==> For more information about the colors of the Visum Light, please refer to our Use of Colors page.
Polychromatic Light Therapy: Recap
Given that this is the last installment of our Light Therapy Colors blog series, you’re likely more than a little familiar with Polychromatic Light Therapy. But for those new to the series, let’s give a quick recap.
PLT is a new type of treatment that’s recently been gaining a lot of attention. By applying more than one color of light at a time during treatment, additional healing benefits may be experienced. It’s still early days for this kind of treatment, with a lot more research needed to uncover specifics, but what has been learned so far indicates that exciting new developments are in store for all users of LED Light Therapy — medical practitioners, veterinarians and home users alike.
How does the patent-pending Visum Light utilize PLT? It combines the three primary colors — red, blue, and green — in a variety of ways to create “additive colors,” which include magenta, yellow, turquoise, and white. Even better, all colors can include near-infrared (NIR) light at the same time, providing deeper light penetration and well as the healing benefits of NIR.
Color Healing Theory & White Light Therapy
Alongside scientific research and study, the Visum Light embraces a number of pioneers in Color Healing Theory — among them, Roland T. Hunt and his 1971 book, “Seven Keys to Color Healing.” By combining the metaphysical insights Color Healing Theory provides with the latest clinical research, we better expand our understanding of how light can affect the mind, body and soul.
Due to its composition of all seven colors of the visible spectrum, white light holds a special place in Color Healing Theory. It is believed to elevate and energize any of the single Color Rays, maximizing their potential. Its spiritual aspect sees it as the quintessential Divine Radiance, with countless stories of its divine healing properties evident throughout history. Closely related to the purifying and medicinal effects of sunlight, white light’s prominence and power in Color Healing Theory is most clearly understood and appreciated by a deeper comprehension of each of the seven colors.
The Science of White Light Therapy
Combining red, blue, and green, white light can aid in everything from skin conditions and migraines to joint/muscle pain, wound healing and more, perhaps making it the most versatile Light Therapy treatment available. And with its applications for migraines, Seasonal Affective Disorder and even non-seasonal major depressive disorder, there’s no telling what future research will uncover about this fascinating therapy.
Applications of White Light Therapy
- 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)
- Pain reduction for fibromyalgia patients (Kisselev & Moskvin, 2019)
- Anti-inflammatory for burns (Catão et al., 2016)
- Accelerates diabetic wound healing (Al-Watban, 2009)
With Color Healing Theory’s metaphysical insights and the latest scientific evidence, White Light Therapy has a tremendous amount of potential. As future research uncovers new information, we’ll be sharing the latest news and updates — along with special offers — so be sure to sign up for our newsletter.
Looking to learn more about Light Therapy? This exhaustive database put together by Vladimir Heiskanen of Helsinki, Finland, contains thousands of trials, research articles and more.
Adamskaya, N., Dungel, P., Mittermayr, R., Hartinger, J., Feichtinger, G., Wassermann, K.,Redl, H., & van Griensven, M. (2011). Light therapy by blue LED improves woundhealing in an excision model in rats.Injury,42(9), 917–921.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2010.03.023
Al-Watban, F. A. H. (2009). Laser therapy converts diabetic wound healing to normalhealing.Photomedicine and Laser Surgery,27(1), 127–135.https://doi.org/10.1089/pho.2008.2406
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 forsevere atopic dermatitis.PloS One,6(6), e20566.https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0020566
Catão, M. H. C. V., Costa, R. O., Nonaka, C. F. W., Junior, R. L. C. A., & Costa, I. R. R. S. (2016).Green LED light has anti-inflammatory effects on burns in rats.Burns: Journal of theInternational Society for Burn Injuries,42(2), 392–396.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2015.07.003
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
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
Fushimi, T., Inui, S., Nakajima, T., Ogasawara, M., Hosokawa, K., & Itami, S. (2012). Greenlight emitting diodes accelerate wound healing: characterization of the effect and its molecular basis in vitro and in vivo. Wound Repair and Regeneration: Official Publication of the Wound Healing Society [and] the European Tissue Repair Society,20(2), 226–235.https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1524-475X.2012.00771.x
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
Kisselev, S. B., & Moskvin, S. V.(2019). The Use of Laser Therapy for Patients with Fibromyalgia: A Critical Literary Review. Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences,10(1),12–20.https://doi.org/10.15171/jlms.2019.02
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 of Biophotonics,14(7), e202100073.https://doi.org/10.1002/jbio.202100073