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From the Townsend Letter
November 2007


A New "Light" on Color Light Therapy:
Visual Color Therapy and the Effect on Disease Conditions
by Harold Steinberg DC, CCN, DABCN

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Ms. L is a vegetarian, age 53, with many fats in her blood. Her red blood cells were stuck together (Figure 15). Within ten minutes under Magenta light, her red blood became less connected, more fast-moving, and less fatty (Figures 16a and 16b). The release of enzymes in the digestive tract and in the blood improved the situation. Her energy level has also improved noticeably, according to Ms. L.

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Ms. J is a client with a pre-diabetic condition, according to her medical doctor. On 6/24/06, a blood sample was taken. Rouleau and chylous was seen (Figure 17). After a Magenta light source, another sample was taken. Many improvements were seen (Figure 18). On 6/27/06, Ms. J fasted, and the experiment started with Magenta shown in her eyes. A blood slide was taken, and the results looked good. After shinning the Magenta on the slides, the blood on the slide improved. Ms. J's blood was tested after three light sources: Magenta, Blue/Green, and Blue. The live blood and dried improved greatly. We then shone the light on the slides with Blue light, and the blood on the slides was even more improved. Ms. J goes to the gym a few days a week and has reported an increase in energy levels after only using Magenta for ten to 20 minutes per session.

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We know that color affects emotions and feelings. Ms. J. kept a diary of her emotional responses to the colors. She had some interesting comments about the colors and the responses they had on her. Her comments about Magenta was "strong, powerful, penetrating…a thick color that I can open up to it, feels visceral…I can see the colors that it is made up of and allow them to flow into me…the substance of the colors entering my cells and body…plus it's a great color in and of itself. There were bright crescents on edges; a flattened mushroom with little cracks, very round on the edges and developing a lot of orange at edges and at the center. It looked like a pink balloon and let it all go." Green was explained as "slippery and evasive – difficult to concentrate on; eyes kept crossing – could not get a sense of Green's components and relax with it…when I used the visualization and forgot about the color itself it was easier." With Blue, she felt "light, heady and floaty…easy to allow in and a pleasure to look at and be with; felt very secure and lovely to look at and be surrounded by it." Violet made her feel "as if energy was going into her stomach, like an attack but not malevolent but disturbing; shaking up intestines; felt like chocking [sic]me up, sinuses were closing; feeling strong vibrations inside the organs, coming into mid-section and radiating throughout my body."

With the use of Applied Kinesiology, her positive colors were Indigo, Red, Magenta, Purple, Yellow, and Orange. The negative colors were Violet (somewhat weak), Green, Lemon, Scarlet, Turquoise, and Blue.

Ms. S. is a client with Lupus and type 2 diabetes. With a fast, her blood live and dried samples were taken. The samples were placed under Blue/Magenta, and her blood improvements were positive on the same slides.

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Ms. G is a high blood pressure (HBP) client. The colors used on 6/29/06 were Lemon, Indigo, and Magenta. Do psychosomatic issues come to the surface with Indigo and especially Magenta? She fasted and did not take any of her medications. The early AM blood pressure (BP) was 160/94. Here, live blood looked good. After looking at Lemon for seven minutes, her BP was reduced to 154/94. Her live blood moved faster and had few sticky red blood cells. After seven minutes on Indigo, her BP remained the same while the live blood was stickier and did not flow. With Magenta, her BP increased to 164/104. The live blood had increased Rouleau and increased fats and was thick. Could this be a repercussion of releasing repressed emotions? At 5:30 PM, we took her BP after she had taken her BP medications. The BP was 146/88. With the results from the morning, Applied Kinesiology showed her acceptance to Orange, Green, Purple, Yellow, Lemon, Indigo, Magenta, and Blue. There was a negative reaction to Red, Turquoise, Violet, and Scarlet. Her live blood looked good. Orange was used for seven minutes, and her live blood was improved. Her BP was still 146/88. Next, Lemon was used for seven minutes. Her blood was much improved, and her BP was 140/88. At 7:30 AM the next morning, with no food or medicine, her BP was 168/104. Her blood looked as good as the evening before, even though she had eaten dinner. With seven minutes under Lemon, her BP was 154/100, and her blood was good, even though there was a release of chylous. The Lemon is assisting the release or activation of sugar enzymes. The BP did not change dramatically enough, and more study is needed. I believe an extended amount of time is needed to see if any changes can be achieved.

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Using color therapy via the eyes, we have seen many improvements in the conditions we studied. No changes were made with the client's diet, supplements, exercise, or other variables. We varied the exposure time with each of the clients and feel that seven minutes seems to have shown positive results. By using some modification to Mr. Dinshah's and Mr. Klotsche's documented and recommended colors, we did find that people have different reactions, either because we are using the eyes as input or because of other variables, like mental, physical, or emotional issues. We have also seen "broadcast" energy does affect the client's blood. The distances covered were ten to 15 feet up to a couple of miles. A few questions were brought up in this research study. When muscle testing color on each individual, we did get results that were different from those documented by Mr. Dinshah and Mr. Klotsche. For a specific condition, a reversal of order of colors was need to get the client to look at the color comfortably. An interesting side effect was that the colors affected the sympathetic nervous system. The effect of color was discussed in detail by Ms. J. The improved digestion was a result of the parasympathetic system. Color therapy is an inexpensive, yet effective solution that can be an alternative approach to healing. Many benefits have been seen in these studies, and more studies are planned.

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Harold Steinberg DC, CCN, DACBN
St. Francis Chiropractic Health Center
1400 Maclovia St., STE. 1
Santa Fe, NM 87505
The St. Francis Health center offers chiropractic care, nutritional consultation, microscopy, enzyme therapy, a full line of nutritional herbal supplements, homeopathic therapy, laser and color therapy.

I thank all the participants in the study who devoted their time and energy to produce an introductory study on light therapy. As the study progressed, their interest levels increased as the results of their participation were showing results. Many thanks are given to Sabine Lucas, Ph.D. for introducing me to the theory of light therapy and to Mr. Dinshah's work. Dr. Lucas's loan of her Dinshah light therapy machine allowed me to learn about the work. Dr. Lucas proofread the paper and made suggestions that were incorporated in the final paper. Mr. Jay Dillon has been interested in light therapy for many years. He formulated and developed the Chroma machine (see figure 24) and allowed it to be used in the studies. Mr. Dillon implemented the colors used during the testing. He also was instrumental in discussing the use of the eyes as a light entry source. We discussed the effects the light had when received upon the retina. We also discussed the involvement of the cranial nerves and their communication possibilities. One of Mr. Dillon's goals is to introduce phototherapy, i.e., color therapy, into the modern workplace space for greater ease and wellbeing. Mr. Dillon holds several patents in the phototherapy area of study. He can be reached at:
EyeOasis LLC - manufacturer of the Chroma light
21 Big Tesuque Canyon
Jay Dillon - Owner
Santa Fe, NM 87506
505-989-8094 &

light machine
Figure 24 – "CHROMA" Light Machine

[Author's Note: Based on the article by Kendric C. Smith, PhD, "Laser (and LED) Therapy Is Phototherapy" (Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. 2005;23 (1): 78-80), here are the important factors for experiment duplicity:

1. The client was three feet away from the CHROMA screen while staring at the colors.
2. When a blood sample slide was placed in front of the color light, it was at a ten-degree angle and one foot away from the screen.
3. The colors and wavelengths used at different phases of the study were as follows:

a. Dark Red 695 nm (nanometers)
b. Red 660 nm
c. Orange 605 nm
d. Yellow green 565 nm
e. Green 525 nm
f. Blue 470 nm
g. Dark Blue 430 nm
h. Purple 405 nm

The intensity values are as follows: the brighter white LEDs are 10 CA/LED, while the dark red LEDs are 20 MCA/LED.

There is a one-quarter-inch clear plastic diffuser covering the LEDs.

Babbitt ED. Dr. Babbitt's Color Therapy from Principles of Light and Color [1878], Malaga, NJ: Dinshah Health Society;1999.

Dinshah D. Let There Be Light. 8th edition. Malaga, NJ: Dinshah Health Society; 2005.

Gumbel D. Healing Though the Senses. Blue Bell, PA: Cosmo-Therapy Press; 1998.

Hewett PG. Conceptual Physics. 9th edition, San Francisco, CA: Addison Wesley; 2002:362-408; 496-620.

Klotsche C. Color Medicine. Flagstaff, AZ: GraphTech;1992.

Sachs E, Valtin EW. Microscopic Analysis of the Anastomoses between the Cranial Nerves. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England;1977.


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