Colour Light Therapy: A Breakthrough in Alternative Healing


Chromotherapy, one of the newly developed branches of alternative medicine, seems to have gained an increasing acceptance as a form of treatment for various ailments ranging from minor depression and headaches to somewhat serious conditions such as blood sugar levels.

Almost all branches of complementary and alternative medicine rely on the simple fact of disease occurrence, and that is, disease occurs due to imbalance of chi (the vital life force energy that flows through a human body).

A minor deficiency or abundance of chi in any area of the body causes harm, which if allowed to carry on, may cause serious ailments.

Modern science has now accepted the existence of an electrical force of energy flowing through the body by means of several devices. This energy gets depleted due to various processes we carry out throughout the day, and that is exactly when we need food to restore the depleted energy and ensure that our bodies function normally.

Similarly, when a part of the human body is affected and loses its strength, it needs different foods and substances to maintain its optimum function. coloured light does just that! It sends out a particular vibration to the affected part, creating a harmonious balance and revitalising it.

In their analysis of chromotherapy and its scientific evolution published in the journal Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Samina Yousuf Azeemi and Mohsin Raza, have explained it:

‘All organs and limbs of the body have their own distinct colour. All organs, cells and atoms exist as energy, and each form has its frequency or vibrational energy. Each of our organs and energy centres vibrates and harmonises with the frequencies of these colours.

All organs and limbs of the body have their own distinct colour

When various parts of the body deviate from these expected normal vibrations, one can assume that the body is either diseased or at least not functioning properly. The vibratory rates inherent in the vibrational technique (chromotherapy) are such that they balance the diseased energy pattern found in the body.

For in every organ there is an energetic level at which the organ functions best. Any departure from that vibratory rate results in pathology, whereas restoring the appropriate energy levels to the physical organs results in a healed body.

Any shift in Cicardian rhythm (biological clock) results in neurohormonal imbalance leading to psychiatric disorders such as sleep disorders and depression.

Studies have shown that these disorders occur when there is marked alteration in melatonin and serotonin levels. Forensic psychiatrists in Croatia published a paper in the Collegium Antropologicum journal that suggested that chromotherapy can regulate neurohormonal balance in the human brain by activating or inhibiting complex physiological, biological and biochemical processes in the human brain, such as synthesis of various neurohormones.

Different colours have different frequencies and respond differently when applied to body parts. Here is the gist of how every colour acts on your body, literally bringing about a physiological and/or psychological change, ultimately restoring health.

Colour Function Associated System
Yellow Power, Ego Stomach, gall bladder, liver, pancreas
Blue Physical and Spiritual Communications Ears, mouth, hands, throat
Green Love, Responsibility Heart, lungs, thymus
Violet Transmission of Ideas and Information Pituitary gland, central nervous system and cerebral cortex
Red Grounding and Survival Gonads, kidneys, spine, sense of smell

Colour therapy practitioners use these colours to bring about a change and to enhance the natural healing processes of the body. The colour may be applied onto the body or a part of the body either by means of coloured light, or coloured water, or other tools that are usually used by the practitioners.

Coloured gemstones are extremely beneficial in producing fast results, mostly because they are abundant in electromagnetic energy and remove toxic, unwanted ‘energies’ from the body. Sometimes, practitioners may also make use of candles, coloured lamps, coloured fabrics, crystal pyramids and wands, coloured eye lenses, coloured baths and lasers.

Coloured gemstones are extremely beneficial in producing fast results

The fact that colours do affect us in many ways is evident by the simple phrases ‘feeling blue’ and ‘red hot’. Studies have shown that an individual’s heartbeat tends to increase when he’s in a red room and comes back to normal when he enters a blue-coloured room.

Implementing colour therapy in your life isn’t exactly rocket science. You just need a few simple tools and basic knowledge about your condition. The web is a good way to spend a few minutes researching about the condition you’re suffering from, and finding out the appropriate colour that’s best for your condition.

For example, the colour orange is best for people suffering from digestive ailments and those with weak immune systems. Red works wonders for increasing blood circulation and stimulating the body and mind. Consumption of yellow coloured fruits and vegetables energises the muscles and nerves and is also beneficial for those suffering from paralysis.

Make your own coloured water: You can try your hand at colour therapy in the comfort of your home itself. You’ll just require a couple of clean glass bottles, preferably transparent or in the colour your desire, some coloured cellophane papers, and pure clean water.

Fill the bottle up to two-thirds with the water and cork it nicely to ensure the contents don’t get contaminated. Wrap a cellophane paper of the desired colour around the bottle nicely and place this bottle in the sunlight, preferably in the morning sun, for 6 to 8 hours. You can then use this water either for drinking, or for application to any external affected area.