- Chromotherapy - color treatment
- The power of color
- Psychology of color
For many centuries people known positive or negative impact on the mood of colors. They play an important role in the emotional state, can make us more creative, optimistic, or on the contrary, apathetic and pessimistic. It is difficult to imagine a world without color. We admire the beauty of the landscape with lots of blue or green, and we have enough to enhance the mood. And the color can make a big difference to our health, both physical and mental. This deals with chromotherapy.
Color, as is known, is the energy flow and can be split into a plurality of colors. Its energy positively or negatively affect the body. Disease - the result of energy imbalance in the body.
Chromotherapy via exposure of a color gives the body energy, which he is deprived of restoring balance and specifically affecting the status of various organs.
A little history
In ancient times, chromotherapy was already known, because the ancient Egyptians and Greeks built the buildings using a certain color and light, in the belief that it can contribute to the health and well-being.
In China and India, the colors have been widely used since ancient times as part of the national medicine and Ayurvedic practice. Ayurveda aims to treat the patient, not the disease, so its influence is not limited to the physical condition, but also on psihoemotsionanoe, as well as food, the interaction between people.
In Europe and the United States chromotherapy interested in the late nineteenth century. Then it began to be used for therapeutic purposes.
In 1933 came the work of the Indian scholar Dinshaha Gadiali "Encyclopedia spectrometry," information from which formed the basis for the use of chromotherapy in the twentieth century. Earlier, namely in 1878, he was released book by Dr. Babbitt "Principles of light and color." At the same time as Gadiali, in the thirties of the last century in the United States Dr. Harry Riley Spitler described method of treatment called syntonic therapy. The latter was the fact that the beam of light, which looked at patients change their color, affecting both the physical and emotional state.
In the twenty-first century, people continue to take an interest in color therapy and techniques are becoming more diverse. Well familiar with chromotherapy in the US and in Europe. And in the Old and the New World, this therapy is used as a safe addition to official medicine.
Obbergena test van - a basic understanding of the principles of chromotherapy
Hromoterapevty interested in color perception and the characteristics of human sight, which they see as a reflection of our inner state. Color test allows us to trace the emotional connection we have with colored objects. This test is very useful in the overall analysis of the human personality.
It helps to understand the dynamics of behavior and to explore human psychology, with an accuracy of pointing to any physical, emotional and psychological structures need to pay attention.
This test provides objective information, which need to rely for chromotherapy sessions, adjusting the intensity and duration of exposure. It is intended primarily for physicians, acupuncturists, naturopaths, homeopaths, but apart from them, it can serve as therapists, professionals involved in educational activities and personal development experts.
Basic principles of color test
In the mid-eighties, Pierre van Obbergen theorized backed practices. If a person is to present different colors, randomly arranged in a table, then ask to remove one half of the flowers and keep the other (which is closer to him), then based on these preferences is not difficult to establish the strengths and weaknesses of the person. Chart, marked area balance peaks, dips - true color business card, which marked the personal characteristics of human sight to one or another color. Later, when Obbergen conducted tests on the same people, he noticed that their choice is very similar to the previous one. This characterizes the repeatability and color preferences of the person, who is not related to the external environment. Repeated tests provide more accurate information.
Comparative analysis of thousands of tests that have been carried out over the next two years, experts from the Institute of color, allowed to establish the following facts. Each person has his own view on this or that color, which does not coincide with anything else. This same individual characteristics as fingerprints or facial features. People who share a relation to a particular color, have similar characteristics in psychology, anatomy and physiology. To determine the color of the test - this is a great method.
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I do not like yellow, and show partiality to the dark blue.
Rich fuchsia shade is chosen by those who are prone to all sorts of dependencies in behavior, avoiding fresh green. And vice versa - those who demonstrate independence, show passion for the green, and not like a bright fuchsia. Thus one can conclude that each color is associated with some anatomical area, psychological condition. This principle underlies the chromotherapy.
To date, experts have not fully decided on the neuroanatomical basis upon which to ascertain the connection between color and disorders in the body, but a hypothesis. According to this relationship between the color and varying somatic area carried out by the intermediate of the hypothalamus, as well as neural and hormonal mechanisms. The hypothalamus is responsible for the condition of the autonomic nervous system, the endocrine processes and emotions, so it is easier to assume that it was he who controls the effect of colors on the body - on his psycho-emotional and physical condition.
In everyday life we are constantly exposed to visual stimuli of different origin and intensity. As for the impact of color, we can: to experience positive emotions, if the color we like to respond to neutral when the opinion does not find in it anything irritating or experience negative emotions from the "meeting" with a particular color, which avoids our body.
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, Feeling completely unconsciously. The optic unit is associated with a color and a person instantly the feeling of comfort or discomfort in accordance with the personal characteristics and feel the energy of color. If the color of the brain "flagged" as a negative associated with something bad, at the mere sight of him would be a feeling of anxiety and even pain. And because the body knows what color it is objectionable, it is to restore the balance, replaces it with the optional - one that will bring joy.
And chromotherapy functions. The colors that we love, are able to compensate for the dysfunction that has arisen in the body - physical injury, illness or emotional disturbance.