Think about how uninspiring a world without color would be. Most people don’t realize the power colors have on our mood and how they positively affect our well-being.
Not only do colors have the ability to stimulate various responses in your brain, but alternative medicine practitioners are using color therapy as a non-invasive means of healing.
There are trillions of cells in the human body and each one of them vibrates at a particular frequency – as do colors. The body absorbs energy emitted by these colors. According to The National Institute of Mental Health, our behavior, mental health, and general happiness rely greatly on color balance. Color Therapy, also known as Chromotherapy, heals the body and sparks the regeneration and re-balancing process.
Color Therapy assists with removing blocked energy in order to align the electromagnetic colors in the body. Our organs, bodily systems, and functions are linked to our energy systems. When our bodies suffer from a disorder, disease, or simply feel “blue,” it is your body’s way of communicating that it is not functioning at its proper frequency.
The next time you find yourself fatigued or in need of a mental boost, try color therapy. Visualize a color that will inspire a positive day. Or, simply wear the color that aligns with your desired mental state.
RED: revitalizes and awakens; use this color when you are drained of energy. Red symbolizes the strength of the earth and emits energy at all frequencies. It is warming, heating, positive, and thermal. While it promotes cellular growth, this energy stimulates the body and loosens areas that are clogged or constricted.
Helps with: colds, pneumonia, bursitis, paralysis, arthritis, anaemia, digestive disorders, and circulation.
ORANGE: frees the body and mind of repression. Being an emotional stimulate, orange is great for creating new ideas and encouraging mental enlightenment. This emotional stimulant brings happiness to your workday and connects you to your inner self.
Helps with: inflammation of kidneys, gallstones, prolapses, menstrual cramps, epilepsy, wet cough and all sinus conditions.
YELLOW: stimulates the nerves and mind. Yellow rays have an alkalizing effect which are great for nerve-related ailments. This color gives energy to your higher mind and restores interest and curiosity.
Helps with: the stomach, liver, intestines, constipation, gas, liver troubles, diabetes, eczema and skin troubles, leprosy, nervous exhaustion, chronic bronchial irritation, pores of the skin and aids scarred tissue in healing itself.
GREEN: soothes and heals your mind, body, and spirit; supports harmony. This color is peaceful and calming. Green will cleanse and balance your energy in order to relax your body and thoughts.
Helps with: heart troubles, decreasing and stabilizing blood-pressure, ulcers, cancer, headaches, nervous disorders and influenza.
BLUE: relieves nervous tension and anxiety. Blue is a cooling and electric color great for expression and communication. This mentally-relaxing color has a sedative effect that is considered one of the best antiseptics in the color spectrum.
Helps with: fevers, most inflammations of the skin and gums, goitre, measles, chicken pox, cuts, bruises and burns, laryngitis or inflammation of the larynx, ailments associated with speech, communication, or the throat.
INDIGO: strengthens your intuition. Indigo taps into your unconscious self to lead your perception. This purifying and freeing color increases dream activity and connects you with the universe as a whole.
Helps with: Ear and nose complaints, diseases of the lungs, asthma, infantile convulsions and mental complaints, cataracts, glaucoma and various eye problems.
VIOLET: cleanses your thoughts. This color supplies the cells in the upper brain with nourishment. Known to give you positive inspiration for any endeavour, violet gives your spirit strength, wisdom, talent, and creativity.
Helps with: neurosis, diseases of the scalp, sciatica, tumors, rheumatism, cerebro-spinal meningitis, concussion, cramps and epilepsy.
Color Therapy is a natural and powerful method of healing that balances your body and well-being.
The next time you’re unsure of yourself, anxious, upset, or just feel “off,” try color therapy. Actively visualize a specific color to change your mood and disposition. Try it every day for one week and share your experiences with us below.
Gabrielle and Italia