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The Healing Power of Fever

The Healing Power of Fever

Your Body’s Natural Defense against Disease

A guide to the healing and detoxifying effects of fever

• Explains how to best support the body during the 3 different stages of fever through the use of hydrotherapy, medicinal herbs, and diet

• Provides guidelines to know when a fever is too high or has gone on too long

• Shows how to create an artificial fever to detoxify the body

Contrary to popular belief, a fever is not a symptom to be treated but a sign of a healthy, functioning immune system naturally working to heal the body. The rise in body temperature is caused by the intensification of efforts by the body’s defenses as they fight microbes and purify the internal terrain. Lowering a fever through the use of drugs counters the body’s ability to fight illness, infection, or poisoning and can greatly lengthen recovery time.

In The Healing Power of Fever, naturopath Christopher Vasey explains the natural process of a fever, how to properly measure it, and how to best support the body during the 3 different stages of fever through the use of hydrotherapy, medicinal herbs, and diet. Providing guidelines on the dangers of fever, he details how to know when a fever is too high or has gone on too long and what to do to bring it down and aid the body’s recovery. He also explains how to create an artificial fever as a means of detoxification and rejuvenation. Helping us understand what a fever really is and how it can benefit the body, Vasey asks us to stop considering fever as an enemy to be conquered and start seeing it as the healing ally that it truly is.
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  • Healing Arts Press | 
  • 144 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781594774379 | 
  • November 2011
List Price $12.95
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Chapter 6
Patient Hygiene


While fever is a powerful healing agent provided by nature, sometimes it acts too strongly for the body to support; on other occasions it labors to fully manifest. It is therefore very important to understand the methods available for moderating it when necessary as well as those, in the opposing cases, that are capable of stimulating its efforts.

Properly speaking, hygiene is not a therapy, but by contributing to the patient’s well-being, it has a healing effect all the same. Measures as simple as good physical hygiene (rest, airing out the room, and so on) and good mental hygiene (stress... see more

About the Author

Christopher Vasey

Christopher Vasey, N.D., is a naturopath specializing in detoxification and rejuvenation. He is the author of The Acid-Alkaline Diet for Optimum Health, The Naturopathic Way, The Water Prescription, The Whey Prescription, and The Detox Mono Diet. He lives near Montreux, Switzerland.

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