- Color Therapy
By Krishan Bakhru
Taking care of food, water and
air is very important for achieving good health and protecting
it. To get oxygen which is the life force, one should regularly
sit or walk in a place full of greenery. Food and water should
be clean. One should be careful in buying groceries as these
days adulteration is a common phenomenon. Fried and spicy food
and food items made of thickened milk and white flour are harmful.
They ruin the digestive system, and make one susceptible to all
kinds of diseases. Irregular meals and overeating are harmful
too. One should take plenty of water. Chewing the food well and
drinking water slowly is good for health. One who eats a little
less than what the appetite demands, is seldom sick and is more
active. A sick person has to be all the more careful about all
the above details.
In color therapy, the effect
of various foodstuff has been determined on the basis of their
color, e.g. red colored vegetables and fruits produce heat, green
vegetables are moderate and blue and white colored fruits and
vegetables are cooling. The effect of food grains arid other
edible things are also determined according to their color.
The same principle applies for
wind, bile and phlegm, e.g. red colored fruits and vegetables
produce bile, white vegetables and fruit produce phlegm and green
vegetables are moderate in their after-effect.
Heat producing food should be
given in case of cold, cough and other problems caused by phlegm.
Cooling things are forbidden in these conditions e.g. curd, rice,
radish, turnip, oranges etc. For ailments caused by bile, a cooling
diet is recommended. The same theory applies to liquid food like
fruit juice, vegetable soup, etc.
There is another feature of color
therapy. All liquid food like milk, juice of vegetables or fruits,
etc. should be kept for half an hour in an orange colored bottle
before giving it to the patient. This process changes its phlegm
Generally there are two kinds
of ailmentsacute ones like fever, diarrhoea, indigestion,
cholera, etc. and chronic ailments which are of many types.
Solid food should not be given in
acute ailments. Even liquids should be given in limited quantities,
and only such liquids which are suitable. It is helpful to fast
for a short period if there is high fever. Even in chronic ailments,
all the points mentioned above should 'be borne in mind. It will
help to take a lot of fruits and vegetables, because they are
easy to digest and do not strain the functions of other organs.
Diet to be given to a patient
depends on his own constitution and the nature of his disease.
The weather has also to be taken into account. Weak persons should
not be given solid food. Liquid food like barley water, lime
juice maybe given as required. Diet should be given in an easily
digestible quantity. Sugar should be avoided as far as possible.
Non-vegetarian food is harmful,
and should never be given to a sick person.
Today doctors and scientists
from all over the world are warning us that meat can cause cancer
and other incurable diseases and reduce longevity. Those who
wish to remain healthy - physically, mentally and emotionally
- should keep away from non-vegetarian food.