Chromotherapy: Color Therapy and Body Healing

The Light as Therapy for Healing.

We all know that light is composed of colors. Along with colors, light also consists of chemical and emotional elements since it emits heat, electricity, and magnetism.

Thus, light, together with its component colors, can be used to heal the mind, body, and spirit. This is the basic principle behind chromotherapy or color therapy.

The different colors have different effects on the mind and body. There is sufficient evidence of these organic reactions in flora and fauna today. The color of that object determines the powers and qualities of each object. Even in everyday language, this denotation is used, for example:

  • Rose of health.
  • Blues Monday morning.
  • Green of envy.

Chromotherapy for the mind and spirit

Chromotherapy or color therapy can improve the mind and spirit; as an example, specific colors used in clothing can help highlight the color of the eyes, hair, and others.

Because some colors help more and complement them, it is natural to feel more secure. By choosing a color palette that suits our personality, we can get better results in our professional and personal life.

Today, enough scientific evidence shows how we respond emotionally and psychologically to colors. Modern color therapy is known to stimulate emotions and feelings such as:


  1. The vitality and passion (red).
  2. Optimism and expansion (orange).
  3. Healing and growth (green).
  4. Joy and creativity (yellow).

Color therapy for the body

When chromotherapy is used to heal the body, it uses colors based on its electrical and heating properties. Some cool colors calm the nerves (for example, dark violet and indigo), while some colors can excite or warm the blood (red-orange or dark red, etc.).

Some examples of chromotherapy for the healing of the body:

1. Red, in color therapy, is used to stimulate and increase the action of arterial blood. Therefore, drugs that are red in colors, such as pepper, cloves, balsam from Peru, red cedar, and musk, are used to stimulate oxygen in the blood.

2. Blue and violet colors have cooling and electric properties. Drugs such as belladonna, aconite, foxglove, and ergot are used to treat diarrhea, delirium, and diuresis that are the result of overheating the body.

The best colors are used in chromotherapy to cure different body parts.

  1. Brain and nerves: soft colors like blue, violet, and indigo.
  2. The neck and thorax: cobalt blue for its cooling and healing properties.
  3. The digestive disorders: red and yellow to stimulate digestive juices and blue and violet to produce saliva.
  4. Lower extremity disorders: warm colors such as red-orange and orange.

Caution and contraindications of chromotherapy.

Colors can heal but also have detrimental and disastrous effects. For example, when the nerves are overexcited, irritable, palpitations, high fever, inflammation, or neuralgia. The reddish tones and the yellow or orange color should not be used.

In the same way, blue, indigo, and violet should be avoided in paralysis, gout, rheumatism, or cold, since these colors cause cooling.