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A Simple Guide to Healing With Color Therapy or Chromo Therapy

Rajan is a botany and chemistry major. He has worked as a poultry breeder for 23 years, breeding layer and broiler parents.

Colour is a part of our everyday life. It's in the clothes we wear, the food we eat, the soda we drink, the television we watch, the house we live in, in nature, etc. We see it everywhere, all the time. In fact, it has become so much a part of our life that we probably are not even aware of it. Can we imagine life or the surroundings in black and white? The answer would be a big NO.

How many times have we found ourselves attracted to or have a liking to a particular colour. And on occasions, even disliking a particular colour. Similarly, we find some colours lift our spirits while other colours make us depressed. Ever wondered why it is so? Why different colours affect us the way they do? It is because the colour is nature's very own powerful signalling system.

About Color Therapy

White light is made up of 7 different colours having different frequencies (vibrations) and wavelengths of electromagnetic energy. Each color has its own properties which are determined by its wavelength. For instance, the colour blue is cooling, green is healing, orange creates stress and red is energetic.

Since ancient times this property of colours to effect a change in the physical, mental and spiritual condition of a human body, has been used to heal it. This system of healing is called colour therapy, chromotherapy colorology or chromatherapy. Mention of this therapy has been made in ancient texts of India, China, Greece and Egypt. Colour therapy is a complementary system of treatment which uses the healing energy of light through its basic colours, to balance the body's energy centres or chakras. It has been in existence for more than 4000 years.

Ayurvedic practitioners believe that the human body has 7 energy centres or chakras located along the spine. Each colour is associated with a specific energy centre and a specific location in the body. Also, each chakra is associated with specific organ systems and organs. In effect meaning that each colour is organ and organ system-specific.

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Healing With Color Therapy Tools

A colour therapist uses colour to heal the body using a variety of different tools. I will mention some of them briefly here.

  • Gemstones & Crystals

The healing properties of various precious stones and crystals are used to balance the energy centres. An infusion of a particular gemstone, as indicated by the affliction, is made by dipping the washed gemstone in water and placing it in the sun for a period of 2 hours. The gemstone is then removed and this charged water is drunk. Use only glass vessel to make the infusion.

  • Coloured Fabrics

In this case, specific coloured clothes are worn and one is supposed to remain in the sun for an hour or more.

  • Coloured Bath

Different colours are mentally visualised moving around the energy centres to heal them.

  • Colored Eye Lenses & Glasses

The wearer of the coloured glasses or lens allows the colour to enter the eyes. The colour reaches the endocrinal glands and causes changes at the hormonal and cellular level.

  • Coloured Candles

These have healing properties. When the candle is lit, the vibrations associated with that colour are activated and thrown in the surrounding area, magnified manifold. These vibrations affect those who are in the vicinity. The energy levels of the healer and patient are raised.

  • Coloured Food
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Coloured foods also heal. Orange foods are stimulating, red foods give energy, green foods detoxify, yellow foods enhance weight loss while blue and purple foods soothe.

  • Coloured Light

Specific body areas are targetted by specific colored lights. The primary colour is used, followed by its complementary colour.

  • Solarised Water

This is the water that has been energised by keeping it in different coloured bottles for a definite period of time. Consumption of this water heals the body.