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.
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.