A Word About “Frequency”
It gets confusing trying to figure out all this talk about “frequency”, and how the body or the skin is affected by particular frequencies. I have found the word “frequency” to be used two ways. One usage refers to the rate at which the light is pulsed —also referred to as Hz. or cycles per second. The second usage of the term “frequency” refers to a specific color, or more particularly, a specific location on the visible electromagnetic chart. Lets discuss color frequency first.
Visible Light is made up of electromagnetic waves, vibrations of electric and magnetic fields that travel through space. In contrast to slow-moving ocean waves, electromagnetic waves travel at the speed of light: 300 million meters per second, or 669.6 million miles per hour!
Corresponding Colors and Wavelengths
Every electromagnetic wave exhibits a unique frequency, and wavelength associated with that frequency. For instance, this picture represents an electromagnetic wave corresponding to the color red.
Its frequency is 428 570 GHz (pronounced gigahertz), which can also be stated as 428,570 billion cycles per second. So when you look at red light, your eye receives over four hundred trillion waves every second! Whew!
The wavelength of such light is but 700 nanometers long, which means that one wave spans 7 ten millionths of a meter.
All electromagnetic waves are classified according to their characteristic frequencies, into what is known as the Electromagnetic Spectrum.
A nanometer is a unit of spatial measurement that is 10-9 meter, or one billionth of a meter.
Visible Light deals with light energy of wavelengths that can cause visual sensation. The human visual range is typically from 380nm to 780nm. Wavelengths outside this range do very little in stimulating our eye, but do affect us by heat, X-rays, gamma rays, etc. Infrared light is heat. Our bodies emit infrared rays.
The light source we evolved with was the sun. Since the advent of the light bulb there have been a number of artificial light sources. The earliest consisted of a vacuum (a glass bulb) with an electrically stimulated filament (tungsten in our current household bulbs). The particular color (frequency) that the bulb emitted depended on the composition of the metal filament. Other types of bulbs consist of Nobel gasses in a glass vacuum bulb (xenon, neon etc). There is no filament, but an electrical current is applied to the bulb to stimulate the gasses to emit light. Color is a result of the addition of other gasses and elements in the bulb (such as in neon bulbs).
The bulb which emits the most “full-spectrum” white light is Xenon . It is considered “full-spectrum” because its light covers the widest area of the visible spectrum of light. (closer to the emissions of the sun than any other) A white LED is actually a blue LED and a phosphor. It works in a way similar to the fluorescent light bulb, where the blue light excites the phosphors to make a white glow.
LED’s. A light-emitting diode (LED) is a semiconductor device that emits visible light when an electric current passes through it. The light is not particularly bright. The output from an LED can range from red (at a wavelength of approximately 700 nanometers) to blue-violet (about 400 nanometers).
Infrared Light Some LEDs emit infrared (IR) energy (830 nanometers or longer); such a device is known as an infrared-emitting diode (IRED). Traditional tungsten filament “Heat-Lamps” used to relieve aches and pains were found in many households in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Infrared lamps and bulbs are still available for home use and available in hardware stores—often used in bathroom ceiling lights. Your eyes are very susceptible to high-intensity short-wave infrared radiation. Long-term exposure to infrared radiation can permanently damage the eyes.
Lasers. Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation; a device which amplifies light, then releases it in a coherent powerful beam. The term “coherent” refers to the very straight pathway that the light particles travel in. Only lasers are truly “monochromatic” – their light output occupies a very narrow band on the visible electromagnetic spectrum.
Monochromatic is a term that literally means “one color” and it is used very loosely. Laser light occupies a bandwidth of about 10 nanometers or less and is truly monochromatic. LED light occupies several tens of nanometers. LEDs have broad spectra and their light consists of many different wavelengths. The specific wavelength that is attributed to any one LED color (such as 480nm) is only it’s peak wavelength. Many people refer to LEDs as monochromatic when they are not truly monochromatic. However their bandwidth is narrower than full spectrum light.
Full spectrum lighting from the sun and bulbs such as xenon, spread light over a wider spectral band and each color produces a fingerprint or “barcode” of a variety of wavelengths.
Coherent vs. Incoherent: Only Lasers are coherent. Coherent means a narrow band of light of the same wavelength and phase. It is very intense.
LEDs, sunlight and all bulbs produce “incoherent “ light. The light they produce spreads out in all directions equally.
The term “frequency” indicates color to the eye. But the more specific nanometer bandwidth indication (which is also a specific color) is not what we perceive by the eye, It is what is read by a spectrometer (a device for studying radiant emissions and wavelengths). The spectrometer indicates the bandwidth, and wavelength formation pattern of a particular light emission.
A number of devices use LEDs with very specific wavelengths for specific applications including near infrared frequencies. The implication is that specific nanometer color ranges have certain biological interactions. The Aura-Glo uses 12 custom color filters. (a second optional set of 12 additional colors is also available) These particular color filters were developed by Roscolene to match the Fraunhofer spectral emission lines of elements that the body uses—such as hydrogen and oxygen. They are not narrow band emissions, but match the spectral barcodes of light that we evolved with. Ghadiali Dinshah researched these specific color frequencies for over 40 years, and they were used by medical practitioners in this country with incredible success. They are known as the “Dinshah Colors” and no other color frequencies have such a proven track record. No other system offers such a wide range of color choices – 24 individual color frequencies.
Full spectrum light produces a variety of peaks and valleys for any color, with a wide spectral band—which is the type of light that we evolved with. Particular minerals and elements on the surface of the earth and that our bodies are composed of reflect light in these patterns or barcodes—not narrow bandwidths. Most light can elicit a cellular response due to electron bombardment. However laser light, the most narrow of bandwidths must undergo the “Monte Carlo” effect (breaking up and scattering) to be utilized by the body. It has also been shown to desensitize acu-meridian points after prolonged use. The full spectrum light offered by the patented Aura-Glo is certainly the most natural and biologically acceptable to the human organism.
2-20 The Most Biologically Influential Pulse Range
Why use a device with approximately 2– 20 pulses of light per second? Because it reinforces the pulsed information from the earth’s electromagnetic atmosphere that we have evolved with. This is called the Schumann Resonance and is a result of approximately 200 lightning strikes per second around the planet which sets up a resonant pulse – which is approximate and ranges from 4-40, and averages about 7.8 Someone once said that it would be difficult to convince a deep sea fish that water actually existed. Well for us, the biggest changes that affect us are from our planet – which include the earth’s magnetic field, the atmosphere and its protective effects from solar and cosmic radiation and also solar output via storms, mass ejections, flares, etc. Once again research has shown that the reinforcing effects of pulse waves of 20 and below influence brain patterns, lymphatic flow, and even return people to normalcy after being in lead shielded underground bunkers for months at a time.
There are many devices that use a variety of high frequencies with claims that these frequencies alone have beneficial effects on the body. There are two primary sources for substantiating this information. One is Dr. Royal Rife who developed an electronic device which sent pulsed electrical signals to a plasma gas filled vacuum tube. The tube emitted light—a purple or pinkish pulsed glow depending on the gasses he used. (which was usually argon). He came up with a number of frequencies for destroying pathogens , and today his frequencies are passed around and used without discretion. These frequencies can also have a harmful effect on healthy tissue and healthy intestinal bacteria.
A very serious point that is not taken into account is that before Dr. Rife used any “frequency” he would run lab tests on tissue samples that would be taken from the individual’s cancerous tissue, etc. and actually see which frequency was appropriate to cause the outer cell walls to deteriorate. He never blasted frequencies at individuals without first looking into his very unique and powerful microscope to understand the effects of such frequencies. Also, the effectiveness of his device was not due to the electronic frequency, but the effects of the plasma gasses. This is why the Aura-Glo
uses a plasma gas (Xenon) with very low frequency. It is not harmful. The high frequencies that were used by Dr. Royal Rife were used to destroy pathogens, and another effect was to increase white cell production. So many devices claim that they are “Rife” devices, and they don’t even have a plasma bulb.
The second “frequency” influence comes from work done by Dr. Paul Nogier in Lyons, France in the 1970’s. Dr Nogier found that micro frequencies exist which correspond to the three types of embryological tissue. He developed a system for using these three frequencies on acupuncture meridians—especially in the ear. These systems are micro systems with micro sensitivities. They do not take into account dominant overriding influences. The forest could not be seen due to the trees, and the deep sea fish believes he is flying. The earth’s electromagnetic field is so huge that it and its influences are easily overlooked.
In the article: The Schumann Resonances and Human Psychobiology. by Richard and Iona Miller, Nexus Magazine, Volume 10, Number 3 (April-May 2003) (http://www.nexusmagazine.com/articles/schumann.html), the authors explain that our brain waves share and are attuned to certain frequencies of the Schumann’s resonances, the ELF signals that pulsate between the Earth’s crust and ionosphere.
Lewis B. Hainsworth, a researcher from Western Australia was one of the first researchers to note the relationship of brain waves to the Schumann resonance. The Schumann resonance is a huge ELF (extremely low frequency) electromagnetic field of signals existing between the surface of the earth and the ionosphere. 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.
Hainsworth found that human health is dependent upon the earth’s frequencies in which we evolved, and in fact our human DNA encodes patterns of information based on these frequencies. In addition, variations in these patterns can produce mild to disastrous health and behavioral changes. When the body receives signals that distort the naturally occurring resonant field a variety of stress-related conditions appear; such as mental disturbance, antisocial behavior, psychosomatic conditions and neurological disturbances. However when we are exposed to reinforcing and entraining frequency signals that match those of the Schumann Resonance, we increase health and relaxation which can be detected via EEGs and Heartrate Variability Monitors.
“Oscillators alter the environment in a periodic manner. Thus, standing waves in the body, whether during meditation/relaxation or not, can be driven by a larger signal. Progressively amplified wave-forms, created by resonance, result in large oscillations entraining other circuits in the body tuned to those frequencies. A hierarchy of frequencies thus couples our psychophysical selves to the harmonic frequency of the electrical charge of the Earth, which naturally pulses at the same frequencies. This is hardly a coincidence, as we are adaptive products of our environment.”
The brain waves that we are most familiar with are Delta (.5-4 Hz—deep sleep), Theta (4-8 Hz—drowsy/ dreaming) Alpha (8-12 Hz—relaxed), and Beta (12-25 Hz- active). These different rhythms are detectable by an EEG. and match perfectly with the signals of the Schumann resonances. “The brain is a massive source of ELF signals that get transmitted throughout the body through the nervous system, which is sensitive to magnetic fields.” These field signals are not constant but fluctuate (just like brain waves) due to solar events, geographical location, and lunar cycles.
The Aura-Glo Professional Photon Stimulator has a pulse rate which is adjustable between approximately 2– 20 Hz. It serves to mimic the Schumann resonances and entrains body rhythms to increase relaxation and health. Entrainment is the effect of the pulsed light influencing the body’s rhythms to oscillate at the same rate. These low frequencies are biologically reinforcing and health generating.
In another article: Effects of 6-10 Hz ELF on Brain Waves, by David S.
Walonick. (http://borderlands.com/archives/arch/elf.htm) the issue of entrainment is examined. Walonick found that we respond to external ELF signals differently. Some brains would “lock-on” to a frequency immediately while others would not register a change. He also found that the subjects brains locked on to 9-10 Hz signals more readily and maintained the lock-on for the entire length of signal transmission.
Walonick tried to find out if any of the subjects were able to consciously detect the presence of the ELF fields. Although one female subject could detect when they started and ended, no one was able to detect the presence of the magnetic field itself.
Some interesting findings:
It is worthy of noting that the brain prefers a gradual lowering of frequency rather than a sudden or abrupt change in frequency.
Psychics and “sensitives” were not predisposed to lock-on any more than anyone else.
The brain is sensitive to a wide range of intensities down to one half of a milliwatt.
Exposure to ELF’s does alter moods, but the effect is subtle. The subject may or may not notice a change, but outside observers and EMG monitors do.
The author found three beneficial uses for ELF entrainment: for relaxation, to eliminate jet lag, and to eliminate seizures in a dog.
“It is clear that brain waves do in fact lock on to artificially produced ELF’s in the 6-10 Hz range.”
“Even low intensity 60 Hz fields are capable of causing DNA damage and weakening the immune system. Cancer cells exposed to 60Hz electromagnetic fields for 24 hours show a sixfold increase in their growth rate.”
The danger of using any frequencies above 60 Hz is another reason why the Aura-Glo maintains commitment to ELF frequencies from 2– 20. These are approximate frequencies because as the AC wall current changes so does the power flow to the Auara-Glo. Then again, the Schumann resonances are never constant either.
In the article “Energy – Source of Life and Health” by Josef Plattner and Dr. Roland G Heber, M.D. (http://www.medec.com.au/index.php?id=45) on page 22 is a list of health benefits are listed associated with specific frequencies:
“According to the long-term experience of scientists and engineers, the frequencies listed below have proven beneficial in the treatment of the following problems:
1 – 2 Hz inflammation
1 – 3 Hz sleep disorders, heart problems
1 – 3 Hz these frequencies are relaxing and promote sleep
4 Hz sensitivity to weather changes, bronchitis
4 – 5 Hz migraine, sinusitis, nervousness, sciatica
4 – 7 Hz these frequencies are relaxing and calming
5 – 8 Hz blood pressure regulation
9 Hz fatigue, weakness
7 – 13 Hz these frequencies promote learning
8 – 10 Hz headache, weather sensitivity, arthritis, joint and rheumatic pains
8 – 10 Hz pains from scars and phantom limb pain, hay fever
10 – 12 Hz circulatory and vascular disorders, headaches, muscle tension
10 Hz low blood pressure, weak blood circulation, allergies, sprains
14 – 15 Hz fatigue, chronic tiredness, bronchial asthma
18 Hz rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, intervertebral disc problems
18 – 23 Hz degenerative diseases of the musculoskeletal system, osteoporosis
13 – 23 Hz these frequencies are vitalising and increase energy levels
The indications for the various frequencies were derived from clinical experience,
i.e. based on analysis of practical data collected over 30 years.”
I read the following just today: Magnetic Stimulation Alters Brain “just two minutes of magnetic stimulation can alter the brain for an hour, according to a University of College London (UCL) study in the Jan. 20 Issue of Neuron.” (Breaking Biology News, www.earthchangestv.com) The researchers used a magnetic coil held outside the brain to modify brain activity to treat a number of brain problems from depression, to brain damage, Parkinson’s disease and stroke.