ANS Normalization by the Application of Pulsed Light to the Iris
very underrated and often ignored aspect of physical and psychological healing
is the requirement of the body to be in the parasympathetic aspect of the
Autonomic Nervous System for deep healing to occur. Due to time constraints
and a misplaced focus by most healing modalities, the true yet inconspicuous
energetic pathway to health is overlooked.
New research shows that the human organism is a set of interconnected
communication networks based on light. Nevertheless,
how do we use that information for the benefit of our clients or ourselves?
Autonomic Nervous System and its relevance to our states of health and
spirituality is very often misunderstood. The ANS is usually described as a
system of nerves affecting organs which we have no conscious control over -
such as digestion and heart rate. These nerves have been mapped out in minute
detail. If there is energy in the nerve pathway (vagus nerve) to our internal
organs then the organs are stimulated. If there is a lack of nerve energy then
the internal organs are operating at a low level of function. This is what
separates the two aspects of the ANS - the Parasympathetic (energy flowing
down the vagus nerve - goes to all organs except the adrenal gland) and the
Sympathetic (Vagus nerve blocked and the energy rerouted away from internal
The ANS system is considered to be in balance when it is healthy. However, there are two types of health. The first type protects the internal functions of the body (Parasympathetic). The second protects us from hazards outside the body (Sympathetic). For the most part our bodies do a grand job of taking care of themselves internally. However, our consciousness fails miserably at being able to offer protection from the overt and covert attacks from outside the body. This includes environmental hazards as well as social, cultural, religious and economic hazards. The second type is by far the leading cause of illness today.
type of health - our body's ability to heal itself, relates directly to how
much energy it has to operate with, and that is directly related to the energy
flowing down the vagus nerve. That energy can also be limited through lack of
appropriate nutrition, and nerve compression. The second type of health - our
ability to protect ourselves by reacting to danger, can actually kill us by
robbing too much energy for too long from the vagus nerve and the core of our
The level of
sympathetic ANS activity that blocks energy flow to the vagus nerve should be
designated “Emergency Use Only”. Most
humans living in technological societies (80% tested in the US, using HRV
monitors) spend most of their time in the “Emergency Use Only” zone.
Although seemingly subtle to one’s awareness, the implications for
health dysfunctions are staggering. When
we are attempting to heal, we must first acknowledge that all healing of the
physical body is accomplished best by the normalization of the
parasympathetic, and this is accomplished by restoring appropriate energy to
the vagus nerve.
Here is a Star
Trek analogy that can help describe the situation. If Scotty has the power
supply reactors in the core of the ship working just fine, then there is
sufficient energy for the ship’s normal functions.
Same with you - you work best with your energy in your core (enteric
brain). That means your vagus nerve has plenty of energy flowing down it to
your core - your guts, your digestion, your internal organs.
After all, they are what make your “ship” operate.
Now lets say that the Klingons attack (fear and defense). Kirk (looking out of the eyes from inside the helm of your
brain) asks Spock to put a deflector shield up - this helps with the attacks,
but takes a bit of energy from the core.
The same with you - fear or a defensive issue takes the energy from
your internal core and diverts it to your blood vessels and muscles so your
ship can protect itself. Even if
you loose an outer part of your ship you are not completely disabled.
If the attack lasts a long time, or if the weapons hitting you are too
big, then your inner Scotty has got some real troubles.
He sends messages up to the Kirk in your brain that the reactors are
about to shut down. It must be very frustrating for Scotty - knowing the ship
can’t make it very much longer. Our consciousness becomes numbed by constant
bombardment, and we have no understanding of the seriousness of our situation
- or how we should escape.
a study by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas1,
damage to the parasympathetic nervous system may account for nearly half of
the typical symptoms associated with Gulf War Syndrome. These include
gallbladder disease, unrefreshing sleep, depression, joint pain, chronic
diarrhea, and sexual dysfunction. Using
spectral analysis, researchers found that parasympathetic brain function,
which usually peaks during sleep, barely changed in these veterans, although
they appeared to be sleeping.
have heard all this before - especially if you are a practitioner.
But what can you do for yourself or your clients?
“Be calm, meditate, take
time for yourself, don’t be stressed....”
is sometimes the only help we have to offer when it comes to addressing
imbalances of the ANS. The
central core of ANS problems has to do with the larger social, cultural,
religious, educational, and economic situations in which we find ourselves.
Yet we treat physical symptoms with adjustments in diet, and OTC
supplements. As Dr. Ryke Geerd
Hamer points out in his book Summary of
the New Medicine2, the important decisions we make are for the same reasons animals
that live in packs react. We
identify with our family, their beliefs and values, our peers, we need
security of place (home), security of food (money), we need to be attractive
and have sex partners, etc.... The list is a perfect match.
Even our place in society is described by the social order dictated by
the larger cultural institutions of the pack.
And these decisions and fears affect our health in exactly the same
health crisis however, is related to an overabundance of shock and fears
associated with the overwhelming demands that modernization and technology
have led us willingly to accept in our lives. Old world values and the belief
that hard work is necessary to succeed, are still going strong, but are slowly
eroding to a new consideration of what success is. The values that dominated
the development of America - and which were forced on most other cultures,
dictated that we need more to be happy - more money, a bigger house, bigger
and more. Yet we did not see the health problems coming. They crept up on us
as we spent more of our day in sympathetic - continually struggling, feeling
like we have less than we should, fearful and insufficient.
What choices did we have? We
couldn’t move to some primitive island and live without our tribe or pack.
We surrender to the institutions and what they tell us reality is - the
schools, the churches, the corporations....
now, for some, more related to free time than the accumulation of money or
of the real problems of existing in Sympathetic is that you cannot experience
deep satisfaction or joy. Deep
peace and joy are a direct result of parasympathetic enervation of the vagus
nerve, solar plexus, and the enteric brain. This is where the physical meets
the spiritual. No matter
how much stuff, academic degrees, social class, or money you have accumulated
- it is impossible to experience the bliss of having it unless you get into
parasympathetic. But that is not
possible unless you can give up caring about everything you are concerned
about. People with nothing are just as bad off if they are wishing and hoping
and wanting things they will have to struggle to get. It is our
concern, caring, our relationship to things, and attachment to our situations
that give the Autonomic Nervous System the power to react with fear.
I have heard many people
say that they should be a lot happier than they are because they have achieved
so much or have so many things. Some types of fear are generally not felt
unless a part of what we are attached to is lost. We feel we have lost part of
our self. We have surrendered the full control of our self and handed it to
our beliefs, values, and our stuff. I agree that some things are worth getting
sick over, but it is always better if the choices are clear and the
This is the
real picture of contemporary ANS problems.
A balanced ANS is a result of balanced choices.
People don’t know they are making choices about their health when
they simply do what everyone else is doing - but in fact they are. The true
path to parasympathetic normalcy is to let go, truly let go of the control of
anything that would have an influence on us - at the deepest levels - and
trust. However, this is usually beyond our conscious ability. When there are
spontaneous remissions from chronic illnesses - the mediating factor is
usually the kind of complete surrender and letting go that I am speaking of.
Weather the source is a deity, religion, or complete hopelessness and
trusting in something bigger than ourselves - like a child in its mother’s
arms - the effect is the same. There is a return of energy to the vagus nerve /
parasympathetic and the healing begins.
that most people are not going to make choices that require, moving away from
their culture or letting go of beliefs, values and attachments, we must find
non-invasive ways to help energy return to
the vagus nerve. True healing is often achieved simply by returning
energy to the vagus pathway enabling the body to heal itself.
Energy returning to the organs can restore normal function, and normal
function is the body healing itself. It is our sympathetic blockages that
inhibit and rob the energy from the organs that are required for healing.
If we go to sleep in sympathetic, our organs do not do what they should
be doing - such as recoating our intestines with mucosa, replenishing liver
enzymes, or re-alkalinizing our blood, etc. When a lizard is attacked it can
loose its tail as part of its life-saving ability.
This is a sympathetic response. When we are attacked or shocked we can
loose parts of our self as a protective aspect of the sympathetic nervous
system. Small areas - along our
connective tissue matrix or meridians become sequestered, blocked off, and
inhibit proper and normal energy flow. This happens without our conscious
knowing, but affects the health of the organism. We are less than we could be,
but at least we’re not dead.
blockages may be addressed in two ways. One
way is via the consciousness by using a therapy such as Emotional Freedom
second way is by the application of an external stimulus to physical pathways
- as with the use of an acupuncture needle, electronic or electric
stimuli, or visible spectrum light. The
rest of this discussion will focus on the application of natural light to
specific body pathways that I have found to consistently move a client into
the parasympathetic. Once in parasympathetic, it is up to the body to do the
healing. This process helps to
remove sympathetic blockages, and reestablish energy to the vagus nerve.
It does not address the healing of diseases directly.
It is important to note that there are different degrees to which to
body moves into the parasympathetic. It
is not an all-or-nothing response. However
it is our foundational beliefs and values that keep it from moving into
parasympathetic completely. Genetic
influences also play a part in how much fear or resistance affects the ANS.
Additionally, healing can also cause pain.
This is a very overlooked fact when we are attempting to diagnose.
The application of
pulsed and colored visible spectrum light, by means of a small diameter optic
fiber - to the iris and pupillary
border of the eye, and to master acupoints on the ear have consistently
demonstrated movement away from the sympathetic and toward the
application of light to the eye to affect the autonomic nervous system is not
new. In the 17th century, a French psychologist, Pierre Janet used flickering
lights to reduce hysteria in hospital patients.
In 1876 Augustus Pleasanton used blue light to stimulate the glandular
system. In the same year, Seth Pancoast used red light to stimulate the
nervous system. In 1941 Dr. Harry Riley Spitler formulated “The Syntonic
Principle” which states that light by way of the eyes balances the ANS. In 1980 Dr. Thomas Budzynski used phototherapy to accelerate
learning, and in 1991 Dr. Harrah Conforth applied color and light to help
synchronize the brain. In the same year Dr. Robert Cosgrove used colored light
for sedation during and immediately following surgery.4
people, the application of visible light for health benefits still sounds
ridiculous - in light of the fact that contemporary remedies are either
ingested or require surgery. The use of light sounds naive and simple. However those who have conducted research or have been helped
by the application of light, have no doubts.
Phototherapy research in the past was usually focused on specific
diseases that affected large groups of people such as psoriasis - not as a
means to normalize the Autonomic Nervous System. Niels Finsen, the father of modern phototherapy and Nobel
Prize winner in 1903, discovered that natural sunlight and UV light from a
carbon arc lamp were beneficial for cutaneous tuberculosis5.
Contemporary institutions from around the world such as The
International Institute of Biophysics, the Applied Molecular Photomedicine
Laboratory, the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, and the Forsythe Institute
have provided sound scientific evidence for the reasons behind the
effectiveness of light as a healing modality. In fact, the information they
have unraveled is light years ahead of the popular scientific models presented
in medical textbooks today.
We take the
sun for granted. We shouldn’t -
it is the source of life. Without
the sun and the turning of the earth, everything would be baked or frozen. The
symbol for chi [represents the earth turning, night and day, and
the sun and the moon. The basis
of meridians is the flow of electrons from the sun to the earth during the
day, and the flow of these
electrons out into space of those particles at night.
This "in and out" electron
flow is the source of all
life. Living organisms have
developed elegant systems to store the daylight photons. Water storage and
food storage systems are coupled with
photon storage systems to insure the ability of the organism to move about and
survive in harsh environments6.
A new model
of living systems and how they heal has evolved from the last ten years of
research as a result of newly developed equipment which is able to sense very
tiny electromagnetic emissions - even as small as a single photon.
We can compare these new models to
entertainment, travel, and even health and insurance systems that
depend on light signals traveling through optic fiber. Just as these
organizations are dependent upon light communication so is the internal health
of your body. The speed of the information exchange appropriately explains the
gaps in prior chemical or mechanical healing theories.
organisms emit light and light is recycled within the organism from light
entering the traditional acupuncture meridians and the eyes7.
It was also discovered that the
crystalline connective tissue and bone structures emit light, similar to the
lighting mechanism on a gas stove - the result of compressing a crystal.
Our bodies create light every time we move and stretch. The process of continuous discovery led to the understanding
that we are liquid crystals8, and these crystals have the ability
to open or close themselves to particular packets of light information. This
is called "cellular vision". We
know that healing is done by the body, and specifically the cells.
We now know where the
specific directions come from that tell cells where to go, what to change into
and what specific enzymes to produce etc....
The directions are encoded in the interference patterns of light.
Even going further, our DNA can be considered as a liquid crystal
gel-like state that acts on incoming light9.
Although new understandings and models are emerging,
present medical models and the huge economic systems that keep them in
place are highly resistant to change.
The Age of Light
How much you
accept that we are in "The
Age of Light" depends
on your age, employment, and interests. If
you are over sixty you may still feel you are in the mechanical age.
If you are over fifty, you might believe you are in the electronic age
(still having trouble with the VCR programming). Younger people are the ones
that understand that the important functions
our world depend on light and its many aspects. You would find it hard to name
something that does not use light as part of its function or production.
Most manufacturing processes use light, and so does astronomy,
communication, entertainment, commercial and residential lighting, medical diagnosis; there
are even tooth brushes that use blue light to kill oral bacteria - better than
engineers are needed as much now as computer programmers were in the 1970's.
In the 1960's some alternative people saw the
"Dawning of the Age of Aquarius" as the coming age of light.
But it was a separated spiritual world full of pastels and rainbows,
not the hard edged world we find ourselves in today - where, in fact, the
function of light rules everything.
logical questions that naturally arise about Iris Phototherapy that can only
be answered by addressing the true nature of the therapeutic tool we are using
- light. Although light
dominates our world, there have been many misconceptions about how it acts in
the body and confusion about the role of color.
I will briefly touch upon the basic parameters of light therapy as I
have found, researched and experienced them.
does not register all of the photons that enter the eye
as vision. It takes about 600 photons arriving every second for the
brain to register a signal. That
is a much greater number of photons than the cells of the body require to
elicit dynamic reactions. The
eyes needed to adapt to a wide range of intensities whereas the rest of the
body was encased in a protective covering (skin) which limited the light that
entered the body, insuring photonic
storage and recycling. Operating within the boundaries of the skin - miserly
cellular biophotonic operations developed - utilizing from a few photons per
day to several photons per second11.
In fact, once photons are used for a particular reaction, they do not
dissipate or decay, but are ready to be used for the next reaction process.
not like little snowballs. They
have no mass and very little energy. That
is why it takes so many photons to initiate the visual movies on the screen of
our brain. In addition the eye is
very inefficient. It looses about
ninety percent of the photons that enter the pupil.
Out of the 600 photons that enter only 60 actually make good contact with
the receptors11. The
rest are not able to be sensed by the receptors on the retina because they are
absorbed, reflected, or fall between the rods.
Knowing that cellular sensitivity is greater than retinal sensitivity,
we can consider the possibility that vision is probably not the only function
of our eyes which uses light.
The ultra weak photon emissions inside
the body are called biophotons. Cells are both emitters and receivers. Biophotons operate in a slightly broader electromagnetic
spectrum (260-800nm) than the visual spectrum - 480-750nm). Fritz-Albert Popp
and his team of researchers found biophotons to act as activation energies that
provide the stimulus for the millions of reactions per second required for
physical processes and healing. They posit that bioiphotons may be responsible
for the total regulation of the biochemistry of the body12.
Heat photons (far infrared - 900nm) do not provide the most suitable
energy for cellular
communication. Li and Popp13
claim that "exciplexes", excited complexes are formed by all base
pairs of DNA. These complexes form strong photon traps, and it is these traps
that are the source of the living communication system.
It is through the recognition of this communication channel that we
have a new understanding of health and disease. The basis of how living
systems operate can now be surmised without
encountering the roadblocks set up by the current neurological and chemical
paradigms. These visible spectrum photon communication systems exist in
all living organisms.
We know that
plants utilize light as nourishment directly from the sun. Plants are stable and can orient
their leaves towards the sun with very little movement.
organisms needed to have greater recycling and storage of
sunlight. I believe that this is accomplished neatly by the meridian
connective tissue matrix. Research
at the Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine In Russia, found that
light scatters at the surface of the skin, but can also travel beneath
the skin7. The researchers found that the areas inside the body
where light traveled the furthest, happen to coincide with the acupuncture
meridians, leading to the conclusion that meridians are light conducting
pathways, taking in light at the surface of the skin and conducting it along
the meridians to nourish the organs of the body. The flow of electrons in from
the sun during the day, and out to the atmosphere at night was captured by
living systems in the form of meridians which then enabled the development of
the internal organs. These meridians are the original nutritional supply route
of light from the sun which nourishes and maintains the internal organs. The
Autonomic Nervous System is the energetic regulator - taking energy from the
internal organs and routing it to the outer protective shell in emergencies.
development of low level lasers and Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) enabled
acupoints to be treated at the surface of the skin since the light sources
were smaller than anything in use earlier.
When I developed the Photon Stimulator in the early 1990's, it was for
use on the iris of the eye. My
interest in the science of Iridology while living in France led me to the
research of French neurologist Dr Paul Nogier14 who was attempting to affect the ANS by shinning pulsed light
on the Autonomic Nerve Wreath in the iris. Upon returning to the US,
I coupled a length of narrow diameter optic fiber with a strobe light
quite effectively - allowing for safe and focused application. The small
amount of colored light being emitted at the end of the optic fiber was well
within retinal safety standards. However health
benefits from iris treatment at
that time were very erratic and unpredictable.
I started testing it on ear and body acupoints with very impressive
results. The optic fiber made
application ideal. The strobe had an adjustable pulse rate and used a xenon
bulb which produced white light as close to the sun's visible spectrum as
possible. Xenon is ideal because
it is "incoherent" unlike lasers which are "coherent".
Coherency refers to the photons all traveling in the same direction.
Biological systems only absorb incoherent light.
When laser light hits the
skin there is a "Monte Carlo Effect"5
which means that the organism has to break down the coherent photonic
flow before it can use it. Color
was introduced by the placement of color gel slides between the light and the
optic fiber lens. A US patent for
the Photon Stimulator was granted in 1998
The Development of Iris
treatment of the iris only after my understanding changed about what was
actually being affected by the use of light, using the Vascular
Autonomic Signal as a monitoring system,
and developing color application principles.
My continued study led me to the understanding that the meridian system
is partly a parasympathetic communication pathway,
which is limited to treatment if the body is in sympathetic. This makes
sense since the meridians are pathways to the organs,
and neurologically the parasympathetic is the energetic pathway to the
organs. Nogier found that it was important to move one into the
parasympathetic before attempting meridian therapy. Nogier also understood the
importance of embryologic tissue14.
Parasympathetic embryological tissue is in three places on the body:
the navel, the concha of the ear, and the pupillary border.
We had already been using light on the micro acupoint system in the ear
with great results. By treating
the master ear points Zero, and Shenmen we could change the parameters of the
ANS quite easily. Simply by treating those two ear points bilaterally - using
colors in the blue range, many
symptoms would be relieved. We
found this also to be true with treatment in the navel.
Even immediately after surgery, pain was reduced by at lest 50%.
Now this is all anecdotal but the cases are in the thousands by
individuals and practitioners throughout the world. From over ten years of
involvement with light treatment, I have learned that the reestablishment of
energy to the parasympathetic pathways should be foundational to the
science of healing - and be utilized prior to the treatment of any disease.
I was fairly
confident that by treating the pupillary border - since it was
parasympathetically innervated - positive outcome might be achieved.
Once again I approached the iris as a treatment pathway.
Using only colors in the blue to violet range and with very short
treatment times of less than
thirty seconds in each eye. Better than expected results followed.
I was becoming convinced that many aspects of healing could occur just
by moving into the parasympathetic. The symptomatic relief was so widespread
that I found it difficult to address in any other way.
Monitoring the Vascular
Autonomic Signal (VAS)
In the book
by R.J. Bourdiol14,
Nogier's techniques for monitoring
the Vascular Autonomic Signal are discussed.
The VAS is based on the fact that blood vessels are muscles, and those
muscles are controlled by the ANS. Thus when there is a ANS reaction to a
stimulus, it may be sensed at the radial artery by placing the thumb or
fingers at the wrist - just as the pulse is taken to measure heart rate, but
we are not counting beats per minute. We
are looking for changes that we can attribute to a change in the tightness of
the vessel wall. When in
Sympathetic the muscles are tight, and the vessel sensation is rather distant,
tight, thin, weak - all of these
words fit. When it changes to
Parasympathetic, the vessel muscle relaxes
and becomes stronger, fuller, broader, bigger.
There are a variety of reactions but we basically aim for a smooth and
constant parasympathetic vessel sensation which will continue to hold
after the light is removed.
I attended a
lecture by Dr. Pierre Fragnay and saw that he had coupled the
monitoring of the VAS while he treated the iris with light 15.
This technique gives you an immediate feedback loop as to what
reactions are affecting the ANS as you move the light around the pupillary
border or iris. The VAS reactions were generally consistent when we used blue
- violet light. There was considerable relaxation in the vessel walls, (movement
into parasympathetic) and reports of
relaxation, increased digestion, sensations
of a "veil" lifting, deeper breathing, etc.
A variety of sensations would be felt at locations where there were
prior symptoms. In the days following these simple treatments, the reports
were often unbelievable - from deep internal states of peace to
remission of illness. I
believe individuals who did not have a parasympathetic reaction that would
hold after 10 minutes of treatment may have had
chronic conditions that require more sessions, and other forms of
Application of Light
Using a Small Diameter Optic Fiber
Spitler,MD founder of Syntonic Optometry (1940's), found that light
could affect the Autonomic Nervous System by the relaxing or
stimulating the optic nerve. Treatment involved looking into a special colored lamp 16.
John Downing,O.D.,Ph.D. developed the "Downing Technique"
which involves light
hitting the retina, and sending photocurrents to the cerebral cortex, the
limbic system and the brain stem. He
found that people with a" photocurrent deficit"
have a wide range of illnesses including depression, poor coordination, learning disabilities etc.
The use of pulsed and colored light as a psychotherapeutic tool was
developed by Dr Steven Vazquez in the 1990's.
It is called Emotional
Transformation Therapy (EET) 17.
looks at flashing colors while the therapist facilitates emotional
transformation. Dr Dietrich
Klinghardt, M.D. popularized
visual color therapies and use of the Photon Wave color device in Europe with
his book Textbook of Psycho Kinesiology - a new approach in psychosomatic 18.
color therapies above require a
light device for the client too look at, or the use of colored glasses.
The devices involve a client gazing at a colored circle of light about
one inch in diameter, and about sixteen inches away from the eyes through a
black tube which keeps out surrounding ambient light.
The use of optic fiber is a new
and different tool because it does not necessarily involve the optic nerve,
retina, the act of focusing, or the secondary
cognitive processes relating to emotion.
The 1mm diameter optic
fiber allows for a lot less light, and it can
be guided easily to specific
areas of the iris / pupillary border - depending on how close to the surface
the optic fiber is safely held. The light that comes out of the optic fiber is
incoherent, it spreads in every
direction. Because of this it is difficult to keep a small amount
from reaching the retina,
but the retinal and optic nerve reactions are kept to a minimum.
Types of Light
When we were
young we might have thought that light was simply light - it was there or if
not there was darkness. We have
since learned that there are different types of light and many sources of
light besides the sun, stars, and fire. Light particles emitted by lasers are
"coherent" they all
travel like bullets out of a machine gun
in the same direction. Light from all other sources is
"incoherent". The light
particles are free and independent and spread out like a flock of fleeing
birds in all directions - even around corners.
Our bodies evolved with sunlight - incoherent light, not laser light.
(Low Level Laser therapy) We should know by now that even low level
laser light can damage the retina and is to be avoided.
In fact when coherent laser light enters the body via the skin, the
cells break it down into incoherent light 5.
There has even been evidence that meridian acupoints shrink where laser
light has been used over a period of time19.
Types of Bulbs
My work has
led me to believe that if our bodies developed on a planet that has specific
surface elements, sunlight, and a
electromagnetic shroud - that corresponding
therapies should mimic these evolutionary elements.
We would want to use a light source that shines
like the output of the
sun, but safe. The term "full spectrum"
refers to the full range
of visual light frequencies - about 350 - 800 nanometers.
There is no official definition
of full-spectrum other than a good simulation of the type of light you would
experience outside on a sunny day. Thus companies can market whatever they
want to as full spectrum bulbs. But
what I will refer to as full-spectrum relates to spectrographic analysis.
There will be an even and equal distribution curve of all of the color
frequencies. A vacuum tube filled
with Xenon gas and electronically stimulated does the job the best.
- incandescent, fluorescent, halogen etc.. are filled with gas or filaments that combust when electrified.
That is why bulbs all have a limited life span - whatever is combusting
"burns out". The
nature of light from these different combustible sources may carry with it as
it travels, the homeopathic nature of tungsten (filament bulbs)
or mercury (fluorescent bulbs) which may be harmful etc... 6.
Xenon was 3% of the atmosphere in time past and is an inert noble gas.
(if you break a fluorescent bulb - do not
breathe the mercury fumes and ventilate the area).
Emitting Diodes (LED's) are semiconductor devices and were first developed in
1962. They produce light as a result of "electroluminescence", and
the color they emit depends on the chemical composition of the
semiconducting material. LED's
can have a narrow spectrographic bandwidth
(occupying about 20
nanometers on the scale between
350-775 visible range bandwidth, or a broader bandwidth.
Lasers have the narrowest bandwidth.
Broadband vs. Narrowband
colors we evolved with were broad band - not narrow band. It would make sense
that research provides evidence that broadband light has not just been
adapted by the organism, but that
the organism is dependent upon it. "When
the spectrum of biopphotons is examined, it was found that the light is always
in a broad band of frequencies....emitted light retains its broad spectral
distribution when organisms are stimulated with monochromatic light or light
of limited spectral
Wan Ho. 20. Broadband
light is better to accommodate the wavelength shifts in the body.
Many acupuncturists were
influenced by low level laser devices, because it was believed that the
physiological responses were attributable to the unique narrow band of the
laser. However, Russian laser
researcher Tiina Karu concluded that this was not true and that there was no
research to back it up.21
Dr. Brian McLaren comments about the inability of the body to utilize
laser light his article Photonic
Acupuncture “It must be
clearly stated that biological specimens only absorb non-coherent light and
the coherence of a laser light is lost after the first millimeter of epidermis
22. In fact, the
narrower the band, the less ability light has of interacting with DNA
synthesis - which is an indicator of cellular stimulation by light. Tiina Karu
21 found that DNA synthesis can be observed in a broad range of
frequencies from 320nm to 820nm.
Pulsed Light Does Make a
There are a
number of reasons to use a light that is pulsed.
Within the cellular matrix are a variety of light emitting sources.
A pulsed light allows cells to differentiate between the intended
therapeutic source and ambient light emissions, improves
angular resolution, and improves the signal-to-noise ratio within the
organism 23. In
addition, the "frequency" of
the light pulse can have a reinforcing effect
on the organism as a result of resonant
harmonization. The most
beneficial effect is from the
electromagnetic pulse that we are continuously immersed in. It
is the wave pattern between the surface of the earth and the ionosphere which
is initiated and maintained by lightning strikes around the earth. It
ranges between 4 and 40 pulses per second - the average being 7.8.
It is an ELF (extremely low frequency) electromagnetic field called
the Schumann Resonance. It was obvious to researchers as early as 1977 that
brain-wave rhythms, and human health and well-being were intimately related to
the pulsations of the earth's electromagnetic shield.
Photon Stimulators have adjustable pulse rates.
More is Not Better
It seems to
be logical that if something works more of it would work better and faster.
This is not the case with the application of light to the iris or the body.
The light processes used by the body are active - not passive. The body
does not act like a light sponge and take light in by absorption.
Photons are squeezed and sucked between molecular base pairs of the
DNA, like a vacuum cleaner going after its prey.
“This could also explain why biophoton emission is limited to weak
intensities, since only a few photons in the field allow the perfect
application of non-classical light for communication. 24”
light can also produce bio-inhibition 25.
I call this the body’s “squinting” response. The cellular matrix turns off its “photon sucking”
mechanisms and no further effects are experienced. Bright light is also the
reason the body produces the melanin pigments to inhibit exposure to bright
light over longer periods of time.
the field of color therapy were quite handicapped without the photon sensing
tools that are available today. Their
theories were based on positive empirical outcomes without a true
understanding of how light interacts in the body.
As a result there was a lack of consistency in their color remedies.
Johann von Goethe published the Theory
of Colors (1810)26 and
found that colors influenced the mind and altered physical states. This is
what really started scientists, medical doctors and psychologists
experimenting with color. However, mixing Newton’s newly discovered physics of color
with the metaphysics and psychophysics of Edwin Babbit’s Principles of Light and Color (1878)27 soon
led to public confusion and distrust.
The points of discussion became intermingled with belief and religion.
At the same time information was being influenced by psychics, and
ancient Indian texts. Much of it was very contradictory.
those who assumed the title of “chromo-therapist”
believed that color alone could cure everything.
This was the case with Dinshah Ghadiali, who invented the Spectro-Chrome
light tonation system in 192028.
So much of what Dinshah and earlier light researchers found was true -
that light certainly can affect the body in beneficial ways.
But they were not truly aware of the mechanisms involved - the meridian
system, ANS systems, and that the body is a liquid crystal.
Light therapists today accept color therapy as an adjunct tool that is
most beneficial when used and applied appropriately along with other
therapies. There is still
controversy as to how to apply color to the body, but very few practitioners
or color therapy systems have incorporated the new discoveries mentioned in
this article. And as with most
medical discoveries, we only hear about those that can be patented and have a
profit potential. This is true
even in the world of color therapies as demonstrated by expensive laser and
infrared devices and treatments.
researchers of the past developed application models based on metaphysical or
philosophical theories while others chose to work with the physical science of
light waves by the use of a spectrometer - a device which measures the wave
length of each color. Dinshah
Ghadiali used very specific color frequencies which were to be “tonated”
on particular parts of the body for a period of time as explained in his Spectro-Chrome Metry Encyclopedia 28.
I agree with his conclusion that the body would respond best to the
most familiar (and evolutionary) light signals.
When an element is burned it emits a particular set of spectral lines.
Dinshah matched the Fraunhofer emission lines29 of the elements
that the body uses such as oxygen, hydrogen, calcium, magnesium etc. using
combinations of five glass color filters to produce a set of 12 basic
therapeutic colors. I have chosen
to use these same color frequencies, but spectrally matched by the Roscolene
company in a polyacrylate gel sheets - making them much lighter and easier to
use than glass.
“recognized” that the best conditions for improving health in general are
those that mimic air, food, light, color and electromagnetic fields that were
present during the evolutionary development of the human system.
Those past conditions now act as strong reinforces of health since we
have now ventured quite far from those parameters. My color application choices (for ear meridians, body
meridians and the surface of the skin) are taken directly from our ambient
world. Blue - violet was the most
dominant color that produces the strongest normalization of the ANS when it is
unbalanced. Blue - Violet are the
dominant colors experienced on this planet.
A variety of green shades existed in parts of the planet and not at all
locations. Pure greens are strong
and reinforce when the ANS is already balanced.
Browns, siennas and ochres make up most of the land mass colors and are
not pure colors but are diluted whereas pure reds, orange and yellows exist
only in the plant world and in small amounts.
Most of the reds we experience are in the sky and are mixed in
different degrees with blue to produce purple, violet, indigo etc....
Of course there are mixes of blue and green such as in turquoise water,
and the lemon color in fruit and some leaves.
I understand color in terms of how it appears in nature, and how
abundant it was in nature as we evolved. I believe this evolutionary approach
explains why colors have the effects they do.
studies using chickens exposed to blue or red light from birth to 35 days
demonstrated that there were abnormalities in both situations30.
Plant studies have also demonstrated higher yield and increased flavor
by the use of colored plastic sheeting31.
It was also found that plant aphids could be attracted or repelled by
the use of color 32. There
are no longer doubts that color affects organisms in strong and potent ways
but clinical effectiveness is still elusive for lack of funding and clinical
trails. However using light to restore a healthy Autonomic Nervous
System can be consistently demonstrated using Heartrate Variability Monitors
and other energy feedback systems. Effective
treatment with light does not involve the use of complex color theories, which
attempt to cure diseases or health conditions with specific colors.
With our new understandings, we can supply light and color to the body
where it is most effective, using the most beneficial forms of light and
color, and in ways that assist the body’s own healing mechanisms.
Light picks up where ordinary communication of the body fails.
“Empirical” research once had value in the scientific community before
double-blind studies became a corporate tool of exclusion. There can be much
to learn from “anecdotal” evidence.
normalization with Iris Phototherapy is good to use alone or prior to any
other treatment. It helps put the
client at rest, increases a sense of trust, allows for better response to
other treatments, decreases recovery time,
and can often by itself facilitate the desired healing.
Treatments themselves are relatively short.
The client and practitioner face each other while seated, and the
Vascular Autonomic Signal is taken at the wrist pulse.
Then the light tip is held approximately one half inch away from the
surface of either eye. The light
is moved slowly around the pupillary border using only shades of blue or
violet. Changes will be noticed in the VAS. The light can be moved away slightly and returned to specific
parts of the pupillary border to see if the response is repeated.
This should be continued around the pupillary borders of both eyes
looking for the broad relaxed VAS, and working until it can hold in both eyes
without the light being applied. This
takes some practice to first get comfortable taking the VAS and then to be
able to notice changes. Not
everyone will normalize with just one treatment, but improvement is usually
experienced in most. Clients will sometimes have sensations - energetic,
tingling, fullness, relief etc in different parts of their body.
I have come to believe that the areas where they have sensations are
areas that have been accustomed to energetic restriction, and that when energy
is restored an effect is felt. The
total time required for the VAS photostimulatory reactions to be experienced
after treatment of both eyes could be anywhere from five minutes to fifteen
This form of
light application might be experienced by the organism as “wake up” signal
that stimulates the immune system.
There are no special indications or requirements.
It is safe and most likely beneficial to everyone - especially in the
ways we currently live, eat, and don’t sleep.
It can be applied alone or used as an adjunct treatment to alternative
or orthodox therapies. We know
that the body heals itself. Some
therapies have no effect but still allow healing, some promote healing, and
some inhibit healing altogether. Iris
phototherapy is a safe and non-invasive holistic modality that deserves
consideration - especially now.
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