Ever Tried Color Therapy?

Color Therapy can help to balance your energy wherever your body may be lacking, whether physical, emotional, spiritual, or mental.

In the Canon of Medicine, Avicenna wrote that “Color is an observable symptom of disease” and developed a chart that related to the temperature and physical condition of the body.

In his view, red moved the blood, blue or white cooled it, and yellow reduced muscular pain and inflammation.

Color TherapySpiritual congestion can manifest itself as illness in the body and can be cleared with holistic therapies, including Reiki, flower essences, and color therapy.

Color Therapy theory says that each color has a specific healing function for the body.

I’ve seen a Color Therapist use colored lights aimed at specific points on the client’s body. He was using “gels” – the plastic sheets used to color spotlights at the theater – to get the true color frequencies. (I always love knowing the technical part of how stuff works)

Most people don’t have this fancy equipment, but there are other ways to use color therapy.

  • You can choose the color of your clothing by how you’re feeling that day. You may already do this intuitively.
  • You can meditate on the color, and even visualize the color beaming on a particular organ or body part, or maybe as a colored blanket wrapping itself around the area you want to work with.
  • Never tried them, but I’ve seen pictures of not just rose-tinted glasses, but literally sun-type glasses, but in the colors of the rainbow.
  • If you have trouble creating the color in your imagination, try getting some colored construction paper or paint samples.

That should get you started…

Here are some suggestions for using color:

Red stimulates the nervous system, which energizes sight, smell, taste, hearing, and touch. Stimulates and energizes the liver and builds hemoglobin. By stimulating the natural warmth of the body, red makes you feel energetic and expels poisons from the system through the skin.

Orange stimulates the lungs and is a lung builder. Stimulates the thyroid and relieves cramps and muscular spasms. Assists stomach glands in proper function and relieves flatulence. Best of all, orange corrects bone softness and rickets and helps calcium to be absorbed properly. Orange is also a parathyroid depressant, antispasmodic, mammary stimulant, and aromatic.

Yellow stimulates the motor nervous system, which energizes the muscles and helps the lymphatic system, which becomes sluggish due to scanners and the overuse of modern technology. Stimulates bile production and influences pancreatic enzyme output and therefore, increases bowel movements. Increases peristaltic movements and can assist in parasite cleansing. Yellow is used for melancholia because it functions as an equilibrator by balancing portal circulations.

Lemon is a cerebral stimulant. Favorably assists in assimilation of food and can repair old, persistent disorders. It is a bone builder because it brings phosphorus into action. When mucus congests the lungs and bronchii, lemon becomes a good expectorant and can loosen all types of congestion. Lemon is also a thymus stimulant, antacid, and laxative.

Green is a pituitary stimulant. It influences muscle/tissue building, and may dissolve blood clots and should always be tried when a clot forms. Green destroys bacteria, viruses, and viroids while acting as a germicide, disinfectant, and cleanser.

Turquoise is a cerebral depressant which is cooling and refreshing to the body. Combats acidity, relieves pain from sunburn, or the heat of fever and irritated conditions. A tonic for the system and skin builder.

Blue acts as a pineal stimulant, which builds vitality. Blue is useful in reducing fever, inflammation, itching, and burns. Cooling for the system like turquoise.

Indigo stimulates the parathyroid, which can help to make calcium available to the nervous system, while acting as a tranquilizer. Indigo checks the flow of blood because more calcium is freed to act on blood corpuscles and platelets. It is a pain reliever that eases suffering caused by grief, excitement, and uncertainty.

Violet is a spleen stimulant. Builds white blood cells to defend against infections, decreases overstimulated muscular activity, and calms an overactive heart. Violet is a lymph gland depressant which is especially helpful with the treatment of mononucleosis or other lymph diseases.

Purple increases the function of the veins, lowers blood pressure by dilating the blood vessels, reduces heart rate, and supports the kidneys. Reduces fever, assists with pain sensitivity, and induces relaxation for deeper sleep. Purple lowers body temperature, decreases sex drive, and is hypnotic.

Magenta acts an aura builder. Magenta stabilizes emotions while stimulating the heart, kidneys, and adrenal glands. Increases circulation, regulates high and low blood pressure, and helps you feel happy.

Scarlet causes contraction in your blood vessels, increasing blood pressure. Scarlet is a sexual stimulant and stimulates menstruation, the adrenal glands, the heart, and circulation.

Here is a fun “coloring book”

Description from Amazon – The role that color plays in our lives is far more powerful than most of us may imagine. Color influences all aspects of who we are, both internally and externally.

In the human energy system, color serves as a vital communication link that reflects what is happening within all four layers of energy: spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical.

Carol Ritberger, Ph.D., has matched colors that represent the four personality types and teaches you how to find out what color you and your friends are!


  1. Rainbow glasses- very interesting.
    Great post.

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