Not only do our eyes see light, but our whole body is light sensitive. Our skin absorbs light and acts as a prism to break out the different colors, which become information to the body. Blind people can accurately detect colors with their hands. We absorb the light around us just as much as the air we breathe, and our body responds to different color frequencies.
Just as we can suffer from malnutrition, we can also have malillumination, as color seems to be a necessary nutrient to the brain and body. Color and light control our biological clock, mood, sleep and wakefulness, subjective energy levels and appetite for carbohydrates. The autonomic nervous system that controls heart rate, lungs, intestines, glands and other organs is influenced by the nerve endings in the skin. These wavelength frequencies are able to penetrate into the capillaries and are absorbed by the blood, creating wide changes in the body’s metabolic, endocrine, emotional and vitality functions.
In the late 1800’s two men successfully pioneered using colored lights applied to the body to treat various conditions. They were Dinshah Ghadiali and Dr. Edwin Babbitt. Others who contributed to color therapeutics included Rudolph Steiner, Sir Isaac Newton, Robert Bunsen and Sir William Crookes. With the advent of antibiotics, these colored light treatments were actively discouraged. Dinshah was prosecuted in Federal Court for fraud, the Post Office would not send his material, and his work was destroyed in a fire at his institute. As late as 1985 the FDA (Federal Drug Administration) prevented the Dinshah Health Society from selling their color projectors, contending they were medical devices. Dinshah had astoundingly successful color treatments for curing diseases and for conditions ranging from burns, candida, incontinence, teething, tendonitis, insect bites and phobias, to name but a few. In one of his more famous cases he cured the severely burned skin of a child who was considered hopeless even for skin graft. The child’s burns were healed with only a fraction of the usual scar tissue. Dinshah thought the potency of light and color went far beyond that of drugs and serums.
Recent studies also show that color has healing properties. A standard procedure in hospital neonatal units for underdeveloped livers of newborns is bilirubin lights, accelerating the conversion of bilirubin to bile, proving that light has a direct effect on the liver and kidneys. A study on the effect of light on rheumatoid arthritis showed that blue light shined on the affected area reduced pain. Tremor, torticollis and some conditions in Parkinsons can be diminished by protecting the person from red or yellow, such as by wearing green-lens glasses. Light therapies have had documented successes in the treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorders (SAD), sleep disorders, depressive states, dyslexia, PMS, phobias, carbohydrate craving, obesity and headaches. In the field of education, greater attention span, visual and auditory memory, emotional well being, less hyperactivity and tension, and improved ability to handle criticism and confrontation were reported with light therapy.
Now, forty years later, color is on the way back, this time in new form. It has been found that our bodies emit color electro-magnetic energy. Our cells act as tiny photo-electric batteries. Not only do cells share chemical reactions, they gather light and send it to other cells. This light network is one of the main communication systems in the body. Since the body is made up of color and communication within it is in living color, color can be an important therapeutic modality. Peter Mandel of Germany developed Colorpuncture to apply the right frequency of color to specific points in the body, releasing energetic information that goes instantly through the body, affecting the most subtle functioning of cells, organs and even our minds. It works directly on the information stored in our light bodies as well as thoughts, memories, feelings and experiences, instantly making deep and subtle changes.
Operating within new quantum physics, light and color may be our rainbow bridge to the wizard of Oz and potential for enhancing our health.
– co-authored by Martha Rigney
Let There Be Light, Darius Dinshah, 1985
Light, Medicine of the Future, Jacob Lieberman, OD, PhD, 1991
Light: The Master Matrix, Nishant Matthews, 1996