Color Therapy, also known as chromotherapy, is an alternative medicine method that claims to be able to use light in the form of color to balance energy that lacks from a person’s body, whether it’s on the physical, emotional, spiritual, or mental.

This type of medicine has been used for thousands of years to the ancient cultures of Egypt, China, and India. Color is a variety of wavelengths, so each color has its own wavelength and energy so it uses vibrational medicine, which incorporates the use of chi energy within living organisms like plants, gemstones, crystals, water, sunlight, and sound as well as our own clothes.

So, basically, all of the primary colors that are reflected in the rainbow carries their own unique healing properties. A healer that is trained in color therapy uses light and color in the forms of tools, visualization, or guided meditations as well crystal wands, lamps, candles, color bath treatments, colored eye lenses, lasers, colored fabrics, and glass prism.

The reactions and attitudes to different colors are unique, it varies from person to person, and our attraction to certain colors may be signal areas where we might be imbalanced.

Lack of color or light can cause people to suffer each winter from Seasonal Affective Disorder because the exposure of a specific color can alter you emotionally as well as physically. It is said that when you learn how color affects you and how you feel on a day-to-day basis can enhance your spirit, improve your health, and expand your consciousness.

I obviously cannot promise that my thoughts of specific colors will be the same as yours, so I’ll be using the colors of the chakras/rainbow and what most people think of when they see each color. The next color therapy articles will focus on only one color per post, so please join in the comments and tell me which color you’re interested in discussing.