Have you ever thought of the effect that colours have on us? We feel so peaceful when we look at the blue sea and huge green fields. Where as looking at bright red, orange and yellow colours make us feel lively and energetic. Using this very principle, Dr Edwin D Babbit developed a of therapy called Chromotherapy.
Chromotherapy is a method of healing through effective use of colour. Every colour has a different kind of effect on our body and using this each colour has a different theraputic effect.

Violet

Action – Increases and stimulates hormones
Helps in utilization of calcium and phosphorous readily
Diminishes pathological blood sugar without any disturbance to normal blood sugar
Stimulates formation of antibodies and thus increases resistance to bacterial diseases
Helpful in – Insomnia, Cancer, Arthritis, Difficult labor, Nervous and emotional disturbances

Indigo

Action – Stimulant and non irritant
Sedative
Soothing for eyes, ears and central nervous system
Helpful in – fatigue, migraine, deafness, hard womb, insomnia, depression

Blue

Action – Sedative and is anti inflammatory
Diminishes pain
Anesthetic action
Helpful in – anesthetic action for minor operations like tooth extractions, good for conditions like hypertension, skin diseases, malnutrition, old ulcers, fertile conditions, asthma, profuse menstrual flow, insomnia, dysentery and colic

 

Green

Action – Mild sedative
germicidal
normalizes nerve function and strengthens eyesight  anesthetic action
Helpful in – can be used to cure Hysteria, Uterine inflammation, Involuntary seminal discharge, cold, hay fever, ulcers, syphilis, malaria, weeping eczema, rheumatism and after effects of appendectomy

Yellow

Action – Laxative and Purgative
Stimulant for brain, liver and spleen
Helpful in – Brain disorder, Sluggish liver and nerves, paralysis, Syphilis, Constipation, Diabetes, Eye defects, throat infections, Kidney diseases

Orange

Action – Warming effect on the body
Stimulates blood vessels and nerves
Helpful in – Slow Pulse rate, Hernia, Deficient milk flow after child birth and Kidney & Gall Stones

Red

Action – Warming
Nerve stimulant
General tonic
Special effect on sympathetic nervous system
Helpful in – Cold, Low BP, Rheumatism, Bronchitis, Bruises, TB, To dry weeping eczema, in case of danger of hemorrhage

Just knowing the benefits of all the colours is not sufficient. We must know how these can be used practically. Making coloured water and oils is one of the practical application of using chromotherapy.

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I am a stay at home mom, having worked in the software technology services space for over 10 years. In my professional life I used to enforce quality standards like CMMi & Six Sigma to make developers and testers jobs easier & process oriented. In my current stint I am using similar techniques coupled with age old wisdom from my mom and grand mom to make our living healthier and medicine free. To start any new stint it helps if you read and train and so I got myself a diploma in Naturopathy from Mumbai.

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