, they will be similarly affected. At least, in cases where cell and tissue types are important.

Observe your healing process

Returning to your case, if your skin rash completely heals, this may have done a lot to relieve the pressure on your mental state. Just a theory, but watch how you develop over time.

My guess is your throat symptom will come and go quickly if you take care of yourself as you say you are doing. Keep a record and watch how long it take for you to overcome old problems. The rapid throwing out of old symptoms is a sign of a strong vital force (life force). If you were weak, this process would take much longer. You are strong, so when your body gets the message from the remedy that it is supposed to take care of "old business", it works very quickly.

You can get high fevers. That is a sign of a strong vital force. People with deep chronic diseases, cannot produce high fevers and they heal very slowly. They just lack the "umph" necessary to produce old symptoms and heal them naturally.

I know you must be bothered by the rash and sore throat, but if you see it as a review of "old business", you can emotionally sit back and watch the fireworks. In the last four days your rash disappeared. Now the something similar will happen with your sore throat. Since these symptoms were artificially produced diseases, not natural ones, they won't get very bad for a person who is a strong as you. If you were doing this healing work ten years from now, I don't know if you would be so lucky.

Ellen MadonoComment