Updated: Oct 25
What is Color Therapy?
Color therapy, also known as chromotherapy, is a therapy that uses color and light to treat certain mental and physical health conditions. This therapy can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians who used sun-filled rooms with colored glasses for therapeutic purposes and Indian ayurvedic medicine which used this therapy to correct the body’s chakras. This therapy is not widely accepted in Western medicine, but has been proven to impact one’s energy and health outcomes. At Back To Essentials, we use a variety of colored glasses to achieve desired results. These glasses can be worn while partaking in another therapy or while relaxing and gazing into the light.
It is believed that different colors are able to impact the body differently. This can be done through sight or reflection onto the body. Color therapists believe that color can enter our bodies through the eyes or skin. Each color has its own wavelength and frequency. Each unique frequency has a different effect on people and is used for different purposes. Warm colors are typically used for stimulating while cool colors are used for calming.
For example, red is used to energize, invigorate, or trigger. Blue is used for sedative properties. Green is used for relaxation and relieving stress. Yellow is used to improve your mood. Orange is used to elicit happy emotions.
Color Therapy is considered a type of alternative medicine and has been reported to help with Stress, Depression, Aggression, High blood pressure, Sleep disorders, Anxiety, Cancer, Skin infections, etc. There is currently no research to support that color therapy can solely be used as an effective treatment for any of these conditions.
While there is no significant evidence that color therapy is effective for any medical condition, studies and testimonies are contradictory.