Most people hold the concept that when a person is sick, he/she has to take medicine. Can you imagine that immersing oneself who is having a fever in green light helps get rid of the fever? Or when one sprains himself or herself, projecting an indigo colour light at the wounded area can help recovery? This treatment is the so-called Spectro-Chrome therapy.
Mr. Dinshah Ghadiali epitomized the Spectro-Chrome therapy. Before him there were research and clinical experience accumulated by several doctors; however, Mr. Ghadiali was the one who gathered and compiled the system of Spectro-Chrome therapy and widely introduced and promoted the therapy. Moreover, in the last 30 years of his life, he was in and out of court numerous times because of Spectro-Chrome therapy. He was fined and served sentences and was even forced to close down his organization. Yet he still persisted and within permissible boundary he insisted to continue promoting the therapy. After his death, his three sons succeeded his career and widely promoted Spectro-Chrome therapy through a non-profit organization.
Spectro-Chrome therapy can be considered as a type of colour therapy, however it is different from the general type of colour therapy; Spectro-Chrome therapy emphasizes that the colours used in the therapy must be the so-called “spectro-colours”. First, since combination of colours will be used, the colour combinations must be in fixed ratios. Second, every colour has a major frequency (of colour), so the light filter must be the broad-spectrum light filter in order to generate the effect similar to Fraunhofer lines, which is the dark-line effect of sunlight. During the early stage, when Dinshah used glass light filter for Spectro-Chrome therapy, usually less than one quarter of the glass filters ordered actually met the standard of spectro-colours. The filter that Dinshah organization recommends now is the Roscolene filter produced by the Rosco laboratory. Dinshah repeatedly stressed the importance of using the genuine spectro-colour: the effect of spectro-chrome treatment cannot be attained without the proper spectro-colours.
With the proper spectro-colours, source of light is also needed to project the light onto the body. Comparing to spectro-light, the source of light is much easier to find. The light from the sunlight, torch light, projector, desk lamp are all useable, and the degree of light does not affect the result of Spectro-Chrome treatment. In fact, when Mr. Dinshah first conducted the Spectro-Chrome therapy in 1897, the light source was simply from a common kerosene lamp in India, and yet he managed to save a life. It should be noted that the Dinshah organisation does not recommend the use of light from “a full-spectrum neodymium bulb” or fluorescent lamp for treatment because under the X-ray of a spectroscope, both lights have the problem of frequency (colour) disappearing or overly high frequency. It is recommended that traditional light bulb be used for Spectro-Chrome therapy. Also, considering the effect of electromagnetic waves on human body, unless the light source is weak, such as that from a torch light, otherwise the user must maintain a distance of about 46cm (approximately the length of an extended arm) from the light source and it is best not to have any electrical equipment turned on in the surrounding.
Spectro-colour influences the human body through invisible aura. Due to the movements of electro-chemical cells, any living thing is surrounded by an aura; with the increase in distance, the aura sharply disappears. The colour of aura changes with the person’s physical and mental state. When a person is sick, certain colours of the aura could be too strong or too weak. Through a Spectro-Chrome therapy, the colour that is needed by the aura is sent so that the aura returns to its state of balance and that the person recovers to the original healthy state.
Before the commencement of a Spectro-Chrome therapy, please pay attention to a few details. One is the timing of change of breath. This is like the ocean tide of the earth. The ability of the body in accepting colours rises and falls with time. Observe this for one week. The easiest way is to watch the changes in pressure of the left and right nostrils. As the pressure of one nostril increases, the pressure of the other side decreases. A complete cycle is 2 hours 56 minutes. For Spectro-Chrome therapy, the most important timing is when the pressures of both nostrils are the same which is called the junction. Thus, the best time to start a Spectro-Chrome therapy is half-an-hour prior to the junction so that after the one-hour colour therapy, both nostrils are still under the same pressure. The changes in the nostril pressure are affected by the moon. Therefore, similar to the ocean tide, the nostril pressure differs with the location and time of the earth. Dinshah organisation provides an annual time table to all members, the annual fee is quite low, and the information can be obtained from the website: www.dinshahhealth.org. Although many people may conduct the Spectro-Chrome therapy at their time of convenience and still get good results, those who have serious illnesses may experience even better results if they pay attention to these minor details.
Another detail to note is the so-called “heartbeat to breath ratio”. For instance, the heartbeat of 75 times per minute and the count of breath (one inhalation and exhalation is counted as one breath) of 15 times per minute give a ratio of 5 to 1 (75 divided by 15). Owing to the differences in gender, age and stamina, the ratio may differ from person to person; however, the ratio for normal people is between 4 to 1 and 5 to 1. Only after the ratio of heartbeat to breath is determined can the Spectro-Chrome therapy be used effectively in treating symptoms. An older magazine of Dinshah quoted a case of serious eyes inflammation. Through the use of the Itisometer, a sensitive electric thermometer invented by Dinshah which measures the activity of internal organs, the therapist found that red colour must be used for the treatment; this seems to be at odds with the theory of Spectro-Chrome therapy. In fact, the therapist did not pay attention to the heartbeat to breath ratio before the treatment, yet red colour has the effect in stimulating blood circulation, and thus the person was able to recover within three short light treatments. The repairing of human body depends on blood circulation while the heartbeat to breath ratio can help us determine the extent of blood circulation and in turn determine which colour can help maximize the function of blood circulation. The Dinshah organisation strongly recommends that a body-warming light treatment based on the heartbeat to breath ratio be conducted prior to the Spectro-Chrome therapy in order to boost the effect of the formal Spectro-Chrome therapy.
Colour is the most important issue in the Spectro-Chrome therapy and thus more discussion will be given on colours. Let’s begin the discussion with green colour. Green is a neutral colour that is right in the middle of a spectrum, and thus is a dominating colour and also a colour for physical balance. In the practical application, when the patient experiences discomfort in the Spectro-Chrome therapy and is unable to continue with the light treatment, green colour may be used to ease up this strong reaction. From a spectrum, it can be seen that the green colour extends on its left and right into two groups of colours. Classifying colours by frequency, the group before green colour consists of red, orange, yellow and lemon colours which Dinshah referred to as the infra-green colours, whereas the group that comes after the green colour consists of bluish-green, blue, indigo and violet are referred to as the ultra-green colours. There is another group of colours that cannot be seen in a spectrum, but if both ends of the spectrum (violet and red) are connected, this group of colours can be detected; it includes purple, purplish red, and scarlet which mainly affects the body’s blood circulation, reproductive organs and emotions.
Other than belonging to different colour groups, almost all colours have an opposing colour; the two opposing colours have opposite effect. For example, orange colour has a stimulant effect on thyroid while its opposing colour, indigo, has a suppressing effect on thyroid. Green is a neutral colour and thus does not have any opposing colours. Purplish red is another colour that does not have an opposing colour. If a spectrum is connected, purplish red, a mental balancing colour, is right across green colour.
Dinshah collected and collated the functions of 12 spectro-colours and called them the “attributes”, that is, under the condition that the body can “absorb” the colours, the body reactions that may result from the projection of a particular colour onto the body. Generally, the functions include stimulating or suppressing different nerves and glands, assisting the construction and structuring of glands, organs and tissues, stimulating metabolism and the effects of detoxifying, killing bacteria, disinfecting, regulating blood pressure and blood circulation, stabilizing emotions, relieving pain, releasing heat and other functions. A thorough understanding of the attributes will help us determine the colours needed based on the symptoms. First of all, green and the derived colours of lemon and bluish-green are used in most instances. This is because green colour plays the role of a physical stabilizer; lemon and bluish-green colours each has half of green colour component, and thus has similar impact on the body. The other half of the lemon color is yellow which is suitable for treating chronic or long-term illnesses. Whereas for acute or short-term illnesses that are usually accompanied with fever, the bluish-green colour may be used for treatment. Second of all, before starting the Spectro-Chrome therapy and for all illnesses related to the heart, blood circulation and reproductive organs, the colours from the circulatory colour group (purple, purplish-red, scarlet) are usually used. Third of all, for sensory or nerves damage and paralysis, lemon colour is usually used for the colour treatment, then accompanied with an appropriate green for stimulation and awakening. Finally, since indigo can control bleeding and festering, promote the production of white blood cells, reduce pain and have a calming effect, the colour is used a lot for these conditions.
Based on the attributes of colours and his years of experience, Dinshah formulated a series of colour schedules, drew plans for the required spectro-colours and the areas that need colour treatment in accordance with a given illness. There are a total of 331 groups of colour schedules which treat over 400 types of conditions, ranging from general cuts and colds to complicated illnesses such as coronary disease and cancer. It has to be specifically stressed that colour schedules aim at typical symptoms but may not be the only colour combination for light treatment. The consideration and selection of colour attributes still depends on the clinical symptoms. Not to mention that colour schedules is only a process of learning the Spectro-Chrome therapy, the most important thing is to be able to apply the colour schedules and attributes under all different conditions.
The most marvelous part about the Spectro-Chrome therapy is probably its preventive effect. Because every colour has many types of attributes, and additionally each colour usually contains the characters of its two neighbouring colours on the spectro-chrome colour wheel, as we conduct a light therapy on a particular symptom, we could have probably effectively controlled other illnesses that have not shown symptoms. Some people might be worried about any side-effects on the human body due to too much light treatment. Thanks to the ingenious human body structure, once the body absorbs enough of a specific light, the body will protect itself and automatically stops the effects of such functions. Therefore, the Spectro-Chrome therapy can be considered as a recovery treatment that has no worries for side-effects.
Dinshah recommended that water be used during the process of Spectro-Chrome therapy to speed up the effect of light treatment. Simply place a glass of water close to the light filter and drink it after receiving the light treatment. This is especially effective for an acute illness or a newly developed sickness, the effect is much more obvious than that of chronic or long-term illness. Females must note that because aura changes during menstruation, unless it is for their personal use, it is better that they do not handle the colour charged water for others to avoid affecting the energy absorbed by the water. Even if it is for their personal use, unless it is an emergency or a syndrome related to menstruation, it is best not to receive light treatment during menstruation.
Because of his strong confidence in the therapy, Dinshah devoted all his life to Spectro-Chrome therapy. However, he did not deny the limitations of the therapy. Other than wrong application of the method, for instance, receiving treatment with clothes on, sometimes the symptoms are due to unhealthy diet, external factors such as the mercury from tooth filling or the influence of electromagnetic fields. Treating long-term illnesses takes time and patience. And sometimes the natural force is the strongest among everything and it is too late for any man-made assistance. Years of experience shows that cataract, adult hernia, excess size of kidney stone, etc, are all difficult to cure with Spectro-Chrome therapy. Under certain situations, it is necessary to draw assistance from other forms of therapies. However, Dinshah emphasized that in most cases, even if the person is unable to fully recover through Spectro-Chrome therapy, the therapy still has the effect of easing the symptoms. For patients with terminal illness, Spectro-Chrome therapy can help minimize the pain before death.
Darius Dinshah, the president of the Dinshah organisation, mentioned in an interview that he has never visited a doctor or taken any medication since young; he merely depends on the Spectro-Chrome therapy. Based on his confidence in the therapy, Mr. Dinshah Ghadiali even spent his whole life fighting for the Spectro-Chrome therapy. Even though they strongly believe in the miraculous Spectro-Chrome therapy, they also at the same time emphasize that the first line of defense to health is actually a healthy lifestyle, including healthy eating habit, a vegetarian diet, natural and unprocessed food, stay away from food or drugs that cause excitement or addiction, and a healthy living environment. Personal health is a personal choice, and also a personal responsibility.
Extracted from Lapis Lazuli Light Magazine 2004 Feb Issue
Translated by Yih Pin Tang