Did you know that colors have the ability to uplift your mood and heal you? The medical term for color healing is called chromotherapy. Chromotherapy is the use of the visible spectrum, or color light, to heal the physical, mental and spiritual energy imbalance that tends to lead to disease. This holistic method is a simple way to cure illness and does not require you to consume anything, nor does it require you to put anything on your body like ointment. All it requires for you is to simply just sit under the desired color
Colors are all vibratory. Each of the color photons has its own wavelength and frequency. The body recognises the waveforms and responds to them. The human body is composed of all colors from the visible light spectrum. Each of the color spectrum has a different effect on the mind, body, and emotions. The chakra system is associated with color healing because it uses the flow of the energy that regulates the body’s functions, and each chakra governs a certain color. For example the root chakra is governed by the color red. Red’s vibration is proven to bring stability and survival. Continue to read as I breakdown each color and its healing abilities.
Red light is a natural energizer. The light color red relieves sore muscles, ache and pains. It fights against illnesses such as cold,flu, and pneumonia, and builds collagen. Red activates our physical senses, taste, smell, sound ,touch and vision. Red light has the lowest energy, frequency, vibration and the longest wavelength of all the visible light. Red is known as the “The Great Energizer '' because it's the color that assists in the physicality of things.
Orange light rejuvenates and stimulates. The light color orange heals the body and invigorates the mind. Orange light treats asthma, epilepsy, stops constipation, heals bone fractures, heals sore ligaments, treats all sinus conditions,boost the immune system, eliminate cysts, repairs inflammation of the kidneys, relieves pain of menstrual cramps, and relieves the pain of gallstones and kidney stones. Orange is a warm and inviting color and is extremely soothing to the senses.
Yellow light detoxes and uplifts your mood. The light color yellow strengthens the immune system and relieves indigestion. Yellow light is a natural skin purifier, reduces scar tissue, increases curiosity, awareness, and the ability to absorb information.Yellow is used to treat constipation, intestinal problems, and it can prevent malignant tumors from forming.
Indigo light is a dream activator. The light color indigo helps clear thoughts and taps you into your intuition. Indigo helps psoriasis, tension headaches, migraines, visual defects, short-farsightedness, nearsightedness, glaucoma, cataracts, catarrh, sinus problems, and some ear problems. Indigo is one of the most powerful mentally-stimulating colors of the visible light spectrum. If you meditate and use visualization as a tool, or if you want to tap into your source of creativity for work, or for any life projects, indigo will align your mind and body to tap into the creative parts of yourself.
Pink light is connected with our inner child. The light color pink has the ability to get rid of aggression, and negative thoughts just by sitting under it for five minutes. Pink naturally cleanses the body’s blood and cleanses the mind of impure thoughts. Pink helps with gum disease and toothaches. Being exposed to pink light is symbolic with our inner child because it reminds us of the pure innocence we have within us. Pink is a perfect color to work with if you suffer from PTSD, or any emotional trauma that resides within your body.
Teal light helps us with clarity and to remain calm. The light color teal is a mixture of green and blue that helps with cleansing. Teal increases clarity, boosts immunity, rebuild cells, relieves infections, reduces pain and fever, brings mental relaxation, and accelerates burn healing, and helps release emotional build up. Teal is a natural antiseptic. Burning sage before and after sweating under the teal light can allow you to get a full cleanse, doing so will allow your energy to have a fresh slate.
Green light helps with balance and harmony. Green is the color of nature. The light color green is healing for the heart, soul, and body. Green is known to help relax the muscles, nerves and thoughts. Green decreases and stabilizes blood pressure and helps with ulcers. It is an amazing color to work with if you suffer from heart disease. Green is to be known to be universally healing. Green is in the middle of the color spectrum. It carries both spiritual and physical healing benefits.
Blue light helps with deep relaxation. The light color blue is anti-anxiety, helps speech and communication, brings mental relaxation, and lends wisdom and clarity. Blue light helps with sleeping problems and is a natural antiseptic also. It clears the air of bacteria, relieves fever symptoms, bronchitis, asthma, and lung cancer. If you suffer from drug addiction you can use the blue light to offer you some relief.
I incorporate color healing in my reiki sessions by penetrating each color for the chakra with its color light so that you can get the maximum benefits to align each chakra.
As you can see color healing has a variety of benefits just by simply sitting under the color of your choice. Use this holistic method as a tool to help you on your healing journey. Always tailor your healing based on your needs. You can incorporate as many tools as you like, however you like. Get creative and decide how you would like to add color healing to your journey!