Preventing or treating ailments using colors sounds like something coming straight out of a magic book. However, this holistic medicine proves to be effective, with evidence dating back thousands of…

Preventing or treating ailments using colors sounds like something coming straight out of a magic book. However, this holistic medicine proves to be effective, with evidence dating back thousands of years to the ancient cultures of Egypt, China and India.

What is chromotherapy?

Chromotherapy is a non-conventional medicine first introduced in France by Dr Argapart.

It is usually done by shining an appropriate color on a particular area of the body, just like acupuncture (local chromotherapy), or on the entire body (gobal chromotherapy).

How does it work?

According to the doctrine of chromotherapy, The human body is basically composed of colors. It comes into existence from colors, it is stimulated by colors and colors are responsible for the correct working of various systems that function in the body.

Different colors have different effects on our cells through visual or cutaneous stimulation.

Colour is simply light of varying wavelengths. Each color has its own energy and wavelength that the skin is able to perceive, sending messages to cells and chemically modifying them.

Each color has its effect and signification. For example, blue has calming effects on our moral. Yellow symbolises enthusiasm and self confidence. Red is ambivalent: it signifies both love, energy and determination, as well as death, temptation, blood, anger and battle. Green represents nature, balance and harmony.

According to Dr Argapart, colour therapy balances the body and gives it with what it needs through colours. It can treat sleep disorders or boost energy. It can also help lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety, or improve the immune system.

History of chromotherapy

Chromotherapy exists since the Antiquity and was used as a complement to other therapies. Even Leonardo da Vinci believed in color therapy and argued that the power of meditation was multiplied by 10 under purple light, which was omnipresent in churches’ stained-glass windows.

Nowadays, chromotherapy isn’t scientifically recognized and is still neglected by the scientific community. It is subjective but attracts more and more people for whom other treatments weren’t effective.

My personal experience with chromotherapy.

If you ask me, I think chromotherapy works for people particularly sensitive to energies. In my experience, it treated my insomnia in one session. My therapist is now treating my lower back pain and I notice improvements after each session. A friend of mine treated her eczema with color therapy.

Color therapy might not be for everyone, but if you are into holistic and non-invasive therapy, I recommend you try it. You might be surprised!

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