It’s spring time! That means my favorite time of year because the flowers are blooming and the sun starts to get brighter and the air warmer. It also means people start to think more in colour. Subconsciously we are affected by colour. We decorate our spaces more brightly and we choose brighter coloured clothing. Colours are a personal choice and each individual is naturally drawn to certain colours, but when used more specifically to help the body, Colour Therapy, can be a great tool for healing your health.
There are seven energy sections of everyone’s body and certain colours work specifically in those areas when wanting to heal that particular section. Let’s call these areas ‘zones’. Any area of your body that have hindering pain or injuries would benefit with balancing through colours that work specifically to the corresponding zone. The first level is your root which is connected to your adrenals, legs, feet, bones, large intestine and L1-5 in the spine. When your survival patterns are off or physical needs are not met these areas of the body can be affected. RED is the colour to use for healing these areas of your body. Red is a stimulating colour. It will energize, warm, activate and awaken our physical force. It strengthens one’s will and can be used to stimulate deeper physical and emotional passions. Too much red can aggravate an individual. People with high blood pressure should avoid red.
The second zone affects the body’s gonads, womb, genitals, kidneys, bladder, lower back, adrenals and T9-12 in the spine. If one experiences any difficulties in these areas the colour that may be useful here is ORANGE to help with emotional or sexual balance. Orange is the colour of joy. It stimulates feelings of sociability. It is tied to our emotional health and to the muscular system of the body. Individuals experiencing emotional paralysis or depression can be helped with orange. It helps re-vitalize the physical body and assist with food assimilation. It helps with the eliminative system. Too much orange effects the nerves and should be balanced with shades of greens or blues.
The third zone of our body is your area that affects your personal power and self-will. The digestive system, stomach, muscles, pancreas, adrenals, liver, gall bladder and T5-9 of the spine can be affected if this zone is out of balance. To help any ailments in these areas YELLOW is the colour that can be used. Yellow stimulates and helps re-awaken enthusiasm for life. It can be used to awaken greater confidence and optimism. It helps with digestive problems. Yellow is beneficial to the entire eliminative system of the body and balances the entire gastrointestinal tract.
Zone four affects your heart, thymus gland, chest, lungs, pericardium, circulation, breathing, arms, hands, and T1-5 of the spine. Any issues with love or relationships can show up as ailments in these parts of the body when not addressed properly. The colours that can be used to balance out the body in these areas are GREEN or PINK. Green can be used to increase our sensitivity and compassion. It has a calming effect on the body, especially for inflamed conditions. The brighter greens aid in healing most conditions. Green awakens greater friendliness, hope, faith, and peace. Green is restful and balances the autonomic nervous systems. It can be applied beneficially in cardiac conditions, high blood pressure, ulcers, exhaustion. Green should never be used in cancerous or tumorous conditions or anything of malignant nature as green also stimulates growth. Pink can be used to awaken compassion, love and purity. Pink is comforting. Pink eases anger and feelings of neglect. Pink stimulates the thymus gland.
BLUE helps the fifth zone and effects our communication, hearing, and self-expression. The affected areas of the body that correspond with this zone are mouth, throat, ears, thyroid, parathyroid gland, neck, shoulders, arms, adrenals, and C3-7 of the spine. Blue is cooling and relaxing to our system. Blue quietens our energy. Blue has an antiseptic effect on us. Blue is strengthening and balancing to the respiratory system of the body. Blue is excellent for high blood pressure, rheumatism and all conditions of the throat. Blue eases loneliness and awakens artistic expression and inspiration. Blue is effective in easing all childhood diseases. It is one of the most healing colours for children including asthma, chicken pox and jaundice.
In the sixth zone INDIGO helps balance out any imbalances with the face including eyes, ears, nose, sinuses, mouth, base of skull, pituitary glands, central nervous system or areas of the spine C1-2. This zone is affected by intuition and wisdom. Indigo and the deeper shades of blue are dynamic colours on both spiritual and physical healing levels. It is an excellent blood purifier and can assist in detoxifying the body. It can be used for removing obsessions. It is a colour that is balancing to the hemispheres of the brain and the nerve synapses between them. Indigo can awaken devotion and intuition. Too much indigo can cause depression and a sense of separateness from others.
The final, seventh zone, is balanced through the colours WHITE, GOLD and VIOLET. The body parts that can be helped are cerebral, cortex, head, skin, upper skull and pineal gland. White’s properties reflect. White is strengthening, very cleansing and purifying to the entire body. It can be used to awaken creativity. It amplifies the effect of any colour with which it is used. Gold is a powerful stimulant and improves one’s enthusiasm. It helps awaken an individual’s own healing energies to assist the body in restoring homeostasis. Violet is very antiseptic, cleansing, purifying and balancing on spiritual and physical levels. Violet is good to use for cancerous conditions of the body. Arthritis can be eased by violet that leans towards the blue shades. Violet is also strengthening to the body’s ability to assimilate and use minerals. Violet can be used to stimulate inspiration and humility.
For more information on Colour Therapy read ‘How To Heal with Colour’ by Ted Andrews and ‘Chakra Healing’ by Liz Simpson
Owner of Horizon Health and registered C.H.E.K. Practitioner