The incredible way color can affect your physical and mental health

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Colors are all around us. And whether we pay attention to them or not, the colors we surround ourselves with can have a profound impact on our lives.

Similar to how our emotions can cause us physical pain, color can have an extremely large effect on both our physical and mental health.

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, "Chromotherapy is a method of treatment that uses the visible spectrum (colors) of electromagnetic radiation to cure diseases. It is a centuries-old concept used successfully over the years to cure various diseases."

I never thought that color might be capable of having a positive impact on my health. In fact, each specific color can go a long way in helping to heal aches, pains, mental issues, and illnesses.

Scroll through this exclusive list below to see how color therapy could help you out. While this should never take the place of medical advice, by surrounding yourself with specific colors, meditating on a specific color, or even adding specific colored lights to your home, you can take control of your health in a unique and effective way.

What colors will you be adding to your life? Let us know in the comments!

Orange, yellow, magenta, purple, blue, turquoise, white, red, and green can each have a specific and profound impact upon your physical and mental health.

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Orange

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Orange is a great way to boost your confidence, increase your energy levels, and help you to feel encouraged in all of your life decisions.

The color orange also can help with the health of your liver, and can have the effect of an antidepressant. This increase in confidence and happiness can also be good for your creativity.

One way to add this color into your life is by painting one of your favorite rooms a bold shade of orange.

Yellow

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Surrounding yourself with yellow can be great for giving you a sense of inner power, increasing your positivity, and raising your happiness levels.

For your physical health, the color yellow can have a positive impact upon the nervous and digestive systems.

A great way to include more yellow into your day is by making your computer background a bright shade of yellow.

Take the time to meditate on the color and absorb its joyful, healing powers each day.

Magenta

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Magenta can have the unique effect of giving you a natural "high," with its uplifting properties. It is also a great color to include in your life for relaxation.

In terms of your physical well-being, the color magenta is great for those who are suffering from headaches or nausea.

You can easily add this color into your life by purchasing magenta candles.

Make time to relax, as you concentrate on the flame and the soothing color.

Purple

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Purple is a color that is most often associated with a sense of mystery and magic.

Purple can give you a large feeling of power, as well as an increased peace of mind and strengthened spirituality.

The color purple can also help you to relax, giving you a much-needed opportunity to open up your creative side.

Purchase yourself an inexpensive purple lightbulb and install it in your bedroom to take full advantage of the color's positive effects.

Blue

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While many people don't know why they love the color blue, it actually can have large positive effects on your mental and physical well-being.

Blue increases your intelligence, your sense of trust, and your ability to find tranquility in life.

On a physical level, blue is great for those suffering from hiccups, sores, or even asthma.

For those who live by a body of water, spending time meditating near blue water can be a great way to reap the rewards of this tranquil color.

Turquoise

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Turquoise is a color that is all about truth, communication, and calmness.

You can use turquoise to improve your listening and other communication skills.

Surprisingly, the color turquoise is also great for those who have eczema or acne, or those who suffer from fatigue or high tension levels.

A turquoise stone is a great way to keep the color's frequencies nearby at all times.

White

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It probably makes sense that white is a color most associated with innocence, purity, and perfection.

And this purity can help physically — by purifying the body — or mentally — by providing the mind with some much needed clarity.

White bedroom walls and white sheets are great for upping the white levels in your life.

Red

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The color red is all about passion. Red strengthens, stimulates, and adds passion to all that you do, which can be great for jump-starting your love life.

On a physical level, the color red is great for numbness or battling a seasonal cold.

Red clothing or red lipstick are both effective ways of adding more of this fiery color to your day-to-day life.

Green

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As the color most associated with nature, green is great at restoring a sense of balance, safety, security, and harmony.

The color green can help lower anxiety levels, and is known to have a positive effect upon heart health.

Spending time in the green outdoors is the perfect way to increase the influence this color can have on you physically and mentally.

This chart is a handy and effective way to keep track of which colors you should be adding to your life in order to improve your mental balance and physical well-being.


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Have you tried color therapy before? Which of these colors will you be adding to your life? Let us know in the comments.

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