Chromotherapy is a method of treatment of diseases by color. The cause of disease is due to lack of a particular color in the body. Color therapy is a technique of restoring imbalance by means of applying colored light to the body. The rays of the sun contain seven different colors – violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red. These are natural colors which are highly beneficial to the maintenance of health and for healing diseases. There are two methods of treating diseases by color
i. By the application of light through different coloured glasses
ii. By external or internal use of color charged water or diet.
The various colors contained in food items are Red (tomatoes, red berries, watermelon, radish, and beetroot), orange (carrot, orange, mango, apricot, peach, and papaya), violet (egg plant, berries, and purple grapes), yellow (lime, lemon, pumpkin, banana, mango and yellow apple), green (gourds, spinach, plantain, lettuce, pea, green mango, gooseberry, pears, beans), blue (blue plum, blue beans, blue grapes).
Wounds and ulcers can be washed with color charged water or can be used to massage the affected parts or applied as compress. The rays of light improve digestion and nutrition, quicken blood and lymph circulation and increase the elimination of impurities through the skin.