by many alternative medicine practitioners to treat pain, depression, fatigue, stress, soft tissue injuries, arthritis, sinus, headaches and scars. Many alternative medicine practitioners believe that light therapy is effective for treating pain and depression, but does it actually work?
Artificial and natural light
To have a better understanding of how phototherapy works, you need to have some basic knowledge of the properties of natural light (sunlight). Natural light isn’t only made of visible light. It also contains radio waves, microwaves, infrared, ultraviolet, X-rays and gamma rays. Natural light also has many different frequencies and it is a transporter of information. Light’s ability to transport information can be proven by doing laser experiments.
Artificial light also has a lot of the same properties of natural light. However, artificial light doesn’t contain as much information as natural light. Most light therapy devices often use artificial light. In certain situations, artificial light may not work as well as natural light. A well designed light therapy device will have more than a few frequency settings and be able to generate subfrequencies that contain information to heal the body. Unfortunately, most light therapy devices available on the market don’t have enough frequency settings to generate the right frequencies to heal the body.
Can light affect energy and behavior?
We all subconsciously or consciously know that different forms of light can affect our energy and behavior, causing pain, depression or fatigue. Artificial light generated from regular incandescent and fluorescent bulb often causes the nerves of our eyes to contract in certain ways that can cause eyestrain. In addition, this form of artificial light generates frequencies that don’t resonate well with our body. As a result, we often experience headaches, fatigue and depression when we surround ourselves with artificial light for too long.
Have you ever wondered why you get tired when you sit in a classroom for too long, but the moment you walk outside and feel the natural sunlight hitting your skin you don’t feel fatigued anymore? The reason why you experience this is for the reason that artificial light generated from regular incandescent and fluorescent bulb doesn’t resonate well with the natural frequency of your body. Since light can affect you this much, it is proof that light therapy can also affect your body in positive or negative ways.
Types of light therapy
There are a few different forms of phototherapy that are used to heal conditions of the body. The first form of light therapy is a more traditional route, with impactful outcomes for people with depression and similar health conditions. This involves the use of a sun lamp to ramp up vitamin D deficiencies in the body. The expanded form of phototherapy is much more meditative and involves using different colors of light to stimulate different energy systems in the body. This is the type of light therapy we will be exploring in this article.
Light is very important to the overall balance of our body, and when we don’t have enough light intake, it can lead to depression, irritability, fatigue and other health problems. Color light therapy can help us deal with these health issues by supplying our body with certain healing light spectra. These healing properties of light can stimulate the vibrational rate of our energies back closer to a normal state of vibration.
How does color light therapy work?
When the eyes absorb monochromatic light, it stimulates photoreceptors in the retina of the eyes. The role of photoreceptors is to transform light into electrical impulses and then send them to the brain for further analysis. The brain’s role is to translate the electrical data into usable information that we can understand, such as colors.
When the body receives this light in varying colors, different chakras are stimulated and frequency and vibration in the body are heightened. The chakras help the body to maintain a normal frequency state, but sometimes the rest of the body can’t keep up with this frequency level due to stress, anxiety and other health conditions. Light therapy is one way to get the rest of the body’s energy in sync with the chakras, so that the body can operate at a consistently normal frequency level.
Colors can affect our emotions and each of us feels drawn to particular colors that we enjoy seeing. Here are 7 colors on the light therapy healing chart that are used to affect our emotions and state of mind:
- Red: Energy and simulation
- Orange: Creative and active
- Yellow: Positive and strength
- Green: Balance and harmony
- Blue: Calm and loyalty
- Indigo: Intuitive
- Violet: Wisdom and inspiration
The philosophy behind color light therapy
Color light therapy is based on the idea that each of these colors is associated with a chakra in the body. Chakras are electrical energy centers that exist throughout the body. The main chakras located in the body consist of seven chakras that are position in an ascending order. The root chakra is the chakra located at the very base of the spine, and it is associated with the color red. When we look at all the seven main chakras, they follow this coloring sequence of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. When a light color is used for healing, it will resonate with the associated chakra and this can help align the rest of the body’s energy with the healing vibrations of this chakra.
Color light therapy is a great way to begin awakening the chakras and balancing some of the internal energy structures of the body. The chakras control the external and internal flow of energy. When they are imbalanced, they can affect our energy levels and behavior, which can lead to physical pain, depression and fatigue. With the use of color light therapy, it is possible to bring our body’s energy back closer into alignment with the energy of our chakras. All body pains and emotional problems are energy related. By bringing our body’s energy back into a more balanced state, it can help us deal with pain and depression.
Color light therapy is an alternative healing therapy that is associated with healing both physical and non-physical issues. People who want to engage in phototherapy should also focus on daily meditation and should be sure that their mental state is as clear as possible. Practicing energy healing exercises can also help to awaken the chakras and stimulate the body’s energy back into balance. Coupled with light therapy, these energy healing practices can bring synchronicity to the energy structures of the body, helping it to relieve pain and depression.
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