is a gentle non invasive complementary therapy that produces an environment through color and light to assist in optimizing well-being. This method can be used to help a wide variety of health issues.
Practitioners believe that color can be used to correct energy imbalances which are the cause of disease. Different colors have different effects..
This is an ancient approach that dates back to the Egyptians (the had sun-filled rooms with colored glass for therapeutic benefits. Color therapy was also used in Greece, Chine and India.
Light and color are absorbed by the skin and through the eyes. Light through the eyes feeds energy to the brain’s cerebral cortex as well as the pituitary and pineal glands. Light energy directed by the pituitary affects and controls the entire endocrine glandular system that controls the production and release of hormones. This regulates body chemistry and its growth, all organs of the body (including the brain), and the autonomic nervous system throughout the body.
Some light and color is also directed via the retina through neurochemical channels to the pineal gland, situated behind the hypothalamus, to activate certain sensors in the brain connected with our sense of seasons, location, and spiritual awareness.
Color practitioners can use a variety of techniques/methods using color. These can include:
*Directing color / light on to different parts of the body (helps in the healing process)
~Use of color on acupuncture points
*Using color with chakras (helps rebalance and re-center)
*Color breathing/Color visualization
~Use of color essences on the skin
*Colored foods (this is part of my Macrobiotic training in preparing meals)
*Advice on wearing certain colors (Color Me Beautiful in-house training as a hairdresser)
Some other tools used in color therapy can include gemstones, candles, wands, prisms, colored fabrics, bath treatments, and colored eye wear.