The color of the sky, clouds, grass and many other things influences our moods and behavior. Many therapists believe that color has an effect upon each of us. Just as acupuncture is a very old system of medicine being rediscovered, so is light therapy. This approach can restore cells to a level of balance and stimulate the healing process.
Light therapy was practiced in ancient Egypt, Greece, China, and India. The Egyptians utilized sunlight as well as color for healing. In the past 120 years, advances have been made in research and development of colored light, as well as full-spectrum light therapy. In 1876 Augustus Pleasanton stimulated the glands, organs, and nervous system with blue light; in 1877 Seth Pancoast used red and blue light to balance the autonomic nervous system. In 1878, Dr. Edwin Babbitt published The Principles of Light and Color, considered a classic study on the healing powers of color. For centuries the benefits of color and light therapy have been known. This natural, holistic approach to well being has been used in healing the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual body. Over thousands of years, Eastern Medicines and holistic healers have discovered that different shades of color correspond to different Chakras and parts of the body/organs to provide different healing benefits.
Light therapy is a form of vibrational medicine that uses light on the eyes, acupuncture points, meridians, reflex zones, Chakras, and etc. to communicate the proper frequency for restoring health to the body and electromagnetic field. Within the visible spectrum are the colors of the rainbow. Each color is a specific frequency and resonates with a specific color light frequency in the biosystem. Various light instruments emit perceptible light frequencies as well as those beyond the perceptible edge in order to balance the physical body.
Peter Mandel, German scientist and naturopath, originated Colorpuncture. Colorpuncture involves focusing colored light on acupuncture (and other) points on the skin in order to energize powerful healing impulses in our physical and energy bodies. What Peter Mandel discovered and what modern science reluctantly has to admit, is that the mind affects the body. Mandel realized that on the psychological level, disease enters the physical system when there is past unresolved trauma, conflict, or a misaligned belief pattern. These can tie up the energetic system over time creating pain, weakness, stagnation, or degeneration of body systems.
In recent years, there has been much work in the use of full spectrum and colored light for mind/body healing. There is no doubt that light is necessary for health, and even life itself. There term "mal-illumination syndrome" has been coined to explain the deleterious effects of decreased exposure to light. It is now accepted that individual sensitivity to diminished full-spectrum light underlies seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Daniel Oren, at the National Institutes of Mental Health, has brought colored light into this equation, finding that green light is more effective than red in the treatment of SAD.
Colored light has a particular ability to balance the autonomic nervous system, which is crucial in most chronic and functional disorders as it regulates all of the automatic processes of the human body: breathing, the beating of the heart, the functioning of the digestive tract, the stress response. Light as an environmental stimulant, is second only to food in its impact on controlling bodily functions. Interestingly, light through the eyes reaches not only the visual centers of the brain, but also the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is the brain's brain. It organizes information from the body's external and internal environments, initiates the stress response, regulates immune function, reproduction, thirst, hunger, temperature, emotions, and sleep patterns. It houses the biological clock, controls most of the functions of the pituitary gland, and controls the autonomic nervous system. Light energy is converted to electrochemical impulses which are then sent to the pituitary and pineal glands. The pineal gland is the body's light meter, and only gland in the body not controlled by higher neurological centers. It transforms retinally perceived light waves into neuronal impulses and hormonal messages through melatonin production. Melatonin is both created and released by the pineal gland in response to light and darkness. The pineal gland and melatonin provide the physiologic and hormonal connection to the environment and the universe.
In Oriental medicine, it is said that the human being is created when the Qi (energy) of Heaven and the Qi of Earth come together. Reflecting on this theory and the revelations on light and human physiology, we offer the hypothesis that the Qi of Heaven continues to enter the formed human body through the pineal organ in the form of light.
Scientists are now discovering that light is actually the medium by which cells communicate and it is at the very basis of many body functions. In Colorpuncture treatment, frequencies of colored light are focused on the skin using a hand-held aculight tool with specially designed, hand-made interchangeable glass rod. These rods emit different colors of light through a focused tip. Each color consists of different wavelength frequencies of light and communicates different energetic information. Colorpuncture is a gentle and effective way to restore the body’s natural functions by unwinding these blockages, creating conscious awareness of self-limiting beliefs or self-destructive behaviors. Colored light, each associated with its own wavelength and photon intensity, provides the information to stimulate (with yang colors: red, orange, yellow), or to sedate and disperse (with yin colors: green, blue, violet). Each color has a specific physiological, emotional, and mental effect on a particular organ system in the body. This is an ancient concept in Chinese medicine as demonstrated by the Five Element association of each organ with a particular color. Because color can have both a positive and negative effect, specific colors and accurate amounts are critical in healing.
Anyone can benefit from Colorpuncture, light therapy treatments. Light is the medium of life and a powerful yet gentle agent for healing. Even healthy people who want to help prevent illness by clearing energetic blockages before they impact the body as well as those who want to access to soul information needed to move more easily on their life paths will find light therapy or Colorpuncture treatments to be an invaluable assistance.
The human body is a wondrous matrix of light and color!
Only light can touch the essence of our soul!
Light is essential to our health and wellbeing!
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