Color therapy, also known as chromotherapy, is often facilitated in the healing rooms of alternative health practitioners. Color therapy is classified as a vibrational healing modality. Vibrational medicine incorporates the use of chi energies within living organisms such as plants, gemstones and crystals, water, sunlight, and sound.
Color is simply a form of visible light, of electromagnetic energy. All the primary colors reflected in the rainbow carry their own unique healing properties. The sun alone is a wonderful healer! Just imagine what life would be like without sunshine. It has been proven that lack of sunlight contributes to depression for some people.
A therapist trained in color therapy applies light and color in the form of tools, visualization, or verbal suggestion to balance energy in the areas of our bodies that are lacking vibrance, be it physical, emotional, spiritual, or mental.
Tools Used in Color Therapy
- Candles / Lamps
- Crystal Wands
- Crystal and glass prisms
- Colored fabrics
- Color bath treatments
- Colored eye lenses
History of ColorThe history of color healing has its roots in ancient Egypt. Some Internet references, such as www.reikinurse.com, indicate that color therapy has a connection with ancient civilizations of Atlantis, Lemuria, Mu, and Alatia.
Scientific Color StudiesApplying the famous Luscher's Color Test can be quite revealing. Scientists, who have have studied color and light extensively, recognize that colors bring about emotional reactions to individuals. Our reactions and attitudes to colors differ from person to person, which makes an interesting study in itself. Our attraction to certain colors may very well signal areas where we are imbalanced. Understanding why certain colors effect us favorably while others bring about negative feelings helps us along our healing journeys.
The Colors You Wear Can Reflect Your Emotional StateRebecca van Ommen / Getty Images
Have you taken inventory of your closet lately? You may be in a fashion rut and need to introduce some new articles of clothing into your wardrobe with different colors that will best reflect your mood swings. Wearing the wrong color can make you feel out of sorts with yourself.
Color Therapy and Your Wardrobe