Chromo therapy is the use of color in order to heal diseases. Different color elements of light are used to treat different types of energy imbalances in the body, mind or spirit.
It is based on the concept that different colored rays have different therapeutic effects on different organisms. Once it gets known, which color ray affects which part of the body, it can be used further in treatment of any abnormal functioning of that body organ.
This alternative medical treatment was first introduced by Avicenna, who believed that color is an observable symptom of disease. He developed a chart stating the relationship between color and temperature or physical condition of the body.
His work was backed by further research conducted by many scientists leading to development of modern chromo therapy. Although, research has shown this method of treatment to be ineffective.
Fundamentally, color rays based on their heating and electrical properties, are used in chromo therapy. Some colors excite or heat up the nerves, while others cool the nerves. Applications for example, can be traced as follows-
- Colors like blue and violet, having cooling and electrical properties, are used when body suffers from overheating effects, like delirium or diarrhea. Even complex cases like lung hemorrhage, rheumatism and invalidism have been healed through blue color rays. Also the sky being blue in color, as per propagated by general Augustus Pleasonton, to have been improving the growth of crops and livestock.
- Red color has the quality of increasing the arterial blood flow. It stimulates oxygen in blood. Even conditions of complete paralytic states has been treated by red lights and red colored baths.
- Yellow color helps treat irritation and nausea. Sunlight, yellow colored, helps treat bronchial irritation and cold. Drinking water stored in yellow wine bottles helps to treat constipation.
Although chromo therapy is based on principles of Ayurveda, and helps overcome the adversities of pharmaceutical form of treatments, yet colors can be dangerous and have disastrous consequences. Using the correct color rays for every type of abnormality or illness has to be studied properly and through experiments. E.g., blue color cannot be used for paralysis treatment owing to its cooling and constructive nature.
The seven chakras of human body are each related to a single color of the visible light spectrum and with specific body functions. If the chakras get imbalanced, color treatment can help in overcoming the imbalances.