How Colours Can Heal Your Mind And Body?


Colours Can Heal Your Mind And Body!

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Have you heard of the colour therapy? It is also called chromotherapy. It is all about using the colours of the rainbow for healing. It has been around since 2000 BC. Ancient Egyptians and Greeks made use of coloured minerals, crystals and dyes for treatment. Charaka, the Ayurvedic physician recommended sunlight in order to treat a lot of diseases and this dates back to the 6th century!

What are the principles of colour therapy?

Pranic Healing meditation

The human body has chakras or spinning wheels of light that are energy centres of the human body. Though the body has many chakras, 7 of them are the major ones and they are:

  1. Crown chakra
  2. Third eye chakra
  3. Throat chakra
  4. Heart chakra
  5. Solar plexus chakra
  6. Sacral chakra
  7. Base chakra

The frequency of vibration of each chakra matches the frequency of the corresponding 7 colours of the rainbow. It is believed that disease is caused when there is an imbalance of energy or some of the chakras are blocked. The colour therapy is based on the principle that the properties of each colour of the rainbow help in restoring the body’s energy balance thus healing the body.

You see, that the light that enters the eyes not just reach the visual centres of the brain but even the hypothalamus which links the nervous system to the endocrine system and takes part in the following key processes:

  • Heart rate and blood pressure
  • Body temperature
  • Thirst and appetite
  • Electrolyte balance
  • Stimulate pituitary glands to release hormones
  • Secretions of glands
  • Sleep cycle

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Health conditions that are benefited by colour therapy

In the recent past, a lot of work has been done on using the complete spectrum coloured light for healing the mind and body. It has been found that green light in more effective in treating SAD or seasonal affective disorder than red light.

Coloured light is known to be beneficial in balancing the ANS (autonomic nervous system). ANS is important in most functional disorders because it regulates all the automatic processes of the human body such as heart beat, breathing, functioning of the digestive tract and the response to stress.

In the 1980s a system called Esogetic Colorpuncture Therapy was developed in Germany that helped in rebalancing the energy of the body and treating certain disorders. A battery operated penlight was used with coloured tips that were interchangeable in order to focus light on various points. With the help of this method, the disorders that were treated are endocrine deficiency, inflammation and degenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis. In a review study done it was found that Esogetic Colorpuncture Therapy (ECT) was effective in treating health problems such as childhood insomnia, migraines, uterine fibronoids, learning disorders of bronchitis.

In a similar way, there is something called ‘chromopressure’ in which colours of the spectrum are used on acupuncture points and pressure points. The chromopressure unit is solar powered, where sunlight in concentrated on various points and filtered through coloured slides that are interchangeable. The system is known to treat obesity and even chronic toxicity by stimulation of the lymphatic drainage.

Though light therapy and colour therapy is not a magical way of treating diseases, it is definitely valuable in treating mental and hormonal disorders.

Hope this post on ‘How Colours Can Heal Your Mind And Body?’ has been useful!


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