History of the LED Light, Frequencies, Color and Gemstones

Theragem has combined three powerful healing therapies, LED light and frequencies, Gemstones, and Color to produce a very effective healing device. Light Therapy is a relatively new therapy, but color and gemstones have been a part of the healing of many cultures for centuries.

Many ancient cultures practiced various forms of heliotherapy, including people of Ancient Greece, Egypt, Rome, Incan, and Assyrian.

1903 - The Faroese physican Niels Finsen developed the first artificial light source to treat lupus vulgaris, a skin infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. He received the Nobel Prize i Physiology or Medcine.  "in recognition of his contribution to the treatment of diseases, especially lupus vulgaris, with concentrated light radiation.  

1907 - H.J. Round discovered electroluminescence when using silicon carbide and a cat’s whisker. Oleg Losev independently discovered the phenomena the same year.

1920s - Oleg V. Losev studied the phenomena of light emitting diodes in radio sets. His first work in 1927 his work on 'LEDs' involved a report on light emission from SiC. but his work was not well known until the 1950s when his papers resurfaced.

1961 - James R. Biard. "Bob" Biard and Gary Pittman developed the Infrared LED at Texas instruments. This was the first modern LED. It was discovered by 'accident' while TI tried to make an X-band GaAs varactor diode.

1962, Biard and Pittman filed a patent titled "Semiconductor Radiant Diode" based on their findings, which described a zinc diffused p-n junction. LED with a spaced cathode contact to allow for efficient emission of infrared light under forward bias. After establishing the priority of their work based on engineering notebooks predating submissions from G.E. Labs, RCA Research Labs, IBM Research Labs, Bell Labs, and Lincoln Lab at MIT, the U.S. patent office issued the two inventors the patent for the GaAs infrared (IR) light-emitting diode (U.S. Patent US3293513), the first practical LED
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1970’s – First commercially produced inexpensive LED lights

2003- A NASA press release in the US announced: “The near-infrared light emitted by these LEDs seems to be perfect for increasing energy inside cells.” NASA funded lab research that provides evidence for the amazing ability of LED light therapy to heal. When exposed to NIR LED light, skin and muscle cultures, grew 150 to 200 percent faster than the cultures that were not stimulated by the light explaining why LEDs speed the healing of wounds and sores.

A Russian researcher, Professor Tiina Karu, is considered a world-leader in both low level laser and LED research. LED light stimulates enzymes, ATP and DNA. Dr. Karu emphasizes that LED light acts as a trigger to start the healing process, and healing effects continue after the light source has been removed. 

Adding frequency to an LED light offers additional healing qualities. Pulsing light, using a series of frequencies that resonate with natural body frequencies, was discovered by Dr. Paul Nogier. They are known as the Nogier frequencies, and have been documented for their healing benefits.  There also other healing frequencies that can be used in conjunction with LED light and color.

Gemstone Therapy

Gemstones have been used for healing for thousands of years. Stone Age graves tell us that Amber, Jet and Garnets were used as jewelry even that far back in history.

The Ancient Greeks called gemstones and minerals the bones of Gaia, and used gemstones as a talisman or amulet.

For thousands of years before BCE gemstones were cut and polished in Babylonia. Queen Cleopatra’s Emerald mines were well known.   Malachite, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Amazonite and Azurite were found in pyramids and graves. The sarcophagus of the child pharaoh Tutanchamon, contained beautiful stones. The Eye of Horus, or the Utchat, was traditionally made of Lapis Lazuli or Turquoise.

In India Ruby belonged to the highest caste, the one of the Brahmans. The Moonstone was also important to the Indians, this stone signified love and fertility.

In China Jade (Jadeite) was the symbol of Buddha and the philosopher Confucius praised it as the symbol of beauty, justice and wisdom.

In North America the native tribes still use Turquoise today, considering it an amulet and talisman, powerful protective stone.  Aztecs, Toltecs and Mayans of Central and South America also used Turquoise. Other stones that the Indian culture consider important are Lapis Lazuli, Coral, Jet, Abalone Shell and Obsidian, Shamans use stones and minerals in rituals. Gemstones and minerals can be used in creating a medicine wheel. Rubies, Emeralds and Topaz adorned Incan temples and palaces, but the Spaniards stole many of the gemstones. 

Color Therapy

Color therapy, or chromotherapy, has been used for centuries. Color therapy played an important role in their medical practices in Egypt, Greece and China. They even painted healing rooms colors and hung crystal gems in the windows to help heal ailments.

“color cure” were found on Papyrus sheets dating back to 1550 BC which the "Nei Ching,” Color diagnosis is written in the Chinese book of internal medicine, dating back 2000 years.

Avicenna (980-1037), an Arabian, wrote about color therapy in "The Canon of Medicine." He thought that disease symptoms were associated with colors. He also developed a chart which showed what he thought was the relationship between color and the temperature and physical condition of the body.

In 1810, he Johann Wolfgang Goethe published "The Theory of Color”, a systematic study of the physiological effects of color. in 1810.describing his findings. Dividing colors into two groups, red, orange and yellow, he believed caused happiness and green, blue, indigo and violet caused sadness.

In 1878, Dr. Edwin Babbitt published "Principals of Light and Color" describing various techniques of healing with color.

Dr. Harry Riley Spitler developed syntonics in the 1920s. Clinical and basic research in the last decades about the impact of light on cells, tissues, blood, circadian rhythms and mood disorders has increased the acceptance of light as a healing agent.

In 1933, Dinshah Ghadiali, a scientist from India, published "The Spectro Chrometry Encyclopedia." laying the foundation for color therapy still used today, using a simple light bulb and colored glass plates.

Max Lüscher, a Swiss psychotherapist invented the Lüscher color test, a tool for measuring an individual's psychophysical state based on his or her color preferences.

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