Archive for November, 2012

Space Clearing & Protecting

Space Clearing & Protecting

Space Clearing is a technique used to clear, balance and/or eliminate discordant, predecessor, old and stagnant energies from the environment. Physical places can get saturated with dense, heavy, unworkable energies and they can become stored and the cause of imbalanced energy fields which warp and affect our ways of being when we are in them. Space Clearing is a way of cleansing and disconnecting physical places from energies which adversely affect those who live and work in them. Space Clearing & Protecting can dramatically improve the energies and feel of a place, making it a more pleasant environment and fostering more harmonious living and working conditions. Today we live in a complicated, stressful world where the consciousness of inner and world peace is being overpowered by fear, war and discord. Regularly clearing these energies and intentionally balancing the energy in your home can create harmony for you and your family. Many different tools can be used for a space clearing; bells, drums, sage, clapping, salt, tuning forks and essential oils are just a few that can be used during any clearing or balancing ceremony. Space Clearing consists of cleansing, purifying, blessing, and protecting the home and land to bring your space into peace, balance and harmony. DesertStar Healing utilizes the Practice of Smudging to Protect & Bless the Space after it is Cleared. Smudging is the practice of spiritual cleansing, protection, blessing, and involves burning of certain dried herbs. The burning of herbs and resins for purification or blessings has been used in many cultures around the world. Smudging is the Native American way of using the power of herbs for cleansing, protecting and blessing. It is a very simple yet effective method of clearing a place, an object or a human being of negative energies. The most common plant used for smudging is sage, specifically white sage. Dried sage stems and leaves are bundled together and bound tightly into what is known as a smudge stick. When lit up the smudge stick produces a very cleansing and pleasant smelling smoke. However, entities and negative astral beings dislike the scent of white sage and flee from it. Smudge is therefore perfect to purify and clear people, places and ritual tools from negativity. The act of smudging is a sacred ritual. DesertStar Healing uses forms of journeying to spirit worlds, along with prayer and ceremony to communicate with the spirit world; guardian angels, nature spirits, and evolved spiritual teachers for healing, guidance and wisdom. Most indigenous cultures practice some sort of space clearing rituals on a regular basis. In South America, Asia and India, Shamans perform space clearing rituals for health, family prosperity and abundant harvests.

Benefits of Space Clearing & Protecting:

There are so many positive benefits experienced from regular space clearing and energy balancing. First and foremost you will feel light, joyful and at peace. Depending upon your intention, doing a ceremony to energetically imprint that intention can be a powerful way to manifest your desires.

Experiences after Space Clearing & Protecting:

Improved sleep
Harmony in relationships
Increase in your energy levels
The home will feel bigger and a place that truly feels yours
You will have a space to make a new start
Feel more focused
Increased clarity
Areas of your life that previously felt blocked will begin to flow and come into balance

Reasons for Space Clearing & Protecting:

When moving into a new house
During transitional times in your life, for example after a divorce, or death
When preparing for a new relationship or baby.
To clear predecessor energies left over from previous occupants of your home.
Aid in healing from an illness and to ward off colds.
After an illness in the household
There has been heavy emotional arguments
Constantly feel confused, depressed or fear
Fear going to sleep at night, have night terrors
Sense spiritual disturbances
Feel cold spots of energy in the home
Feel uneasy in a particular room
Feel the home is haunted

Space Clearing & Protecting Smudging Herbs:

White Sage– Other forms of sage can also be used for the smudge stick but the scent will be different and the effect maybe not quite as pronounced as with White Sage

Cedar– Cedar tree is a sacred tree believed to have healing properties. Cedar smudge sticks are used in healing and for ceremonial purposes. The cleansing effect of cedar is not quite as intense as that of white sage, but cedar smoke brings in a friendly, healing energy, and is a good alternative for those who have an aversion to sage.

Lavender– Lavender has powers of protection and cleansing. It has traditionally been used in herbal medicine for many infectious diseases and has a soothing effect on the nervous system. Magically it is used for protection and also for love. Lavender brings a positive energy, opens the heart chakra and calms the mind.

Sweet Grass– Sweet Grass is a traditional Native American herb that is also sometimes burned for smudging. However, sweet grass holds an energy of blessing rather than cleansing and is used after smudging with sage, to bring in positive energy after negativity has been released, rather than on its own.

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“In Ancient times humans were intimately attuned to the environment for their most immediate and basic survival, and a type of innate wisdom prevailed: a wisdom that honored the sacredness of the Earth, and recognized the importance of humans maintaining harmonious relationship through rituals and ceremonies. These rituals were intended to balance the energies of one’s environment.”

-Christian Hummel

Ion-Cleanse: External Detoxification Method

 What is Ion-Cleanse?

The IonCleanse Unit generates a programmable mix of positive and negative ions (charged atoms) which attach themselves to oppositely charged toxic particles and draw them out of the body through pores in the feet. The result over several sessions is a remarkable release of many different toxic materials, and a growing feeling in overall energy.  Each session takes about 30 minutes. It is an External Detoxification Method, which detoxifies your body while you are comfortably seated with your feet placed in a container of warm water. This is a very efficient way to remove toxic accumulations regardless of where they are located in the body. IonCleanse sessions are painless and comfortable. The IonCleanse is not intended to cure or treat disease. When used properly, the IonCleanse detoxifies the body in an effective and fast manner with little or no stress to the body.

How Does Ion-Cleanse Work?

The human body is like a giant magnet that attracts and holds onto toxins. Heavy metals, partially oxidized fats, unassimilated proteins, cholesterol deposits, uric acid, plaque, lactic acid and the vast array of chemicals that pervade our water, air and food.  These toxins attach themselves in ionized form to joints, organs, arteries, nerves and tissues. This disrupts normal body functions, and creates an environment for disease, allergies, and immune system problems. Ion generating technology has been around for several decades. It is this technology that is the secret to success in the Ion-Cleanse process by using an alternating positive and negative ion charge during the same treatment. This important discovery now makes it possible to remove unwanted toxic material from everyone regardless of the electrical charges the toxin may hold. Ions are charged atoms that have gained or lost an electron, which causes them to set up a magnetic field capable of attracting and neutralizing oppositely charged particles and pulling them out of the body through a process called osmosis. Osmosis is a scientific term used to describe the movement of particles through a cellular membrane from a higher concentration to a lower concentration. The lower concentration in this case refers to the ion field set up by the system in the water. Often times it is possible to reduce pain, swelling, edema and other symptoms caused by a long-term life style and a chronic toxic buildup in the body.

Why Detoxify Using the Ion-Cleanse? 

Never before in the history of our planet has there ever been such an overwhelming volume of toxic materials dumped upon us through our air supply, water supply, food supply, food chain and into our bodies. Ongoing periodic detoxification is essential to maintain health and avoid disease.  Having a successful detoxification regimen is clearly essential to maintain health and avoid disease. The Ion-Cleanse in combination with other forms of body detoxification processes such as colon hydrotherapy, cellular cleansing, a healthy diet, and a low stress lifestyle proved a thorough and efficient way to maintain high energy levels and long term wellness.

Session Frequency:

As a general rule, the maximum bathing frequency for persons under fifty years of age is three times a week for fourteen sessions, with a three-week break before beginning the next sequence. The maximum bathing frequency for persons over fifty is twice a week with a two-week break after fourteen sessions. Each session is 30 minutes in length. Once a month is recommended for maintenance.

 

Guidelines During Ion-Cleanse Session:

Remove all jewelry, including watches

Do not use a cell phone or a computer

If taking prescription medications take 6 hours before or 6 hours after treatment

Following the treatment replenish electrolytes with supplemental minerals including vitamin C and vegetable juices.

What You Will See During Ion-Cleanse Session…

Many different colors and objects will appear in the water during the IonCleanse session. These colors and objects may be a good indication of what your body is getting rid of.

Color Chart:

  • Yellow-green:  Detoxifying from the kidney, bladder, urinary tract, female/prostate area
  • Orange:  Detoxifying from Joints
  • Brown: Detoxifying from liver, tobacco, cellular debris
  • Black: Detoxifying from liver
  • Dark Green: Detoxifying from gallbladder
  • White foam:  Lymphatic system
  • White cheese-like particles:  Most likely yeast
  • Black flecks:  Heavy metals
  • Red flecks:  Blood clot material
  • Teal:  Old medication
  • Parasites
  • Various Odors

What to Expect After Detoxification…

Feel lighter

 Experience a greater feeling of well being

 Increase in energy & vitality

 Improved sleep patterns

 Improved recovery time

  Improved liver, kidney and bowel functions

 Reduced fluid retention

 Feelings of improved mental clarity and relaxation

 Relief of pain, edema and swollen joints

 Relief of arthritis, allergies, gout, lymphadema, headaches and neuralgia

     Lowers High Blood Pressure

    Lowers High Blood Sugar

    Reduced aches and inflammation

    Improved Immune System

    Helps the skin to regain elasticity

    Aids in Healing Athletes Foot and Nail Fungus

Note: The Ion-Cleanse Foot Bath is a detoxification treatment so those who have any degree of toxicity can expect to have some cleansing reactions. These may result in feelings of fatigue, headache and similar symptoms of the flu. These symptoms will abate with subsequent treatments.

Contraindications:

Children under age 5

Pregnant or lactating women

Anyone with pacemakers, electrical implants, breast implants and transplanted organs

Anyone with open wounds on their feet (use hands instead)

Anyone with Type 1 diabetes, congestive heart failure, dialysis

Anyone taking heart regulating medications, psychotic or seizure medication, and blood thinners

Those with joint replacements and metal plates are safe to use the Ion-Cleanse Foot Bath

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Note: The IonCleanse does not heal or cure disease or any condition. It pulls toxins out of the body. If your problem is caused by a toxic buildup that the IonCleanse dissolves, it may be diminished by the detoxification, but certainly not cured. Frequent detoxification with the IonCleanse gives clients a greater sense of well-being and helps them to feel better.

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Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being. The inhaled aroma from these “essential” oils is widely believed to stimulate brain function. Essential oils can also be absorbed through the skin, where they travel through the bloodstream and can promote whole-body healing. It is used for a variety of applications, including pain relief, mood enhancement and increased cognitive function. Aromatherapy has a variety of effects that are very unique to each individual. Mentally it will clear your brain and give you more focus. Physically it reduces cortisol levels, oxygenates the blood and relieves headaches and body aches. Emotionally it will balance you by either a calming sensation or uplifting sensation. Spiritually the oils will lift you to a higher cellular vibration. Create a proper mood, state of mind, or improve your physical well-being and begin to feel the release of negative emotions; the soothing of undue muscle tension, or experience the cleansing effect of the oils as your body eliminates toxins. Essential oils have been used for therapeutic purposes for nearly 6,000 years. The ancient Chinese, Egyptians and Greeks all used scented oils to heal emotional distress, treat physical afflictions, and increase spiritual awareness.

Physical, Mental, Emotional Stress & Imbalance

We are all faced with some level of stress in our lives. No matter how much we’d like to eliminate stress completely, that is nearly impossible. Stress can come in many forms including physical, mental or emotional. The prolonged reaction to stress created an imbalance in the body’s natural equilibrium. When the body is out of balance it is more vulnerable to disease, clouded clarity and illness. Aromatherapy is a great, natural compliment or alternative to other health treatments and practices.

Aromatherapy:

· Heal wounds

· Energize

· Improve skin tone

· Relax muscles

· Regulate hormones

· Reduce inflammation

· Relieve menstrual cramps

· Improve sleep

· Stimulate the immune system

· Kill fungal & bacterial infections

· Decrease sinus & lung congestion

· Aid digestion

· Relieve tension headaches

· Aid blood circulation

Aromatherapy Benefits:

Relaxation and stress relief

    Mood enhancement, balance and well being

    Relief of minor discomforts

    Boosting the immune, respiratory and circulatory systems

Examples of Known Stressors & Essential Oils That Aid In Relief:

Depression & Guilt- Lavender, Bergamot, Geranium, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Nutmeg and Grapefruit

Helplessness- Lavender, Rosemary, Neroli, and Grapefruit

General Anxiety- Lavender, Bergamot, Chamomile, Basil, Geranium, Frankincense, Melissa, Jasmine, Juniper, and Cypress

Insomnia- Lemon, Vetiver, Valerian, Chamomile, Neroli, Ylang Ylang, and Marjoram

Exhaustion- Peppermint, Jasmine, Lavender, Sage, Nutmeg, Sandalwood, Lemon, Cinnamon, Rose, and Basil

Nervous/Tense- Frankincense, Palma Rosa, Sage, Lavender, Bergamot, Sandalwood. Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Jasmine, and Vetiver

A Few Essential Oils & Therapeutic Qualities:

Bergamot is refreshing and uplifting with a sweet and spicy scent. It is used in treating acne, boils, chicken pox, colds, cold sores, cystitis, loss of appetite, mouth infections and sore throat.

Jasmine is used for treating anxiety, cough, depression, headache, mental tension and sensitive or dry skin. It has relaxing and soothing effects with a warm, floral scent.

Rose has a warm and floral scent and is an effective all-purpose oil. It can be used to fight depression, grief, and fear. It is also good for the heart, digestive system, and for treating PMS symptoms. In addition, Rose is one of the best oils to use on dry and sensitive skin.

Tea tree is one of the most used essentials oils because of its ability to stimulate the immune system. It fights infections of all kinds, including viruses, bacteria and fungi. It can also help clear the skin. Tea tree has a spicy and pungent smell.

Rosemary has a pronounced effect on the brain and central nervous system. It used for stimulating the brain, improving memory and increasing mental awareness. It has a refreshing, woody, herbal scent.

Lavender is a calming and relaxing oil and is effective in times of stress and crisis. It relieves tension, depression and nervous exhaustion. Lavender has a floral, sweet, woody and herbal scent.

Aromatherapy is Not Recommended for Individuals with Following Health Issues:

Allergies
Asthma
Sensitive skin
Epilepsy
Kidney or liver problems

Note:

Aromatherapy is not intended to cure major illnesses but it is effective at alleviating many of the discomforts associated with them.

Certain oils should not be used during pregnancy; chamomile, geranium, jasmine, lavender, neroli, patchouli, sandalwood, ylang ylang.

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Gem/Mineral Therapy

Gem/Mineral Therapy

Gem/Minerals were first formed when the earth was evolving, they grow deep within the earth and are part of the earth’s electromagnetic energy system and can be used to help re-establish and stabilize the energy of people, animals and plants. Gem/Minerals resonate with perfect harmony and when they come into contact with something inharmonious, e.g. ailments, dis-ease, emotional or mental stress they work to restore us to our best possible state of being. This Practice utilizes gem/minerals to draw out, transform and heal blockages within the layers of the aura. They are placed on you or around your body during the treatment and you may feel a pleasant heavy sensation of magnetic pull, or tingling sensation throughout your body at times. Emotional and psychological blocks can be released and your aura will be cleansed of negative energies. After a treatment it is likely you will have experienced some change in your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual condition. The Egyptians, Mayans and Native American Indians all used Gems & Minerals for healing and protection.

Gem/Mineral Energy Medicine

Like other forms of Energy Medicine, Gem/Mineral Energy Medicine utilizes the body’s inherent healing force to nourish and heal us in multiple ways. Each type of gemstone embodies a unique energy that can focus and amplify this healing force and produce specific therapeutic effects.

Gem/Mineral Therapy Aids In:

Stress relief

Improved self-esteem

Concentration / mental alertness

Creativity / personal development

Spiritual / inner harmony and balance

Balance during times of change / emotional stress

Balancing & Re-Alignment of  Energetic Field & Chakras

Gem/Mineral Therapy Example

  Amethyst– Opens and clears the 3rd Eye and Crown Chakras, which in turn accelerates the development of intuitive and psychic abilities. Amethyst has traditionally been used to counter addictive behavior and thought patterns. It lends clarity of mind and makes it more difficult for alcohol, drugs, and other addictions to alter one’s mood. It helps balance the nervous system and brain. It can be used to help with symptoms of tinnitus, nerve disorder, or brain imbalances. Amethyst’s energy also supports oxygenation in the blood, helping to improve the body’s assimilation of oxygen and the elimination of waste gasses, especially when in combination with high-iron content stones such as Hematite or Magnetite.

Note: Gemstone/Mineral Therapy complements but is not meant as a substitute for medical, or psychological, diagnosis and treatment.

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Sound Therapy

Sound Therapy

Sound Therapy is the practice of aligning the mind’s wavelengths to a specific frequency for healing. The mind responds to another leading frequency and begins to match that frequency itself. The vibrations help clear our meridians of whatever might be blocking them, and releases cortisol from the body enabling it heal. Everything in the universe is vibrating and the patterns and harmonies of the vibrations of our natural environment resonate with the elemental nature of our being.Through sound vibration we can surrender and synchronize with natural rhythms, allowing the body and mind to relax. Being in sync with our environment is an essential factor for us to maintain harmonious balance. Sound can harmonize our body and mind and brings us into synchronization so the body is in its optimum state for us to receive physical, emotional & spiritual healing. Our bodies have four interconnected pulse systems: the heart pulse, our breathing, our brainwaves, and the cranial fluid in the spine. Through using specific sound vibration patterns, we can synchronize our brain, heart, breath and spinal fluid into one coherent wave of energy.  This enables releasing of stress and tension from the system to allow the body and mind to come into harmony and balance. Healing with Sound is possible because of the mind’s unique nature. At any given moment the mind operates at a certain EEG (electroencephalographic) frequency. The EEG frequency of our mind changes throughout the day, increasing when we’re active and motivated and slowing down when we sleep and dream. Because of the mind’s malleable character though, its frequency can be shifted in the presence of another frequency. Once the mind has bonded with the leading frequency, it can be taken to places of deep calming and healing. Sound is a carrier wave of information, thoughts and emotion. It can bring our feelings and our intention into a coherent wave frame in our bodies. When our body is fully receiving and experiencing the emotion of our intention, then our whole being becomes the vibrating resonance of our desire. The healing power of sound physically helps us to be able to repair and regenerate, as well as balances our emotions by stopping mental chatter and allowing stronger connection with our spirit. DesertStar Healing utilizes Color Therapy, music,instruments & voice for this technique. Healing with Sound is considered sacred in many different traditions including ancient Egyptians, Hebrew, Islamic, Tibetan, Japanese and Native American.

 Sound Healing Therapy:

Relax Completely 
Reduce Pain & Stress 
Sleep Restfully 
Alter Consciousness 
Balance Energy  
Gain Confidence  
Improve Concentration 
Communicate Better 
Increase Positive Feelings & Emotions
Shift energy of a space

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Chakras & Sound Vibration

Chakras & Sound Vibration

The word Chakra is a Sanskrit term meaning “wheel”

There are seven main Chakras.

These Chakras are transduction points– places where subtle energy from higher planes begins to become denser.

Frequency shifting through resonating the Chakras allows us to help create balance and alignment within ourselves.

By balancing the Chakras, imbalances in the physical body will often subside.

1st CHAKRA –   Root – Muladhara

Keynote:  C

Frequency:  256 Hz.

Vowel: Uh

Bija:  Lam

Element:  Earth

Shabd Sound:  Thunder/Earthquake

Energy:  Grounding

2nd CHAKRA – Sacral – Svadisthana

Keynote:  D

Frequency: 288 Hz

Vowel:  Ooo

Bija:  Vam

Element: Water

Shabd Sound:  Ocean

Energy:  Life Energy,

3rd CHAKRA – Navel – Manipura

Keynote: E

Vowel:  Oh

Frequency:  320 Hz.

Bija:  Ram

Element:  Fire

Shabd Sound:  Roaring Fire

Element:  Fire

Energy:  Power

4th CHAKRA – Heart – Anahata

Keynote:  F

Frequency:  341. 3 Hz.

Vowel:  Ah

Bija: Yam

Element:  Air

Shabd Sound:  Wind

Energy: Compassion, Love

5th CHAKRA – Throat – Vishuddhi

Keynote:  G

Frequency:  384 Hz.

Vowel:  Eye

Bija:  Ham

Element:  Ether

Shabd Sound:  Crickets

Energy: Communication, Creation

6th CHAKRA – 3rd Eye – Ajna

Keynote:  A

Frequency:  426.7 Hz.

Vowel:  Aye

Bija:  Sham

Element:  All

Shabd Sound: Bells/Space

Energy:  Insight, Wisdom

7th CHAKRA – Crown – Sahasrara

Keynote:  B

Frequency: 480 Hz.

Vowel:  Eee

Bija: Om

Element:  All

Shabd Sound:  Om

Energy: Transcendence

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Color Therapy

Color Therapy

Color Therapy or Chromotherapy is the practice of treating bodily disharmonies with color and/or light, in the seven primary colors of the rainbow, and can be implemented in a number of ways. Colors are certain wavelengths of electro-magnetic energy, it may employ gemstones, candles, prisms, wands, optical aids, and fabric. Color Therapy is based on the premise that specific colors have healing and restorative properties related to certain areas of the physical or emotional being. Color Therapy utilizes this sensitivity to color to identify and correct any imbalances in the body’s internal energy patterns that might lead to emotional or physical ailments. Each organ and body system has its own characteristic vibrational energy, and disorders can be healed by applying color of the corresponding vibrational energy, either to the whole body or to the organ concerned. When the vibration and energy of a particular organ is disturbed by disease or distress, bringing that organ together with its related color, restores homeostasis. Light, which flows in through the human eye triggers internal hormone production that controls the complex biochemical system of our bodies. Light absorbed through exposure to sun or artificial sources, also influences are emotional and physical well-being. Color therapy in some instances, mimics the natural absorption of color from light, to supply what we may need to keep our bodies and minds in balance. DesertStar Healing applies color in the form of light, tools, visualizations or verbal suggestions to correct these imbalances and integrates Sound Therapy for Individualized Healing Session’s. Color Therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of physical, mental, emotional or spiritual problems. In addition to healing specific ailments, it also provides healing and succor to the entire metaphysical body. It also promotes health and well-being. There are no known contraindications associated with color therapy and it can safely be used on infants, children, the aged and the infirm.

 Colors Effect Us in Different Ways: 

Color is one of the languages of the soul, just look at inspired or meditative paintings.
They influence our mood and emotions.
They have their impact on our sense of well-being or uneasiness.
Using and avoiding certain colors is a way of self-expression; it sheds light on our personality.
Colors affect our way of perception (light colors make a space look big, a high ceiling looks less high when painted in a dark color, etc.)
Colors have a symbolic meaning which is immediately recognized by our subconsciousness. It must be said that not all colors mean the same to all persons and all cultures.
They influence the flow and amount of energy in our bodies.
Colors tell something about biological attraction and sexual availability.

A Few Common Ailments and Their Corresponding Colors:

Headaches: Blue
Allergies: Indigo
Excessive Appetite: Indigo
Decreased Appetite: Yellow
Arthritis: Violet
Asthma: Red
Back Pain: Blue
Cancer: Green
Colds: Red
Coughs: Blue
Diabetes: Indigo
Nausea: Blue

Traditional Practices

The use of Color as a form of Therapy dates back to the Ancient Therapeutic Practices of India, China and Egypt. There is evidence of belief in the power of colors in Ancient Egyptian times, where houses were built with colored panes of glass in the roof, through which the sun could shine and treat the patient sitting inside. The wearing of colored silks according to the disorder in question was also practiced, allowing the patient to sit in the direct sun. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each organ is associated with a color. The practice of Qi Gong, links healing sounds with the color. Asian medicine has shown us how meridians carry energy through our bodies, connecting to each of the organs in turn. Acupuncture is used to remove blockages in the meridians energy flow, and color is used in the same way. Many practitioners claim that the roots lie in Ayurveda, an ancient form of medicine in India that dates back thousands of years. Ayurveda embraces the belief that every person contains the same five basic elements of the universe: air, water, fire, earth and space. The proportions present in each individual, is directly related to their personality and nature. When these elements are thrown out of balance by willful act or illness, Ayurvedic Medicine employs the energy inherent in the colors of the spectrum, to restore harmony. Ayurvedic Medicine describes the body as having seven main chakras, which are spiritual centers located along the spinal column that are associated with a color, function and organ or bodily system. These spiritual centers may become imbalanced and result in physical diseases but these imbalances can be corrected through using the appropriate color as a treatment.

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