Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi: Now let me ask a question. Why a child will have an allergy? The doctors have to answer. Or, of course you are all doctors so you should say. Can I have the answer?
Yogi: It could be an imbalance of heat and cold in the body?
Shri Mataji: But why? Say on the chakras. You say on the chakras what will be catching. If somebody has allergies, what does it catch?
Yogi: The Left Nabhi.
Shri Mataji: Correct. Left Nabhi. Left Nabhi will catch. Now that means the mother. Because the child is not yet married so it’s the mother. That means mother must be having a left Nabhi herself and that’s why the child must catching with that allergy, so instead of punishing the child, why not cure the left Nabhi of the mother and left Nabhi of the child? Now what will you do if there’s a left Nabhi of the child? What we can do to help the child to get rid of it?
Ah, very simple. Anything that is left [side] can be taken out on the little flame. Put your right hand on the left Nabhi of the child and put your left hand to the flame and finished. ...
Shri Mataji: For eczema same thing. [left side problem] Eczema is the same thing, is just like allergy, eczema same thing. But for eczema because it’s outward you can use certain things like neem ka pata and all that I’ve told you and so many things can be used on top. ...
Yogi: Why does cow’s milk make allergies and eczema worse?
Shri Mataji: Cow’s milk..
Yogi: Because it’s left side?
Shri Mataji: Left side. Cow’s milk always give you the left side because she’s the mother, and you should not have her milk, because it’s left sided. Whether it is cow’s milk or buffalo’s milk, all will give allergies but if you have animals which are smaller than you like if you can drink like Mahatma Gandhi the goat’s milk then you might not have the problem.
(1986-0131 Health advice to yogis, Rahuri, India)
Q: I have had eczema for quite a long time. I’ve had it for quite a long time, [unclear] itching, almost drives a person to distraction, and it’s really hard to control.
Shri Mataji: I was telling you there is a liver problem. Are you going in for a liver treatment? And you should go on a diet. No fats, nothing, just a regular diet for liver and do that for a month. You see? Go for a liver treatment completely. [unclear] Now, liver diet is the best.
(1983-0319 Advice to Mothers, Sydney, Australia)