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What is Color Therapy ?


What is Color Therapy and how does it work? Can it really make you feel different, feel better? Welcome to the science bit, which might just change your life.

Color Therapy is a method of treatment that uses the visible spectrum of electromagnetic radiation (light and color) to cure diseases and impact the nervous and hormonal system through the eyes and their direct connections to the brain.
Light and color is information that is transmitted through the eyes and the visual and non-visual pathways to the hypothalamus, the ‘brain in the brain’. This master gland controls the pineal, pituitary and adrenal glands. In turn these help to control the nervous system, our emotional responses, circadian rhythm and the release of hormones throughout our body.  
80% of all information reaching the brain comes through the eyes. The retina has receptors called rods and cones that translate light waves (colors) into electrical signals that then travel at high speed to the brain (2bn per second).
Each color represents a different intensity, or frequency, of energy wave that has a different impact on the state of being of the recipient. The healing properties of each color’s vibrational frequency is studied in the science of ‘chromotherapy’ or Color Therapy which is an exciting new frontier in personal wellness and alternative healing therapy.  
In its essence, it is a centuries’ old concept with records of use dating back to ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. There have been times during which encouraging research has been conducted over the past century, but generally it is an under-researched arm of natural, non addictive treatment methods.
Today, Color Therapy is undergoing a renaissance. Vibrational healing, of which Color Therapy is an important part, has the potential to revolutionize elements of the healthcare and wellbeing sectors. This field of enquiry is often compared to Yoga and meditation that over the past decade gained widespread acceptance and have been increasingly researched and validated.
As you can see below, the applications of Color Therapy are far reaching: from helping with issues such as anxiety and aggression to seasonal affective disorder (SAD), general happiness, better concentration and sleep.
Some more avant garde scientists believe that light frequency also transfers directly through the eyes into our blood and thereby spreads information throughout our whole body.
Out of all muscles in our body, the eye muscles move the most - about 100,000 a day. Astonishing, isn’t it? As a result our entire blood passes through our eyes about every 40 seconds, absorbing the light frequency it is exposed to. This programs our cells, with a profound impact on our entire being and the fastest and most direct delivery mechanisms of any medicine.



Benefits of Color Therapy

Different colors have differing effects on the body. See below customer reported effects and scientifically proven facts (*):



  • Beautify every visual experience
  • Relax the mind
  • Combat unpleasant lighting
  • Reduce visual fatigue and eye strain
  • Protect fully from UVA and UVB rays
  • Fun to wear
  • Filters blue light* and helps to manage circadian rhythms / regulate sleeping patterns *
  • Enhances focus & concentration
  • Improves blurred & double vision, helps with Irlen syndrome*
  • Makes rainy days happy days
  • Can be effective for anxiety and mild depression*
  • Reduces feelings of stress
  • Helps protect the eyes from premature macular degeneration*


  • Beautify every visual experience
  • Relax the mind
  • Combat unpleasant lighting
  • Reduce visual fatigue and eye strain
  • Protect fully from UVA and UVB rays
  • Fun to wear
  • Increases feeling of wellbeing and happiness
  • Calming, reduces feelings of stress*
  • Proven to reduce tension and aggression*
  • Increases visual definition*
  • Enhances awareness
  • Induces a feeling of relaxed alertness




If you want to learn more...

Here are some useful links to some of the contemporary scientific research and studies into the effect of Color Therapy on wellbeing and to treat conditions.

A Critical Analysis of Chromotherapy and Its Scientific Evolution

The National Center for Biotechnology Information

Light Therapy And Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)


Colored light therapy: History, theory, recent developments and clinical applications combined with acupuncture.

The National Library of Medicine

Evolving applications of light therapy


Chromotherapy in the regulation of neurohormonal balance in human brain-complementary application in modern psychiatric treatment.

The National Center for Biotechnology Information

Effects of blue light on the circadian system and eye physiology

The National Library of Medicine

Evening use of eReaders negatively affects sleep, circadian timing, and next-morning alertness

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

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