Healing colors for physical and emotional well-being

She always wears some blue clothing or jewelry. When she makes art, it usually includes blue in the images. If you ask her what her favorite color is, she will say BLUE. This color comforts her, and she likes to have it close by.healingcolors250x250

The same woman is being treated for cancer and finds that art therapy is beneficial – it calms her and helps her to discuss difficult subjects like cancer and childhood memories. The use of color is infused in most of her drawings, except for ones that are too emotional and for those she simply uses a pencil.

Do colors have healing properties? 

There are a number of studies that suggest that they do. Ayurvedic medicine (originating on the Indian subcontinent and now practiced as a form of complementary medicine) uses the energies infused in the colors of the rainbow to restore balance and wellness within an individual. Color therapy, also known as Chromatherapy, is based on the same premise. Architects choose colors for hospital settings based on research that says colors impact how people respond to time spent in a particular space like a clinic wait room or hospital room. Continue reading

Beyond conventional medicine

Using holistic therapies to manage PCOS

holistic therapies for PCOS promoMany women with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) are all too familiar with the wide variety of symptoms that accompany this hormonal disorder. These can include irregular periods, acne, excess hair on the face and body, and elevated insulin levels. PCOS is also the most common cause of infertility in women.

Our goals when treating PCOS are to manage these symptoms, and there are a number of medical therapies that we use to do this effectively.

Treatment options for many women can also include a number of holistic therapies that can be used alongside conventional therapies for optimal healing and illness prevention.

Here’s a quick overview of some of the more common alternatives that women with PCOS might consider:

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