colour therapy

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colour therapy

Popular psychology
Any form of sensory “therapy” in which a patient is exposed to specific colours in the environment, in clothing or by lighting. While some data vaguely suggest that the autonomic nervous system is aroused by the colour red, and attenuated by blue, the efficacy of colour therapy is dubious at best. Colour therapy is integral to ayurvedic medicine, but is peripheral to mainstream psychiatric therapy.

Pseudomedicine
Any pseudotherapy in which a patient is exposed to coloured light, environment, clothing or food as a vehicle for treating organic disease.
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Then came the Middle Ages, where all arcane teachings were suppressed, and color healing went out of favor.
Now, remember that the Egyptians separated color rays from sunlight, and that the full spectrum of the sun's rays have both been used for color healing.
It's easy to feel overwhelmed with information if you read some of the color healing books or studies conducted by pioneers in light therapy.