The Visual Dynamic
Coloring My World
Coloring My World, Volume 1, Issue 19, 2-23-2013
We are visual beings and we are story-tellers that tell stories without words through artwork in visual pictures, sculptures, mosaics, design, and style in our everyday lives. The use of artistic creations in medicine and alternative medicine has been and is currently being tested and engaged to relieve stress, tension, improve memory, and generate a field of energies in the brain for cognitive, intelligence, intuition, inspiration, and testing. It also has healing properties in cognitive lapses due to brain injuries and aids patients with supplemental methods for the body’s positive responses.
Babies are stimulated by the use of colors in their rooms and with their toys. The first year of life for a baby is critical in developing positive growth. Keeping in mind the external environment of the baby’s visual aids. Not only is it important to feed and stimulate the brain for better growth and concentration in the central nervous system, sensory perceptions, growth, and endocrine systems, but it is important to purchase food that does not immobilize the central nervous system of a growing infant like the substance known as Chlorpyrifos that inhibits the growth of the central nervous system and is a chemical used in food pesticides. There are also negative effects in some Genetic Manufactured Organisms otherwise known as GMO’s that parents must be aware of and educated on.
We are basically engaging the right-side of the brain that is considered our holistic side of the brain. It is a visual gamut of unique conditions and responses for different mental states that emit reactions and responses to different organs (luminosity.com). Not only is it therapeutic in creating art by patients who create artworks, but it is therapeutic in stimulating the brain; after seeing beautiful artworks. The creator of the artworks relaxes and focuses on the task at hand (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2850.2010.01682.x/abstract). While the viewer of artwork is stimulated with responses, reactions, emotions, intuition, and intrigue, to name a few reactions.
Sculptures, two and three-dimensional pictures, diagrams, and hypnotic images take the viewer to a different state of mind, a different emotion is radiated with each painting and the brain also reacts and responds to the colors used in the artwork, creating calm affects or other emotional results.
So we could say from the eye, to the brain, and back down to the body that produces chemical reactions in the body while it produces melatonin and Oxygen naturally in the body, after it is stimulated with a visual platelet.
Melatonin in its natural state produces a substance in the body that speeds up the absorption of vitamins A and slows the processes of cancerous cells already in the body.
Some of the substances and vitamins produced can speed up the metabolism in the body or liver that converts the energy as it engages it into vitamin A, which is carotene that we absorb from ingesting carrots or orange colored vegetables or orange colored squash. It also produces beta-carotene that is good for our eyesight and produces much needed anti-oxidants. This function also improves the production of keratin a substance that is good for our hair and nails.
Vitamins and supplements that generate energy are:
Energy Producing Fruits
So where do we find artwork that generates or stimulates the substances above that promote our well-being, vitamins, and natural supplements in our own bodies? Some say, that the use of Tandric Buddhist’s Mandalas for medicinal healing in visual artwork form is the most profound of stimulated artworks. Mandalas are graphic pictures or images of a wonderfully colored and detailed abstract that naturally creates a condition in our brain to react or respond to the visual aid. It stimulates the brain and is good for people who have had brain injuries.
Not only are Mandalas effective in producing a relaxing state of mind, but they also elicit or trigger responses from the brain and rouse emotions that relieve stress and are used in behavioral medicine therapy.
Free images of mandala’s light show/slideshow. http://www.light-weaver.com/free/mandalas.html