Color Therapy (Chromatherapy)

Light is defined as “Visible, radiant electromagnetic energy”, which is composed of 7 different waves; these 7 different waves are called “Colors”. In physics, light as a magnetic wave is characterized by specific Wavelength (measurement in space), and Frequency (measurement in time); therefore, each of its 7 colors have its own wavelength and frequency. In general, the color spectrum are ranged from 400 to 700 nano-meter in wavelength

     White color is composed of 7 colors (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet). Each color has its own (Frequency / vibration). Light behaves as a “Particle” or a “Wave” depending on the environmental circumstances. According to the “Unified Field Theory” of Albert Einstein, everything in reality is a form of waveform with different frequency (Light, Sound, color, matter …etc.). Matter itself is a form of energy that has been slowed down, according to Albert Einstein (E = mc2). You can obtain full internal harmony and best health status when the “Autonomic nervous system” is in tune with the external environment (Bio-resonance). Ernst Chladni in 1787 showed that sound, another form of waves, can produce images in water (Chladni images), which constitutes 70% of the human’s body. Therefore, both sound, light, and the colors forming the light can influence body metabolism based on their frequency and wavelength (Energy), which will affect the matter that is also composed of energy   

     In 1672, Issac Newton, an English Philosopher and mathematician, proved that white light is composed of 7 colors by passing white light through a prism. Later, Edwin D Babbitt, an American physician, wrote a book in 1878 about using color in therapy, known as “Principles of Light & Color”. To understand how colors are used as a therapy, we need to trace back into physics

     All body tissues contains or use “Metals” as a part of their metabolism, typically using metals as “Co-factors” for enzymes activity; any medical students known that no biochemical reactions without an enzyme, and no enzyme will work without a “Co-enzyme” (Vitamin) and “Co-factor” (Metal

     When chemical elements (e.g., metals) undergo combustion (Oxidation), heating, or vaporization, they emit band of colors, known as “Fraunhaufer lines”. Each metal has its unique color line in the color spectrum when heated. These lines reflects the “Characteristic radiations” the atom eject as photons when electrons jump from one level to another once they gain energy - Einstein’s photoelectric effect; 1905

All metabolic processes in the body are in the form of oxidation/reduction reactions, and they require enzymes to occur. Enzymes contain co-factors, which are composed of metals. Therefore, in oxidation (Combustion) reactions, colors are produced, on molecular levels, and their frequencies and wavelengths produce a metabolic effect. The emission of these photons from all body cells, which contains millions of metabolic reactions, will produce the “Color” of the magnetic field surrounding the body, known as “Aura”, which can be imaged via a special camera and special form of photography, known as Kirlian photography

Each metal in the body produces its own color when combusted or enter a chemical reaction; examples include: oxygen (Blue), hydrogen (Red), sodium (Yellow), Iron (Lemon), Zinc (Turquois), Calcium (Orange), Manganese (Scarlet) … etc. Also, many organs in the body accumulate certain metals from the periodic table, and therefore, respond to the vibration of color of that metal as if the metal was in the tissue;  examples include: thyroid (Iodine), bowel (Magnesium), heart (Potassium), kidneys (Chlorine), spleen (Copper, Fluorine), liver (Sulfur, Iron), skin (Silicon, Zinc, Sulfur), CNS (Phosphorus, Magnesium) … etc

In 1920, an American-Indian pioneer genius with multiple scientific talents including medicine, known as Dinshah P Ghadiali, pushed the color therapy forward into a practical therapeutic science by inventing the “Spectrochrome”, a light ejector that uses colored filter glasses to emit colors in specific frequency to heal

Selected references

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2. Dennis C. Colorology: The Science of Color. 1990; Rainbows Unlimited Publication; 1st edition

3. Gerber R. Vibrational Medicine: The #1 Handbook of Subtle-Energy Therapies. 2001; Bear & Company; 3rd edition

4. Starwynn D. Healing the Root of Pain. 2013; Desert Heart Press; 1st edition

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9. Hankey A et al. New Light on Chromotherapy: Grakov’s ‘Virtual Scanning’ System of Medical Assessment and Treatment. eCAM 2006; 4(2): 139–144

10. Dinshah Health Society