Chromothereapy is one of the easy and natural way of treatment of diseases by colours. Chromotherapy is used as a best supportive therapy along with natural treatment like correct diet, adequate rest and relaxation, exercise, yoga asanas, mudra and acupressure.
Chromotherapy is based on a belief that the cause of any disease can be traced to the lack of particular colour in the human system. Chromotherapy or colour therapy is a technique of restoring the balance by means of applying coloured light to the body. Choromotherapy is a popular treatment of cure even in the ancient times. Around 2500 years ago, Pythagoras applied colour light therapeutically and ‘ colour halls’ were used for healing in ancient Egypt, China and India.
Two Californian psychologists Gerrard and Hessay scientifically established that blue light had a calming effect and red a stimulating power on human beings.
Red and blue colours have the extreme effect but orange has a mid-point effect.A patient is first subjected to an examination to ascertain which colour he lacks. The deficiency is determined by observing the colour of the eyeballs, nails, urine and excrement. In cases of the lack of red the eyes and nails will be bluish, and the urine and excrement white or bluish. It there is a deficiency of the blue colour, the eyes and nails will be reddish, and urine and excrement yellowish or red.
All the substance on the earth contains colour. Also the rays cast on earth by celestial bodies contain colour in the form of natural light. Sun rays contains seven natural colours. Violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red.This natural colours are highly beneficial in the treatment of diseases and to maintain health.
One of the we-known authority of Chromotherapy Mr. Dr. Babbit said” Sunlight is the principal curative agent in nature’s laboratory and where light cannot enter, disease does. Anaemia, Chlorosis, leukaemia, emaciation, degradation of heart and liver, muscular debility, dropsical effusion, softening of bones, nervous excitability, physical deformity, stunted growth and consumption are the result of excluding oneself from the beneficial effects of Sunlight.”
Sun light plays very important role in the recovery from chronic diseases. Judicious use of sunlight can be part of the curing process in almost every affliction. Sun light improves digestion and nutrition, fasten blood and lymph circulation and helps to increase the elimination process through skin.
Important effects and healing properties of different colour:
Red colour is a symbol of heat,fire and anger. It has a stimulating and energizing effect. It stimulates arterial blood and brings warmth to cool extremities. This can used as a tonic, Very effective in the treatment of low blood pressure, rheumatism, paralysis, anaemia, and tuberculosis.
Orange is a symbol of prosperity and pride. Orange is beneficial in stimulating blood supply and energizing the nerves. Orange is useful in the treatment of kidney and gall stones, hernia and appendicitis. Orange is one of the best colour that stimulate the milk producing action of breasts after child birth.
Violet is useful in the treatment of emotional disturbance, nervous disorders, arthritis, acute problems of consumption and insomnia.