This is an interesting question to address. In many instances, the individual may start to feel better within a few days of treatment, however, how long it will take to fully recover varies according to the illness and the individual. The body may have its own priority of healing that may be in a different order to that desired by the patient.
There is a reason we use the word “patient”. A sluggish elimination system may slow the healing process. As digestion and liver function improve, the body becomes less burdened or congested and healing becomes the automatic response. Digestive discomforts – gas, bloating, heartburn, belching etc. are usually the first to disappear. Constipation and or diarrhea are often quickly improved. Fatigue starts to lift as the liver improves. Mood stabilizes. Menstrual cycles normalize. Weight slowly balances itself out. Eczema and other skin irritations can disappear rapidly. Acne, psoriasis, and dermatitis may take more time and may be slower to heal.
Conditions such as asthma, allergies, chronic infections, swollen lymph glands, headaches, chronic deficiencies, poor memory and concentration, behavioral disorders, learning disabilities, arthritis, bursitis, infertility, and others have all shown remarkable improvement with time and the correct program. Cardiovascular issues such as hypertension, elevated cholesterol, stroke – improve with naturopathic medicine programs.
It is important to follow up with your treatment plan so that progress can be monitored and modified as phases of improvement are achieved.