The best colors to use on various parts of the body are as follows:
- Head and brain:
Nerve-soothing colors such as blue, indigo and violet with an absence of warm colors,
- Neck and thorax:
Cooling with some heat, such as the cobalt blue glass,
Or central region of digestion, requires thermal colors such as red and yellow to stimulate the gastric juice, blood, muscles and nerves of the stomach and some blue or violet to stimulate the saliva and counteract the inflammatory effect of red,
- The Umbilical region:
Yellow with a small strip of violet,
- The hypogastrium and loins:
A green glass has tonic effect, transmitting orange, yellow, green and blue rays, the first two animating the nerves and the last two cooling and tightening relaxed muscles,
- Lower Limbs:
Warmest colors most desirable, orange or orange red.
In the treatment of any local affliction the whole system should also be toned up. It should be seen that the bowels move freely and the blood should be vitalized by using purple over the liver, stomach and lungs, along with outdoor sunlight, pure air and so gentle, so penetrating, so enduring, and often potent when coarser methods are ineffective. Yet the method should be accompanied by such other contributing factors as the physician may deem necessary.
The action of color treatment is so gentle as at times to be almost imperceptible taking sometimes 2, 6, 12 or 24 hours and it is not to be confused with the harsh immediate effect of coarse drugs.
Several instruments have been manufactured to facilitate the use of colors in healing, among them the chromolume, the chromo-disc and the chromolens.
Following the idea of the ancients with their solaria on the roofs of their houses, a solarium can be built on the roof or in the attic if glass can be arranged to be overhead, so that it will be exposed to the sun all day. The glass should be north or south or northeast and southwest so that the person lying under it can have the head to the north or northeast.
The center of the colored glass can be 15 inches wide, the blue 12 inches deep over the head of a color excluding the red and yellow rays; then 12 inches of a mazarine blue, 4 inches of yellow, 8 inches of green, 8 inches of red purple, and 28 inches of red-orange for legs and feet. To achieve a fine chemical action a strip of red or red orange glass 2 inches wide can be placed on each side of the blue glass, a strip of violet on each side of the yellow, red or dark re on each side of the green, yellow green or yellow on each side of the red-purple and indigo blue on each side of the red-orange.
Clear glass would be placed outside the colored panes so that part of the body can have the white light some of the time. Children should be sent to play in the solarium to gain power, purity of blood and activity of the skin.
In the matter of clothing white garments transmit more of the white rays than dark ones and light colored clothing has a more animating effect on the skin.
Red can be worn when it is desired to warm any part of the body and for cold feet red tissue paper placed inside the stockings will have a more warming effect than the coarser heat of a hot water bottle or flat-iron.
For an over-heated and excited system a blue or lilac under vest will reflect the cool electrical principle and have a quieting effect.
The positive side of any force lies in the fine rather than the coarse principles, in the intangible rather than the material side of things. The pure white light of the sun is best for ordinary use especially for well persons but under certain conditions various colors are more effective.
Chromopathy is based on eternal truth. Man occupies the highest scale of refinement in the visible world and the physical being but the mental and moral nature as well, thus beneficially affecting his whole self. The exquisite and soft character of a force is an indication of its power, not its weakness.
Chromo-Chemistry is the basis of the exact science of Chromopathy, which is a delicate material medica more refined and penetrating than allopathy, hydropathy or electropathy.
Red has a power to stimulate and arouse the arterial blood whether in drugs or red healing light, but is injurious in over-stimulated conditions.
Yellow with some orange and red excites the nervous system whether in drugs or light. Laxatives and purgatives have yellow coloring, and cerebral stimulants, diuretics and tonics have yellow tinged with red or orange. Yellow is a dominant color in poisons and is injurious to nervous people.
The soothing anti-inflammatory colors are violet, indigo and blue, the latter cooling to excited blood and violet to excited nerves. This applies to both the colors in drugs and in the use of healing light. In paralysis and conditions of dormant functioning blue and violet are harmful.
Substances can be charged with a color and will then have the same healing power as the colored light.
Pure sunlight is most vitalizing for the system as a whole but has special effect on the skin, and on tumors and colds. Persons who live without sunlight are subject to many diseases such as scrofula, tuberculosis, anemia and mental conditions.
The healing powers of the different colors in glass are somewhat different from their appearance to the eye as can be perceived when tested by a prism. Red for instance is the hottest visible color but red glass does not transmit as much heat as orange or even yellow glass. The power to transmit color must therefore be considered, not the visual effect.
Narcotics have both thermal and electrical colors and therefore first excite and then depress the system, but blue and violet light induce sleep.
The coolest color glass is the cupro-sulphate blue and the warmest is the red-orange. Either of them can be toned down by clear glass.
Solutions of different colors or thin colored draperies have similar effects to the colored glass.
Every color has a special power different from that of any other color. The universe is not filled with a meaningless array of hues that have no other use than pleasing the eye.
The grosser element of man’s body can be built up with food and food medicines but the higher elements of his nature can be healed by light, color and other finer forces, based on the noble philosophy of color.
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