The truth about colour therapy
Colour is simply light broken up into various wavelengths with each colour having its own wavelength.
Colour Therapy is treatment by the use of colour. It has sometimes been called Chromo therapy or rarely, colourology or cromatherapy.
The old saying that red is for anger, green for envy and blue for sadness etc, do have a germ of truth hidden away. Colour can affect ones mood and emotion and even how one thinks to some degree. Architects take great care when designing buildings, on the colour used to ‘set the mood’ of the structure. Colour is seriously taken in retail stores to influence consumer choice and of course colour plays a major part in advertising.
Colour therapy treatment
In practice, the diagnostic tools such as Radiesthesia and Radionics were used to find out the colour the patient needed.
Radiesthesia is the study of rays or radiation emitted by any animated or inanimate body. The idea is that all beings emit a fine radiation which can be measured with the appropriate equipment. Dowsing and the use of the pendulum and even single handed rods are employed to detect the radiation. Dowsing was once popular for the divination of water underground. Prior to modern techniques of oil discovery dowsing was often used to locate oil underground.
Radionics, however, is a more active approach as the use of blood, hair, a signature, or other substances obtained from the individual is used as a focus to heal a patient at a distance.
Modern day colour therapy tends to be more concerned with influencing the ‘chakras’ through the use of colour on the basis that this will balance any energy imbalance causing the disease or problem the patient has.
The Chakras are considered to be several points of physical or spiritual energy in the human body according to yoga philosophy.
Colour therapy is used these days to influence the energy balance of these chakras and specific colours are used for this purpose.
This is primarily a spiritual activity rather than physical and colours are related to the various chakras.
Colour therapy can help to re-balance by applying the appropriate colour to the body and therefore re-balance our chakras. Listed below is each of the spectrum colours and the chakra which it relates to. Violet has the shortest wavelength and red the longest wavelength.
★ Red to base chakra
★ Orange to sacral chakra
★ Yellow the solar plexus chakra
★ Green the heart chakra
★ Blue the throat chakra
★ Indigo the brow chakra (often referred to as the ‘third eye’)
★ Violet the crown chakra
Each of the spectrum colours is simply light of varying wavelengths, thus each colour has its own particular energy.
The energy relating to each of these spectrum colours resonates with the energy of each of the seven main chakras of the body.
Colour Therapy aims to balance and enhance our body’s energy centers/chakras by using the seven colours of the light spectrum, which can help to stimulate our body’s own healing process.
Colour therapy is a holistic approach to healing. It is noninvasive and has no measurable after effects. It is safe to use for adults, children and animals.
Of course one should be aware that that no complementary therapy should be considered as an alternative to professional medical advice where necessary one should always consult one’s professional health consultant or advisor before embarking upon any course of treatment.