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Colour Therapy

By: Jo Johnson - Updated: 5 Oct 2012 | comments*Discuss
 
Colour Therapy; Frequencies;

Holistic and alternative medicines are as popular as ever, and one of the most therapeutic and least invasive of all of these types of treatments is colour therapy. It has been around for many hundreds of years and works by enhancing energies and balancing these forces.

What Is Colour Therapy?

Colour therapists believe that colour and light are forms of energy as together they are both made up of wavelengths and frequencies. All living things including humans emit frequencies and colour therapy aims to balance these energies and encourage the body to instigate the healing process.

Colour therapy is based not only on energies, but on the principles of colour meanings as well. There are seven colours in the spectrum; red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet, with each colour representing a different area of the body known as chakras. Certain colours are thought to represent the physical, emotional and spiritual states ranging from positive to negative. Colour therapy works on harnessing the positive energy and associated colour and applying that to the individuals needs. Positivity can be reinforced and negativity can be dispelled.

The processes used by colour therapists are often employed in conjunction with other therapies such as aromatherapy or healing stones.

What Can Colour Therapy Help Treat?

Colour therapy can be used to help treat a variety of physical, emotional, psychological or spiritual upsets. It is not to be used in place of a conventional medical treatment as scientific research has not provided conclusive results, but it is thought to definitely help a person heal. This may be because of a relaxed state of mind, overcoming psychological issues or because of the theory behind the therapy.

There is a place in conventional medicine for colour therapy however, as it is frequently used for premature babies who become jaundiced as ultra violet light is used to treat this problem. Likewise with vitamin D deficiency, sunlight is one of the best sources of vitamin D and many people find that their health and mood are altered in the brighter months.

Colour therapy is also thought to help treat depression, stress, anxiety, digestive disorders and headaches though there is no concrete evidence to support this.

How Does The Therapist Apply The Principles?

The colour therapist will first want an initial consultation to find out your general health, any medical issues, your mental and emotional status and what you are hoping to gain from the sessions. Each therapists will have their own techniques of applying the therapy but most often it involves the use of light sources, either in the form of a beam of light or a series of flashing lights; these may vary in colour. Some therapists use oils and silk materials applied to the body to help alter the frequency of the light on the body.

If you are a sufferer of epilepsy or are allergic to certain oils and nuts, please ensure you inform your therapist as this will affect the course of treatment.

Colour therapy has been used for many years and aims to help balance the colours and chakras within the body helping to heal from within.

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