Color/Light and Facial Rejuvenation
by Darren Starwynn, O.M.D., Dipl. Ac.
Lighting Up The Body
have been used to energize and rebalance the body's energy systems
since ancient times. In ancient Egyptian and Greek temples,
huge prisms were reputedly used to refract sunlight into therapeutic
colors. You have probably already heard about modern applications
of light therapies for such conditions as S.A.D. (seasonal affective
disorder), jet lag and depression.
Yet the uses
of light as medicine goes way beyond this. Light is such
a powerful healing modality because it is the medium all living things use to function and communicate
with each other. By looking into the
sub-atomic particles that make up all matter, physicists have
indeed confirmed that light is
such as G. Lakhovsky and F.A. Popp have demonstrated how living
things communicate through interplay of electro-magnetic fields.
Popp coined the term "biophotons" to describe the energy
communication between organisms, and how these regulate physiologic
functions including growth, maturation, cell differentiation,
enzymatic activity and the immune system.
informational principle, James Oschman, PhD states in his article, 'Exploring the Biology of Phototherapy': "...
the immediate effect of light is on the communications pathways.
Specifically, it is proposed that light stimulates the flow
of solitons, which are waves of energy and information that travel
rapidly through the protein fabric of the body. The flow
of solitons opens gates and switches and organizes dynamic living
matrix pathways. Cells can then 'whisper' to each other using
their own languages. These whisperings orchestrate the repair
of traumas of all kinds."
Light is also
what flows through our meridian
system. In a striking experiment, a
group of researchers led by Professor Kaznachejew in
Novosibirsk, Russia focused a beam of light on various areas of
skin to determine how the body reacts to light radiation. Using
a photomultiplier device, they discovered light emanating from
distant, unradiated points. After studying this phenomenon
further, they found that light beamed into certain acupuncture
points will propagate through known meridian pathways, but that
this phenomenon does not occur between areas not connected by
meridians. It appears that the
meridian system acts in the same way as fiber-optic communication
systems. It is likely that the
physical substrate for
this system is also the body's fascial
light energy and subtle electrical energy appear to be transported
throughout the body via chains
of protein molecules. Based on available
evidence, it appears that electrical
currents work more on a physiologic level,
while light currents work more
on an informational level. These two
forms of energy stimulation may be administered together, and
can enhance each other's effects. This
combination of technologies is the heart of the VBT™ system.
therapeutic effects of each color of light have been rigorously
documented by researchers such as Dinshah Ghadialic and Peter Mandel. Mandel's Colorpuncture system borrows many
diagnostic and treatment principles from acupuncture, including
meridian theory and 'as above, so below' cosmology.
the word 'information' to describe the input of light on the body.
In his view, external trauma, toxicity and psychological
stresses of the past and present create incoherent information
in our bodies. Giving appropriate
colored light stimulation is a way to introduce pure information
to restore coherence.
orange colored light brings the information of activation, joy
and release of new ideas to meridians and body areas it is applied
to, as well as possessing many specific medical benefits for relieving
spasm and congestion, aiding calcium metabolism and stimulating
milk production after childbirth.
The light spectrum moves from the most warming and activating
colors - infrared and red - to the most cool and relaxing colors
- violet and ultra-violet. Green is the fulcrum or balance
point of the spectrum, and so is extensively used for balancing
brain and body function and detoxification. In the works
of both Mandel and Dinshah, opposite, or complementary, colors
are often used together to balance body energetics.
The most commonly
used color pairs are orange-blue, red-green and yellow-violet.
The yang and yin pairing would be as follows:
| Yang Color (warming,tonifying)
|| Yin Color (cooling, sedating)