Chromotherapy, one of the newly developed
branches of alternative medicine, seems to have gained an increasing acceptance
as a form of treatment for various ailments ranging from minor depression and
headaches to somewhat serious conditions such as blood sugar.
Practitioners of color therapy have now managed
to shoo away all controversies and disrespect for this therapy by placing a
very valid concept of healing - the effects of vibrations, both good and bad.
As of now, there isn't enough evidence to label color therapy as
Almost all branches of complementary and
alternative medicine rely on the simple fact of disease occurrence, and that
is, disease occurs due to imbalance of
(the vital life force energy that flows through a human body). A minor
deficiency or abundance of chi in any area of the body is bound to cause
harmful effects on the body, which if allowed to carry on for prolonged
durations, may cause serious ailments.
Modern science has now accepted the existence of
an electrical force of energy flowing through the body by means of several
devices. This energy gets depleted due to various processes we carry out
throughout the day, and that is exactly when we need food to restore the
depleted energy and ensure that our bodies function normally.
Similarly, when a part of the human body is affected
and loses its strength, it needs different foods and substances to maintain its
optimum function. Colored light does just that! It sends out a particular
vibration to the affected part, creating a harmonious balance and revitalizing
In their analysis of chromotherapy and its
scientific evolution published in the journal Evidence Based Complementary and
Alternative Medicine, Samina Yousuf Azeemi and Mohsin Raza, have explained it
thus - 'All organs and limbs of the body have their own distinct color. All
organs, cells and atoms exist as energy, and each form has its frequency or
vibrational energy. Each of our organs and energy centers vibrates and
harmonizes with the frequencies of these colors. When various parts of the body
deviate from these expected normal vibrations, one can assume that the body is
either diseased or at least not functioning properly. The vibratory rates
inherent in the vibrational technique (chromotherapy) are such that they
balance the diseased energy pattern found in the body. For in every organ there
is an energetic level at which the organ functions best. Any departure from
that vibratory rate results in pathology, whereas restoring the appropriate
energy levels to the physical organs results in a healed body.'
Any shift in Cicardian rhythm (biological clock)
results in neurohormonal imbalance leading to psychiatric disorders such as
sleep disorders, depression, SAD and PTSD. Studies have shown that these
disorders occur when there is marked alteration in melatonin and serotonin
levels. Croatian forensic psychiatrists in their paper published in the
Collegium Antropologicum journal have suggested that chromotherapy can regulate
neurohormonal balance in human brain by activating or inhibiting complex
physiological, biological and biochemical processes in human brain such as
synthesis of various neurohormones.
Different colors have different frequencies and
respond differently when applied to body parts. Here's a gist of how every
color acts on your body, literally bringing about a physiological and/or
psychological change, ultimately restoring health.
||Stomach, gall bladder, liver, pancreas
||Physical and Spiritual Communications
||Ears, mouth, hands, throat
||Heart, lungs, thymus
||Transmission of Ideas and Information
||Pituitary gland, central nervous system and cerebral cortex
||Grounding and Survival
||Gonads, kidneys, spine, sense of smell
Color therapy practitioners use these colors to
bring about a change and to enhance the natural healing processes of the body.
The color may be applied onto the body or a part of the body either by means of
colored light, or colored water, or other tools that are usually used by the
Colored gemstones are extremely beneficial in
producing fast results, mostly because they are abundant in electromagnetic
energy and remove toxic, unwanted 'energies' from the body. Sometimes,
practitioners may also make use of candles, colored lamps, colored fabrics,
crystal pyramids and wands, colored eye lenses, colored baths and lasers.
The fact that colors do affect us in many ways
is evident by the simple phrases 'feeling blue' and 'red hot'. Studies have
shown that an individual's heartbeat tends to increase when he's in a red room
and comes back to normal when he enters a blue-colored room.
Implementing color therapy in your life isn't
exactly rocket science. You just need a few simple tools and basic knowledge
about your condition. The web is a good way to spend a few minutes researching
about the condition you're suffering from, and finding out the appropriate
color that's best for your condition.
For example, the color orange is best for people
suffering from digestive ailments and those with weak immune systems. Red works
wonders for increasing blood circulation and stimulating the body and mind.
Consumption of yellow colored fruits and vegetables energizes the muscles and
nerves and is also beneficial from those suffering from paralysis.
own colored water:
can try your hand at color therapy in the comfort of your home itself. You'll
just require a couple of clean glass bottles, preferably transparent or in the
color your desire, some colored cellophane papers, and pure clean water.
Fill the bottle up to two-thirds with the water and
cork it nicely to ensure the contents don't get contaminated. Wrap a cellophane
paper of the desired color around the bottle nicely and place this bottle in
the sunlight, preferably in the morning sun, for 6 to 8 hours. You can then use
this water either for drinking, or for application to any external affected