Holistic Health Practices/Part 14

By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Weldon; ©2007
Color therapy involves the alleged psychic use and perception of color to diagnose and treat physical illness and/or emotional problems.

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What is Chromotherapy/Color Therapy?

Color therapy involves the alleged psychic use and perception of color to diag­nose and treat physical illness and/or emotional problems. For example, color therapists claim they can accurately diagnose the condition of the body by psychi­cally “seeing” and evaluating the condition of the “aura,” an alleged psychic sheath surrounding living things, or the chakras, alleged psychic centers within the body. They claim that prescribing appropriate “color treatments” or “energy channeling” will correct color/vibration deficiencies in the aura and/or chakras, helping to heal the body.

The field of chromotherapy is replete with subjective practices and conflicting beliefs, making objective diagnosis and treatment impossible. Chromotherapy is almost always either an occultic practice and/or fraud. Examples of occultic poten­tial found in chromotherapy treatments include psychic development, energy chan­neling, occultic meditation, and development of altered states of consciousness.

Complications arising from color therapy could include misdiagnosis of a serious illness or susceptibility to occultic influences. Color therapy should be distinguished from the legitimate scientific study of color and its effects upon animals and humans.

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