The Healing crisis, often mistaken by rationalists as a degenerative disease process, is an acute reaction from the ascendency of Nature’s healing forces over disease conditions. It is a method of elimination. The crisis does not always bring about a cure. It can be fatally destructive if the organism possesses too little reactive power. The ultimate job of the practitioner is to bring the patient to a healing crisis, which completes the elimination. Such a crisis occurs rapidly in acute conditions more slowly (or never) in chronic ones. Homeopathy and herbal medicine offer a direct path to the healing crisis, working directly on the vital force. A well repertorised homeopathic remedy can arouse weak cells to an acute reaction. Hering’s Law of Cure, Law of Similars, Law of Dual Effect, Arndt-Schulz Law.