EARLY EXPERIMENTS In 1965,
the Russians and Czechs were trying to standardize colour therapy, which
is the use of colours to treat the body. When they used a single colour on a
number of people, they got different reactions because colour affects emotions
and produces different effects. The Russians wanted to have a standard
treatment, so they theorized that if they isolated one frequency of blue, or
red, they could duplicate colour therapy on a regulated basis. They started
separating different frequencies with lasers, and they discovered a lot more
than they expected to find. They discovered that a single frequency light in
a laser can stimulate DNA in damaged cell tissue. They used a low power
laser under 50-milliwatts because higher lasers can cut tissue.
PULSED VS.CONTINUOUS LASER
They discovered that if they used a pulsed laser light, the tissue
healed rapidly. On the other hand, if they gave a continuous beam, it
sedated the cell and killed the pain. When a single frequency pulsed light hit
the cell, it actually stimulated the cell to start producing more protein than
it normally does, and as a result, the cell would heal. Even when they took the
light away, the cell continued its healing. The continuous beam had a
reverse effect. It actually caused the cell membrane to relax; it killed pain,
reduced inflammation and made muscle tissue relax.
INCREASED HEALING IN THE 660 nm WAVELENGTH It didn't matter what the frequency was. It could be infrared, red,
blue, or green, as long as it was single although, as you move toward the red
end of the spectrum, the rate of cellular regeneration increased. For instance,
a single frequency in the green range might affect the kidney 40 times better
than a normal base-line study, whereas a red would be about 4,000 times faster.
So over the years they migrated to infrared, red and eventually the 660
nanometer wavelength because it was the fastest way to regenerate tissue. So if
you have an injury you would normally recover from in ten days, you can
actually recover that tissue in two days by treating it with light.
WAVELENGTH OF CELL TISSUE
About ten years later at the University
of Chicago, researchers
discovered that the average wavelength of cell tissue in the human body ranged
between 600 nanometers and 720 nm; 660 is the mid-point. So in essence, the
reason a 660 nm works better than any other single frequency is because it is
closer to the resonant frequency of cell tissue. The other reason is that 660
nm absorbs better in hemoglobin.
LASER LIGHT VS LIGHT EMITTING DIODES (LED) When this therapy reached the U.S.
both lasers and light-emitting diodes at 660 nanometers were being used. The LED
diffuses; the single frequency laser does not. With this diffusion, the cell
can actually be in control of the treatment and shut off the molecules when it
was done. But with the laser, the cells are no longer in control; the doctor or
the practitioner applying the laser is in control. If he does it too long or
with too much strength, you would not only heal the tissue, but you would start
a deterioration again. So basically, the use of light-emitting diodes
eliminated the draw back of lasers, and light could be applied into such
sensitive areas as the eyes and around the face. LEDs allowed this whole area
to blossom into a much larger usage by average people in their homes. Tiina
Karu, Ph.D. of the Laser Technology Center in Russia, and affiliated with the
University of California at Berkely, probably the top researcher in the world
on the use of lasers and light emitting diodes published a study in Health
and Physics Digest called "Photobiological Effects of Lasers"
which discusses photobiological stimulation without laser light. The article
explains that you can do laser treatment without using laser light, by using
light emitting diodes which are much safer. Since the cells are basically in
control of the process, there is no way to overuse light.
THE MERIDIAN SYSTEM
Acupuncturists discovered that single frequency light could activate
acupressure points. Pulse light could stimulate it; continuous light could
sedate the acupuncture points. But they also discovered that light applied to a
meridian end-point can actually be traced flowing through the meridian
to the organ acupuncture points. The meridian system is a useful pathway for
getting light deeper into the body, so if you are treating things like asthma
in the lungs, there is an alternate method of getting light into the lungs.
DEPTH OF LIGHT PENETRATION
As we developed more types of lights with different geometrical shapes, we were
able to actually get light deeper into the body without going through the
meridians. Initially, single frequency light penetrated approximately an inch
and a half, but today, larger units can penetrate up to eight inches. It will
go through the skull. We use it on strokes, concussions and internal
problems in the brain. Excellent studies have been done using light for pain
relief, degenerative osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel tendonitis, skin ailments,
acne, psoriasis, healing of the sinus cells, throat and ear problems, whiplash
and lower back problems.
PENETRATING THROUGH THE BLOOD STREAM You can even get light into the blood stream. One of the best ways
is through your belly button, because the aorta artery is behind the belly
button. So if you insert the light there for 20 minutes, every drop of blood in
the body will pass in front of the light, increasing the activity of your white
cells, red cells, B-cells and T-cells, so you can boost your whole immune
ACUTE VS CHRONIC CONDITIONS
If you use lasers or light-emitting diodes, it will actually speed up healing
by a factor of five. If you have chronic conditions like osteoarthritis or
whiplash from 15 years ago, conditions that are not responding or are
deteriorating, the use of laser and LED light has actually stimulated
regeneration. I believe light is going to play the biggest part in chronic
conditions for people who have already explored a lot of other modalities and
have found no solution.
BRAIN WAVE STUDIES We were
studying the diagnosis of illnesses like leukemia, etc through brainwave
patterns. We were surprised to find that when we treat the person with light,
or with heat, that when the body starts healing, it shifts into what is called
a healing profile where beta waves disappear, and alpha, theta and delta appear
like you wouldn't even find in a yogi.
THERMAL THERAPY FOR IMMUNITY
A rectal heat probe allows the in the
rectum. It corrects prostate° and 113°temperature to rise to between 98 troubles and shrinks the prostate.
It eliminates hemorrhoids. The most important use for rectal therapy is that it
makes your body think you have a fever, even though the heat is only in the
rectum. So the body will fight the fever by generating new white cells in the
bone marrow. In this way, you can increase your white cell count overnight in
lowered immune systems. Many thermal units are being used to boost the immune systems
of people with serious illnesses such as cancer, AIDS and lowered immunity. We
use heat to generate new white cells in depleted immune systems, and we use
light on the blood stream to regenerate red cells, white cells, B and T-cells.
So the combination of light and heat has been very effective with critical
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reason why the UV light destroys the eyes. This occurs because your pupils
expand when you wear sunglasses, and the exposure can destroy your eyes even
quicker". - Meier Schneider
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