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Chromothérapeute, Chromotherapie, Chromothérapie, Chromotherapist, Color Medicine, Color Therapy, Colorologie, Colorology, Cromoterapia, Thérapie des Couleurs, Thérapie par les Couleurs.

CHROMOTHERAPY Overview Information

Chromotherapy, or color therapy, is the use of color to treat medical conditions.

Chromotherapy is used for a variety of conditions including depression, anxiety, stress, fatigue, pain, cramps, headache, migraine headache, diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, cough, and many other conditions.

There is no standard education or training for practitioners of chromotherapy. Chromotherapy is not a licensed health practice in North America.

How does it work?

Chromotherapy practitioners believe that color can be used to correct energy imbalances which are the cause of disease. A chromotherapist applies specific colors or lights to specific points on the body called “chakras.” Different colors have different effects. For example, red is thought to increase pulse rate, blood pressure, and breathing rate. Therefore, it is often used for circulatory conditions. Blue is believed to cause relaxation and calm. Therefore, blue is used for headaches, pain, cramping, stress, and other conditions. There is no reliable scientific support for these beliefs.

CHROMOTHERAPY Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

Insufficient Evidence for:

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of chromotherapy for these uses.

CHROMOTHERAPY Side Effects & Safety

There isn’t enough reliable information available to know if chromotherapy is safe or if there are any safety concerns.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of chromotherapy during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

CHROMOTHERAPY Interactions What is this?

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