Most of the time, Colourpuncture treatment feels gentle, nurturing and deeply relaxing. Colourpuncture is after all a gentle application of coloured light on the skin zones and Acupuncture points. Sometimes, however, there is a ‘reaction’ – something just doesn’t feel quite right, what do we do?
1. Move on
The first solution and a general Colourpuncture rule is: within the session, stop treating that point and move to the next.
2. Reduce time per Acupuncture point/per line/per reflex zone
Points: 30 sec instead of 1 min or even 20 or 10 sec; especially for highly reactive people, fragile, elderly or very young patients, do less time. Same with lines and zones: for example you start doing lines – such as Prenatal lines – and planned to do 5 each but in the beginning they react and you are already in a process, reduce the number of lines; next time observe carefully, starting with less, increasing if appropriate.
3. Play with colours
- try switching to complementary colour. For example Orange on endocrine or Heart points can be strong so you switch to Blue. Sometimes, it’s the other way around: the protocol calls for Blue but Blue doesn’t feel right, you try Orange instead and it’s just perfect.
- try switching to alternative colour options indicated: for example Ren12 in Blue for stomach pains may not feel good, you can switch to Yellow. Body line in Prenatal treatment: if Yellow feels too strong or there is already a reaction to previous steps, switch to spectral Turquoise.
- If you have some experience in Colourpuncture already you can try creative use of colour, for example for some patients I sometimes do Liver points in Light Green instead of Yellow. Here you really need to know what you are doing, lease ask me if you are not sure. Many back segments (with back being a microsystem for entire body, all internal organs are represented as areas of the back and can be diagnosed and treated with Colourpuncture) can be done in Light Green crystal sphere. This works because of combination of quality of Light Green Colorpuncture and this this specific microsystem.
- In certain situations – and after you are trained in Conflict Resolution Colorpuncture – you can substitute many points with fixed colour indications with colours of special qualities such as spectral Turquoise, Light Turquoise (for the Soul) or Rose (for the Spirit), again because of qualities of these colours.
4. Increase the intervals between your Colorpuncture sessions
Usually we do Colourpuncture treatments once/week for a patient in the active stage of therapy and once/day as a self-care. For more advanced Colourpuncture, ‘mental’ therapies, Conflict Resolution sequences, we can increase the intervals between the sessions or/and intersperse with some ‘body’ Colorpuncture in between. Why? In short, this relates to how our brain – our mind – processes and integrates changes in perception. On a practical level, for example when we plan our Prenatals, Mother-Father balancing, Transmitter Relays, Genital Relays, we don’t plan Colourpuncture sessions every day or even every other day, more once or twice a week (unless your patient travels a long distance to see you and then you need to make a decision on that). Conflict Resolution therapy (‘Small Conflict Resolution’ on the head) can be planned differently: it can be done every day or even up to 3 times a day for a while in case of degenerative diseases (please ask me if you are not sure), but again if it feels too much, carry on but space out the sessions. Here we are mainly talking about regular Colourpuncture sessions which are not structured protocols such as Colourpuncture Conflict Resolution family of treatments.
5. Complete your Colourpuncture treatment creatively
Talking about ‘no reaction’ vs ‘excess reaction’ situations in patients who tend to demonstrate weak response, there we pay attention more to an opening treatment such as Laterality, Polarity, Information barrier, Therapy Resistance treatments such as Ear/Shadow Ear Colourpuncture microsystem. In ‘excess’ reaction we pay attention more to a closing treatment, to make the session as healing and soft and as insightful and complete as possible. So, finishing touches…
- Finish your session with a select Colorpuncture ellipse depending on the focus of the treatment or nature of the reaction. Choose ‘Ellipse of Subconscious’ if something feels unresolved or incomplete or not fully understood. Choose other ellipses according to indications: ‘Mother Ellipse’ for self nurturing, childhood issues, first experiences; ‘Father Ellipse’ for taking action, self-expression, being proactive in what we need to do in the external world. Try ‘Ellipse of Existence’ for all difficult and conflicting feelings and so on.
- You can also finish off your Colourpuncture session with some Dream Zones; you can also apply Dream disk for vague reactions (so the issue triggered by Colorpuncture session can resolve in a dream), Love disc for strong emotional reactions especially of lack of self love flavour.
- Give your patients home work, Acupressure, Dreamwork, Journaling – ideally followed up by some relevant action. Agree on something they can act upon – often a ‘reaction’ is just a call to action…and they need to do their active part; if possible, it’s best to agree at the end of the session and check in next time – or they consult somebody else who can help them better with a particular practical solution. Give them some Acupressure, Dream Zones (with Oil Relax and massage) and Journalling homework; journaling prompts are helpful for absolute beginners, ask me if you are not sure.
Obviously talk to your patient – listen more than talk – and dialogue them if you are so trained (if not, ask me for simple dialoguing prompts).
So, a summary of managing a ‘reaction’ to Colourpuncture:
Overall, listen carefully and observe their body reaction (this will help to choose your next step):
- Move on to the next point
- Do less time per point/line/zone
- Try complementary or alternative colours
- Increase the time gap between the sessions
- Finish off with dreamwork, a good homework or specific Colourpuncture protocol such as ellipses or Acupuncture points for managing the reaction (this is a topic of another call).
Please take a minute to reflect on your typical struggle with reactions to Colourpuncture, think of most recent one and ask yourself what you could have done differently – or indeed note if you arrived at a good solution; note down any thoughts or associations you had while listening and make a plan how you can use this information to make your next Colorpuncture session better; easier; more aligned with your needs if you use Colourpuncture for self-care or for your patient’s needs if you are a therapist.
Good luck with your Colourpuncture practice and if you need any support please reach out using the form below, I’m happy to help.