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History of Light Therapy


600 B.C.              Ayurvedic Physician, Charaka Healing - Using Sunlight

400 B.C.               Plato

300 B.C.               Euclid of Alexandria - Theory of Light, Straight Line- measurable

965 A.D                Al Hazen - Scientific Work- Optics, Basis for European Optical Research

1253 -                   Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Oxford - Wrote Cosmogony of Light- All matter is light

1619 –                  Descartes - Theory was that light was motion later called, The Wave Theory of Light

1700-                    Isaac Newton - Dissecting Light- Body of Light

1858 -                   Max Planck - First to suggest Light=Photons=Energy   (Quantum Theory)

1860-                    Michael Faraday - Modern ‘Field’ Theory

1876-               Augustus Pleasanton -  Blue Light- relax glands, nervous system, organs

1878 –                   Edwin Babbitt - Developed Chroma disc for delivering light to body

1887-                    Seth Pancoast - Red, Blue Light to stimulate and relax autonomic nervous system

1890-                    Nils Finson - UV Light- TB

1904 –                  Nobel Prize

1920s-                  Royal RIFE - Polarized light and frequencies for bacteria, virus

1920s –                Dinshah Ghadiali - Developed Spectrachrome and Tonation system for delivering light to the body; Women’s Issues

1920s –                Harry Spitler - Developed 19 Syntonic Principles or effects of light on body & mind. His system delivered light to the eyes and brought whole autonomic nervous system into balance.

1930 –                   Dr. Auguste Rollier - TB, Ulcers

1940 –                   Emmitt Knott - Blood

*1950s –               Dr. Paul Nogier, M.D.

1960 –                   Russian Space Agency - Cosmonauts, Sleep, Bones, Muscles

1967 –                   Endre Mester

*1980s –               Semmelweis Univ., Budapest - Mice-Cancer- Cells         

*1972 –                 Dr. Thomas Dougherty – Cancer

*1974 –             Fritz Albert Popp - Biophoton Field

1980 –                   Marta Fenyo - Immune system, Cellular, Acne

1983 –                   Veterinary Medicine

1987 –                   Theo Gimbel - Color Therapy

*1989 –                 Tiina Karu - Cellular, DNA

1990 –                   Stephen Vasquaz, PhD - Psychotherapy

*1997 –                 Mary Bolles - Autistic, Dyslexic children

1998 –                   A.K. Gupta - Leg Ulcers

*1998 –                 T.L. Thomassen - Tendonitis, Myofascial Pain

*1998 –                 Dr. Kira Samoilova - Cleaning Blood

2000 –                   NASA, Marshall Space Center - Hard to heal wounds, burns, ulcers, musculoskeletal injuries, human growth tissue

1990 to Present

Light Therapy World Trials - Pain, Burns, Wounds, Ulcers, Cell Benefits, Health & Well-Being

*Today –            Harvard Medical School - Cellular