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Healing Secrets of Color

Healing Secrets of Color

For many centuries, healers from all over the world have believed that color can be used to harmonize our internal energies so that our systems are in better balance, leading to greater overall health.

Now modern research agrees: Color can positively affect our state of mind and health.

Here is a list of common ailments and symptoms, with the colors that can be helpful in healing them. We also include several easy ways to use colors for healing. Its all right here:

We do not recommend that you use color therapy instead of allopathic medical treatment, but as a helpful partner along with more conventional therapies.

Red: Anemia, cold, leukemia, numbness.

Orange: Agoraphobia, alcoholism, arthritis, common cold, constipation, depression, fatigue, gallstones, gout, kidney disease, liver disease, rheumatism, muscular stiffness, ulcers.

Yellow: Arthritis, jaundice, rheumatism.

Green: Angina, chest pain, gastric ulcer, heart disease, peptic ulcer, trauma, tumors, warts.

Turquoise: Abscess, acne, asthma, boils, cold sore, dermatitis, eczema, fatigue, fever, hay fever, pneumonia, stings, stress, swelling, tension.

Blue: Anxiety, acne, asthma, backache, blisters, bruises, burns, cough, cramp, dermatitis, earache, emphysema, flatulence, gallstones, German measles, glandular fever, hay fever, hernia, herpes, hiccups, influenza, itching, laryngitis, lumbago, mumps, PMS, sneezing, sores, sprains, stammering, stiffness, stings, stress, sunburn, tonsillitis, toothache, wheezing.

Violet: Conjunctivitis, earache, menopause, mental illness, myopia, neuralgia, paranoia, warts.

Magenta: Fainting, headache, migraine, morning sickness, nausea, shock, stroke, vomiting.

How to Use Color for Healing

1. Simply visualize or imagine the color in your mind as you bathe or lie quietly on your bed, in order to restore your well-being.

2. Purchase a colored light bulb in the shade you need. Insert into your bathroom fixture or portable lamp (making sure it is a safe distance from the water) and use it while you take a healing bath.

3. Use natural food coloring in the bathwater. Several drops wont affect your skin and will tint the water to a gentle hue.

4. Burn a candle in the appropriate color as you meditate, bathe, or simple lie quietly.

Read more: Spirit, Natural Remedies, Self-Help

Adapted from The Healing Aromatherapy Bath, by Margo Valentine Lazzara (Storey Books, 1999). Copyright (c) 1999 by Margo Valentine Lazzara. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from The Healing Aromatherapy Bath, by Margo Valentine Lazzara (Storey Books, 1999).

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