Colour Therapy (Other Complementary Therapies)

Other Complementary therapies

Colour Therapy


Colour therapy is based on the ancient art of using colour and light to treat disease. Basically it relies upon the method that believes in that, by altering the colours that surrounds us, it is possible to enchance health and well being, because the human body absorbs light that is made up of the colour spectrum. These colours have frequencies and energy associated with them. The absorbed colours can have an effect on the nervous system, the endocrine system, on the release of hormones and other organic substances within the human body.
They can also have an effect on the chakra system which may affect our mental, emotional, psychological and physical states of health. It can benefit a wide range of problems including stress-related conditions such as insomnia, anxiety, asthma, behavioural disorders and depression and many more.

Origins and development:

The use of colour as a therapy has a long history. It was built in healing temples of light and colour and started to developing in the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, than as an important part of the ayurvedic medicine became deeply embedded in Chinese and Indian medicine. In Europe and U.S., interest in the therapeutic use of colour developed during the second half of the 19th century.
I have to mention Dr. Edwin Babbitt`s name who published a book in 1878 in which he recommended various techniques for to use of colour in healing. Then in 1933 an Indian scientist Dinshah Ghadiali wrote an encyclopedia which was a landmark publication and laid the foundation for most of modern color therapy.
Around the same time a form of colour therapy was developed in the U.S., called `Syntonics’ by Dr. Harry Riley Spitler. He found that He could produce profound physiological and psychological changes in his patients by altering the colour of light entering their eyes. Today colour therapy is a well accepted technique in complementary therapy.