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Color Therapy

Color Therapy

Color Therapy or Chromotherapy is the practice of treating bodily disharmonies with color and/or light, in the seven primary colors of the rainbow, and can be implemented in a number of ways. Colors are certain wavelengths of electro-magnetic energy, it may employ gemstones, candles, prisms, wands, optical aids, and fabric. Color Therapy is based on the premise that specific colors have healing and restorative properties related to certain areas of the physical or emotional being. Color Therapy utilizes this sensitivity to color to identify and correct any imbalances in the body’s internal energy patterns that might lead to emotional or physical ailments. Each organ and body system has its own characteristic vibrational energy, and disorders can be healed by applying color of the corresponding vibrational energy, either to the whole body or to the organ concerned. When the vibration and energy of a particular organ is disturbed by disease or distress, bringing that organ together with its related color, restores homeostasis. Light, which flows in through the human eye triggers internal hormone production that controls the complex biochemical system of our bodies. Light absorbed through exposure to sun or artificial sources, also influences are emotional and physical well-being. Color therapy in some instances, mimics the natural absorption of color from light, to supply what we may need to keep our bodies and minds in balance. DesertStar Healing applies color in the form of light, tools, visualizations or verbal suggestions to correct these imbalances and integrates Sound Therapy for Individualized Healing Session’s. Color Therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of physical, mental, emotional or spiritual problems. In addition to healing specific ailments, it also provides healing and succor to the entire metaphysical body. It also promotes health and well-being. There are no known contraindications associated with color therapy and it can safely be used on infants, children, the aged and the infirm.

 Colors Effect Us in Different Ways: 

Color is one of the languages of the soul, just look at inspired or meditative paintings.
They influence our mood and emotions.
They have their impact on our sense of well-being or uneasiness.
Using and avoiding certain colors is a way of self-expression; it sheds light on our personality.
Colors affect our way of perception (light colors make a space look big, a high ceiling looks less high when painted in a dark color, etc.)
Colors have a symbolic meaning which is immediately recognized by our subconsciousness. It must be said that not all colors mean the same to all persons and all cultures.
They influence the flow and amount of energy in our bodies.
Colors tell something about biological attraction and sexual availability.

A Few Common Ailments and Their Corresponding Colors:

Headaches: Blue
Allergies: Indigo
Excessive Appetite: Indigo
Decreased Appetite: Yellow
Arthritis: Violet
Asthma: Red
Back Pain: Blue
Cancer: Green
Colds: Red
Coughs: Blue
Diabetes: Indigo
Nausea: Blue

Traditional Practices

The use of Color as a form of Therapy dates back to the Ancient Therapeutic Practices of India, China and Egypt. There is evidence of belief in the power of colors in Ancient Egyptian times, where houses were built with colored panes of glass in the roof, through which the sun could shine and treat the patient sitting inside. The wearing of colored silks according to the disorder in question was also practiced, allowing the patient to sit in the direct sun. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each organ is associated with a color. The practice of Qi Gong, links healing sounds with the color. Asian medicine has shown us how meridians carry energy through our bodies, connecting to each of the organs in turn. Acupuncture is used to remove blockages in the meridians energy flow, and color is used in the same way. Many practitioners claim that the roots lie in Ayurveda, an ancient form of medicine in India that dates back thousands of years. Ayurveda embraces the belief that every person contains the same five basic elements of the universe: air, water, fire, earth and space. The proportions present in each individual, is directly related to their personality and nature. When these elements are thrown out of balance by willful act or illness, Ayurvedic Medicine employs the energy inherent in the colors of the spectrum, to restore harmony. Ayurvedic Medicine describes the body as having seven main chakras, which are spiritual centers located along the spinal column that are associated with a color, function and organ or bodily system. These spiritual centers may become imbalanced and result in physical diseases but these imbalances can be corrected through using the appropriate color as a treatment.

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