Have you heard people saying ‘there’s nothing new’? It does seem that everything we discover has its roots or beginnings somewhere else.
The same applies when we are looking at, using or studying complementary and alternative therapies.
So, did you know that modern medicine and drug therapies have a direct connection to many herbal therapeutic practices. Massage and Reflexology have been documented over the ages. In fact since we began recording history!
The impact of healing with color on our health and well-being
Honestly, it’s no exception.
Our first knowledge of using color (or colour, if you prefer) 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 the bottom line is that color effects well-being through vibration.
Everything in the known Universe vibrates; the basis of all life being energy. This is now commonly accepted. But yet, using vibrational healing methods is still considered by many to be ‘out there.’
The most commonly asked question I hear 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 even 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.
So, healing with color is not just an alternate medicine
For example, ‘blue-light’ therapy’ involves putting babies with neonatal jaundice under a blue light. The whole world uses this. And has been for years. 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.
Cool stuff. But here’s more: Blue and yellow are opposite or complementary colors. That is, they are opposite each other on the standard color wheel. (Check one at the paint store if you don’t know about the color wheel.) By using the ‘opposite’ or complementary color, the vibration or energy is brought back to balance and harmony.
Another popular interpretation of color therapy affecting physiology is also by skin exposure to light: the production of Vitamin D. This is using the color vibration of Ultraviolet. It’s a higher frequency part of the color spectrum. That is it vibrates quicker than we can see.
A third example is light energy entering the body through the eyes. For example, we’ve all heard about SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder. The lack of natural sunlight effects changes in mood, energy and general wellbeing.
SAD is the result of not enough light energization through the eyes 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.
So, why should I care?
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. We know this as the ‘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. As well as 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. 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.