Healing with color requires a basic understanding of the specific function of a particular color. Of course, the list below is quite simple, revealing mostly primary colors, but it’s a great starting point.
White: Purification, stabilizing, the all purpose color. Use this color when you are not sure which color to use. It is beneficial to all systems in the body.
Black: Grounding, protection. Black gets a bad rap. Black is actually a protective color. Avoid using too much of this color as it could bring on depression. This color is never used alone, but with a combination of colors.
Green: General healing, growth. Green helps to restore balance and equilibrium. Used for circulatory system, emotional conditions, and conditions related to the heart chakra. Do not use this color for cancerous or tumor-like conditions since green is a color of growth.
Red: Stimulating, strengthening, warming. Used for circulatory system, sexuality, anemia, stimulating the over all energy of the metabolism, and for most blood conditions. Do not use red in cases of hypertension or if bleeding is a problem.
Blue: Blue acts as an antiseptic and cooling agent, and enhances the natural flow of energy. Excellent for inflammations including those of internal organs, also good for cuts and burns. Cooling, calming, cleansing, restructuring. Used for respiratory, eyes, ears, nose, asthma, high blood pressure.
Yellow: Awakening, mental stimulation, used for most conditions related to the solar plex chakra, especially the digestive system, stomach, intestines, adrenal function, and bladder. Yellow enriches, stimulates, lightens and activates many of the systems of the body. It tends to encourage orderliness and clarity. It can act as a mild sedative to relieve many fears and give a mental uplift. Gradual and consistent exposure to yellow light decreases blood pressure and heart rate and increases energy and endurance.
Orange: Activating, constructing. Orange creates balance. In times of stress, or after a shock or a surprise, orange can help the body to return to a state of balance. Used for spleen, pancreas, stomach, food assimilation, eliminative system, and most conditions related to the naval chakra.
Indigo: Purification. Used for endocrine system, lymph system, immune system, blood purifier, conditions of the ears, nose, throat. In a depressed state, indigo is to be avoided as it can easily deepen the mood. Indigo is a slight narcotic removing fears and reassures those afraid of the dark. Good for emotional problems, deafness, and especially good for the eyes, even cataracts.
Violet: Violet is the door to the unseen. Exposure to violet light is good for emotional problems, rheumatism, epilepsy, reducing pain, deep tissue work, and bones. Purification, cleansing. Used for skeletal system, nervous system, balancing of physical and spiritual energies.
Pink: Soothing, nurturing. Used for the immune system, thymus gland, skin conditions, inflammation, and helping to soothe emotional disturbances.
Gold: Restructuring, strengthening. Used for cardiac system, the entire immune system.