"We know today that man is essentially a being of light. And the modern science of photobiology ... is presently proving this. In terms of healing ... the implications are immense. We now know, for example, that ... light can initiate, or arrest, cascade-like reactions in the cells, and that genetic cellular damage can be virtually repaired, within hours, by faint beams of light. We are still on the threshold of fully understanding the complex relationship between light and life, but we can now say, emphatically that the function of our entire metabolism is dependent on light."
- Dr. Fritz Albert Popp, Biophysicist
Colorpuncture is a system of stimulating acupuncture (and other) points with a highly focused light to cause a biological response.
It is a gentle, safe and effective modality, that has been developed over the last 40 years by renowned German Naturopath, Peter Mandel.
At Back In Harmony we use this modality for:
Situation where chronic illness is causing pain
Immune and lymphatic disturbances (recurrent infections, auto-immune problems)
Hormonal and menopausal symptoms
Toxic situations (infection, some types of arthritis, polymyalgia, insect bights)
Situations where emotional blocks are preventing recovery.
Seemingly stuck situations, where there is a sense of hopelessness.
How Light Heals
To many people it seems a bit mysterious that light can be an effective treatment modality, yet not only is it effective but it yields results in many areas where other methods have little impact.
To understand why this is we must explain a little basic history and science.In 1970 biophysicist and Nobel laureate Fritz Albert Popp made a startling discovery that would place his career in jeopardy. He discovered that the human body emits Biophotons; we constantly give off light! To some this may not be surprising, as common sense indicates that we give off heat, which is technically infra-red light...but at this stage of history the notion was radical enough to send shock waves through the conservative scientific community, and the idea met with a wave of resistance and ridicule that cost him his post in academia.
Based on experiments performed with a purpose-built photon counter, placed within a light excluding (total dark) chamber, Popp was able to measure streams of weak light (which he dubbed as Biophotons) coming off all areas of the human body (and other organic entities) at a rate of about 10 photons per square centimetre per second. (The more primitive the organism the more light it emits, so vegetables produce ten times the light density of a human).Furthermore this light is highly coherent (it is organised and behaves cooperatively).
From his observations he proposed that :
When light is shon upon a cell, photons are "stored" in the DNA, and latter re-emitted as an organised signals - Biophotons.
That Biophotons are the information that initiates cellular reaction, not a random biproduct of metabolism.
That they regulate about 100 000 chemical reactions per cell and per second, responsible for the metabolism and fundamental regulatory activities of the body.(Prior to this no one had been able to explain what orchestrates this highly complex and exquisitely timed chemical system. For it obviously can't be chemically controlled, that would be too slow, and it leads to the question "what organises the chemicals that organise the chemicals...etc)
That Biophotons initiate biological rhythms, repeating the same pattern of emission on regular cycles (eg. 7,14,32,80 & 240 days).
That the health of a human (or food stuff) can be distiguished by the quality of the light emitted. Eg Cancer patients were shown to have lost this natural rhythm and coherence.
That Ill health is a state where the light waves are out of sync.
In short, that we have a "light" field body, that organises the physical body, and that LIGHT IS INFORMATION for the body.
Well you'd think that would be enough for another nobel prize, but it fact Popp became an outcast. However, convinced of the veracity of his science, and the truth of his conclusion he persisted in this line of enquiry, and at this stage has wide ranging suport from the scientific community (but not total acceptance).
Once the informative nature of light is recognised, it is a short step to the realisation that, given the correct frequencies and sequencing, light can assist in reorganising the human biosystem towards health.
German Natropath, Peter Mandel, formulated a system to do this called Colorpuncture.This grew out of a discovery, whilst playing with a kirlian camera, that light shon upon the acupuncture points of the skin produces immediate and measurable clinical response. Building on the work of Popp, and his own skills as a clinician, he painstakingly identified those frequencies of light that produce the best bio-energetic response.
At this stage colorpuncture uses a palette of 16 basic frequencies (colors including grey, infra-red and ultra-violet) that can be modulated and combined in infinate combinations. It also incorperates the use of micro-currents of electricity, and crystal regulators (that reflect the light emitted by cells back towards its source). During a session, a weak, highly specific, light is applied directly to the acu-points on the skin.
The light has to be weak in order to resemble cellular communication signals, and be recognised by the body as a meaningful stimuli. (Stronger stimuli are discarded by the body). Each point is stimulated from 10 seconds, to up to a minute. Multiple points are covered in one session, often a variety of wave lenghts is used in a carefully selected sequence.
Colorpuncture, is a clinical art, not a hard science. Similar to traditional chinese acupuncture, it takes many years to perfect the matching of treatments to the huge variety of human symptoms, and a highly skilled level of clinical assessment. However, it is a very rewarding treatment option, that often produces almost magical results in difficult situations.
Regardless what you think about the scientific controversy of this approach, the results speak for themselves.
The reasons for choosing this as a treatment option are simple: it is safe, respectful, gentle, non-invasive, well though-out, and it works!
A Few Case Histories
Arthritic Knee Flare-Up
Cheryl is a 50 year old woman who comes to see me complaining of a sudden acute pain and swelling of her right knee , that has been present for ten days . The joint is quite puffy and gives her pain to attempt to squat or climb stairs.
On examination there is no problem with the ligaments, or the bone. Neither are there an significant muscular trigger points or imbalances. The symptoms seem to be radiating from deep within the knee joint. This is a typical arthritic flare up. Upon further questioning it becomes apparent that she has recently changed her diet, by going back on wheat that she has been avoiding for some months, because her natropath had identified it as an irritant for her. In other words, she is having an immune response to the reintroduction of an allergen into her diet. This type of reaction results in inflammation of the synovial membrane of the involved joint, and probable formation of uric acid crystals within the joint.
Left untreated these type of problems can be very persistent. Fortunately colorpuncture to the joint and related meridian points quickly transforms the situation, and when I review her the following week she is 90% recovered. I see her on a couple more occassions to consolidate results and deal with other minor issues.
Trevor is a fit seventy year old who still works full-time as a plumber. He has had severe pain and aching in his arms and shoulders for several months and is generally fatigued. He has received a diagnosis of Polymyalgia, and is unwilling to go on the heavy doses of steroids that are usually employed to treat this. (Steroids have a number of well known side effects). This is an auto-immune problem and I know from clinical experience that the best chance of success is with Colorpuncture.
He has been brought to see me by his alternative-thinking wife, and is understandably sceptical, especially when I tell him I am going to treat him with green light refracted through a geometrically cut crystal! (Polymyalgia is another immuno-lymphtic disturbance, and it responds very well to this particular modulation of light).
I treat Trevor on 5 occasions (lymphatic and bone-marrow points), whilst his wife does not allow his scepticism to get the upper hand. He makes a full recovery.