Visible light is like a multivitamin, consisting of many different frequencies ranging from approximately 400-700 nm. Selective malabsorption due to emotional trauma, wearing glasses or contact lenses, being indoors etc., can contribute to organ dysfunction, various subclinical maladies, and repression of unpleasant/traumatic memories. Just like prescribing specific nutrients- prescribing treatments with specific frequencies of light can help restore normal homeostasis in the body.
Color therapy, the use of full spectrum lighting, etc. has been the focus of research for many decades. Pioneers such as Dinshah (1), Babbitt (2), Spitler (3), and Ott (4) have brought many valuable findings to the field of light and health. Approximately 25 years ago, Jacob Liberman O.D., PhD. (5) started using specific frequencies of the visible light spectrum to successfully treat a wide diversity of symptoms.
Liberman feels that there are three factors that block biological receptivity or absorption of selective frequencies of visible light. The first is excessive time spent under artificial light. Artificial light being imbalanced compared to sunlight causes certain body sensors to lose part of their function according to Liberman. The second is excessive use of sunglasses or tinted glasses. The third, physical or emotional trauma, may cause certain sensors to close down such that even if people are exposed to certain frequencies of light, they may not fully absorb them.
Liberman hypothesized that stimulating the body (through the eyes) with the portion of the spectrum that is blocked will cause the “unstimulated sensor to awaken.” In his clinical experience he found that having people look at certain colors would evoke different emotional responses varying from depression to elation. He decided to treat (having the patient look at certain colors through an apparatus) with the colors that made people uncomfortable or exacerbated their symptoms. By doing this, peoples’ addictive behavior would change, often intensifying at first but then resolving. He also found that old unresolved emotional issues and memories would resurface and with further treatment resolve along with their physical symptoms (6).
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