Where do we start on our healing path, once we commit to it? Our journey back to health can takes many forms, detours and ‘flavours’. One thing is certain though: in all Nature Therapy practices, we are setting off on the healing path in a reverse order of how we arrived here.
Healing Path was in focus on our recent Colourpuncture Q&A as was a related topic “how to choose the best starting point in Colorpuncture when resources are limited”. The short answer and the key is: practice! So when you start with your ‘pain point’ you will naturally get a lot of practice. Here is a long answer 🙂
Disease starts in some obscure part of our life; development; family tree and first surfaces as a functional problem, typically stress- or tiredness- related: period-related problems for women; erratic blood pressure; fluctuating energy levels; our problem at this stage comes and goes as it pleases leaving no traces on our clinical tests.
Left unaddressed, it translates into an acute reaction, chronic or sub-threshold, background reactivity and if we ignore this stage as well (there are ‘easier’ solutions: handy pain killers, antibiotics, common surgery – appendectomy…tonsillectomy…cholecystectomy…) – which are avoidable in many cases) – then we arrive at a manifest disease stage or chronic ‘Stagnation of Qi and Blood’ which in itself is a serious crisis in the making and can quickly lead to various disease development along the pathways depending on our constitutional or acquired weaknesses.
All Natural Health traditions, tools and maps has this one thing in common: we have to set off on a path of unraveling things back. In (Colourpuncture) practice it means that while we start with focusing on treating the presenting problems, we are also getting ready to go through a ‘reaction’ stage and ultimately getting to the ‘functional stage’ of the disease, where we are ready to look at the roots of how we got there and make better health and lifestyle choices.
Colourpuncture training wise, answering the question “how to choose a perfect starting point” (particularly if our resources are limited and we need to choose wisely), Modular Colourpuncture training provides a good practical solution. Colourpuncture Parts 2-3-4 focus fully on Disease Development on Body, Soul and Spirit level; the diagnostic tests for each stage and the array of treatments. Part 1 is an Introduction; Part 5 is ‘Five Elements’ (Acupuncture translated into Colourpuncture of sorts); Part 6 is Conflict Resolution. Each of these can be taken separately and in any order.
Parts 2-3-4 of Professional Colourpuncture training is a perfect map, detailed, deep, broad and self-contained and I already gave you some initial ideas on how to approach each stage (please see recommended reading below), both on treatment and lifestyle levels.
Back to the choice of training, knowing a general disease development pathway lets you start your Colourpuncture training at your personal ‘pain point’ – you can choose to start at the module you need most because fo your personal health situation (keeping in mind that ‘health’ is much more than our pains, injuries and physical diseases).
Here is a brief summary:
If you have multiple ‘coming and going’ pains, aches or/and mood swings, period related problems in women, stress related conditions or problematic childhood experiences which you feel affected you, but no clinical findings – start at Part 2 (Endocrine Pattern) and many times this this is the only Colourpuncture Module you will need to bring the situation back to health.
If there are recurring pains, infections, inflammations (including low grade), and/or history of infectious and inflammatory diseases, recurring problems (chronic cystitis, frequent colds etc) – start at Part 3 which has a wide variety of treatments to manage pretty much every inflammation related problem and support for lymphatic and immune system. Part 3 is self content as it will help you to successfully manage your pain points; however you may want to consider Part 2 at some point if you feel that your problems have been triggered, affected by or caused by stress – or have their roots deep in your childhood, prenatal time or family history.
If there is already a disease ‘label’; you had a long history of chronic inflammatory conditions or you have this subjective feeing that you are really ‘stuck’ in life, you can’t move, can’t make a decision – or if you had a history of accidents or traumas (especially traumas to the head) – start at Part 4 and plan to do Parts 2 and 3 as this is the case where you will need to learn the entire Road Map of healing to make this journey back to health to happen. You can of course fo the Parts 2, 3 and 4 in a numeral order.
When we treat the Degenerative Basic Pattern, we do aim to ‘unravel’ the processes back; unraveling things back doesn’t mean that we sit and recall all the stages of disease development – our Colourpuncture treatments and more supportive lifestyle adjustment do the unravelling! Conflict Resolution (Part 6) may also be needed here in cases of deep seated inner conflicts.
A ‘reaction’ stage on the way towards the disease means a massive reaction (typically with fever, pain or inflammation) which is a natural effort by the body to manage this stage the way body knows how. On the way back, towards healing, an ‘acute stage’ may just manifest as a change from a total chronicity and stuckness to a more dynamic ‘up and down ride’ stage, when there will be still some ‘bad days’ (when you feel like you felt all the time in a degenerative stage) and new ‘good days’. On a bad day we are likely to feel like ‘OMG, again….nothing will ever work for me’; on a good day we are likely to feel ‘OMG, I’m feeling good! what did I do to get here?? how can I have more of it???’.
It’s important to observe this dialogue between the scepticism and hope; to understand the nature of the process and look objectively, quantitatively at our health picture. For example, if we had severe headaches couple of times a week and now we are having a much lighter version of headaches a couple of times a month, this is more that 50% improvement. What it means for a healing process is that our body is responding to out treatment and we need to keep going with the therapy, keep supporting the body with a more aligned lifestyle and keep track of our attitude!
Also, ’unraveling’ doesn’t mean that we are bound to have a ‘reaction’ – we aim to support any treatments of Degenerative Pattern with lymphatic and generally detoxification treatments precisely to make the process as smooth as possible. So… a ‘reaction’ is completely optional. This is why it doesn’t make sense to take the Part 4 (Degenerative) alone, it has to go with the Part 3 (Lymphatic) and ideally with the Part 2 (Endocrine) as this will provide the entire Healing Map.
In this video fragment from our October 2022 Colourpuncture Q&A we covered a (very) short summary of Endocrine, Toxic-Lymphatic and Degenerative Patterns; please do click these links and read the articles for better understanding. Broadly speaking, Endocrine, Toxic and Degenerative are patterns reflecting stages of disease development and Colourpuncture training Parts 2, 3 and 4 provide a complete healing map.
Please keep in mind that we have different systems of the body; and each of them at any given moment of time will be on a particular stage of health or disease. For example, you can have a stress related blood pressure or tiredness related head aches (Endocrine), recurrent respiratory infections (Toxic-Lymphatic) and kidney stones (Degenerative). Coming back to the question which Colourpuncture Module to take: go with either most prominent (you really want to leave behind the misery of endless colds and flus) or most advanced stage (you consumed a lot of medical or recreational drugs and you want to detox your body; you had a head trauma in the past, headaches bother you and even though there is nothing on clinical findings, you would like to work on this to mitigate potential future complications OR you simply want to feel fresh energy and move on in your life!).
Here is the video transcript 🙂
“Start your Colourpuncture with a module which suits best your personal health needs. For example, if you have stress-related disturbances; period-related problems (in case of women), problems with your endocrine system – then you can join us at Module 2 because it is all about Endocrine (hormonal) system. And even if you just learn this one (Module 2), you would be able to manage yourself – your emotions; your moods; your hormones – for years to come. In every module, there is a lot of treatments. If, for example inflammatory diseases; recurring infections; pains; inflammations is your thing – lymphatic system; immune system (problems) – you might want to start with Module 3 because module 3 is all about ‘toxic reactions’; pain; it’s all about lymphatic system – so it’s a lot of treatments for pretty much any kind of pain and any kind of you know inflammatory diseases (including sub-threshold or low-grade inflammation which is so so common, which is so so difficult to treat. Because – as a rule – this (sub-threshold inflammation) is a consequence of something you had before which was suppressed with pharmaceutical drugs; or wasn’t managed properly. Or maybe you didn’t even take any tablets but for example you had a strong cold but you decided to be a real hero and you decided to go and work all the way – when your body screamed for help – and you got some kind of consequences from this. Because that what happens in that situation (same as with tablets) when we suppress the development of the disease. Because body has its own ideas of how to manage this. Acute diseases and physical traumas, acute injuries are pretty much the only two things which our bodies are naturally designed to cope with. So body knows what to do but if you don’t give a chance, if you’re suppress it or if you’ve been a hero and you’re working instead of just resting and taking it easy? In Acupuncture it’s called ‘latent heat’ or ‘frozen heat’ or ‘hidden heat’ – we will lock in the inflammation the body in a way and that really lives on and starts poisoning the whole system. Real toxins. So this is Module 3. If you have degenerative diseases; if you have chronic diseases; if you have stubborn diseases; if you have physical diseases of concrete origins so you have a diagnosis; also if you had a physical trauma as in an accident, especially trauma to the head, then you might want to consider Module 4 because it’s all about degenerative diseases; massive energy stagnation. Modules 2, 3 and 4 provide a whole road map because it’s about stages of disease development. So disease development starts with endocrine disturbances; with functional disturbances; with a little imbalance of sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system; stress-related diseases. So this is a situation where you have your high blood pressure, but you only have it when you’re stressed. When you’re lying down reading a book – your blood pressure is totally normal. So you come to the doctor and the doctor – even so they’re quite happy to give you prescription medications – they don’t know what to do because basically overall your blood pressure is okay, it just only goes sky high when you’re stressed. So this is the very beginning of things. But obviously when you wake up and your blood pressure is sky high and it doesn’t go away whether you are stressed or not, this is completely different situation. For example, if you if you’re stressed and you are stressed for a long time, your body doesn’t cope well; your immune system suffers; you get some kind of acute infection; acute inflammation; you get your cold; flu; headache; stomach ache – whatever is your specialty….- cystitis; flare-up of arthritis. This is a ‘reaction’ stage. This is a stage at which the body wants to ‘expel’ the toxins (Acupuncture term) and body is able to cope with that – and what I’m saying body is able I mean that this is how it should be. And sometimes when our body is not able to gather enough strength to cope with that -this is why we need to provide extra help. Also we need to provide extra help when our body is too eager to manage and give us too high a temperature which could be dangerous in itself. It’s all about management of this acute stage; it’s all about being grateful to your body for providing this and really containing it within safe borders. If we fail to address our stress-related disturbances; endocrine system problems; autonomic nervous system problems and we didn’t support the body properly during this acute stage, then with time it goes into the degenerative stage. There are three stages of development (of a dis-ease). Now, what we do with natural medicines – in all of them and Colorpuncture is no exception – with natural medicine we take a disease where it is, on the stage it is and we are unraveling things back to the very root of the disease. So if for example you are even on this degenerative stage, what needs to happen is we need to do degenerative treatments; supporting with ‘toxic’ (lymphatic treatments) because naturally body will heal the opposite way. So it will go ‘in reverse’, it will go back in stages the disease came. At some point your chronic disease can go to an acute stage and from the acute stage (we support; we manage; we welcome the reaction) and then it heals and we go into the functional stage where we can manage it with different means because then we need to manage our stress. So if you want to focus on healing a physical condition, then you can take Modules 2, 3 and 4 and it provides you with a full ‘map’ of how to get where you are on any stage – energy stagnation/ manifest diseases/degenerative stage or acute inflammation/infection/low grade inflammation or stress-related diseases – from manifest disease through a reaction to functional disturbances to health. So this is a map and then you would better off taking all three Modules (Modules 2, 3 and 4). But as I said if it’s just endocrine disorders or autonomic nervous system disorders or a stress-related disorders – you can just take Module 2. l if this is more toxic/ lymphatic/immune situation; pains – then you can just take Module 3, it’s fine too. When we are talking about Module 4, we are talking about degenerative diseases so we really need to know the map to get back; it’s like literally about knowing what to do because we are going back so we need the map. So if you have degenerative/energy stagnation/manifest diseases/chronic (problems), take Modules 2, 3 and 4. And I would want to highlight that if you had at some point in your life any trauma – especially trauma to the head – you would highly benefit from the Module 4 because many degenerative developments are triggered by the trauma, especially trauma to the head. And do not be alarmed, it can take years; it can take decades but basically head trauma, if it’s not managed there and then as it often isn’t – then it tends to give this kind of developments. So you better off starting at this and then going back – regardless of how you are feeling at the moment -because this will be more of a preventative approach. So this is the only exception I would say when you consider to start with Module 4. And it seems strange that I started with Modules 2, 3 and 4 but those are three Modules (addressing) all dis-ease development from the beginning to end and then from this end point back to health.”
Hope this is a useful summary; as Disease Development and Healing Path are such big topics, please do get in touch using the form below to discuss your personal situation (November free Colorpuncture mini consultations are coming soon!), and I’ll help you to choose your best starting point.
Meanwhile, here are our updated Colourpuncture training dates – I’m looking forwards to seeing you soon on our warm and exciting Colourpuncture events!
- Colourpuncture Training Calendar
- Modular Colourpuncture: Benefits
- Endocrine Basic Pattern: ‘Full on the Inside, Empty on the Outside’: Endocrine Imbalance
- Treating Endocrine Pattern: Endocrine Imbalance: Getting Your Life TOGETHER
- The Battle Must Go On! Introduction to Toxic Pattern
- Degenerative Basic Pattern: ‘Full on the Outside, Empty on the Inside’: Conflict, Stagnation and Manifest Diseases
- Embrace the Mess: Treatment of Degenerative Pattern