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What is Polychromatic Light Therapy?
Also known as PLT, Polychromatic Light Therapy applies two or more colors (wavelengths) simultaneously, which can provide synergistic healing benefits.
The patent-pending Visum Light combines the three primary colors — red, blue, and green — to create additive colors. Red and blue light make magenta, red and green light make yellow, and green and blue light give us cyan (also known as turquoise).
Additive colors provide the body with both the benefit of each individual color as well as the combined color the eye sees. What’s more, near-infrared (NIR) light can be added to any color combination you choose, providing deeper light penetration, along with the health benefits of NIR light.
The best part of Polychromatic Light Therapy is the fact that more research is needed to fully understand its benefits. Color combinations, dosages, frequencies, potential applications — countless combinations need to be tested to discover which treatments work best and which treatments have yet to be revealed. Yet despite its infancy, what we’ve learned so far is more than enough to warrant further investigation.
Color Healing Theory & Magenta Light Therapy
Inspired by pioneers like Roland T. Hunt and his 1971 book, “Seven Keys to Color Healing,” the Visum Light embraces all schools of thought regarding light therapy. From the metaphysical insights of our forebears to the latest contemporary science, we believe a holistic mindset allows for the most forward-thinking approach to health and wellbeing.
As a combination of red and blue we can study Color Healing Theory’s findings on these two colors to learn more about magenta. Blue light governs the Laryngeal Chakram — the powers of speech provided by which constitute the body’s creative center. Blue light is also believed to calm thoughts and emotions, bringing peace of mind. And its cooling antiseptic qualities are said to ease both body and mind — evidence of which is corroborated by studies on Seasonal Affective Disorder, psoriasis and more.
Color Healing Theory states that red light governs the Root Chakram, found at the base of the spine. Also known as the Coccygeal Center, this Chakram controls procreative and restorative processes, along with general vitality. This coincides with evidence regarding red light’s ability to accelerate healing of burns and wounds.
The Science of Magenta Light Therapy
A mixture of red and blue light, magenta combines the healing powers of red with the cooling qualities of blue, making it ideal for a number of specific issues.
Many studies have established how red light and near-infrared light (NIR) aid with a variety of musculoskeletal issues, from chronic pain management to wound healing and more. Blue light, in addition to its antibacterial and antifungal properties for skin conditions, has been shown to have a positive effect on seasonal affective disorder, neonatal jaundice, circadian dysfunction and more.
Applications of Magenta Light Therapy
- surgical infection prevention (Qiu et al., 2019)
- new blood vessel formation (Hamushan et al., 2021)
- exercise recovery (Rigby & Hagan, 2020)
- acne relief (Kwon et al., 2013)
- burns (de Oliveira et al., 2018)
- chronic wounds (Jere et al., 2021)
- scar prevention (Kurtti et al., 2021)
- trigger points (Simunovic, 1996)
- anti-infection (Yin et al., 2013)
- antimicrobial (Zhu et al., 2017)
- psoriasis (Lesiak et al., 2021)
- dermatitis (Becker et al., 2011)
- wound healing (Adamskaya et al., 2011)
- acne (Elman & Lebzelter, 2004)
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (Strong et al., 2009)
Additionally, magenta light can aid in organ function, including the heart, kidneys and adrenals. Blue light has been found to reduce organ injury during sepsis, as well as from ischemia and reperfusion. Combined with red light’s anti-inflammatory properties within the body — noted most prominently in conditions like ulcerative colitis — magenta light therapy can be an effective treatment for improving heart, kidney and adrenal function.
Studies also abound regarding red and blue light’s effectiveness with transcranial photobiomodulation (tPBM), with red light aiding in everything from traumatic brain injury to Alzheimer’s, and blue light aiding in seasonal affective disorder and other mood disorders. The combination of the two make magenta an effective therapy for emotional imbalance, which can also have the added benefit of further improving blood pressure and circulation.
Polychromatic Light Therapy has quickly become one of the most fascinating developments in Light Therapy, with a tremendous amount of potential to provide even more effective applications in the future. We look forward to sharing the research, so be sure to sign up to our newsletter for alerts on our latest blogs and limited-time offers.
Interested in more light therapy research? Look no further than this comprehensive database compiled by Vladimir Heiskanen of Helsinki, Finland.
Wow I had no idea! I now I see how I can use the Visum Light even more and would like to get one.
Adamskaya, N., Dungel, P., Mittermayr, R., Hartinger, J., Feichtinger, G., Wassermann, K., Redl, H.,& van Griensven, M. (2011). Light therapy by blue LED improves wound healing in an excision model in rats.Injury,42(9), 917–921.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2010.03.023
Becker, D., Langer, E., Seemann, M., Seemann, G., Fell, I., Saloga, J., Grabbe,S., & von Stebut, E. (2011). Clinical efficacy of blue light full body irradiation as treatment option for severe atopic dermatitis. PloS One,6(6), e20566.https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0020566
de Oliveira, R. A., Boson, L. L. B., Portela, S. M. M., Filho, A. L. M. M., & de Oliveira Santiago, D. (2018). Low-intensity LED therapy (658 nm) on burn healing: a series of cases. Lasers in Medical Science,33(4), 729–735.https://doi.org/10.1007/s10103-017-2399-z
de Paula-Silva, M., Broering, M. F., Scharf, P., da Rocha, G. H. O., Farsky, S., & Lino-Dos-Santos-Franco, A. (2020). Red light-emitting diode treatment improves tissue recovery in DSS-induced colitis in mice. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B,Biology,212, 112018.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2020.112018
Elman, M., & Lebzelter, J. (2004). Light therapy in the treatment of acne vulgaris. Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.],30(2 Pt 1), 139–146.https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1524-4725.2004.30053.x
Hamushan, M., Cai, W., Lou, T., Cheng, P., Zhang, Y., Tan, M., Chai, Y., Zhang, F., Lineaweaver, W. C., Han, P., & Ju, J. (2021). Postconditioning With Red-Blue Light Therapy Improves Survival of Random Skin Flaps in a Rat Model. Annals of PlasticSurgery,86(5), 582–587.https://doi.org/10.1097/SAP.0000000000002501
Jere, S. W., Houreld, N. N., & Abrahamse, H. (2021). Effect of photobiomodulation on cellular migration and survival in diabetic and hypoxic diabetic wounded fibroblast cells. Lasers in Medical Science,36(2), 365–374.https://doi.org/10.1007/s10103-020-03041-y
Kurtti, A., Nguyen, J. K., Weedon, J., Mamalis, A., Lai, Y., Masub, N., Geisler, A., Siegel, D.M., & Jagdeo, J. R. (2021). Light emitting diode-red light for reduction of post-surgical scarring: Results from a dose-ranging, split-face, randomized controlled trial. Journal ofBiophotonics,14(7), e202100073.https://doi.org/10.1002/jbio.202100073
Kwon, H. H., Lee, J. B., Yoon, J. Y., Park, S. Y., Ryu, H. H., Park, B. M., Kim, Y. J., & Suh, D.H. (2013). The clinical and histological effect of home-use, combination blue-red LED phototherapy for mild-to-moderate acne vulgaris in Korean patients: a double-blind, randomized controlled trial. The British Journal of Dermatology,168(5), 1088–1094.https://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.12186