What Is Chromotherapy? Healing Through Color and Light

February 2, 2023

What Is Chromotherapy? Healing Through Color and Light

Chromotherapy, also known as color therapy, is a technique that uses colored light to improve physical and mental health.

It’s based on the idea that different wavelengths of visible light — that is, different colors of light — have an effect on our minds and bodies and can be used to treat various ailments.

The practice of chromotherapy can be traced back to ancient Egypt, India, and China. It has been used for centuries to treat a variety of conditions, from physical pain to emotional distress.

How Chromotherapy Works

The most common way to practice chromotherapy is through light therapy, which involves exposing the body to specific frequencies of light.

Administering chromotherapy usually involves putting you in a room or booth where the chosen color of light fills the room/booth, which means you’re seeing the color reflected in the room and the light is directly hitting your skin.

Experts believe that chromotherapy works best when you both see the color and have the light shining on your body.

What Chromotherapy Helps With

It’s believed that chromotherapy can help with a variety of issues, including:

●    Stress

●    Anxiety

●    Pain

●    Inflammation

●    Low energy

●    Difficulty concentrating

●    Sleep problems

●    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also known as seasonal depression

●    Lack of appetite

●    High blood pressure

●    Resentment or anger issues

●    Skin infections

How the Different Colors Work

Experts in chromotherapy believe that each color of light affects us differently. Here’s what each color does:

●    Red: The most energizing wavelength. Helps with skin problems.

●    Orange: Elicits feelings of happiness and well-being. May also stimulate the mind and bring back your appetite.

●    Yellow: Helps with neuromuscular tone and can elicit feelings of happiness. May also help with irritated skin.

●    Green: Helps with stress relief and relaxation.

●    Cyan: Can help when your skin is inflamed and can be very soothing.

●    Blue: Helps with alertness and memory. May also help with depression and pain. Also helpful with sleep issues.

●    Violet: Helps with stress reduction and sleep issues.

To learn more about the benefits of chromotherapy and to see if it’s right for you, schedule an appointment today.