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What is Color Therapy?

Wonderful effect of color therapy

The history of color therapy is very old. It dates back to thousands of years in the past. It was in vogue in ancient Egypt Greece and China. Egyptians were particularly advanced in this system of healing. They borrowed heavily from the nature. The blue of the sky was extensively used. The "Nei ching," a famous Chinese book of medicine s more than 2000 years old mentioned about healing effect of colors. But, this knowledge was lost with passage of time. Avicenna, an Arabian scholar in the period 980-1037 discussed color therapy and guessed that symptoms might be associated with various colors.

Johann Wolfgang Goethe in modern times credited with reinventing this system as he systematically studied the physiological effects of color. He published "The Theory of Color" which dealt with the subject in detail.Niels Finsen found that solar ultra-violet light inhibits the growth of bacteria. He studied the use of light in the healing of wounds. He used red to inhibit the formation of small pox scars. He started the "Light Institute" for the photo treatment of tuberculosis. Dinshah Ghadiali published "The Spectro Chrometry Encyclopedia which is regarded as cornerstone of color therapy. Today a large number of people are taking benefit from color therapy and its acceptance has increased over years.

How color therapy works?

Color therapy is a type of healing that uses the visible spectrum of light and color to affect a persons mood and physical or mental health. Each color falls into a specific frequency and vibration that can be used to affect the energy and frequencies within our bodies. Certain colors entering the body can rejuvenate hormones and may start bio-chemical reactions in the body. It starts the healing process.

Blue color can calm down people and red has opposite effect. Green may be used to relax emotionally unbalanced people. Yellow can take you out of depression. If you colors of your aura can help you better understand your spirit.

Benefits of color therapy

Color that enters in our bodies through eyes passes through hypothalamus gland and from there to the pineal gland and then to the pituitary gland which regulates hormones in the body. When brain started processing this information resulting in hormonal changes in the body. Here are two examples where color therapy can be useful.

Autism in Children: Neurologists have observed that autistic children may be helped by the use of color. Slipping on a pair of red glasses, or orange or yellow has positive effect on such child.

Dyslexia: Often looking through the color blue or turquoise (aqua) will make reading significantly easier. Different colors work better for some people. The therapy is also beneficial for any other common problems. Stress has become a hazard and many professionals come home in a bad mood. Studies have also found that the leading cause of infertility in modern times is work stress. Color therapy works wonderfully in fighting stress. It has been found extremely effective in mental problems. Each color has its individual vibration and has unique effect on the body.

Experienced chromotherapists use colors to produce effect a reversal of negative reactions. But, modern scientific methods have not yet proved the effect of colors in healing. The chromotherapists believe that colors have both positive and negative effects on the bodys energy fields; with some specific colors in specified doses can effect the actual healing. The therapists use a whole range of color carriers and emitters such as gemstones, fabrics, prisms, light wands, and colored water in baths.

Effect of various colors

Yellow: Yellow cancels out feelings of oppression. It is used to treat diseases of the glands or the lymphatic system. It also has positive effect on nervous system. Systems.

Green : It is the color associated with calm and peaceful feelings and concentration.

Blue : It is universally the color of both peace. It has the power of providing is a state of peace and rest.

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