Red or Blue?
Question: “How do you use Colours in Colourpuncture intuitively, creatively if you know general Colour Indications?”
This was a great question on our recent Colourpuncture Q&A session.
There is a simple use of Colours in Colourpuncture, which is so easy and clear that we made an entire video series on it (please see below the article). Please note that this article was originally published in July 2021. I’m re-publishing it here because from now on all our Colourpuncture Q&A videos will be published on our main Cafe Self You Tube Channel in a playlist ‘FREE Colourpuncture Q&A’ for both simplicity and convenience:
So, Cold or Hot colour?
There are rules.
There are (a lot of) set, fixed, reliable protocols.
There is a translation of Acupuncture into Colourpuncture according to Colourpuncture Colour Indications and Acupuncture principles.
And there are also beautiful people with a well developed intuition who have both an intent and an ability to be creative in everything they do, Colourpuncture including 🙂
I tend to use Colourpuncture set protocols and also create my own combination of points using my Acupuncture knowledge and Colourpuncture Colour Indications. However, some of my students and patients prefer to create with Colourpuncture. There are simple rules which we need to observe when using colours intuitively in Colourpuncture.
If I had to create the rules here, my Rule n1 would be to choose Hot or Cold colour if there is a Heat or Cold condition present.
Here we are answering a question on Intuitive, Creative use of colours in Colourpuncture – this is a fragment from our monthly Colourpuncture Q&A session, thank you for a great question!
Here are some key points from the video.
The Question: “How to use colour creatively, intuitively if you know colour indications?”
The Answer: “I’m mainly using (set) protocols myself I have several students who got into a really creative use of colour. Now, what they do – they just literally use colour intuitively. Some of those people are Acupuncture people so they use Colours on the meridians; so they go off the meridian and then they just create: they create figures on the skin, especially with the UV which is less specific in terms of colour indications.
So, for example, in a general use of colour if you use Red we use Red more for to energise the point or the meridian or the zone, to increase flow of circulation, micro circulation in the zone, in the line, in the point, in the area. When we use Blue we are sedating; the same thing, we are sedating the points, meridians, line, the area. And so here if you’re going for Red and Blue for example you really need to know what you’re doing in terms of: is it a heat condition? Then you need to use Blue to balance. Or is it a cold condition? And then you need to go and use Red to balance.
So the classic example is for example you have a Cold and it could be with (high) temperature or without (high) temperature.
So for example, if you have Cold without (high) temperature because you have runny nose, you have ‘scratchy’ throat, you have like headache but you don’t have (high) temperature so this is more of a Cold condition; this is more what is called in Acupuncture “Cold Invasion’ and then we’re using our classic points for example Hegu (Large Intestine 4) or Lung 7 or stroking the line between uh and um sorry Large Intestine 1 and Large Intestine 4 so we’re doing all those things in a Red colour because what we want, we want body to wake up and start doing something; we want to activate blood circulation, flow of energy in this part of the meridians Lungs and Large Intestine which are connected to the what is called Cold Invasion and this way we are helping the body to summon the forces and create support.
If, however, if we are already developed some (high) temperature especially if it’s a (really) high temperature then we need to use Blue colour; not Red but Blue – on the same points, on the same lines, because then Blue will sedate the points and the meridians and what it will do it will still not suppress the process so you will still be fighting off the pathogens so to speak and you just contain. What you’re doing is just containing the inflammation and the whole response in a safe uh sort of in safe zone, in a safe temperature zone because high temperature is good when we have some kind of pathogen invasion; we just need to watch that our body doesn’t over do it and doesn’t kill us basically with too high a fever.
So this is an example of more specific use of colour where you do need to look is it Heat condition or is it Cold condition. When you’re using UV for example, or using colours like uh Green which is neither really cold nor really warm or you use Turquoise colour, spectral (Dark) Turquoise which is more colour for the Soul when you’re using this type of colours there is less room for mistake because basically they are neutral colours in effect, they do have a specific indication too but in terms of Hot and Cold for example Heat or Cold they are not so specific so you won’t make a mistake using them and so yes you can use them intuitively”.
A related question was on Intuitive Use of colour in Metamorphic Technique – a Colourpuncture question from a Metamorphic Technique practitioner. Come visit us here soon for an answer to this question!
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- Video series ‘Simple Use of Colours in Colourpuncture’