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Natural Awakenings Lehigh Valley


by Dr. ROY G. BIV

Have you ever felt a euphoric high when your skin touches the sun after just a few days of gray, rainy weather? That is a key example of your body’s natural reaction to chromotherapy. What is chromotherapy? Chromotherapy, also known as “color therapy”, is the science of using colors to adjust body vibrations to frequencies that result in health and harmony. Every color possesses frequencies of a specific vibration, and each vibration is related to different physical symptoms. The earth, the oceans (in fact, every living thing) is dependent upon light for its very existence. Color works through and in every nerve, cell, gland, and muscle.

         The light from the sun can actually be broken down into a seven-color spectrum. An imbalance of any of those colors can manifest itself into physical and mental symptoms. For example, red light brings warmth, energy, and stimulation. Yellow light increases neuromuscular tone, purifies blood, helps digestion, has a cleansing effect, and stimulates happiness. Blue light has been shown to possibly treat sleep disorders and headaches. As we are headed into autumn, many people are going to start feeling those “winter blues”. In fact, they are very real, and many people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a type of depression that is related to the change of seasons. It typically begins and ends at about the same time every year. Most symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, stealing your energy and making you feel moody.

         Color and light have been utilized for thousands of years for their healing properties. Color therapy has roots in Indian medicine (Ayurveda), ancient Egyptian culture, and traditional Chinese healing. That is where we can help! At our brand new Wellness Center, we offer far-infrared sauna sessions with chromotherapy. When you combine our color therapy with the heat of the infrared rays, it triggers a feel-good supply of serotonin, tricking you into feeling like you have been basking in the sun all day. Think of it as a weekend vacation to the tropics packed into 45 minutes! But does it actually work? Although chromotherapy has never been studied quantitatively, there is evidence that colored light with different frequencies has an effect on human neurohormonal pathways, precisely on melatonin and serotonin pathways in the brain. We also know that studies done on sleep disorders, depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and post-traumatic stress disorder have found marked alterations in melatonin and serotonin levels. The current hypothesis of chromotherapy is that specific colors and their frequencies can be either activators or inhibitors of complex processes within the brain. At the end of the day, we are all unique and we will all respond differently.


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