Light therapy, sometimes called vibrational medicine or vibrational healing is a form of Energy Medicine that focuses on using light, lasers, crystals, or other tools that emit waveform energy to bring your vibrational frequencies into harmonic alignment. A good vibrational medicine definition is: medical treatments and therapies which use energy emission to heal.
There are many forms of of light and vibrational medicine which are used with the intent to go beyond soothing and relaxation to stimulate healing.
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The Vibrational Medicine Principle
Vibrational medicine is based on the principle of resonance. Everything – subatomic particles, atoms, molecules, solid objects, liquids – will resonate at certain frequencies. Musicians can tell you that if, for example, a violinist plucks a C string, nearby instruments such as guitars or harps – anything with a C string, regardless of octave – will begin to echo the note, to resonate. That is the power of vibration.
Equally important in the field of vibrational medicine is the concept of dissonance. In music, dissonance occurs when musical notes clash. This happens when, for example, a guitar string is out of tune. The sound of that string clashes with the notes around it. To our ears, the sound of dissonant notes is harsh and jarring.
Vibrational medicine looks at how our own bodies and spirits can fall into dissonance and disharmony. It uses various techniques to bring body and mind back into harmony. Some of these techniques are:
Scientists have long known that exposure to sunlight is vital for human health. Conventional medicine uses lasers for a host of treatments. These include skin conditions and osteoarthritis. Some light therapies take these principles farther, using light to promote well-being and healing, and to bring the spirit back into harmony.
Light therapy, or chromotherapy, can use conventional light as well, with light of different colors serving specific purposes. For example, red is believed to improve nerve and circulatory functions, yellow is believed to help with digestion. Blue helps with relaxation. Some specific types of light therapy include:
- White or blue lightboxes for treating depression and SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
- Green lightboxes for treating migraine
- Wearable light therapy devices for treating acne and psoriasis
- Infrared lamp therapy to heal infections and promote healing
- Red light therapy (RLT) for low thyroid function, wound healing, collagen production (anti-aging) and other applications
- Photobiomodulation (PBM) for joint health, wound healing and inflammation reduction
- Intense pulsed light (IPL) uses light of many different wavelengths to treat wrinkles, spots, unwanted hair and other cosmetic issues
- Laser therapy uses a specific wavelength of focused light in many different types of surgery
Crystals And Stones
Crystals, science shows, have particular resonance frequencies. This makes them valuable in computers, radios, and other technological devices. Healing practitioners have used these same principles to aid in healing for centuries, using different types of crystals for different roles, depending on their colors and light frequencies. Some of the crystals and stones historically used in healing include:
- Amethysts. These are widely considered to be valuable for healing the mind and spirit, as well as physical ailments.
- Black Tourmaline. This is used to prevent negative energy from intruding on the mind.
- Bloodstone. Practitioners use this stone to improve self-esteem.
These are just a few of the healing crystals and stones believed to be helpful in healing.
A Brief History Of Modern Vibrational Medicine
While the underlying principles of vibrational medicine have been known for centuries, modern vibrational medicine was codified by Dr. Albert Abrams early in the twentieth century. Abrams developed healing therapies he called “radionics,” which are similar to modern vibrational medicine techniques. He even developed devices he used to detect subtle energies in diseased tissues.
Vibrational medicine came to greater public attention in 1988 with the publication of Dr. Richard Gerber’s book, Vibrational Medicine: New Choices for Healing Ourselves. In this book, Gerber argued that vibrational medicine means more than merely treating a single condition or illness. Instead, it’s about treating the whole person, using vibrational techniques to improve a patient’s overall well-being.
Dr. Gerber modernized the vibrational medicine definition in an interview with Edward Brown. Dr. Gerber said, “Vibrational medicine is a diagnostic and healing approach to illness using energy in various forms and frequencies. As a therapy, vibrational medicine is the application of different types of energy for healing, including approaches as traditional as X-ray and radiation therapy for cancer, the use of electrical nerve stimulation for treating pain, and electromagnetic field stimulators for accelerating the healing of fractured bones.”
Fundamental to vibrational medicine is the principle that healing comes from the body itself, that no medical treatment “repairs” the body, but rather the body and spirit may not be able to heal properly because they have fallen into disharmony. By restoring harmony, vibrational medicine practitioners can encourage the body and spirit to heal.
Exploring The World Of Light Therapy
Light therapy and vibrational medicine, as you can see, covers a broad range of fields and practices. You may find some work better for you than others. It’s important to keep yourself open to trying new techniques to find those that fulfill you the best.