Cayce Health Database
OVERVIEW OF COLOR BLINDNESS
I. Physiological Considerations
In the single case of color blindness discussed in
[in the Cayce readings], the apparent cause is karmic or one that might
be called hereditary, since the condition apparently had existed since
birth. Other cases are not available for study.
The production of lack of color vision as a physiological
series of events is interesting and probably might find many relationships
with other conditions of the eye. It begins as nerve energies in
the vagus nerve that are deflected from their origin in the second, third
and fourth dorsal sympathetic ganglia. (These ganglia have major control
over the coordination within the body between the superficial and the
deep circulation.) The nerve energies arise here and coordinate through
the vagus nerve with the similar areas of control existing in the third,
fourth, and fifth cervical ganglia. The latter are the optic centers
which control various functions of the eyes. In this series of events
then, the nerve energies which should be flowing to the optic centers
have been deflected because of disturbances in the upper dorsal area;
and the optic centers in turn are deficient in circulatory control energy
which might be directed toward the eyes.
Not enough nerve impulse, then, comes from the lower
cervical optic centers to care for the replenishing of the eyes and the
carrying away of the used forces which are present there. Then,
when overactivity comes about (general muscular and visual activity),
the primary circulation to the eyes, which is a part of the deep circulation,
becomes filled to overflowing with "refused energies." This brings the
lachrymals, ducts, and glands of the superficial circulation into action
in an attempt to supply the energies needed. Swelling, reddening,
and irritation then come to the eyelid, portions of the eyeball, "and
to the character of that which is reflected in the lens and in the iris
and in the response to the optic center itself." (820-2)
It would seem - from this series of circumstances
among the various consciousnesses of the body - that a specific type of
accident to the dorsal area could also conceivably cause color blindness.
Other abnormalities in function within the body may or may not be present.
II. Rationale of Therapy
In approaching therapy, we should remember that the
body has a capability of normal function:
Thus, we would administer those activities which would bring a normal
reaction through these portions, stimulating them to an activity from
the body itself, rather than the body becoming dependent upon supplies
that are robbing portions of the system to produce activity in other portions,
or the system receiving elements or chemical reactions being supplied
without arousing the activity of the system itself for a more normal condition.
The rationale of therapy in this particular condition
1. To correct the condition of abnormality in the dorsal ganglia,
2. To stimulate more activity of those energies coming from the cervical
3. To supply the material with which to rebuild deficient nerve forces.
It would be necessary, of course, to care for the pressures which might
exist in the cervical area, and osteopathic care through these courses
of therapy would be the primary concern.
III. Suggested Therapeutic Regimen
Therapy should first be directed at correcting osteopathically
the pressures which exist in second, third, and fourth dorsal segments.
These should be given two or three times a week for a period of three
weeks. The cervical vertebrae should not be treated until the dorsal
are in perfect alignment as shown by the circulation of the right temple
being in balance with the circulation of the left temple. When this
is done the cervical should also be treated.
After each osteopathic treatment, the hand violet
ray applicator should be used to the cervical and the upper dorsal area
but especially to the atlas (the first cervical area). Toward the
end of the three-week period, the last treatments should incorporate the
wet cell battery, with the gold chloride solution in one grain per ounce
of distilled water (use three ounces in the bottle). The positive
copper electrode should be placed at the fourth dorsal area, and the nickel
plate, carrying the gold chloride, should be placed between the first
and second cervicals, which would locate it at the "brain force centers"
and the medulla oblongata. Those portions that go to the vagus center
on either side of the neck and enter into the arteries and through to
the head would be affected. Wet cell therapy should be continued
for three weeks.
After this has been completed, rest is recommended
for about three weeks. Then the entire series should be repeated
and these cycles kept on until the condition is corrected.
Therapy should be aimed at keeping the diet near to
alkaline-reacting foods. Green raw vegetables, whole wheat, citrus
fruits (never these combined), fruits, berries, and vegetables are all
alkaline-reacting foods. Never fried foods, never bananas and never
raw apples (unless the raw apples are taken by themselves for three days
and then followed with olive oil which will cleanse all toxins from the
system). There should be no large quantity of potatoes. Potato
peelings are strengthening, carrying those influences and forces that
are active in the glands of the system. An 80 percent alkaline/20
percent acid reacting diet is advised.
Should we not attempt to awaken the inner forces
to God's presence? "For, all healing comes from the one source.
And whether there is the application of foods, exercise, medicine, or
even the knife, it is to bring the consciousness of the forces within
the body that aid in reproducing themselves - the awareness of creative
or God forces." (2696-1)
[Note: The preceding overview was written by William A. McGarey, M.D.
and is excerpted from the Physician's Reference Notebook,
Copyright © 1968 by the Edgar Cayce Foundation, Virginia Beach, VA.]
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or self-treatment. Please consult a qualified health care professional
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