Last issue I introduced the technology of Biophoton imaging which actually records an image of the light being emitted from our cells. I would like to explore this phenomenon in more detail in this issue. Actually, in the last 3 to 4 decades there has been a virtual explosion of understanding and application of light therapy in the medical field. Not only is light being emitted from our cells, but we are discovering multiple ways in which we can use light to help heal our cells.
“In the late 1960's, the early days of the clinical application of the laser, there was fear that laser energy could induce carcinogenesis as a side effect of the use of the laser in surgery and medicine. To assess this, in a paper published in 1968, the late Professor Endrè Mester, the recognized father of phototherapy from Semmelweis University, Budapest, applied daily doses of low incident levels of defocused ruby laser energy to the shaved dorsum of rats. No carcinogenetic changes were noted at all, but Mester incidentally discovered that LLLT (Low Level Light Therapy) accelerated hair regrowth in the laser-irradiated animals. Furthermore, during this period, early adopters of the surgical laser were reporting interesting and beneficial effects of using the laser as a scalpel compared with the conventional cold steel instrument, such as reduced inflammation, less postoperative pain, and better wound healing. Mester's experiments helped to show that it was the ‘L’ of laser, namely light, that was associated with these effects due to the bioactivative levels of light energy which exist simultaneously at the periphery of the photosurgical destructive zone.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3799034/
Further experimentation revealed that certain wavelengths of light were beneficial, and others were damaging. For instance, Ultraviolet wavelength exposure produces the painful sunburn if we are exposed to it for too long. What became obvious was that it was necessary to control the specific wavelength of light in order to be able to use it therapeutically. This became possible in 1998 when Prof Harry Whelan and his group at the NASA Space Medicine Laboratory developed Light Emitting Diodes (LED) that were capable of emitting a very specific and controllable wavelength of light.
“Altering cellular function using low level, non-thermal LED light is called photobiomodulation (PBM) or low-level light therapy (LLLT), and is a medical treatment modality of increasing clinical importance.
Because of the combination of high degree of penetration in skin
Absorption by respiratory chain components, light in the spectral range from 600 to 1300 nm is useful for promoting wound healing, tissue repair, and skin rejuvenation.”
This study went on to verify that “non-thermal, non-ablative, atraumatic, polychromatic low-level light treatment modality produced a pleasant skin feeling, improved skin appearance, intradermal collagen increase, and the visible reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.”
LLLT therapy “can be thought of as like a human version of the way plants photosynthesize. It is thought that certain wavelengths of light can enhance the functioning of mitochondria, which are the organelles in a cell which take in nutrients and break them down to create energy molecules for the cell. By enhancing the cellular respiration, it will improve the functioning of the whole cell.”
An anecdotal story from one of my friends demonstrates another application for this LLLT. Her hip was giving her so much pain that her doctor had prescribed opioids for pain control. As she progressed in this condition, she became worried that she was becoming dependent on the medication and began to look for any alternative. She read an add about an LLLT delivery devise that she could apply to her hip and since it had a money back guarantee, she decided she had nothing to lose. Within a couple of weeks, she was totally off the opioids and pain free. In a recent trip to Sydney, Australia, she was worried because she was going to be doing a lot of stair climbing that might flair up her hip condition. By the end of the trip, she was pleasantly surprised that the pain had not returned, and she was free to actively move about, even up and down stairs.
One of the reasons that this is exciting to me is that light and sound are physically related. Dr. Leonard Horowitz in his book “The Book of 528” sets out a complicated mathematical equation that links the two. I have spent most of my time studying the effects of specific sound frequencies on our physiology, and now I am beginning to understand the wonderful effects of light on our bodies as well.
As my work on the 528 Hz sound frequency played and recorded on the harp has been listened to around the world through my website: www.calmingharp.com I have received many testimonials by email about how the music has brought wonderful calming and healing to body and soul. As I passed one million hits on my website, I began to wonder if there might be other ways that I could help my listeners be able to calm and heal.
My son was talking to me one day and encouraged me to think about starting an online store that could offer other ways to help our bodies calm and heal and as we talked, the idea of “The Calming Store” began to take shape. That idea has become a reality at www.thecalmingstore.com and the whole focus is to offer other technologies and devices that have proven to be beneficial to maximizing our health and wellbeing.
One of the first companies that I approached was LED Technologies Inc. They offer a wide range of LED devices that have been fully tested and approved by the FDA as medical grade devices. While many devices in the market place are not allowed to claim the “medical application” label because they have not been tested, LED Technologies has gone to the extra trouble and cost to make sure they are providing the highest quality and FDA approved devises.
I want to invite you to take a look at our add in this issue of Masters of Health and visit our website. Over the next few issues, I will be introducing different technologies and devices that I believe will be beneficial to bringing calming, health and wellbeing to your lives. Each of these are being offered at The Calming Store. I also want to emphasize that The Calming Store is growing; we will be adding more devises and technologies as time goes on and as we are able to secure agreements with quality manufacturers and distributors.