The Benefits of Colour Therapy

By: Trace Nietert

There have been many studies of colour therapy carried out in Europe over the course of the early twentieth century including the one done by Rudolph Stiner. Rudolph Steiner compared the colour to sound, form, and shape.

Rudolph Steiner went on to suggest that there were specific vibrations that were a quality of specific colours and that the sound was then amplified by form. Some of the combinations of colour and shape were destructive and some were regenerative on living organisms.

Another prominent figure, Max Luscher, who is a former professor of psychology from Basle University, claimed that colour preferences would demonstrate the state of mind, and show glandular imbalance and that they can also be utilized as a basis for physical as well as psychological diagnosis.

According to Luscher’s theory, which is the form for the basis of the Luscher Colour Test, it rests on the basis that the colour significance for man began in early history. This is when the behaviour was determined by whether it was day or night. Luscher held a strong belief that yellow and dark blue would connect the variances in the metabolic rates and the glandular secretions of the appropriate energy that would be required for night and sleep and day and hunting. He further believed that the auto or involuntary responses would be associated with the other colours of the spectrum.

A lot of support for his theory was offered in the 40s by Russian scientist S. V. Krakov. S. V. Krakov would establish that red would stimulate the sympathetic area of the auto nervous system and blue would stimulate the parasympathetic region. In 1958, Robert Gerad would confirm these findings. To become a colour therapist there are a number of courses available, one being from Natural Health Courses.

Applications of Colour

At the far side of the colour spectrum, a red light has shown promise in the treatment of Migraines. It’s also shown promise in treating cancer. Thus, colour is a widely accepted form of therapy that has a variety of medical applications. Newer techniques have been developed over the previous decades and thus, there has been a lot of pioneering research that is photodynamic or PDT.

Based upon the discovery that some intravenously photosensitive chemicals can accumulate in cancer cells, however, they can also selectively identify those cells underneath of ultraviolet light, there is promise for many cancer patients. These intravenously photosensitive chemicals, when they’re activated by red light, allow them to penetrate the tissues deeper than other colours.

PDT is also used to diagnose and treat. Over 3000 people have been treated by Dr. Thomas Dougherty’s PDT and reports show that the malignant tumours have been treated successfully by using this technique.

Other Therapeutic Applications

According to research, using colour-tinted glasses can be very effective to treat learning difficulties, especially dyslexia. This was discovered first by psychologist Helen Irlen. However, it wasn’t highly regarded until it was investigated by British Medical Research Council who confirmed Helen Irlen’s claims.

By June of 1993, a new optical device called Intuitive Colorimeter was available to British opticians and they were able to measure the tint be it bright pink, green, blue, or yellow. This was able to assist those who saw swirling text or wobbly letters or letters that would appear to be out of order.

Meanwhile, depression is very closely linked to melatonin levels in a person’s body. People who suffer from depression tend to show quick improvement when they’re exposed to natural sunlight and light therapy if they’re using a full-spectrum lamp. According to research, there are parts of the brain that are light sensitive and respond to various wavelengths of light It’s believed that the various colours of radiation will interact with the endocrine system and help them to reduce the hormone production that’s holding them back.

It may be considered that modern-day Healing With Colour can be based upon such discoveries of Western Modern science over the course of the last several decades. Using ancient and esoteric science and basing it on the principles and practices that have yet to be recognized, it shows great promise.