Chromotherapy, or color therapy, is a method of therapy that is done using color. In itself color does not heal, but it has been said that it enables the body to heal itself. It probably has something to do with light, frequency, and vibration and how everything works together to make the whole. That is why color therapy is a form of holistic healing - it aims to see the whole picture. Colors have different frequencies and vibrations and even correspond to a certain note on the musical scale.
We have heard the words: green with envy, in the pink of health, down in the blues, red carpet treatment, and such. Since the mind and emotions are the most powerful energies on earth, people have come to associate colors with emotions and vice-versa,
In order to better understand how color affects our lives, let us see how it has evolved from the simple consciousness of early man to how we have come to use it now in our daily lives.
Humans are a feeling species. Before there was science, there was already feeling. There was observation. People of old had fantastic basic survival skills. It's eat or be eaten. It means having to pit against huge animals like dinosaurs. Unschooled as people may have been in the early days, we cannot really discount their ingenious contribution to the advancement we are now experiencing. They pretty much laid the foundation for the comforts and knowledge we are now enjoying.
They were great observers and appreciators of nature. These hardy people were in touch with nature, with the elements. It must have been a really tough existence with no comfort or luxury as we are enjoying right now. Theirs was a survival consciousness. They literally had to plant their ears on the ground and feel any unusual vibration or turbulence for that surely signaled earth movement or animal movement, consequently endangering their safety. Their ideas were astute observations about the things that happened each day as they interacted with everything around them.