Chromotherapy (light therapy)
The Earth, our continent, oceans, in fact every living thing depends on light to be able to exist. Recent scientific evidence suggests that light is in fact emitted by every cell in our bodies.
Chromotherapy, or light therapy, is the use of color to treat medical conditions. Chromotherapy is used for a variety of conditions including depression, anxiety, stress, fatigue, pain, cramps, headache, migraine headache, diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, cough, and many other conditions.
Chromotherapy Is a narrow band in the cosmic electromagnetic energy spectrum, known to humankind as the visible color spectrum. It is composed of reds, greens, blues and their combined derivatives, producing the perceivable colors that fall between the ultraviolet and the infrared ranges of energy or vibrations. These visual colors with their unique wavelength and oscillations, when combined with a light source and selectively applied to impaired organs or life systems, provide the necessary healing energy required by the body. Light affects both the physical and etheric bodies. Colors generate electrical impulses and magnetic currents or fields of energy that are prime activators of the biochemical and hormonal processes in the human body, the stimulants or sedatives necessary to balance the entire system and its organs.
GREEN Light Therapy – Calming
Green light is found at the center of the visible spectrum, bringing balance and calm to the skin and reducing redness. The calming effect also has anti-inflammatory properties and can even help reduce hyper-pigmentation. It minimizes melanin production, reduces pigmentation, calms inflammation and redness from exfoliation procedures, such as chemical peels.
BLUE Light Therapy – stabilizes & soothes
Treatment of mild to moderate acne, affects P. acne bacteria, stabilizes the secretion of sebum BLUE light comforts and soothes skin, and has anti-sensitive functions. It is used clinically to treat acne, as it is absorbed by bacterial acne, resulting in a toxic environment for the bacteria.
AQUA Light Therapy – Activating
Aqua light activates the skin. Excellent for mature skin, aqua helps to restore elasticity and suppleness to the skin.
PURPLE Light Therapy – Relaxing,
Purple light promotes concentration and meditation, fighting pain and fatigue, affects the spleen.
Healing properties: These are colors of transformation. They heal melancholy, hysteria, delusions and alcohol addiction and bring spiritual insights and renewal. These colors slow down an over-active heart; stimulate the spleen and the white blood cells (immunity). Bring sleep. Soothe mental and emotional stress. Decrease sexual activity. Decrease sensitivity to pain. They help in detoxification.
YELLOW Light Therapy – Toning (AMBER)
Yellow light stimulates the nervous and lymphatic systems, toning and strengthening the muscles under the epidermis, bringing tightness back to skin, aiding the anti-aging process.
Treatment of mild to moderate acne, affects P. acne bacteria. Penetrates deeper into the skin than Blue LED.
ORANGE Light Therapy – Vitalizing
Orange light returns a vitality to skin that has lost its sheen. Especially recommended for wedding days and portraits, orange light works on dull complexions to bring out a brilliant healthy glow.
PINK Light Therapy – Sedative
Pink light has a tranquilizing and calming effect within minutes of exposure. It suppresses hostile, aggressive and anxious behavior. Pink holding cells are now widely used to reduce violent and aggressive behavior among prisoners, and some sources have reported a reduction of muscle strength in inmates within 2.7 s. It appears that when in pink surroundings people can never become aggressive despite their desire, because the color saps their energy.
RED Light Therapy – Rejuvenating.
For anti-aging and treatment of inflammation of the skin. Red light is good for all skin types. It rejuvenates the skin by improving blood flow and increasing collagen production. It doesn’t just leave the skin looking younger, but makes it feel younger deep down. The benefits of red/infrared therapy to the skin include:
• Increased radiance (the “Photo-therapy Glow”) • Firms aged and tired skin but let’s be honest, this is not a face lift • More consistent skin coloration and complexion • Increases moisture retention • Increases circulation (due to the increased formation of new capillaries) • Promotes collagen production for plumper, more youthful looking skin • Increases oxygenation and restoration of skin’s natural cellular activity, which keeps skin renewed and fresh.
• Increases lymphatic system drainage which detoxifies the skin tissue for the healthy look and feel of young skin
• Reduces inflammation in skin conditions such as acne
• Reduces sebum by normalizing the skin thereby helping control acne breakouts
The healing power of red/infrared light therapy also decreases skin flaws:
• Acne • Psoriasis and eczema • Herpes sores • Blemishes
• Age spots and photo hyper pigmentation • Skin redness, including Rosacea • Fine lines due to sun damage • Perinocular wrinkles • Enlarged pores • Coarse skin • Mottled complexion • Skin laxity
RED light stimulates and activates skin cells and promotes blood circulation. VISIBLE red light penetrates to a depth of about 8-10 mm, and is beneficial in treating problems close to the surface such as wounds, cuts, scars, trigger and acupuncture points, and is particularly effective in treating infections. INVISIBLE red light (infrared) is the longest wave length, and penetrates to a depth of about 30-40 mm, which makes it more effective for bones, joints, deep muscles, etc. Infrared light is absorbed by the skin and used as a source of energy to stimulate fibroblast cell activity in the skin, which increases the production of collagen and elastin—the proteins responsible for your skin’s tone and elasticity. Most infrared LED lights produce both red and infrared wavelengths, and are effective for rejuvenating aging skin as well as treating acne and blemishes.
Variation in Influences of Light
During the 1950’s, studies suggested that neonatal jaundice, a potentially fatal condition found in two-thirds of premature babies, could be successfully treated by exposure to sunlight. This was confirmed in the 1960’s, and white light replaced high-risk blood transfusions in the treatment of this condition. Blue light was later found to be more effective and less hazardous than full-spectrum light (the most common form of treatment for neonatal jaundice). Comparison of blue light with turquoise for treatment of neonatal jaundice was carried out by Ebbesen. Bright white full-spectrum light is also now being used in the treatment of cancers, SAD (seasonal affective disorder, so-called winter depression), anorexia, bulimia nervosa, insomnia, jet lag, shift working, alcohol and drug dependency, and to reduce overall levels of medication. Schauss worked on the tranquilizing effect of colors and found that color reduces aggressive behavior and violence.