The history of the use of colour light
The use of colour as an energetic therapy goes back many centuries. The people of Egypt would have used light and colour, not only to treat physical illnesses, but also to heal the mind, to help women in childbirth and to help the dying in their transition from the earthly to the spiritual life.
Archaeologists have discovered that the healing temples were built a circular building with a vaulted roof to fill the temple with direct sunlight and its spectral colours. Around the periphery of the temple individual treatment rooms have been built that resonated at the required colour frequencies. In ancient Egypt, the use of colour in healing was attributed to Thoth, patron god of doctors and scholars.
Ayurvedic has included medicine treatment with the use of coloured minerals and gemstones which are considered to posses a concentration of cosmic rays. Classical Chinese medicine is based on the great medical compendium, the Nei Ching, in which are five methods of treatment; healing the mind, nourishing the body, giving medication, treat the whole body and with the use of acupuncture and moxibustion. Colour was applied in the form of herbs, minerals, and ointments.
A common practice among the Greeks and Romans was treatment by sunlight, known as heliotherapy, what is believed to have been introduced by Herodotus. Set in ancient Greece, Pythagoras founded a philosophical medical center, where students worked with the science of numbers and developed scientific theories of sound and musical octaves for the use of healing in combination with color. Their in-depth knowledge and understanding of the healing power of color radiation was nearly lost when, later in history, the Greeks were regarded as a healing color science. Hippocrates, ignored the metaphysical side of colour, to focus only on the scientific aspect. Despite this, the knowledge and the philosophy of color radiation transmitted to the next generations.
From the first century N.C.
During the initial phase of the first century the early Christian church considered medical practice regarding color and other unorthodox methods as treatment of the pagan. This caused such practices to continue in hiding and the ancient knowledge was then only passed on nuncupative.
Although many Greek and Roman writings on the procedures were lost, many were preserved and translated, first in Arabic and later in Latin. Colour within medical treatments was restored by the excellent Persian physician Avicenna.
In the Middle Ages, Paracelsus used this knowledge again by using the power of color rays for healing with music and herbs. Unfortunately, he was ridiculed for his work and most of his manuscripts were burned, but today he is thought off by many, as to be one of the greatest physicians and healers of his time .
In the nineteenth century, the use of medications was growing and the concept of treating the body and mind got lost. The emphasis of disorders was laid upon the physical body. With the exclusion of the psyche, emotional and mental aspects with colour got into disuse. The re-emergence during this period was attributed to Dr. Seth Pancoast and Dr. Edwin Babbitt.
At the beginning of the twentieth century, colour was investigated by the occultist, philosopher, teacher and religious leader, Rudolf Steiner. He related colour to mathematical form, believing that it had the power to enhance the colour effect. Two great twentieth century pioneers of colour therapy were Dinshah Ghadiali and Dr. Harry Spitler. Ghadiali was a qualified physicist, however, he did not have any medical training. Yet he was awarded four medical honors for his research on colour light. Spit, a doctor and an optometrist, developed a colour management system called Syntonics which slightly ministered directly through the eyes. Jacob Liberman developed this method in many published books.
Helio Therapy and science
Sunlight treatment (heliotherapy) involves the absorption of the full color spectrum of sunlight. It was reintroduced in the mid-nineteenth century by Jakob Lorber, who claims that every part of the body suffering from illness may be exposed to radiation from the sun. Another pioneer, Danish doctor Niels Ryberg Finsen, uses artificial light, through the instrument known as the carbon arc, for the treatment of skin tuberculosis.
Today, the medical profession consist of the aid of different forms of light treatment. Studies conducted suggested in the 1960s that applying blue light will help to get rid of bilirubin in the liver of babies jaundice.
More recent applications of light
Colour in the way of acupuncture was recently reintroduced in the form of “Colour puncture” by scientist Peter Mandel. He discovered that coloured light, focused on acupuncture points has a powerful healing on the physical and energetic bodies. His technique involves administering the right colours on the points that need treatment.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is treated with full-spectrum light. SAD is caused by the high levels of the hormone melatonin in the blood during daylight hours. One method to treat this condition is that the client sits in front of a light box which is equipped with full-spectrum lamps. Coloured light therapy is an effective method to treat SAD.
The concept of Tweaklite can be used within all the forms of light therapy. It is a universal instrument that can display any color. Not only existing technologies are supported, the professional can assemble its own protocols.
The instrument is fully programmable so that future developments can be implemented.
How colour light therapy works
Color can be applied in various ways, such as radiant light on the body through the use of coloured filters or lenses, via drinking or visualization. Even the color of the clothes that have worn and the food that has been eaten have an influence on the body. The colours of the environment and the type of lighting also have a profound effect.
We are energetic beings. Inside the body, there is a natural system of light as a vibration that is generated in the DNA of each cell. This vibration is amplified and transmitted by the cells through communication with other cells within our physical body. Groups of cells create electromagnetic fields that reflect the status of the organs. These electromagnetic fields can store both data and specify how the body grows and develops. The vibrations have different frequencies that can be seen again as the colors of the light.
The information in these fields can be influenced by application of coloured light. Colours put the information and energy into matter. The cells communicate with each other by means of photons, light waves. This process is called bio-communication.
When colour reaches a cell, the electrons in the cells are being re-organized. Some absorb photons and begin to vibrate at higher frequencies. Another colour produces photons that carry the electrons to lower energy levels. In both cases, the information of the photons, the electrons activity-energy, is directly available in the whole body. These impulses react immediately with the other control systems of the body, in particular those of the endocrine system and the nervous system, harmonising the total body activity.
When cells absorb energy, they will later emit the same energy. That energy is released as a weak electromagnetic field. In terms of colour light therapy this means that those cells resonate at that particular colour, and re-emit this energy.
Colour light Protocols
There are many colour light protocols available. Colour sessions with solid colours can last from 5 up to 30 minutes, depending on the protocol used.
Colour therapy using colored light can easily be applied. The client does not have to take off any clothes and the procedure is painless.
Colour Light therapy can be useful in the treatment of sleeping disorders, learning difficulties, stimulation of the immune system, relieving stress and headache, alleviating the symptoms of PMS and other endocrine disturbances, and many more.
Keep in mind that light therapy is not intended to replace medical treatment by a qualified professional. If you have a serious medical condition or any health issues, always consult your doctor before starting any treatment.