Color therapy’ alias colorology or chromotherapy is a holistic approach that firmly advocates about complementary medication besides modern therapies that programs our mind, body and soul to improve and channelize the proper functioning of memory and eliminates the forgetfulness from our individual trait. It is exempted from any side effect and contraindication regarding health issues or threat since it involves the treatment of the patient by using natural element that is named as ‘color’, the constituents of light. Scientifically, it has been proven that a ray of light has a unique combination of seven colors known as ‘VIBGYOR’ (violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red). The discovery of ‘color therapy’ is as old as the existence of light which strengthens our belief over it for getting healed. The prime attraction and motto of switching to this therapy is its efficacy and perfection in psychological corrections and bringing about positive as well as permanent behavioral changes in patient. It has endless benefits affecting memory functions by focusing on each day’s assigned color such as Monday that is fixed for red color, orange color is assigned to Tuesday, Wednesday has been assigned with yellow color, green is for Thursday, blue for Friday, Saturday is for indigo while violet is good for Sunday. As ‘every special occasion has a distinguished reason to celebrate it’ as each color hides its own vitality and significance in terms of healing or combating mental disorders.
Ayurveda practitioners claim for having energy centres those are known as ‘spiritual centers’ or ‘seven chakras’ which are clinically, located along spines. These therapists believe that each rainbow color is associated to specific body organ that defines its own positive effect on it. The only mantra for being healthy is to maintain balance among all ‘chakras’ but if they go imbalanced then one of the best therapies is ‘color therapy’.
The significance of colors along with the place of associated chakra and their functions.
Healing Power of Colours
Chromotherapy is a method of treatment of diseases by colour. It is best used as a supportive therapy along with other natural methods of preserving health such as correct diet, adequaterest and relaxation, exercise, yogic asanas and so on.
These are also the three principal colours in a rainbow. A patient is first subjected to an
examination to ascertain which colour he lacks. The deficiency is determined by observing the colour of the eyeballs, nails, urine and excrement. In cases of the lack of red the eyes and nails will be bluish, and the urine and excrement white or bluish. If there is a deficiency of the blue colour, the eyes and nails will be reddish and urine and excrement yellowish or red. Every substance on earth contains colour. Even the rays cast on earth by celestial bodies contain colour in the form of white light. The rays of the sun contain seven different colours -violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red. These are natural colours which are highly beneficial to the maintenance of health and for healing diseases. The rays of the sun improve digestion and nutrition, quicken blood and lymph circulation and increase the elimination of impurities through the skin.
The action and effect of various colours on the body and their healing qualities are as follows…
Symbolic of heat, fire and anger. It is a stimulating and energising colour. It stimulates arterial blood and brings warmth to cool extremities. Used as a general tonic, it is very valuable in the treatment of diseases like low blood pressure, rheumatism, paralysis, anaemia and advanced cases of tuber- culosis.
Symbolic of prosperity and pride, orange is useful for stimulating blood supply and energizing the nerves. It is beneficial in the treatment of kidney and gall stones, hernia and appendicitis. It is also used to stimulate the milk producing action of breasts after childbirth.
Violet is beneficial in the treatment of nervous and emotional disturbances, arthritis, acute cases of consumption and insomnia.
Associated with joy and happiness, yellow is laxative and diuretic. It is a stimulant to the brain, the liver and the spleen. It is also effective in the treatment of diabetes, indigestion, kidney and liver disorders, constipation, eye and throat infections, syphillis and impotence.
Made up of the blue and yellow, green is regarded as a colour of harmony. It is a mild sedative.It is useful in the treatment of nervous conditions, hay fever, ulcers, influenza, malaria , colds,sexual disorders and cancer. It preserves and strengthens eyesight. Being highly medicinal and depressive, it is of great help in the treatment of inflammatory conditions.
Purple or indigo combines the blood-warming red and the cooling antiseptic blue. It is an excellent stimulant without being an irritant. It is beneficial in the treatment of advanced stages of constipation, hydrocle , leucorrhoea, many disorders of the stomach and womb , cataract , migraine and skin disorders. It exerts a soothing effect on the eyes, ears and the nervous system. Made up of the blue and yellow, green is regarded as a colour of harmony. It is a mild sedative.It is useful in the treatment of nervous conditions, hay fever, ulcers, influenza, malaria , colds,sexual disorders and cancer. It preserves and strengthens eyesight. Being highly medicinal and
depressive, it is of great help in the treatment of inflammatory conditions.
Cool, soothing and sedative, blue alleviates pain, reducing bleeding and heals burns. It is beneficial in the treatment of dysentery, colic, asthma, respiratory disorders, high blood pressure and skin aberrations. IN a study at the New England State Hospital in the United States, 25members of staff with normal blood pressure were bathed in blue light for half an hour. It resulted in universal fall in blood pressure. The blood pressure rose when red light was applied.