In this therapy, a diversity of instruments can be applied, such as colored lamps, clothes, food, colored glass, or solarized water, for example. Besides this, the benefits of color therapy are many, and it can generate a feeling of well-being and even relieve symptoms of some diseases such as hypertension and depression, and can be performed in health centers or hospitals, with medical authorization.
What are the benefits?
Chromotherapy is a type of treatment that has the following benefits
– Relief of the symptoms of a particular disease through a specific color;
– Improved physical and mental well-being;
– Decreased physical fatigue;
– Decrease in sleep disturbances;
– Aid in the treatment of headaches;
– Stimulation of the Central Nervous System. In addition,
Chromotherapy is often used as a complementary treatment, because it improves the functioning of the heart and, consequently, improves blood circulation.
What is it used for?
Because of its benefits, chromotherapy can be used for various types of health problems, such as fever, insomnia, diabetes, psychiatric illnesses, hypertension, seasonal affective disorder, wounds, and joint diseases, but it should be used as a complementary practice and should not replace conventional treatment indicated by a doctor.
There are some cases in which chromotherapy is widely used, such as in the application of blue light in newborns, in jaundice, and in people with infected wounds. In addition, the use of pink light can help in the treatment of people with depression, as it helps to improve mood by releasing substances such as serotonin and improves blood circulation.
How is it done?
Chromotherapy is done by means of devices that emit light of various colors, and this light can be emitted directly on the skin, or the person can stay in contact with the light inside a closed room, lying down or sitting down.
The choice of pain depends on the therapist’s indication, and the most commonly used colors are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. The colors red, orange, and yellow can be classified as warm, which are stimulating, while the colors green, blue, and violet are called cool colors and are linked to the calming effect.
Where to do it?
Chromotherapy is known as an integrative or complementary practice, so it should be performed with a doctor’s authorization, and conventional treatment should not be abandoned. This type of treatment is available at health centers, in some municipalities, and can be offered by SUS, but for this it is necessary to be accompanied by a family doctor and a nurse.
Some hospitals and clinics also make available the treatment with chromotherapy, but it is important that it is performed by professionals and therapists trained and skilled in this type of practice.
Care to be taken:
Although it has health benefits, chromotherapy can have undesirable effects if the colors are not used properly or if they are done by unqualified professionals.
Also, the colors red and orange should not be used by people with fever or very nervous, as these colors can intensify these symptoms, and those suffering from gout should not use the colors blue and violet, as they cause a worsening of the symptoms. of the disease.
What do colors mean in color therapy?
Color therapy, also known as chromotherapy, is an alternative therapy in which basic colors such as red, orange, yellow, green, blue or violet are used to help treat certain illnesses.
In chromotherapy, each color has specific vibrations and therapeutic properties that help the patient to know and explore their inner self, influencing the nervous system according to the treatment goals.
What is each color for?
In chromotherapy each color has a different purpose, and is used in the following situations:
Red is a primary color with stimulating properties that, when used correctly, activates the 5 senses, the central nervous system, the liver and contributes to the healthy production of red blood cells and hemoglobin.
Orange is a color that derives from the junction of yellow and red and increases the energy of the lungs and stomach, also helping in the treatment of nausea. It can increase the pulse rate, stimulate thyroid and bone growth, producing energy that spreads throughout the body.
Yellow is a color that tones the muscles, activates the lymph nodes, and improves the digestive system by stimulating the intestines, pancreas, and digestive fluids. It is considered purifying, and when used correctly, helps remove toxins and parasites from the digestive tract. In addition, it also contributes to the elimination of skin imperfections and acts as a blood purifier. The color yellow can also help improve states of depression, apathy, and discouragement.
Green is the most abundant color on earth, found in vegetation, and helps relieve stress, balance the brain, and stimulate the pituitary gland, which controls all other glands in the body. It is a stabilizing color for chronic and acute dysfunction and is most often used to relieve colds and flu and treat infections.
Blue helps eliminate toxins through breathing, stimulating intuitive powers and building vitality. In addition, it relieves irritation, itching and pain from skin afflictions, relieves fever and inflammation, and activates the pineal gland.
Violet contributes to hunger control by interfering with metabolism, helps calm the body’s organs, relaxes muscles, including the heart, and helps fight infection. It also contributes to blood purification and is a calming agent used in meditation, sleep, and to relieve pain.