Colour Therapy (Color Healing, Light Therapy, Chromatherapy and Colourology the use of colours to change a persons mental or physical health and spiritual well-being).
In Western culture the different classifications used in dealing with colours are: hue (position in the spectrum of visible light), value (the amount of light reflected) and chroma (the "purity," "saturation," or "intensity" of a color). Non-Western cultures may determine their color concepts by different means.
The primary colors of the spectrum and their healing properties:
- Violet is for mental disorders, the nervous system, baldness and female complaints.
- Indigo is a slight narcotic removing fears and reassures those afraid of the dark. Good for emotional problems, deafness, and especially good for the eyes, even cataracts.
- Blue acts as an antiseptic and cooling agent. Excellent for inflammations including those of internal organs. Good for cuts and burns, also for rheumatism.
- Green serves as a general tonic and neutralizer. When in doubt, use green. Excellent for heart problems, neuralgic headaches, ulcers, head colds and boils.
- Yellow is excellent in treating bowel and intestine problems. It can act as a mild sedative to relieve many fears and give a mental uplift. It is good for treating indigestion and heartburn, constipation, piles, also menstrual problems.
- Orange is not as harsh of a color as red, but has many of the same properties. Very good for illnesses of the respiratory system such as asthma and bronchitis; also good as a tonic and laxative.
- Red is a warm color which invigorates, excellent when used for treatment of persons having heat diseases, anemia, and liver diseases.
Color healing is usually done with the technique of visualization as form of sympathetic magic and can also be applied when the patient is absent by utilizing a photograph of the person (known as Graphichromotherapy). The practitioner vividly holds the color in his mind and directs it to the affected area of the patient. © 2004