The seven major chakras or energy centers are keyed to the seven colors of the spectrum.
Sacral ( base) chakra affects the gonads – color red.
Adrenal (splenic) chakra affects the adrenal glands – color orange.
Solar plexus chakra governs the mind and concentration. – color yellow
Heart chakra affects one’s emotional relationships – colors green and pink.
Throat chakra and affects the thyroid – color blue
Brow (third eye) chakra affects the pituitary gland – color violet or purple
Crown chakra affects the pineal gland – color magenta or indigo
Imbalances in chakras affect the whole being. Healing through colors and crystals can be applied in many different ways, either to a particular chakra area, or to the whole person.
Chromatherapy (color therapy)
You don’t need to be sighted to benefit from chromatherapy. Chromatherapy uses the subtle energy vibrations similar to those found in the visible spectrum. Light energy is processed through color filters and projected into the persons aura. By matching corresponding wavelengths to the organs and systems of the body, it strengthens or sedates (as in acupressure) energy in the distressed areas, creating a support system for the healing process.
Because each color is a vibration, it is important that a clear form of that color be used. For example, if you wanted to introduce orange into the aura, an orange color filter would be used that is true orange. Using clothing can be beneficial, but many times the color of the clothing may not be true. The orange could be mixed with a lot of red or yellow as well causing the vibrational ray to be a different frequency than the one you were going for.
This would of course produce a different result. I use color gels from Roscolux that I can attach to different handheld spotlights to project clear color to the person. The room is usually darkened with only this light bathing the person. In order to do true chromatherapy, you of course would need to get set up properly with the right equipment. There is another good method that anyone can do in their own home. It involves the use of the colored gels wrapped around a clear glass.
Fill the glass with water and set out in the sunlight. The light of the sun will infuse the water with the vibrational ray of the true color. When you drink the water, the vibration is going directly into the energy field . Very effective. I give color vibrational infused water to my kids all the time if they are sick. (human and fur!) When my daughter gets a sore throat she always says…”Mom, I think you will need to make me some blue water!”
Chromatherapy is very closely related to crystal therapy which is my passion. If you have any colored stones, these can be used to infuse the water with the colored vibration as well. (Amethyst is a great one for hyperactive dogs for example,as the violet ray is very calming) There are some good books available. Some of my favorites are: Color Therapy- Healing with Color, by R.B. Amber (focuses mainly on obesity caused by a deficiencey of the blue ray, but other than that it has some good information about other illnesses) Let There Be Light- Darius Dinshah (a bit techincal but a must for chromatherapy practitioners or anyone serious about this) Discover Color Therapy – Helen Graham (Good basic starting point)
There is also a site that links to other chromatherapy sites . I haven’t checked them all out, but the ones I did were pretty good. Try..http://www.nursehealer.com/Color.htm Hope this helps a bit. Patti Snow
Color therapy is about vibration rather than perception. There is a picture in the latest National Geographic in an article on technology, showing a Mennonite (sic) girl beingtreated with blue light for jaundice. The blue light breaks down the bilirubin in jaundice patients.
The use of color for treating all manner of dis-ease is suffused throughout Eastern and Western non-allopathic literature. I just picked up a book on magnetic healing from an Indian publishing company (B. Jain; don’t have it in front of me), and they use red and blue oils and films liberally to apply “heat” or “cool” to ailments as required by the nature (kapha, pitta, vata) of the dis-ease as they interpret it.
The action of the color pink on the pineal gland was my first introduction to color therapy — it has been used now for DECADES in some jails and holding cells to calm and physically weaken agitated arrestees.
One can apply therapeutic color, a vibration, directly to the physical body, or indirectly to the auric bodies, in a similar vein to the Bach Flower remedies, which Dr. Bach never claimed to work on the physical body — he prepared these plant vibrations for the mental and spiritual bodies. Please refer to Dr. Bach’s original works for further explanation. In your homeopathic practice, you are applying the vibration of a substance rather than the substance itself. Color is another type of vibration. Sue vG
While doing research for another project, I came across some interesting reading about using color for healing. This paragraph came from “The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care” by CJ Puotinen. In this paragraph, she is interviewing Joanne Stephanatos, D.V.M. Stephanatos says “Often we get birds that have fatty livers and they have lipomas, which are benign fatty-cell tumors, all over their bodies. Usually durig the first week, we shine yellow on them every day for around an hour, and that helps the bile flow, increases peristalsis, stimulates the lymphatics and decresases the swelling of the lipomas because the body begins to resob them.”
Later she goes on to say: “If you have a bird that’s hyperventilating from an anxiety attack and you want her to calm down fast because her heart is racing, shine violet on the bird. This will make a difference right way. Violet sedates the heart. It’s very calming.”
“Red stimulates the immune system. We use red on all deathly sick animals with viruses, heavy bacterial infections, hepatitis and illnesses like that. It really stimulates the immune system to fight off any foreign invasion.”
There are several good books on the subject for those who wish to explore healing with color further. Many healing practitioners follow the guidelines of the Dihshah Health Society. Their guidelines are published in “Let There Be Light” by Darius Dinsha. John Ott, inventor of the Ott bulb has a book called “Health and Light” Ted Andrews book “Healing With Color” is another. There are more, but these can get you started. The Dinsha Society has directions for building filter boxes, what colors to use for what health problems, and how to infuse water with colored light for healing.