oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Colour therapy : "Using the energy of light in controlled 'doses' to affect healing" : complementary and alternative medicine



Extracted from text ... SA Pharmaceutical Journal - May 2006 56 COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE Definition Colour therapy is formally defined as a method of treating disease by making use of colour2, or the use of the energy of light of varying wavelengths to assist the body in self-healing4. Colour therapy is also described as single or mixed colours (including laser) shone on the whole body or particular areas1. For example, light can be focused on one of the seven points identified in ancient Indian medicine as chakras (energy centres) which are associated with particular organs or body systems. Each of the seven colours ..


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