Healing Through Color and Light

Chromotherapy, sometimes called color therapy or colorology, is an alternative medicine which claims that a trained therapist can use color and light to balance energy wherever a person's body be lacking, be it physical, emotional, spiritual, or mental.

Chromotheripists claim a scientific basis for their practice, proposing that colors bring about emotional reactions in people, but is labeled "pseudoscience by its critics as they state that there is very little if any scientific evidence supporting the practice.

Color and light is applied to specific areas and accupoints on the body in specific colors (wave lengths) and accurate amounts for the particular disease or malady being treated.

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.


Chromotherapists state that energy and matter are dual expressions of the same universal substance, citing Einstein's renowned equation E=mc2 in support.

The vibratory rate of a substance determines its density or its form as matter. A slowly vibrating substance is referred to as physical matter, whereas the subatomic (which vibrates at or above the speed of light) is subtle matter or pure light energy.

Light is electromagnetic radiation, which is the fluctuation of electric and magnetic fields in nature. In other words; light is energy, and the phenomenon of color is a product of the interaction of energy and matter.

Visible light can be broken down into numerous electromagnetic frequencies, and frequency relates to a color of the rainbow: red, orange, green, blue, indigo, violet and all the vibrations thereof.

The human body according to the doctrine of chromotherapy, is basically composed of colors and the body can be stimulated by colors (light energy) and are responsible for the correct working of various systems that function in the body.


When chromotherapists speak of color, they mean energy waves, each with its own frequency.

They believe: color as pure vibrational energy is the rational therapy for maintaining health and overcoming disease.

When applied to the human body, light will provide all deficient energies since every color is associated with a quantity of energy.

Klotsche, a twentieth century chromotherapy researcher, stated: These interrelating systems of subtle forces recharge or rechannel energy into diseased areas where it is blocked or deficient, for disease is nothing more than a restriction of energy flow. As we know energy or vibration flow along the path of least resistance and through the extra energy associated with the use of vibrational healing, the appropriate energies seek out the needed areas, freeing blocked energy where it is most required. The interaction between the dense physical energy of the body and the subtle energy which controls many of body functions or activities, is the key to understanding relationship between energy and matter.


Some applications are:

  • Jaundice in babies
  • SAD (seasonal affective disorder, so-called winter depression)
  • Anorexia
  • Bulimia
  • Nervosa
  • Insomnia
  • Jetlag
  • Shift working
  • Alcohol and drug dependency
  • Reduces aggressive behavior and violence
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tissue healing and scar prevention
  • Burns and lung conditions

Opponents are quick to point out that the main medium used (water) has never been explored in depth or studied quantitatively in any research conducted in the context of chromotherapy.

The literature exhibits a severe lack of scientific work pertaining to quantum physical states and optical mathematics. And no study exists to as the electromagnetic glow around the human body.

Chromotherapy has been highly controversial, due to the fact that it does not follow the scientific method and can be categorized as a pseudo-science. At best the idea that it works could be described by the scientific community as a hypothesis, but it has not been tested or proven that introducing colors is actually healing people.

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