Chromotherapy: what is it, what is it for and benefits
Chromotherapy is a type of complementary treatment that uses waves emitted by colors such as the yellow, the red, the blue, the green or the anaranjado, acting on the cells of the organism and improving the balance between the body and the mind; and in that each color exerts a different therapeutic function.
This therapy can be applied using a variety of instruments, such as colored lamps, clothes, food, colored windows or solarized water, for example.
Asimism, the benefits of chromotherapy or color therapy are diverse, being able to generate a feeling of happiness and even alleviate the symptoms of some illnesses such as high blood pressure and depression, and can be performed in a health point of a hospital, under medical authorization .
What are the benefits
Chromotherapy is a type of treatment that provides the following benefits:
- Relief of the symptoms of a certain disease through a specific color;
- Improvement of physical and mental well-being;
- Decreased physical fatigue;
- Decrease in the disorders of the sueño;
- Help in the treatment of headaches;
- Stimulation of the central nervous system.
In addition, chromotherapy is often used as a complementary treatment, it improves the functioning of the heart and, therefore, favors blood circulation.
what is it for
Due to its benefits, chromotherapy can be used for various types of health problems, such as fever, insomnia, diabetes, psychiatric illnesses, hypertension, seasonal affective disorder, herids and joint diseases; however, it should be used as a complementary practice without replacing the conventional treatment indicated by the doctor.
There are certain cases in which chromotherapy is widely used, such as the application of blue light in newborns with jaundice and in people who have infected heirs. In addition, the use of pink light can help in the treatment of people with depression, as it favors the increase of some substances that improve mood, such as serotonin.
how is it performed
The chromotherapy is carried out through devices that emit light of different colors, which can be emitted directly on the skin or the person can remain in contact with her inside a closed room, being able to be leaning or sitting.
The choice of color depends on the indication of the therapist, including the most used colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet. The red, orange and yellow colors can be classified as hot, which are stimulants; while the green, blue and violet colors are called cold colors and are associated with a calming effect.
Care to be taken
Although it has benefits for health, chromotherapy can have undesirable effects if the colors are not used properly or if the sessions are carried out by professionals who are not qualified.
Asimismo, the colors of red and orange tones cannot be used by people who are very nervous, because these colors can intensify the symptoms; on the other hand, people who suffer from gout in the deben use blue and violet colors because they generate a feeling of empeoramiento of the symptoms of the illness.
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