Color Therapy - What the Colors Heal
Color therapy is used to help balance the mind, body and soul. The colors are used to help balance physical, emotional, and spiritual problems. Each color can aid a different problem or concern. as each color affects a different chakra of the body.
The color therapist many use one or more objects or factors to emit color into the body to heal it. Some use gemstones, candles, lamps. crystals, prisms, fabric, colored eye lenses, or colored lasers. How the color is administered isn't as important as the color that is used. For example, a person with anger problems, a color therapist wouldn't used red as the main healing color, but blue or another calming color.
Colors are very important in life, and we use them all around us even when we don't realize it, such as when we paint nurseries in calming pastel colors. Chromotherapy is used to enhance the color in our life to balance emotions and physical illnesses.
Heal with Colors
- Red- Symbolic of fire, anger, and passion; stimulates the root chakra at the base of the spine
Red is a very strong color that stimulates blood flow to the extremities. It can be useful in illnesses such as low blood pressure, rheumatism, paralysis, anemia, and advanced tuberculosis. The color red can also help relieve stiffness, stimulate ovulation and menstruation, loosen blockages, and stimulate cell growth.
- Orange- Symbolic of pride and prosperity; stimulates the sacral chakra
Orange is an energizing color that stimulates the nerves and blood supply. It can be useful in treating kidney stones, gallstones, hernia, appendicitis, and milk production after childbirth. The color orange can stimulate creativity, relieve excess sexual expression, stimulate the lungs, aid in digestion and respiration, relieve muscle cramps, and increases thyroid activity.
- Yellow- Symbolic of happiness; stimulates the solar plexus
Yellow is a stimulating color that is beneficial for the brain, stomach, intestines, spleen, and liver. It can help treat diabetes, indigestion, constipation, syphilis, impotence, eye infections, throat infections, liver problems, and kidney problems. The color yellow can act as a laxative and diuretic, strengthen nerves, soothe nerve pain, increase skin health, and heal scarred tissue.
- Green- Symbolic of harmony and nature; stimulates the heart chakra
Green is a
mild sedative that can be useful for nervous conditions, hay fever,
ulcers, influenza and the common cold, malaria, sexual disorders,
cancer, and inflammatory conditions. Green can be beneficial to
strengthen the eyes and eyesight. The color green threats emotional imbalances, purifies the body from germs and bacteria, heals the kidneys, strengthens the immune system, and builds muscle, bone, and tissue.
- Blue- Symbolic of peaces and melancholy; stimulates the throat chakra
Blue is a calming color. It can be useful to alleviate pain, reduce bleeding, heal burns, treat asthma, colic, high blood pressure, skin conditions, and respiratory disorders. The color blue aids inflammation, stops bleeding, relieves fever, aids stress relief, relieves itching, and calms aggression and hysteria.
- Indigo- Stimulates the brow chakra (the third eye)
is a stabilizing colors as it is a blend of red and blue. The color
purifies the bloodstream, aids mental conditions, stimulates devotion,
and heals illness of the eyes and ears.
- Purple/Violet- Symbolic of relaxation and religion
Purple is a stimulant that combines red and blue traits. It can be useful for advanced constipation, cataracts, migraines, skin disorders, hydrocle, leucorrhoea, stomach disorders, womb disorders, and it can help aid the eyes, ears, and nervous system. The color purple can treat emotional disturbances, arthritis, acute consumption, insomnia, stress, decrease sexual desire, decrease pain sensitivity, aid detox, and slow an over-active heart.
- White- Symbolic of purity
White is the true color of healing. The color is to be directed into the place that needs healing and treatment in order to help heal the area. White is commonly used as spiritual healing.
is a dilute color that helps to stimulate adrenaline and heart
activity. The color can help determine and strengthen your view of your
purpose in life.
Pink is another
diluted color that is useful to aid emotional stress. The color pink is
used to help aid grief and sadness, restore youth, and help bring you
closer to your feelings.
Turquoise is a mixed color of white, green, and yellow, which is a healing mixture. The color can increase intuition and sensitivity, act as an antiseptic, relieve stress, aid in skin health, and help tone the organ systems.