Using the seven colors of the rainbow as allies, chromotherapy is a treatment aimed at the balance between body and mind. In it, each tone is responsible for acting on a chakra and on a certain organ to prevent the appearance of emotional problems and even more serious diseases since, with this technique, it is believed that the whole organism […]
Using the seven colors of the rainbow as allies, chromotherapy is a treatment aimed at the balance between body and mind. In it, each tone is responsible for acting on a chakra and on a certain organ to prevent the appearance of emotional problems and even more serious diseases since, with this technique, it is believed that the whole organism can be affected by energy and the healing power of colors.
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Chromotherapy, treatment with the seven colors of the rainbow, may have appeared in antiquity
Chromotherapy has been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) since 1976, but, according to some historians, it appeared in antiquity – with Greeks, Egyptians, Indians and Chinese – as the first form of therapy. Speculations aside about its origin, what is known is that the technique has been very popular today as an effective method to balance emotions and act in certain areas of the body to avoid physical and mental problems.
The treatment is done by applying one of the seven colors of the rainbow – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet – in specific areas of the body to treat the energy points that are called chakra. Thus, with each tone responsible for a certain function, both the mind and the organism return to balance so that they are free from emotional and even physical problems. However, it is worth remembering that chromotherapy does not replace conventional methods, it only works as a complement so that positive results arrive more quickly.
The function of colors
Chromotherapy sessions are done with a stick with a 25 watt lamp, which reflects the ideal color 5 cm from the skin for approximately three minutes – in the points of the body that need to be treated. As already mentioned, the tone that will be used in each chakra is chosen taking into account the specific characteristics of each one.
Know the meanings:
Blue fights stress
Because it is a color that transmits peace and tranquility, blue is used to treat problems related to the nervous and muscular system. In addition, it is also an ally to combat stress and insomnia.
Yellow stimulates the intellect
Like blue, yellow also acts on the nervous system – but its specific function is to help stimulate intellect and creativity. On the physical side, color helps to alleviate bone-related ailments.
Red acts on the cardiovascular system
Vibrant and full of energy, red is used in chromotherapy to treat problems related to the cardiovascular system and blood circulation. On the emotional side, it improves depression by helping to activate the nervous system. However, it should be used with caution during sessions as it causes irritability when it appears in excess.
Orange relieves symptoms of respiratory diseases
Cheerful, the orange color is combined with chromotherapy to treat depression and discouragement, giving more disposition and good mood. In addition, it also helps to strengthen the nervous system and relieve symptoms of respiratory diseases.
Green conveys tranquility
Color is used to treat problems related to the heart and the circulatory system. But it doesn’t stop there: by transmitting a feeling of tranquility and security, it also helps to reduce the chances of insomnia.
Indigo eases anxiety symptoms
Also called indigo blue, indigo stands out in chromotherapy for its analgesic properties, for helping to purify the blood and treat the lung. During the session, it also has the function of easing the symptoms of anxiety.
Violet helps to prevent neuroses
This color acts directly on the nerves, giving greater emotional stability and helping to prevent neurosis. In addition, it is also widely used in chromotherapy to eliminate impurities that cause complications in the body.