Every technique, therapy or tool has its intended use, areas of excellence, areas of uniqueness and – limitations. 

How do we recognise our limitations in Colourpuncture when it comes to tracking the progress or integrating the changes or processing ‘reactions’ which is an important part of overall progress in healing the Body and Soul? 

When do we need to stop and re-assess what we are doing and may be to refer our patient on or ask for further support for ourselves when we use Colourpuncture as a self-care?

There are several situations when we may need be aware our limitations with Colorpuncture; here we will look into emotions, feelings and medically complex situations. 

 

Emotions  

We need to start with learning to recognise our emotions, accept our emotions for what they are and then master dealing with each emotion as these may be different. Generally, an emotion (e-motion) is a CTA (call to action) of some sort but the action needed may differ. Despite the surface drama which may accompany every emotion, the structure here is relatively simple so we can learn it and then we can and we should take a total responsibility for how to process our emotions. Most of the time this is a matter of recognising our emotions and practicing the acceptance rather than deep understanding – and then, this should translate into action. 

There are ‘pure’ – or acute – emotions, triggered by stressful situations usually beyond our control (such as fear when we are presented with an immediate danger, grief in a situation of a loss of a relative or anger when we witness something which is against our very core values). And there are also emotional ‘indulgences’, a habitual dwelling on some troublesome emotion often without any action or even acceptance. Clinically, they are very different things. Acute emotions represent a normal, healthy, automatic physiological response on the part of our body; emotional indulgences tend to indicate our conditioning or/and ‘run in the family’ fixed reaction patterns but in some cases emotional ‘indulgence’ may signal a hidden imbalance of the energies of the related organ according to TCM and in these case your patient – or you if you use Colourpuncture for self-care – need a medical referral. 

Our part is accepting emotions and making certain decisions on how to manage our physiological state and take action but a good starting point is 5 Elements Colourpuncture which absolutely excels in balancing the emotions as we work directly with organs’ energies. However…in a real life, when you have a helpful family member or colleague who is especially good at (regularly and repeatedly) pressing your favourite pain buttons…you may need some in-between tools too alongside your Five Elements Colourpuncture. 

Here recognising the triggers is vital and so you an actually judge your healing progress by how you react to a repeat trigger. This is usually one of the very first things you or your patient will notice: “I just reacted so differently in the same situation”; “I found myself responding from a very different place”. 

So emotions are generally ‘simple’ in structure when this work is fully intentional. However, sometimes you may consider referring your patients on, especially if there are physical counterparts which support the repeat reaction and it has to be investigated and addressed and/or again, fully understood and accepted. For example: 

  • Erratic blood sugar levels…and related behaviour: Pancreas issue, Earth Element. 
  • Periods ‘moods’ – Liver Element most probably, Wood. A general dietary and lifestyle advice is needed in both cases to regulate the imbalance. 
  • Biliary dyskinesia (when our gallbladder can’t efficiently move bile out into our bile ducts) can sometimes cause anxiety and/or depression: Liver/Gall Bladder, Wood Element. 

Generally, repeat intense emotions are usually connected with some underlying disfunction of a related organ so after you diligently did your Five Elements Colourpuncture with all the Acupuncture based Colorpuncture ‘preps’, Shadow ears and grey colours on the vertebrae – and nothing shifted significantly or consistently, then it’s time to investigate it further.

So with emotional issues you can fully support yourself or your patient with Colourpuncture but only if you/them do their ‘intentional’ part; otherwise refer to psychologist or/and medical doctor. At the moment with my understating of Colourpuncture and our available tools, I’d rate here 80%/20% Colourpuncture’s capacity-against-limitations. 

 

Feelings 

Feelings are way more complex and often more difficult to fully tap into, recognise and understand so you may need somebody who is trained to listen and guide you or your patient. Feelings are a complex mixture of our emotions, automatic reaction patterns, often rigid associations, unconscious expectations, learnt behaviour, unrecognised needs and more. Generally, here we need more tools such as for example intentional dreaming and dreamwork to dive deeper or/and journalling for healing to bring something vague to the surface of our awareness. 

Feelings are a wide topic and here I want to mention only one part of it, which Colourpuncture can really help bringing to light. Associations are important as this is how our mind works; a variation of a strong association is an emotional ‘bridge’ (a present situation triggering a past memory through a related emotion). I have been reading good depth psychology books since I was a teenager; I studied psychology in Uni as a part of my training as a biologist; I carried on reading on psychology as part of my CPD as a therapist – so for me it’s often intuitive which tools to use. However, don’t attempt it if you are not trained in it. Ask me about how to do a simple exercise in practice if you have some background in psychology or counselling or consider working with a psychologist if you feel you or your patient may need more help with reflection and processing of complex feelings. At the moment with my understanding of Colourpuncture and other available tools, I’d rate here 50/50% Colourpuncture capacity-against-limitations with complex feelings as here your background matters and makes all the difference – very often therapists are trained in several healing modalities. 

 

Medically complex diseases 

Medically complex problems should be left to specialists who have an appropriate training and practice. I’d say that in most cases it’s best to offer Colourpuncture as a valuable complementary care while working with appropriately trained integrative doctors or psychologists. 

  • Any diseases which include tissue degeneration such as arthritis for example – which is also hard to manage without a relevant diet and exercise routine. Neuropathy, cancer, systemic diseases: work with an integrative doctor; don’t waste any valuable time – yours and your patient’s; these are complex diseases which took years if not decades and various multiple factors to develop; apart from conventional care choices, a mixture of meridian therapies, nutrition, supplementation, detoxification and counselling is needed as a supportive measure. 
  • Childhood experience of abuse or serious trauma at any age resulting in a PTSD: make sure your patient is a highly responsible human being who fully recognises and actively manages their mental health and have had experience of working with an appropriately trained psychologist or a doctor. Same goes for any family or personal history of mental disease, with or without obvious trauma in this lifetime and epilepsy.
  • When you patient takes complex medications and especially in cases when medications are aimed at immunosuppression, you also need to know what you are doing if you have other training or work with a doctor. Colourpuncture is a natural therapy so it will promote and support balanced functioning of the body by resolving deficiency or stagnation of Qi and Blood according to TCM and if a particular medication is aimed at suppression of a particular function – such as in case of immunosuppression, you need to consult with a doctor. You are likely to need less medication with time as the function improves so for example it’s good to check blood sugar levels if you work on some diabetes cases etc. Asthma: an inhaler is needed. Antidepressants is a question mark for the same reason as immune suppressive medications. So here really we need to either know exactly what we and doing if we are so trained or work closely with a professional medic. 

I hope these suggestions provide you actually with more freedom than limitations as these considerations are important. Pause for a moment after reading this and reflect on your personal situation (or your current challenging patient’s health situation): does this fall into one of these categories: emotions, feelings or complex diseases? What has been your experience, successes and challenges? What can you do differently based on this information? 

  • If your situation is medically complex (nature of disease, medication or psychological), how you can provide that vitally important best complementary care? 
  • What was the most recent emotional bridge over which you traveled instantly from your present situation to the past without fully realising it? 
  • What emotion do you tend to indulge in/get stuck on repeatedly? 

Any questions – please reach out using the form below. Good luck with your Colourpuncture practice and good luck navigating complex situations healing Body and Soul!

 

 

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