Alternative Healing Articles
July 31, 2011 | Ginger Red Hawk
Colors affect our moods, our ideas and thoughts and the entire environment around us in general. "Green with envy", "Pink with embarrassment", "Red with anger", "Feeling blue", "Purple with rage" - We use color to express our emotions. Artists use colors to express emotions of their caricatures. How often have we seen a Minnie Mouse blush pink? The number of times Jerry has made Tom see red is uncountable. Given that we use colors to express our emotions, it is not too far fetched to believe that colors can actually affect our moods. There is empirical evidence to indicate that indeed, colors affect our moods.
Going one step further, colors can also be used to heal. Healing is all about making one feel better - physically, emotionally and spiritually. Since colors do affect our emotions they can be used to heal as well.
Using colors to heal is not a new fangled theory cooked up by an obscure occult. Indeed, there is evidence that indicates that the ancient Egyptians immersed themselves in huge vats of colors to cure various illnesses. Color therapy was very much in practice then. The methods may have changed somewhat today, but the principle stays the same.
July 30, 2011 | Ginger Red Hawk
The method of healing with crystals is based on the belief that crystals have energies and properties that are able to improve health. While this is not mentioned anywhere in medical theory, it can find space in the broader crystal power theory. According to crystal power, crystals are minerals that have a periodic atomic structure and hence possess paranormal abilities. Crystal therapy is purported to work because everything is energy and vibrates at various frequencies. Crystals work via these vibrations. By using the appropriate crystal one can return energy systems or rebalance energies, thus improving well being.