Color for Health-Healing with Colors and Crystals
Have you heard people saying ‘there’s nothing new’? It does seem that everything we discover has its roots or beginnings somewhere else. When we are looking at, using or studying complementary and alternative therapies the same applies.
Modern medicinals and drug therapies have a direct connection to many herbal therapeutic practices. Massage and Reflexology have been documented over the ages. The impact of color on our health and well-being is not an exception.
Our first indications of how color was used as a therapy was the ancient art of gem or crystal therapy. Stories are told of how Crystal Therapy dates all the way back to Atlantean and Lemurian times, right up to today’s relatively common practice of wearing gems to enhance well-being and health.
Simply described gem or crystal therapy works by using particular colored gem to effect health and well-being through their color. There are many books available on this subject, which go into a great deal of information, but generally speaking color effects well-being through vibration.
Everything in the known Universe vibrates; the basis of all life being energy. This is now commonly accepted and yet, using vibrational healing methods is still considered by many to be ‘out there.’
The most commonly asked question I receive is ‘how can color affect the body?’ A simple answer is that each color of the spectrum has a vibration, while each organ, gland and part of the body has a set vibration for health and wellness.
The application of a color vibration, in the form of a colored light, gem or crystal application or simply the clothes we choose to wear, can bring an out-of-balance part of the body back into vibrating at a healthy frequency. However, with each individual case or health condition there may be various answers that give more information.
For example, ‘blue-light’ therapy’ as used in hospitals the world over involves putting babies with neonatal jaundice under a blue light. This application of blue light causes a chemical reaction called photo-oxidation. It affects the blood circulating under baby’s skin and with assistance from the liver lessens bilirubin levels. Blue and yellow are opposite or complementary colors. By using the opposite or complementary color to treat a condition, the vibration is brought back to balance and harmony.
Another popular interpretation of color therapy affecting physiology is also by skin exposure to light and that is the production of Vitamin D. The color vibration used is a higher frequency than we can see: ultraviolet.
A third example is light energy entering the body through the eyes. The use of light exposure to effect changes in mood, energy and general wellbeing caused by ‘seasonal affective disorder’ or SAD is now very well known. Insufficient light energization through the yes to the hypothalamus in the brain and the pituitary gland which controls the endocrine system results in SAD. The use of full-spectrum lighting improves the condition.
In conclusion, each individual cell in every living organism has a specific function to perform. As each cell has its function it generates and radiates a specific energy. This is often referred to as ‘aura’. Applying color by light, clothing or wearing crystal we can effect healing in the body.
I invite you to learn more and take our Color Therapy Level One course by home-study. This experiential course has lots of practical applications for those who wish to work in holistic health care and for those who are looking for easy ways to maintain or improve their own health and wellness.
For those who are curious about Crystal Therapy, then I recommend taking Crystal Reflexology with us; learn about color, crystals and reflexology all in one course.
If you have any questions or if I can be of help in anyway, please contact me or 206-883-3482