Color Therapy

Color therapy, sometimes referred to as chromotherapy, uses color to treat patients. It can be achieved by the use of colored lights, daily color choices (such as clothes or paint), or colorful imagery. Based on Ayurvedic medicine, color therapy is used all around the world, but it is most popular in India, Egypt and Japan.

Color therapy doesn't have to be difficult to include into your daily life. Consider this: hues are there all the time and everywhere that we look. Throughout the day, your attitude and temperament might change depending on what you wear, what you look at, and even the hue of the lightbulbs. According to color therapists, every color causes distinct changes, thus as part of their treatment, colors are changed to achieve various effects.

The types of color therapy include:

Red: Red is a powerful color that increases energy by stimulating the lymphatic system. However, red may also trigger stress as it is often used to notate the end of something or alert someone of danger.

Orange: This color is often associated with one’s mind-body connection. Using this color in therapy may help heal one’s relationship with food.

Yellow: Yellow brings warmth, yielding its association with happiness. When exposed to yellow, a person feels safe; when they are safe, they are happy.

Green: Green is a natural color commonly associated with grass, trees, and other vegetation. Thoughts of nature can help a person feel calmer and more relaxed.

Blue: Blue light wavelengths are shorter, thus increasing one’s sense of alertness. Blue light therapy can be used to help a person feel more focused.

Some simple self-made color treatments:

Water Therapy: Purchase a few colored glass bottles with a cork or lid. After adding 3/4 of the water to the bottle, leave it in the sun for eight hours. Drink three to four glasses of this water each day, or half a cup. Keep out of the refrigerator. Before using, leave the bottle in direct sunlight for three days for optimal effects.

Oil Massage Therapy:Pour your preferred oil into a colored glass container and leave it to charge in the sun for forty-five days. Every oil has an own characteristic color that goes along with it. For example, linseed oil should be charged in a red bottle and coconut oil should be stored in a all color bottle.

Breathing Therapy: After at least two hours in the sun, place a colored glass bottle with a lid on top and inhale the air that has gathered inside.

Window Therapy: Put a piece of colored gelatin paper over your window and spend at least ten minutes each day enjoying the sun.

Coloured Fabric Therapy: Put on clothing in your preferred color and spend at least an hour in the sun.

Coloured Candle Therapy: When candles are lit, their color is enhanced and the vibrations connected to that specific color are triggered.

Color therapy can be helpful in the treatment of:

Anxiety disorders


Seasonal affective disorder

Sleep disorders

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Postpartum depression

Benefits of Color Therapy

Stress Management

Decreased Seasonal Affective Disorder Symptoms

Improved Sleep

Energy Rejuvenation

Reduced Anger

Improved Relationships