Today, many recognize Chromotherapy as helpful holistic healing method. Color can be seen and felt.
Light comes in many different wavelengths and frequencies. It translates to "vibrations" as different colors to your brain. The many colors that make up visible light, have individual powers that influence emotions and systems of the body. The influence of Colored Light Therapy has been shown to benefit sunlight starvation during winter to help lift feelings of depression, but it can:
Synthesize vitamin D, which benefits calcium absorption
Benefit melatonin production, the hormone responsible for the sleep and wake cycle (melatonin is also a powerful antioxidant)
Stimulate the thyroid gland which increase metabolism
Enhance liver function to promote detoxification
Lower blood pressure
Strengthen the immune system
Influence hormonal balance due to the quality of monochromatic light
Alters state of consciousness to deep relaxation or meditative state
Stimulate the body’s natural healing process
The 7 colors of the Spectrum are considered to be:
Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet
Red: Dynamic, energizing, stimulating, increases pulse rate, increases tension in muscles, increases body temperature, influences vitality and can be used to develop excitement and sensuality
Orange: Active, creative, warming, is a mix of red and yellow and carries greater therapeutic characteristics than both of these colors used separately. Soothes muscle and joint pain, and a sore tired body. Stimulates circulation and the respiratory system. Orange is cheering, non-constricting. It has a freeing action upon the body and mind. It shows new possibilities and other options in life. Stimulates creative thinking and enthusiasm, and helps assimilate new ideas. Orange stimulates the lungs, the respiration and the digestion. Increases the activity of the thyroid.
Yellow: Is Positive, Confident and Strong. It increases neuromuscular tone. Purifies blood, helps digestion, and has a cleansing effect. It stimulates happiness, brings on a sense of security, as well as a strong feeling of well-being.
Green: Brings balance, compassion, and harmony. It regulates the pituitary gland, fights depression, bulimia, and other psychosomatic conditions affecting the gastric system. It is useful in calming the nervous system, fights irritability, insomnia and can be used to assist in recovery from nervous breakdowns.
Blue: Loyalty, Expressive, and Calming. It Stimulates the parasympathetic system, reduces blood pressure and calms both breathing and heart-rate. It has anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxing effects. Blue fights both physical and mental tension and is used to assist in relaxation.
Indigo: Integrity, Intuitive, and Insightful. It corresponds to the pituitary gland, the left eye, sinus region, the nose as well as vision. Indigo is blue/black on the cooling spectrum range, and assists in finding inspiration, concentration, insight, imagination, focus, sheer devotion, clarity of awareness and intuition. Indigo brings peace of mind.
Violet: Wisdom, inspiration, transformation.
Healing properties: These are colors of transformation. They heal melancholy, hysteria, delusions and alcohol addiction and bring spiritual insights and renewal. These colors slow down an over-active heart; stimulate the spleen and the white blood cells (immunity). It brings sleep. It soothes mental and emotional stress. It decreases sexual activity and sensitivity to pain. It helps in detoxification.
White: Used for regeneration. It provides energy and stimulates the production of serotonin, which regulates both sleep and the nervous system. Rebalances the hormonal systems in people who suffer from seasonal depression. It works wonders for headaches.
Black: The color black is often seen as a color of sophistication, power and control. It provides comfort while protecting emotions and feelings. It hides vulnerabilities, insecurities and lack of self-confidence.