How long is this going to take?
Clients often enquire as to how quickly they can expect to see change from their efforts when modifying diet, lifestyle and environment. While it varies with the individual and the therapy recommended, some general guidelines do apply…
Different tissues and organs reproduce or ‘turn over’ at different rates – some quicker (4 days) in the case of the digestive tract; some slower (up to 7 years) in the case of spinal nerves. Note however that an unhealthy cell cannot produce a healthy cell. The nursing of cells capable of being ‘salvaged’ back to health leads to an exponential increase in healthy cells and restoration of normal function over time. Which organ or system is afflicted and how long it takes to replace itself, will determine to a large extent how long is required for cure. It is imperative that a cell be supported through its entire life cycle having all it requires so that it reproduces healthy cells and therefore the organs which they make up. As an illustration: say a puzzle has 10 pieces but you only have 9 of them! You cannot complete the puzzle. So to, if a biochemical reaction requires 10 components and you only have 9, the process cannot take place. Or say you only have 50% of the last required component; the whole process will be limited to the amount of the last component – 50% of its potential. Treatment of chronic problems is sometimes slow, taking months; however the resulting permanent change and relative freedom from side effects are more than adequate compensation.
Generally some improvement will be noted within days to weeks, although this varies and depends to a great extent on how much effort you are prepared to make on your own behalf. As a general rule, treatment duration is around 1-3 months for each year the problem has persisted. That’s not to say you will need to wait months or years to begin seeing results, however as with a broken leg it may be some time before you can put your crutches away and carry on un-aided.