Colors say a lot about a person. Very often we use colors to describe our emotions and moods. According to color therapists, the link between colors and our moods and emotions goes deeper than that. Color therapists believe that colors not only affect our emotions, but they can also have healing properties. This is something new to me – I just found out about color therapy recently and have taken quite an interest in learning more about it. Does it really work for healing? I don’t know, I admit I’m skeptical. But it would worth giving a try to find out!
How To Understand Color Therapy
People who truly believe in utilizing color therapy as an alternative method of healing emphasize that experts who know what color or mixture of colors is required for the cure of an illness should only perform color therapy. Since each individual receiving treatment is different, colors that work for one person might not necessarily work for another person. It is also believed that overexposure to certain colors can lead to side effects.
Different Practices of Color Therapy
- Colored light bulbs and colored glass windows can be used as part of the therapy.
- Some therapists use hypnosis to have their patients visualize certain colors.
- Some color therapists recommend what color of food a person should eat, the color of their clothes and even the color of his or her surroundings.
- Solarized water can be used as a healing tonic. With this method, purified water is filled in a clear container of the prescribed color and left out in the sun for a few hours. The sun’s rays filter through the colored glass container and energize the water with the vibration of the prescribed color.
What Do Different Colors Tell Us About a Person?
Red represents power, creativity, vitality and energy. People who favor the color red are usually those that like to be noticed and where they can attract a lot of attention. They are also often quick to react and over emotional. Red color helps to loosen stiffness and restraints, while stimulating the release of adrenaline in the bloodstream and causes hemoglobin to multiply. Therefore, it results in greater strength and energy and is good for treating anemia and other blood related conditions. It also helps with those who are feeling lethargic and depressed. Too much red though can make a person agitated and aggressive. The color red may excite sexual passion, it can also lead to anger and destructive behavior. Red is a color that should be avoided by those who have a heart condition or who have a tendency to always be nervous.
Orange is also an energizing color. When used in moderation, orange has a gentle warming effect. It is useful in treating gallstones, digestive ailments, chest and kidney diseases and arthritis. Orange also helps lift depression and loneliness. Too much orange though can lead to agitation and restlessness.
People who have sunny dispositions, who are good communicators, and who love to talk are attracted to the color yellow. Those who prefer the stronger shades of yellow often tend to be arrogant or conceited while those are drawn to the more pastel shades of yellow may be timid.
Yellow stimulates the intellect and has a generally cheering effect. Yellow has been found to help with the digestive process and in curing skin problem. Yellow is not recommended for people experiencing great stress.
The color green represents balance, harmony and hope. If you are a person who favors the yellow tones of green, then you are probably adventurous. If you are a person who prefers the bluer tones of green, then you tend to be more of an optimist. Green helps to calm frazzled nerves and is good for people with heart conditions. Green also stimulates growth and helps to heal broken bones. This color is recommended for pregnant women to create a serene atmosphere. Too much green though can bring on a sense of lethargy and will make a person complacent.
Blue is the color of truth, nobility and serenity. Blue also has a cooling, soothing and calming effect. Blue colored clothes should be worn in the summer to help combat the heat. Blue also helps those who are feeling frightened or flustered. Meditating on the color blue before going to sleep helps to ward off nightmares. Blue is useful in bringing down a fever, helps to stop bleeding, is good for burns, and can cure a sore throat. Blue is also recommended for those suffering from shock, inflammation and nervous breakdowns, but is not advisable for people with bad circulation. Too much blue can have a sedating effect and can make a person passive and easily led or taken advantage of.
The color purple has strong links with creativity. Those drawn to the color purple are often shy. Purple is useful in treating people who are excessively emotionally agitated. It also helps compulsive eaters to calm down and control their urge to eat. Because of the powerful creativity of this color, if not channelized properly it can make a person feel very ill. It is not advisable for those who are clinically depressed.