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Colour Therapy Part 2 (Teacher: Michael)

Researchers at the University of California claim that yellow helps people weight, green helps convalescent patients, violet helps depression, while turquoise is good for spots. A psychologist from Boston University has even suggested that a patient who has difficulty in getting to should try gazing at something blue for 20 minutes or so. Blue, it is , is a calming colour which relieves tension and reduces blood pressure. On the other hand, red lowers the pain threshold, researchers at Cambridge University.

Drug companies have using colours therapeutically for years. They believe that blue is the best colour for heart drugs, yellow is the best for anxiety, orange stimulates the appetite and red is good for pain. They , however, have to careful when selling pills around the world. The drug company which tried to promote a blue contraceptive pill in a blue package in India discovered that Indian women regarded blue as a colour for women with a rather less than immaculate moral character!

Hospital designers have had their problems too. The colour recommended for intensive care units is purple, but one hospital where the whole unit had to repainted when it that the purple walls making all the patients look cyanosed and close to death. So, despite colour therapy having its uses, there are plenty of teething problems to .

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