Can Color Therapy Heal? Color and Body Associations

Conventional Medicine and Color

Conventional medicine does not dispute the fact that light is important to health. We need to be exposed to full spectrum sunlight, which contains all colors, on a regular basis to stay healthy. Even conventional medical practitioners use specific colors to treat illness. For example, ultraviolet light is directed to the affected area in the treatment of acne and psoriasis. And a premature baby with the liver condition, hyperbiliruminemia, is treated with blue light.

How Does Color Therapy Work?

Albert Einstein said that “All forms of matter are really light waves in motion.” The field of color therapy believes that colors with their different frequencies and vibrations affect different areas of our body and that our organs and tissues need the same energy frequencies as contained in those colors to stay healthy. If there is disease or injury, the vibrations and energy from that area of your body will be disturbed. When colored light enters our eyes, color therapy says that it will trigger the production of specific hormones which are in control of our body’s biochemical system. Applying the color with the correct frequency may give your body the help it needs to restore health. Color cannot heal you. But color may enable the body to heal itself!

Even our emotions may be influenced by color. Studies have indicated that red light, for example, can excite you while blue light has a calming effect.

Color and Body Associations

According to the field of color therapy, this is a summary of each color’s related body area.

RED: Adrenal Glands, Lymph System, Lower Extremities, Prostate Gland (men), Elimination System, Bladder, Teeth, Skeleton System, Sacral Plexus

ORANGE: Gonads, Reproductive System, Lumbar Plexus, Sexual Organs

YELLOW: Pancreas, Solar Plexus, Stomach, Large Intestines, Liver, Muscular System, Skin

GREEN: Thymus Gland (controls the immune system), Heart, Lungs, Circulatory System, Chest

BLUE: Thyroid Gland, Neck, Throat, Hands, Arms, Brachial or Cervical Plexus

INDIGO: Pituitary Gland, Temples, Carotids, Forehead

VIOLET: Pineal Gland, Brain, Nervous System

Color Therapy Glasses

A simple, convenient and inexpensive way to treat your body to color therapy is to wear color therapy glasses. While wearing them, light entering through your eyes is concentrated at a certain frequency, depending on the color of the lens, and may help your body to balance the appropriate area as described above.