Healing Hues
Orlando Magazine|July 2017

Colors corresponding with your chakras can help heal and balance your body and mind.

Nancy Devault

COLOR THERAPY, ALSO known as chromotherapy, is an alternative remedy that uses color and light to treat physical or mental health by balancing the body’s energy centers, also known chakras. This concept dates back to ancient Egyptians who used sun-activated solarium rooms constructed with colored glass for therapeutic purposes. Today, both conventional and holistic practitioners acknowledge the healing potential of art therapy, and even though color therapy remains a gray area in Western medicine, enthusiasts are embracing its influence.

“I have seen color therapy applied to the décor of Florida Hospital for Children,” says board-certified pediatrician Stacy McConkey. To help ease stress, the healthcare system installed a Philips Ambient Experience lighting system in both the emergency department and patient rooms to achieve customizable illumination and imaging. In her private practice, McConkey created a sense of tranquility using ocean, jungle and other nature paintings in calming blue and green hues.

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