Two 'rules for healing the body

Often I meet clients focusing exclusively on diet to heal and yet, something gives. One of two things tend to happen 1) they blame the system for not working 2) they experience a surge of e-motions and feel overwhelmed and not surprisingly, give up.

Thinking you can resolve EVERYTHING through fasting and eating more fruit is a myth. The truth is, our bodies are both alkaline and acidic – two sides of the same coin. The key to healing is to achieve balance – physically, spiritually and emotionally.

You simply cannot dive deeper into detox when you have not dealt with the emerging energies asking to be taken care of. This is the time to tune inwards and feel into what your e-motions and feelings want you to “know”. By doing this work, you rise into your power by default. Don’t expect to do this on your own, work with a gifted coach, mentor or therapist. I repeat – this work cannot be done alone.

1. The Law of Physical Healing

There is emerging and (older) research that explains how the physical healing process unfolds. Hering’s Law of Cure states that “all cure starts from within out, from the head down and in reverse order as the symptoms have appeared or been suppressed”. Hering was the father of Homeopathy in the early 1800s, who famously said: “We don’t catch diseases, we create them by breaking down the natural defences according to the way we eat, drink, think and live”. Hering’s Law is an important law to understand and remember.

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. Doubt kills this process.

  • “We heal from within out”

This means we must allow the body to cleanse and eliminate toxins. In other words, let all discharge and mucous out (messy and yet, the only way to cure your body). Suppression of any symptom drives the illness deeper into your tissues.

2. The Vagus Nerve

There is much research unfolding in the role the Vagus Nerve plays in healing. This is the largest nerve in our body and stretches all the way from our gut (“gut brain”) through our heart and lungs, up to our face and ear canal into our brain.

Meditation and in particular, Kundalini Yoga, is a way of stimulating the Vagus Nerve. Any time you feel sensations or feelings in your body, you can bet it is the Vagus Nerve communicating with you. This can arise in the form of sadness, frustration, joy or anger. The Vagus Nerve sends 80-90% of these signals from the body to the brain (not the other way around).

So what does this mean for you? In short, the body cannot be controlled by eating perfectly or simply, by thinking differently. What you could start experimenting with is asking “what is my body is trying to tell me through my clenched jaw, hunched shoulders and butterflies in my solar plexus region?” Hold space for this experience to unfold. That is where your greatest learning awaits. Tapping into the wisdom of the Vagus Nerve and keeping Hering’s Law of Cure in mind, is a sure fire to step into sovereignty.