Chromotherapy, Healing Power of Colours
Chromotherapy is a method of treatment that uses the visible spectrum (colors) of electromagnetic radiation to cure diseases. It is a centuries-old concept used successfully over the years to cure various diseases.
The cause of any disease can be traced to the lack of a particular colour in the human system.
Colour therapy is a technique of restoring imbalance by means of applying coloured light to the body.
Some 2,500 years ago, Pythagoras used to apply colour lights therapeutically.
The pioneer of modern colour therapy was Niels Finsen of Denmark. He discover the bactericidal action of solar ultraviolet energy in 1877 & found the possibility of assisting the healing of wounds with visible light.
Subsequently he used red light to inhibit the formation of smallpox scars. In 1896, he founded a Light Institute (now the Finsen Institute of Copenhagen) for the photo treatment of tuberculosis.
Blue & red are considered as two extremes colours with yellow representing the midpoint. Red, Blue & Yellow are also the three principal colours in a rainbow.
In this therapy you will be first examine to ascertain that which colour you lacks. The deficiency is determined by observing the colour of the eyeballs, nails, urine and excrement.
If your body have lack of red colour then your eyes, nails, urine & excrement will be bluish in colour. If you have a deficiency of blue colour, your eyes & nails will be reddish in colour with urine & excrement in yellowish or red.
Every substance on earth contains colour. Even the rays cast on earth by celestial bodies contain colour in the form of white light. The rays of the sun contain seven different colours called Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange & Red.
These natural colours are highly beneficial to the maintenance of health & for healing diseases. Sunlight is the principal curative agent in nature’s laboratory & plays an important role in the recovery from chronic diseases.
where light cannot enter, disease does.
Chlorosis, Anemia, Leukemia, Emaciation, Muscular Debility, Degeneration of Heart & Liver, 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.
Judicious use of sunlight can be part of the curing process in almost every affliction. The rays of the sun improve digestion and nutrition, quicken blood and lymph circulation and increase the elimination of impurities through the skin.
Red: Symbolic of heat, fire and anger. It is a stimulating and energizing colour. It stimulates arterial blood and brings warmth to cool extremities. Used as a general tonic, it is very valuable in the treatment of diseases like low blood pressure, rheumatism, paralysis, anemia and advanced cases of tuberculosis.
Orange: Symbolic of prosperity and pride, orange is useful for stimulating blood supply and energizing the nerves. It is beneficial in the treatment of kidney and gall stones, hernia and appendicitis. It is also used to stimulate the milk producing action of breasts after childbirth.
Yellow: Associated with joy and happiness, yellow is laxative and diuretic. It is a stimulant to the brain, the liver and the spleen. It is also effective in the treatment of diabetes, indigestion, kidney and liver disorders, constipation, eye and throat infections, syphilis and impotence.
Purple: Purple or indigo combines the blood-warming red and the cooling antiseptic blue. It is an excellent stimulant without being an irritant & is beneficial in the treatment of advanced stages of constipation, hydrocele, leucorrhoea, many disorders of the stomach and womb, cataract , migraine and skin disorders & also exerts a soothing effect on the eyes, ears and the nervous system.
Green: Made up of the blue and yellow, green is regarded as a colour of harmony. A mild sedative colour but useful in the treatment of nervous conditions, hay fever, ulcers, influenza, malaria, colds, sexual disorders and cancer & also preserves and strengthens eyesight. Being highly medicinal and depressive, it is of great help in the treatment of inflammatory conditions.
Blue: Cool, soothing and sedative, blue alleviates pain, reducing bleeding and heals burns. It is beneficial in the treatment of dysentery, colic, asthma, respiratory disorders, high blood pressure and skin aberrations. In a study at the New England State Hospital in the United States, 25 members of staff with normal blood pressure were bathed in blue light for half an hour. It resulted in universal fall in blood pressure. The blood pressure rose when red light was applied.
Methods of Treatment
There are two methods of treating diseases by colour, by the application of light through different coloured glasses and by external or internal use of colour-charged water.
In the first method, sheets of glass, 30 cms X 36 cms of the required colours are needed.
These are placed at the window frames or any other convenient place in such a way that the sun’s rays can pass through them and fall directly on the person’s body.
The usual duration of the colour treatment is 30 minutes. In case of local application, a pane of glass can be placed in front of the diseased part so that the light passing through the glass falls on the afflicted area.
At night lanterns can be used for the purpose. A single lantern can have glass panes of four different colours and the required colour can be focused on the person or the affected parts.
In the second method, coloured bottles are needed. These bottles should be cleaned and filled up to three-fourths level with fresh well water, distilled water or rain water.
The bottles should be corked and then placed in bright sunlight for three to four hours.
After this exposure, the water is said to acquire medicinal properties and this colour-charged water can be used both internally and for external applications.
Wounds and ulcers can be washed with this water and it can also be used to massage the affected parts or applied as compress on them.
For internal use, an adult can take 30 ml. of colour-charged water as a single dose. The dose can be repeated as required.
Diet: A correct and balanced diet is essential during the treatment of diseases through chromo therapy. The persons should take food items with analogous coloring. The various colours contained in different food items are:
Red: Red Cabbage, Watercress, Red-Skinned Fruits, Red berries, Beets, Blood oranges, Cherries, Cranberries, Strawberries, Guava, Papaya, Pink grapefruit, Pink/Red grapefruit, Pomegranates, Radicchio, Radishes, Raspberries, Red apples, Red bell peppers, Red chili peppers, Red grapes, Red onions, Red pears, Red peppers, Red potatoes, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Tomatoes, and Watermelon.
Orange: Orange-skinned vegetables and fruits such as Orange, Mango, Peach, Papaya, Apricots, Butternut squash, Cantaloupe, Cape Gooseberries, Carrots, Golden kiwifruit, Grapefruit, Persimmons, Pineapples, Tangerines, Orange Tomato, Orange Peppers, Sweet Potatoes.
Yellow: Lime and Lemon, Sweet Lime, Grapes, Banana, Mango, Yellow Apple, guava, Apricots, Butternut squash, Cantaloupe, Cape Gooseberries, Carrots, Golden kiwifruit, Grapefruit, Lemon, Mangoes, Nectarines, Oranges, Papayas, Peaches, Persimmons, Pineapples, Pumpkin, Rutabagas, Sweet corn, Sweet potatoes, Tangerines, Yellow apples, Yellow beets, Yellow figs, Yellow pears, Yellow peppers, Yellow potatoes, Yellow summer squash, Yellow tomatoes, Yellow watermelon, and Yellow winter squash.
Blue, Purple & Violet : Foods having both blue, purple and violet coloring, like Blue Plum, Blue Beans, Blue Grapes, Eggplant, Berries, Black Carrot, Purple Grapes, Black Berries, Black Currants, Elderberries, Figs, Purple Grapes, Prunes, Raisins, Purple Asparagus, Purple Cabbage, Purple Pepper, Purple Potatoes, Purple Kohlrabi, Black Salsify, Purple Belgian Endive,
Green: Most of the green vegetables and fruits such as Gourds, Plantain, Lettuce, Pea, Green Mango, Gooseberry, Pears, Artichokes, Arugula, Asparagus, Avocados, Broccoflower, Broccoli, Broccoli rabe, Brussel sprouts, Celery, Chayote squash, Chinese cabbage, Cucumbers, Endive, Green apples, Green beans, Green cabbage, Green grapes, Green onion, Green pears, Green peppers, Honeydew, Kiwifruit, Leafy greens, Leeks, Lettuce, Limes, Okra, Peas, Snow Peas, Spinach, Sugar snap peas, Watercress, and Zucchini.
There are some important contraindications to colour treatment which should be borne in mind while adopting this mode of cure.
For instance, the red colour would be injurious in a naturally inflammatory condition of the system in case of persons with feverish and excitable temperament.
If the red light is employed for too long and frequently, it may produce dangerous fevers.
The danger can be obviated by using the red light for a few minutes at a time or by placing a wet bandage over the head.
Similarly, yellow should not be used when the nerves are very active or irritable.
Yellow or orange reddish tones may prove injurious in fevers, acute inflammations, delirium, diarrhea, neuralgia, palpitation of the heart and any condition of over- excitement.
In cases of paralysis, chronic rheumatism, gout, consumption and in all cold, pale and dormant conditions of the system, blue, indigo and violet may prove too cooling and constricting and should be avoided.