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Lisa Stanek

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Transcript of Chromotherapy

AKA Color Therapy
What is it?
How did it start?
What do all these

Azeemi, S. & Raza, M. (2005). A Critical Analysis of Chromotherapy and Its Scientific Evolution.
Evidence-Based Complementary and
Alternative Medicine
, Volume 2(4), pp. 481-488.

National Careers Service (2012). Job Profiles: Colour Therapist. Retrieved from https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/

WebMd. (2009). Chromotherapy: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings. Retrieved from

Stephanie Hasty
Bree Etheridge
Lisa Stanek
Mary Jane Kaeb

Definition: A method of treatment that uses the visible spectrum (colors) of electromagnetic radiation to cure diseases.

Brings warmth, energy and stimulation, therefore good for energy, fatigue, colds, chilly and passive people. Red energizes heart and blood circulation, it builds up the blood and heightens a low blood pressure. Energizes all organs and the senses hearing, smell, taste, vision and touch. Increases sexual desire and activity. Stimulates ovulation and menstruation.
Used for a variety of conditions:
Depression & Anxiety
Stress & Fatigue
Pain & Cramps
Headache & Migraines
High blood pressure
Asthma & Cough
There is no standard education or training for practitioners of chromotherapy.
Chromotherapy is not a licensed health practice in North America.
Indications & Licensing
Orange is warm, cheering, non-constricting. Orange has a freeing action upon the body and mind, relieving repressions. Orange shows new possibilities and other options in life. Stimulates creative thinking and enthusiasm, and helps assimilate new ideas.

Orange Healing Properties
Red Healing Properties
Yellow helps strengthen the nerves and the mind. It helps awaken mental inspiration and stimulates higher mentality. Yellow can be used for conditions of the stomach, liver, and intestines. It speeds up the digestion and assimilation, and the stool.
Green is the color of Nature and the earth. It is balance and harmony in essence and possesses a soothing influence upon both mind and body. It is neither relaxing nor astringent in its impact. Green can be used for just about any condition in need of healing.
Cools down inflammations, fever, high blood pressure, stops bleeding, reliefs the bursting headaches, calms strong emotions like anger, aggression or hysteria. Brings tranquility. Anti-itching. Anti-irritation (for instance redness of the skin), anti-stress. Soothes suffering.
Blue can be used for any type of ailments associated with speech, communication, or the throat.
These are colors of transformation. They heal melancholy, hysteria, delusions and alcohol addiction and bring spiritual insights and renewal. These colors slow down an over-active heart; stimulate the spleen and the white blood cells (immunity). Bring sleep. Soothe mental and emotional stress. Decrease sexual activity. Decrease sensitivity to pain. They help in detoxification
Healing properties: White is the perfect color; for it is all colors, in perfect balance and harmony. It is the color of the awakened Spirit; the light of perfection; the light of the Cosmic Consciousness, the Divine Light.
Pink-Healing properties: Heals grief and sadness. Restores youthfulness. Brings you in contact with your feelings.
*Regarded as a feminine color. Pink symbolizes softness, sweetness, innocence, youthfulness and tenderness. Soft and kind people.

Turquoise-Healing properties: Increases intuition and sensitivity. Works disinfecting and antiseptic. Tones the general system. Builds the skin. Relaxes sensations of stress.
*A person who has an aversion to turquoise may be looking for solidity and security in society, especially in marriage. Also, may be reluctant to think originally or to walk new paths.

How Does It Work?
Black- Elemental earth. Deities of the underworld. Repel/banish evil and negativity, protection, banishing, binding, breaking free from bad habits/addictions, deep meditation, opens up deep unconscious levels.
* Symbolizes seriousness, darkness, depression, death, mourning, mystery, secrecy, occultism, a standing apart from or revolting against triviality, provocation, underground, underworld, things that have to remain hidden, nothingness as the great source of all creation, the need to keep your energy with you. Black is a color for extremes, everything and nothing.
Absolute authority, (self)confidence, creativity, perfection, solar energies, male energy, financial riches, investments, luxury, winning, worldly power, magical power, overcoming bad habits/addictions
Silver-Female energy, cycles, rebirth, reincarnation, healing of hormonal imbalances, emotional stability, remove or neutralize negativity, intuition, dreams, psychic abilities and psychic workings.
Chromotherapy practitioners believe that color can be used to correct energy imbalances which are the cause of disease.
Chromotherapists apply specific colors or lights to specific points on the body called "chakras."
Different colors supposedly have different effects.
White Healing Properties
Pink Healing Properties
Turquoise Healing Properties
Grey/Silver healing Properties
Grey-Neutralizing negative influences, erasing or canceling situations, causing stalemates
Preference for grey: Very neutral and indifferent, non-expressive. It can be deliberate, but also lifeless, fixed, depressed and apathy. Reserved, cool people; unwilling to expose themselves or to have obligations. Grey can be refined and tactful.

Gold Healing Properties
Blue Healing Properties
Yellow Healing Properties
Ancient history
Chromotherapy is centuries cold
Color has been investigated as medicine since 2000 BC
Discovered by the god Thoth
Unaware of science, had blind faith in the healing properties of color
Ancient Egyptians and Greeks used colored stones, minerals, crystals, and dyes remedy ailments
Edwin babbitt - pioneer of modern chromotherpy
Presented a comprehensive theory of healing with color
Stated that "color rays can affect the entire blood stream through circulation and elimination of toxins"
Developed a termolume
Established relationship between color and minerals
Ghadiali discovered scientific principles to explain why and how color rays have different effects
established that areas of the body respond to colors
Chakras are areas of high concentrated energy
Pre Test
Post test
Can Chromotherapy be used as an alternative treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis?
Treatment involves exposing patients to a certain color source. Techniques include:
Using stained glass filters, crystals, lighting gels, or colored silks to apply color to the whole body or a specific area of the body.
Setting up a brightly lit selection of bottles of colored essence, and applying the liquid to the skin of the client.
Using meditation and visualization methods.
Demonstrating and teaching breathing exercises.
Providing advice on the use of specific colors in dress, diet and home decorating.
Green Healing Properties
Violet Healing Properties
Black Healing Properties
What is leishmaniasis?
Current treatment
Colors used
Research conclusions
1. Which color is said to help conditions of the stomach, liver, and intestines?
a. Black
b. Red
c. Yellow
2. T or F Chromotherapy is not a licensed health practice in North America.
3. Gold, Black, and Purple are all colors that help with
a. addiction
b. anger
c. itching
4. Chromotherapy has been investigated as medicine since
a. the 1800's
b. 2000 B.C.
c. 1906
5. Blue can be used for
a. inflammation and fever
b. itching and irritation
c. soothing and aggressive behavior
d. All of the above
1. What conditions can chromotherapy help with?
a. only mental disabilities
b. only physical illnesses and conditions
c. both a and b
2. T or F There are 7 chakras or "spiritual centers"
that are located on the body along the spine.
3. Colors are thought to influence
a. mood and emotions
b. the flow and amount of energy in our bodies
c. our sense of well-being or uneasiness
d. all of the above
Azeemi, S. & Yasinzai, M. (June,2011).
A Case History of Treatment of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis by Chromotherapy
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