Color Therapy

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How Color Therapy Works

Although scientific evidence regarding its efficacy is still lacking, color therapy is said to work as follows:

The body’s organs and glands vibrate at specific frequencies. So too, different colors vibrate at specific frequencies. According to the theory, the vibrations of the color waves which correspond to the areas of the body with the same frequency can be used to help restore energy imbalances, enhance the body’s chakras, and restore health. According to color therapists, the various hues can be used to improve and treat physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health.

Uses of Chromotherapy

Applications of color therapy or colorology include:

  • Emotional problems
  • Behavioral problems
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • High blood pressure
  • Fatigue and Chronic Fatigue
  • Skin conditions
  • Arthritis

Effect of Color on the Body

Color has long been found to have a direct influence on one’s thoughts, moods, and behavior. Categorized as warm, cool, or neutral, and used to correcting vibrational imbalances, here are some of the effects of color on the body:

  • Warm colors: Elicit a warm mood, stimulate activity and creativity
  • Cool colors: Calming and passive, reduce tension and improve concentration
  • Neutral Colors: Provide a sense of calm, confidence, safety

Color Therapy and the Chakra System

Colors and their purported associations and functions are depicted by this color guide:

  • Red/First Chakra: Base of the spine/grounding and survival
  • Orange/Second Charka: Genitals and lower abdomen/sexuality and emotions
  • Yellow/Third Chakra: Solar Plexus/power and ego
  • Green/Fourth Chakra: Heart/love and responsibility
  • Blue/Fifth Chakra: Throat/spiritual and physical communication
  • Indigo/Sixth Chakra: Middle of forehead/compassion, forgiveness, understanding
  • Violet/Seventh Chakra: Crown of the head/connecting to universal energies, transmission of ideas and information

If you are seeking help to energize, balance, and return your body to optimum health, consider the therapeutic benefits of color therapy and contact a chromatherapist for an assessment.