Chromotherapy ( Color Therapy or Colorology)

An alternative medicine method. It is claimed that a therapist trained in chromotherapy can use color and light to balance energy wherever our bodies are lacking, be it physical, emotional, spiritual, or mental.

Chromotherapists claim a scientific basis for their practice, proposing that colors bring about emotional reactions in people. A standard method of diagnosis is the use of Luscher’s color test, developed by Dr. Max Luscher in the early 1900s.

When performing chromotherapy, color and light is applied to specific areas and acupoints on the body. Because colors get associated with both positive and negative effects in color therapy, specific colors and accurate amounts of color are deemed to be critical in healing. Some of the tools used for applying colors are gemstones, candles, wands, prisms, colored fabrics, bath treatments, and colored glasses or lenses.

Therapeutic color can be administered in a number of ways, but is often combined with hydrotherapy and aromatherapy in an attempt to heighten the therapeutic effect. Although it has been said that animals cannot perceive colors, studies done with blind humans have shown that actual perception of the color is not necessary for effects to be produced. Color is visible light emitted or reflected at a specific vibrational wavelength; it is this unique vibrational signature, which produces the healing effect.

The relationship between color, mood, and emotion is another aspect of color therapy; the ability of various colors to excite, sedate, or otherwise affect can be used in combination with other therapies or as a separate approach.

Benefits/Contraindications

Animals respond well to color therapy as they readily attune with natural vibrational healing.

Training/Licensing

Clinics, classes, seminars. No licensing required.