I've been getting a lot of questions about the color therapy glasses. I first found them at the float tank center Float On in Portland, OR. Granted, when I first discovered them, I liked them because they just made really cool sunglasses (they are 100% UVA and 100% UVB) and were fun to wear in general!
But there is a theory behind wearing color therapy glasses that goes beyond just being fun.
So how does wearing glasses work?
According to Biowaves.com, they work something like this:
"A color will vibrate at a specific frequency. It is said that organs and glands of our bodies also vibrate at specific frequencies and that colors correspond to the areas of our body which have the same frequency. When we are sick, our organs and glands may become out of balance and not function at their proper frequencies. Restoring the proper frequency is thought to restore health.
For those interested in holistic health, a convenient and efficient way to apply this color therapy is to wear color therapy glasses. It is believed that the color entering the eyes is directed to the hypothalamus gland, from there to the pineal gland and then to the pituitary gland, which regulates and governs hormone production. As the brain processes this information, it is believed that it causes cellular and hormonal changes. The key is that the frequency of the color may be transmitted to the area of the body which recognizes it. The frequency, or vibration, of the color is constant. The vibration can "tune" that area of the body. In other words, that area may now be restored to its proper vibration and be restored to health while the color is being used. If used regularly, the body may learn to function properly on its own, much as it will with physical therapy."
Want to choose color therapy glasses based on what you feel you need?
Red: Strength, pioneering spirit, courage, alertness, sense of power, vitality, overcoming negative thoughts.
Orange: Social confidence, cheerfulness, resourcefulness, enjoyable relationships.
Yellow: Concentration, mental clarity, optimism.
Green: Balance, peace, stress reduction, calmness, self control, hope.
Aqua (Turquoise): Openness, confidence, relaxation, soothing feeling, sensitivity.
Blue: Mental relaxation, peace, calmness, vitality, creativity, clear communication.
Indigo: Serenity, imagination, accurate perception, understanding, strong deep sleep.
Violet (Purple): Inspiration, calm nerves, reduced irritation, creativity, beauty.
Magenta: Relaxing, soothing, gentle, balance of emotions (both over and under emotional.)
Baker-Miller Pink (Rose): Calming aggression, relaxation, stress relief, appetite suppressant.
Seeing the world through rose colored glasses
So yes, you can see the world through rose colored glasses. Infact, the specific color of the rose colored glasses was created during several fascinating experiments to discover how color can affect things such as strength and appetite. You can read more about those studies HERE.