What is a Herx?

Herx ( short for herxheimer) is a type of pain that is sometimes associated with Advanced Cell Training. Typically occurring 1–3 hours after treatment is administered, it can include, but is not limited to, fever, chills, rigor, hypotension, headache, fast heart rate, hyperventilation, vasodilation with flushing, muscle pain, skin lesions, and anxiety.

Herx is caused by an intense reaction indicating the severity of the body's response to the treatment. As scary as a Herx sounds, it is an indication that the treatment is having an effect in the body and the infecting pathogen.

The Herx can last for a few hours to a few days. It can vary from mild to severe, but will go away. In order to help with the pain, drink plenty of water with lemon. If pain worsens, contact our licensed physical therapy to help find a way to cope with it.

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