Color Therapy Can Be Your Alternative Health Aid
The body is a very tough vehicle that can endure some of the most brutal punishment mankind can mete out to its own. At the same time, it’s a very delicate form that strives for balance (homeostasis) in all things. Let a person’s pH vary to just the slightest degree, and internal chemical, cellular and neuro processes are at work immediately to correctly justify the imbalance.
Color therapy, which has been practiced in ancient Greece, Egypt and India, is an alternative health aid that may assist you in returning the body to the balance it seeks, and may help you in maintaining it at that level.
Basically, color therapy, also known as chromotherapy, is based on the study of light and how it affects our health. There exists an electromagnetic spectrum of which visible light is a part, so light has electrical properties. Each color has a different frequency associated with it, and therefore produces electrons.
According to an article in the American Journal of Acupuncture, early researchers, including Dr. Edwin Babbitt and Dr. Dinshah Ghadiali, have been instrumental in forwarding the cause of color therapy and in defining its properties. Ghadiali, using in part research from Albert Einstein’s Corpuscular Theory of Light, concluded that “the human body responds to light; that colors relate to physiologic function; and that color tonation (broadcasting specific colors to the body surface) aids bodily function.”
How does this work? Our bodies, too, have electrical properties, especially as evidenced in cardiac tissue where the heartbeat is able to create its own power source based on the chemical interactions of special cardiac cells. It’s also evident in our neurological system, where electrical impulses are transmitted in incredible quantities and at incredible speeds in the network formed by our brain, spinal cord and nerves.
As it has been refined, color therapy has correlated different colors to benefit specific body systems. For example, green light for the heart, yellow for the stomach, liver and gall bladder, and violet for the brain. There are a number of methods to employ color therapy, but if it helps keep your body in the balance it always seeks, it is worth the effort to find out more.