Chromotherapy for Labor

You may have heard about Chromotherapy to elevate mood; but have you heard about it for labor? As a freestanding birth center, we are always looking for different comfort measures for laboring mamas. Recently, we installed LED light systems in each of our birth rooms.

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Chromotherapy is the science of using colors to adjust body vibrations to frequencies that result in health and harmony. Each color possesses frequencies of a specific vibration, and each vibration is related to different physical symptoms. Here are the different purposes of the different colors.

RED: Red light has been shown to increase energy. This would be a great color to use when the laboring mother is feeling tired to help boost her energy levels.

ORANGE: Orange hues can increase energy levels and improve a person’s mood. In labor, moms can of course get tired and possibly frustrated. Bring on the orange LED lights!

YELLOW: Yellow color light therapy can be used to help a person feel grounded while maintaining a positive outlook. It may also help mothers in labor to feel more optimistic and lighthearted.

GREEN: We depend on the color green to feel calm. Staying calm in labor is important and helps immensely relieve discomfort.

BLUE: Blue promotes relaxation and calm. Blue exhibits tranquilizing qualities often used to relieve headaches, stress, and nervous tension. Blue is thought to have a positive effect on all kinds of pain.

VIOLET: Violet is used to calm the nervous system, soothe organs and relax muscles. Violet has meditative qualities.