March is Color Therapy Month, which means that
it is a month to recognize
that colors have the capacity
to heal. The notion that
colors have the power to
heal dates all the way back to ancient Egypt,
where sun-activated solariums constructed
with multicolored glass panes were used for
therapeutic purposes. Colors evoke different

responses in people. Some colors are
stimulating, others soothing. Colors can
influence decision-making, mood, appetite,
emotions, and energy levels. The goal of
color therapy is to use color and light in ways
that ease stress and promote well-being.
While some are skeptical, others point to
how light therapy is used to combat seasonal
affective disorder. Blue light is also used to
treat neonatal jaundice in newborns. Green
light may reduce pain.