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BIOPTRON COLOUR THERAPY WILL INFUSE YOU WITH NEW VITAL ENERGY
With our step-by-step Treatment Manual to guide you, you will be your own best therapist from the start.
Biop ioptr tro o n Co C o lour The herra p y is is g en entl tle e, rapid, and efficient. Uplifting you with brilliant colors and precious fragrances, refreshing your skin with wholesom essences.
A CHANCE TO SEIZE Lea rn ab a b o ut the a ma maz zing regenerative rege nerative pow p owers ers your org org a ni nis sm po p o ssesses they are easier to tap than you think!
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TABLE OF CONTENTS q
The Three Pillars of Bioptron C olour Therapy Light and C olor
— Light C arries Life
— The C olor Spectrum of Visible Light
— Light Sense and C olor Vision
— C olors Touch Body and Soul
— The Therapeutic Effect of C olors
— The C olors of Bioptron C olour Therapy
Bioinformation – the New Dimension
— Our Existence Is Based On Matter and Information
— Like Lock and Key
— Bioinformation C aptures Nature
— Bioinformation Integrating Light, C olors and Essenc es
Plant Essences and Fragrances
— Remedies Past and Present
— Bitter Pills – Sweet Pills?
— Active Plant Principles Take On Different Forms
— A Harmonious Bouquet of Forces and Fragrances
What You Should Know Before Starting Bioptron C olour Therapy
The Human Being Is A Whole
— A Wonderfully Functional Network
— Vital C onsciousness – A Result
— Making the Whole Visible
— C omp ensa tion a nd Protec tion – C a pa bilities of the Whole
— When Does the Whole Need Help?
The Holistic C onc ept of Bioptron C olour Therapy — «Holistic» Means...
— The Five Focal Points of Bioptron C olour Therap y: C ommunicating with the Whole
C ongenial C onc urring of All Elements
Polarized Light Produced by the Bioptron Lamp
— Gentle Radiation – Maximum Effect
— Polarized Light
— Physical Basis of Bioptron Light
— Practical Application
Six C olor G lass Filters
— C olors Touch the Soul and the Senses
— Glassblowing – an Ancient Art
— Antique Glass Is a Fascinating Material
— The Six Blown Color Glass Filters of Bioptron Colour Therapy
— Practical Application
— Light Fluid
— Balancing Gel
— C rystal C ream
— ... the Whole Family Wants to J oin In?
— ... You Are Left-Handed?
— ... Yo u C a nnot Stic k to Your Trea tme nt Sc hed ule Fo r O nc e?
— ... A New Problem Appears During Therapy?
— ... You Take Some Time to Improve Your Way of Life?
— ... Unexpected Reactions Manifest Themselves?
— ... You Are In Pain?
— ... You Are Healthy and Would Like to Stay That Way?
THE THREE PILLARS OF BIOPTRON COLOUR THERAP
LIGHT AND COLOR Light C arries Life Light is warmth, it is the brightness of a sunny day chasing away the darkness of the night, it is brilliance as opposed to dullest black.. For thousands of years and in numerous religions and cultures, light has been symbolizing goodness, sublimity, purity, spirituality and divinity, whereas dark has always equaled evil itself. By instinct, people always knew that sunlight was of vital importanc e for their hea lth and well-being. But in spite of traditiona l knowledge and modern resea rch, light has remained a largely unknown p henomenon to this very da y. As long as they are traveling through space, the sun’s rays - even though they turn our night into day - are invisible to the human eye. Not until they hit matter such as a body, a star, or a planet do they take on the b right app ea rance we call light, making us see the life-giving force within them..
The C olor Spec trum of Visible Light C olors are crea ted by the visible portion of light, or rather wavelengths ranging between 760.8 nm (red) and 393.4 nm (purple). Thus, each color represents a specific wavelength. As is shown in figure 3 on page 31, only a very small part of the whole radiation spectrum is visible. However, though we may not be aware o f it, this small part is crucial for our existence. There is no life without light and color! When sunlight, which is basically white, hits a «wall» made of falling raindrops, it is broken up and reflected, crea ting a rainbo w. Scientifica lly spea king, sunlight is refrac ted into the six spectral colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. This process is ea sily imitated using a prism: filtering white light through a prism makes the six spec tral colors appear – just like sunshine in the rain.
C onversely, mixing two oppo site light colors, such as red and green, creates white light. In other words, the two colors combined comprise the whole color spectrum. Red is one of the three primary colors, while green is a complementary color. The close relationship between these two kinds of colors is visualized in the opposite color circle diagram.
Light Sense and C olor Vision In the 18th century, the German poet Goethe demonstrated that, using the three primary colors red, yellow, and blue, it is possible to mix any hue you might desire. The human eye does the same thing using three kinds of retinal cone cells. When light waves hit the eye, they are refracted, while the light incidence is controlled by the iris, the eye’s «lens stop.» Activated in varying intensities, color-sensitive retinal cone cells, each kind specializing in either red, yellow-green, or blue, generate all those myriads of shades that keep our sensory perceptions so vivid and, well, colorful...
C olors Touc h Body and Soul Vision itself is go verned by the optic al part of the visual pathway, whereas rhythmic processes such as the sleeping-waking cycle are controlled by the energetic part of the visual pathway. Light stimuli received by the pituitary gland are transmitted to the vegetative nervous system, where they trigger either stimulating or restraining commands to the body’s metabolism, hormonal system, and blood formation. Light quality is of essential impo rtanc e for the ho rmona l system. Experimental and clinical studies, like the ones conduc ted by Dr. J ohn Ott or Fritz Hollwich, prove it: The further an artificial light source d iffers from the light spec trum of the sun, the less favorable its influenc e is on the hormonal balance. Hence, people feel better when their working spaces and homes are lighted by a spectrum as similar as possible to daylight, as imitated natural light causes less fatigue and mental stress.
The Therapeutic Effec t of C olors The wholesome effect of colors has been known for many centuries. Va rious ancient cultures in Egypt, India, a nd C hina, to name but a few, have applied color therap y. Nowada ys, color therapy occupies a prominent position among alternative med ica l trea tments, which would be unthinkable without it. There is also a wide variety of books available to readers interested in the subject, a selection of which is listed at the end of this manual under «Further Reading.» Overall, the effects colors have may be described as follows:
The Three Primary C olors Red activates, vitalizes, dyna mizes, intensifies, releases energy blocked deep within the system, gives a new boost to processes that have been stagnating, sluggish and reduced, strengthens the senses. Its effects make red the counterpole of blue.
Blue soothes, inhibits, focuses, cools down, collects and structures energy, re-regulates hyperactive, inflammatory, and derailing proc esses, brings serenity and clarity. Its effects make blue the counterpole of red.
Yellow fortifies, tones, opens, brightens, stimulates without exciting, extends energy, reinforces weak processes, loosens overly rigid struc tures, strengthens the nerves. Its effects place yellow between red and blue.
The Three C omplementary C olors Green equalizes, relaxes, calms down, keeps physical and mental energy dynamically balanced, releases tensed-up, painful processes, brings profound serenity. Its effects are a blend of blue and yellow.
Orange restores, animates, warms, stimulates, works more gently than red, building up energy step by step, unlocks deadlocked processes, cheers up. Its effects are a blend of red and yellow.
Purple inspires, attenua tes, reduc es, transforms energy on a high level, suppo rts mental proc esses, relaxes the nerves, soothes nervous irritations, relieves pain. Its effects are a blend of blue and red.
The C olors of Bioptron C olour Therapy Bioptron C olour Therap y ap plies all six spe ctral colors, i.e., red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. They are generated using handmade bioinformed color glass filters. None of the 12 Trea tment Sched ules uses only one color. It is invariably a certain succession of colors that makes it possible to debloc k energy flows, bringing about a thorough elimination of the disorder(s) in question. Selection and order of the color glass filters are determined by the patient’s initial condition.
A C a se In Po int Very nervous, hyp erac tive pe op le o ften suffer from a lac k of energy rathe r than – a s on e mig ht th ink – a surplus. It is this lac k of e nerg y tha t c a uses them to b e restless a nd burde ned with a low b rea king-p oint. Unaw are of this energy-de pleted ba c kground, they c hoose b lue for their trea tment c olor, assuming the y need c alming d ow n rathe r than stimula - tion. And the result? Disa p p ointm ent , a s the ir nervo usne ss increa ses instea d o f disap p ea ring. So w ha t we nt wrong? 1. Due t o a mista ken a ssessme nt o f the ir initial c on d ition , their ene rg y sta tus wa s not p rop erly d ia gno sed . 2. Co nseq uently, their a lrea d y wea kened ene rgy p ote ntial wa s further red uce d b y the color blue. So w hat would ha ve b een the right thing to do ? They should have be en trea ted with yellow, o rang e, and red to invigo rate and stimulate the ir org a nisms! Only these c olors will p rovide the m w ith the rela xing , soo thing ad justment they nee d. Conclusion: In order to offset a n imb alanc e, pa tients need to b e treated with the opposite of what’s causing the strain. It is almost like driving a car: After taking a turn, you ha ve to ap ply opp osite loc k to g o straight a ga in...
BIOINFORMATION – THE NEW DIMENSION q
«bios» is Greek for life.
Information stands for message.
Hence, bioinformation means living messages!
New technologies suc h as Kirlian photography, invented in 1939 by Russian researchers Semyon and Valentina Kirlian and since then advanced by various scientists, allow us to visualize the bioelectric energy of living beings by applying a high-frequency electric field and recording the luminescenc e thus generated on film. It is obvious that all living beings are an integral part of the biosphere, and yet they also function as independent orga nisms. So fa r, scientists in Russia, the United States, and Europe are still studying the whys and hows of interac tive e nergetic proc esses in such a complex system.
Bioe nerget ic d isc ha rge s a t the tips of a lea f. Pho to b y Pet er Winte r, Pho to g rap her, Düsseld orf (Ge rma ny).
When Ruma nian resea rc her Ioa n Dumitresc u disc overed elec tronog ra - phy, it b ec am e p ossible to show one of Nat ure’ s ord ering p rincip les, the so- c a lled «windo w e ffec t». If, for exam p le, you cut a little hole into a lea f, an inte - resting p henomenon a pp ears: An elec - tronog ra p h o f the lea f’s missing sec tion show s a ra d ia tion pa ttern tha t is a lmo st id entic al w ith the original leaf struc ture. Pictu re c ou rtesy of Resc h Ve rla g , Innsb ruc k (Austria), taken from the bo ok Kosmo p a thie (1981).
Our Existence Is Based On Matter and Information According to modern physics, matter is composed of minuscule particles that, due to their double nature, also act like electromagnetic waves, de pending on how you look at them. Consequently, everything that exists may also be described as information stored in the form of waves spreading within fields. This covers both material things like a piece of metal or the human b od y, and immaterial things like the scent of a flower or a fantastic thought. The thought model defining matter as c onsisting of increasingly small particles has reached a point where further material diminution is just not admissible. From this point onwards, matter is dominated and controlled by invisible, immaterial fields. The human organism is surrounded and pervade d by such an immaterial bioelectric field a llowing it to excha nge vital information – b ioinformation! – with its environment.
Like Lock and Key Bioinformation cannot be efficient unless it fits the organism like a key fits into a lock. Which is why we do not simply need a lot of energy, but precisely-structured energy patterns that resonate in perfect unison with ea ch individua l organism. Luckily, however, even though e ac h living being taps its environment for energy, this «information mining» does not result in the same kind of destructive exploitation that takes place on a material level. Thus human beings, too, po ssess an almost unimaginably complex system for information storage and management. All around us, there is
an enormous array of manifold frequenc y spectra offering a rich supp ly of bioinformation, and bo th sides are constantly exchang ing energy. In the end, the quality of this energy exchange determines the state of our health. If the human body does not get the vital bioinformation it needs to maintain its struc tures in order, or if this order is disturbed by disinformation, we get sick. On the other hand, if we receive the right kind of bioinformation we stay or get healthy.
Bioinformation C aptures Nature Using biophysica l methods and devices, the Zurich-ba sed Institute for Bioinformation has been developing highly structured regenerative information patterns for years. These patterns are obtained from plants, prec ious stones, meta ls, minerals, trace elements as well as inert ga ses, fermenting substanc es, etc . After being modulated onto suitable carriers, they spec ific ally ad dress the bod y’s self-healing p owers.
Bioinformation Integrating Light, Colors and Essences Both the six color glass filters and the three p rod ucts of Biop tron C olour Therap y have been equipped with spec ific b ioinformation messag es. These subtly harmonized oscillations combine with the Bioptron Lamp’ s polarized light to form a gentle resonance bridge to the human energy system. Bioinformation p rovide s the interac tion of light, c olors and essences with a language the human body understands and is able to respond to.
PLANT ESSENCES AND FRAGRANCES Remedies Past and Present Plant extracts and essences have been used to treat pe op le since time immemorial. They ha ve g loriously survived countless new trends in medicine to remain highly topical to this very day. In the distant past, people probably chose their medicinal plants by instinc t, ca refully observing their effec ts to gain more and more knowledge and competenc e ha ndling this precious natural resource. Since then, the effectiveness of medicinal plants has be en scientifica lly proven, making phytotherapy one of the most popular methods in alternative med icine. In the dark ages, certain medicinal plants were used as magic drugs. Wise men and women would try and control supernatural powers by mixing magic potions because they meant to ban the demons of disease that way. Driving these demons and their influence out of the patients’ bodies would cure them - they hoped. Such practices most certainly sometimes involved poisonous plants, and it is not hard to imagine the consequenc es...
Bitter Pills – Sweet Pills? It was in ancient Greece that physicians discovered how the curative power of certain plants may turn into deadly poison if overdosed. This insight was actualized by Parac elsus (1493-1541), who said: «‘Tis the dose that maketh a thing not poisonous.» This saying is as true toda y as it was then. Nowa da ys, however, ad ditiona l criteria must be considered in assessing the safety and curative power of a medicinal plant. For example, it is very important to know where the plant grew, as the natural cond itions present there, including the preva iling ecological circumstances, strongly influence its growth and general development. Was there e nough a ctive in-
sect life in the ground? Did somebody use fertilizer or even herbicides? What about the quality of the air surrounding the plant as it grew? Not to mention a ll the denaturing processes which might have been involved in harvesting the plant. Among other things, the time of harvest is essential. Was the plant cut in the morning or in the eve16
ning? C osmic constellations, such as the phase of the moon or the position of the p lanets, also favor or affec t the harvest. And then there are the tools and machines that may influenc e the harvesting in a positive or negative manner. Finally, processing the plant to gain a phytotherapeutic substance and transporting that substanc e to where it will be used may alter its quality, too. All these factors make one thing clear: It is no longer easily possible to gain essences which are both effective and safe in every way. So we appreciate Nature’s medicines all the more when we get the chance to use them as they were mea nt to b e used: pure a nd unharmed.
Ac tive Plant Principles Take O n Different Forms Tinctures, squeezed juices, liquid or pulverized extrac ts, distillates in alcohol or oils, concentrates, essences, essential oils - all these forms may c ontain concentrated active principles plants relea se when exposed to various extrac tion processes. But there is an additional, more profound action potential hidd en within medicinal plants, within their «spirit». Addressing tha t spirit ac tivates the p lant’s curative powers in the form of pure information patterns. Take homeopathy, for example: By using an extremely sensitive and complicated proce dure c alled potentiation, homeopaths manage to extract, above all, the plant’s «spirit», its essenc e, the information it c arries, profiling its curative powers and letting them unfold more mightily than ever before. A similar principle is applied in manufac turing essential oils. Volatile olfactory substances - often referred to as the plant’s «soul» - are separated from the solid plant material by distillation. The essential information thus released is then concentrated in what is very appropriately called the «essence» of the plant.
A Harmonious Bouquet of Forces and Fragrances That is the be st way to describe the living ac tion of the three products of Bioptron C olour Therap y: q
C rystal Crea m
The tinctures, extrac ts and oils they contain stimulate the metabolism, while the natural, precious, and partly very rare fragrant essences appeal to the soul. It is often impossible for us to express why certain fragranc es touc h us so strongly that they appear to wrap themselves all around us. They seem to enter deep into our emotional world where they exchange their essence with our innermost feelings. They are liable to change our mood in no time at all. To try and describe such moments of sensual perception frequently fails because we cannot find the right words, as if these moments were conjured up by a certain kind of magic which will cease to work as soon as somebody tries to pin it down. Harsh and delicate, fresh and pleasant, precious and exciting – the fragrant essenc es of Biop tron C olour Therap y spea k to you in many ways. All the active p rinciples and olfac tory substances integrated into these products are of exquisite and pure quality. In add ition, the fragrant essences have been enriched with bioinformation, so their volatile por-
tion finds a more differentiated expression, enabling them to harmonious ly touch your own personal energy field.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE STARTING BIOPTRON COLOUR THERAP 19
THE HUMAN BEING IS A WHOLE A Wonderfully Functional Network Isn’t it amazing that, no matter whether we are a wake or asleep, we always experienc e ourselves, and quite matter-of-fac tly at that, as one whole? As one entity that has no trouble at all to keep its organs, senses, emotions, and thoughts working together within a perfectly functioning multifarious system? The human being must be a rather sop histicated and precious «machine» to have body, soul, and mind pervading each other to such a holistic de gree!
Vital C onsc iousness – A Result As long as we think we are «whole», we do not perceive all our many parts as separate. We do not realize that billions of cells inside us continuously communicate with each other. We are not aware of our organs, do not sense that our brain is send ing nerve stimuli to e very single region of our body, do not feel the enormous effort our heart has to make to keep us alive. We are simply permeated by the overall feeling we call vital consciousness, and that is more (much more!) than the sum of all parts.
Until everything goes haywire
It is not until one of these many parts is harmed, disharmonizing the whole, that this vital consciousness is disturbed, and everything goes haywire.. For e xa mp le: q
Cutting a fing er ca n sha ke us up .
It h urts. The n it sta rts to b leed . The injured finge r inc rea singly a ffec ts our ove ra ll feeling, until we a re no thing mo re tha n this one a c hing finge r! Sinc e the fing er and its injury are no t p erce ived sep a ra tely, it b ec om es exce ed ingly d om inant. As the fing er «ta kes ove r the w hole», we a re a gg ressed a s a who le, feeling sud d enly bloc ked, shoc ked , sa d or ang ry, sha ky and we ak. And a ll of this (nota be ne!) «just» be c ause o ne little fin - ger is hurt...
This simple example c learly illustrates how tightly and intensely everything within us is connected, how intricately and finely all parts are intertwined. We may not always be conscious of it, but the human being is a whole.
Making the Whole Visible Using sophisticated electron microscopes, a new branch of science called psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) has been able to show that the impact of emotional states such as fear, frustration and stress as well as happiness and joy of living reaches deep within every cell of the human
body. Thus, whether a person’s power of resistance is reinforced or weak ened not only depends on viruses and bacteria, but also on psychological occurrenc es. A nega tive attitude as a result of chronic stress, resigna tion and other depressive mood s is liable to erode the immune system, making the orga nism vulnerab le to outside influenc es. C onversely, a well-balanced state of mind substantially contributes to maintaining vital functions, which makes it the ultimate preventive measure.
C ompensation a nd Protec tion – C apa bilities of the Whole Being a whole essentially serves two purposes: self-preservation and survival. In order to do this, human beings have an intricately well-organized protective system. For extended periods of time, this protective system is able to head off disturbances by skillfully spreading them over the huge network of the whole. Strains are shifted in such a way as to compensate for impa ired functions by tap ping other, intac t functions. This does not normally overstrain the healthy function; on the contrary, it becomes stronger, even able to increa se its potential – an unparalleled phenomenon! Blind peop le demonstrate this amazing c apa bility in a very impressive manner, offsetting their lack of eyesight by developing other senses to stupendous levels. Their organs of touch and hearing deliver top performances a seeing person could never accomplish. In general, however, compensation proc eeds so smoothly and fast that nobody becomes aware of it. Hence, the protective system fulfills its purpo se unnoticed, activating unsuspected resources time a nd ag ain. This way, the whole gets the chance to function without disturbances and stay hea lthy.
When Does the Whole Need Help? Not until increasingly more and serious difficulties affect the whole will it be in danger of being harmed. Under such circumstances, the protective system produc es life-saving a larm signa ls we call «symptoms». If people pay no attention to such signals, they are bound to encourage degenerative p roc esses which then trigger one symptom after another. More and more ailments and disorders appear till, finally, they turn into the condition called illness. At that stage, the person concerned absolutely needs medical examination and help. The earlier symptoms are recognized, the more potent are the regenerative powers available. Initially, the whole is still able to mobilize enough energy reserves to
completely rebuild its organic and mental capa cities. Thus, ea rly symptoms might b e called the guardians of our health. Considering the human being as a whole, lightheartedly taking a ggressive c hemica l medica tion to suppress symptoms is absurd.
Early symptoms are health guardians
THE HOLISTIC CONCEPT OF BIOPTRON COLOUR THERAPY «Holistic» means... covering the whole and acting on the whole. A holistic therapy is expect ed to have a positive effect on the whole. Instead of simply eliminating individual trouble spots, it has to integrate every single function into the regulatory proc ess. Human b eings possess a highly intellige nt control system which is able to regulate itself by way of hierarchically organized control levels. For centuries, various cultures have striven to understand this complex living system, unveiling different relationships in the process: Anc ient China d eveloped the imag e of yin and yang, the principle of feminine passivity versus masculine activity pervading everything and everybody with the energy of life. In the case of human beings, this elementary powe r potential is channeled along meridians running through the whole body to every single organ. The Indians saw things a little differently. Ac cording to them, the c osmic worlds are connected to human beings by way of superordinate energy centers, the seven c hakras. Starting at these «power transfer points», the so-c alled nad is spread out like many thousands of meandering branches to supply the whole with energy. This c entury’s new materialistic conc eption of life ca me up with a view based on science. Researchers attempted to explain energetic processes from a technical angle. In Russia, the United States and Great Britain, they managed to visualize the very faintest of energy levels. So fa r, modern science has shown human beings to be surrounded and pervaded by a bioelectric, ultraweak luminescent field that is used to exchange information at the speed of light. This bioelectric field oc cupies the top position within the hierarchy. Like corporate management, it is able to communicate with the whole organization, coordinating it and ordering regulatory processes if needed. It is here that both organic and mental processes are being controlled in a truly holistic manner.
Pictu re this exa mp le: q
A cruise ship caught in a storm.
Ima gine a c ruise ship c a rrying a thousa nd p a sseng ers in the midd le o f the o c ea n, braving a violent storm. Luckily, the c ap tain of a mo de rn ship c an rely bo th o n sta te-of-the-art instruments an d a we ll-trained c rew . The g a le a nd storm w a rning is tra nsmitted b y rad io ho urs a hea d , so the a d mirab ly we ll-orga nized c rew is rea d y. Every crew m em be r ha s ma nned his or her po st, wa iting to exec ute the c a p ta in’ s orde rs on the sp ot. Any problem is imme d ia tely rep orted ba c k to the c a p ta in. Tha nks to c lea r-cut instruc tions, pa sseng ers threate ned b y w at er lea king through the hull c a n insta ntly b e led o ut of the d a nge r zone . By wa y of pe rfec tly func tioning loud spe akers, the ca pta in ma y spe ak to the p as - seng ers at an y time. His life-sa ving c om ma nd s a re d irec tly hea rd an d c a rried out b y eve rybo d y. At any m om ent o f this c risis, the c a p ta in sta ys in c om p lete c ontrol of the situa tion. Henc e, the ship a nd her pa sseng ers have every chanc e to live throug h the storm unharmed .
In this example, radio and loudspeaker technology a s well as the professional and alert crew symbolize the bod y’s control level, its communication center which is constantly supplying the whole with the regulatory information it needs. Supported b y his c rew, the c apta in is able to safely steer the ship through the storm. But what would happen without modern communication tec hnology? Ma ybe the c rew, executing the captain’s orders, would race around on all five decks at once, trying to get the passengers to put on their life jackets in time. Other life-saving steps that should be taken simultaneously, such as changing course or lowering the lifeboats, would be impeded by this line of action. Which, of course, would put the passengers in mortal danger.
Your «c orporate management» must be functional.
Since Bioptron C olour Therap y aims at maintaining or restoring the «corporate management’s» optimum functionality, mainly basing its regulatory approach on the control level, it may rightfully be called holistic. Its rectifying impulses race straight from top to bottom to supply the whole control hierarchy with the regenerative information it needs under the circumstances.
The Five Foc al Points of Bioptron C olour Therapy: C ommunicating With the Whole q
Power of Resistanc e
Skin and Body Tissues
All these Focal Points evoke familiar experiences for everybody. Our everyday pleasures and worries revolve in and around these five areas, making them an appropriate and convenient first step on the way to self-therapy. After all, regenerating the whole does not start somewhere far out in the realm of the inconc eivable but right here where we sense and experienc e ourselves. We perceive the five Focal Points as both dynamic and matter-of-fact quantities which are tightly intertwined, one implying the other. When we assess ourselves, the words we choose confirm that we experience them in a roc k-bottom, elementary way: Focal Point «I fee l a ll lim p .»
«My h ea lth is so d elic a te .»
Power of Resistance
«I’ m a lwa ys c onstipa ted »
«My skin lo o ks b a d .»
Skin and Body Tissues
Environmental strains and disorders resulting from an impa ired qua lity of life c an largely be eliminated by a pp lying one of the 12 Trea tment Sched ules of Biop tron C olour Therap y. You will be able to re-ha rmonize your energy dynamics by simultaneously addressing several regulatory
agents within the control hierarchy, i.e., energy centers (chakras), energy lines and points (meridians), as well as reflex zones and organ zones.
CONGENIAL CONCURRING OF ALL ELEMENTS q q q
polarized light produced by the Bioptron Lamp six color glass filters three products
Nothing c an touc h us and revive us the wa y a well-played c onc ert can. And yet, if the orchestra and the soloist are not completely in harmony, even a world-famous piece of music cannot give us what we hoped for: unadulterated joy of listening to nourish and soothe the soul. What is it that makes us go home with such a feeling of perfection and harmony? Everything has to tally! The c onduc tor, the singers, the musicians, the instru-
Everything has to tally
ments - they all ac tively contribute to c rea ting a common sound until that sound rea ches its optimum form, surrounding and pervad ing the a udienc e. Such well-harmonized vibrations are a ble to generate a positive resona nce among the audienc e, giving them «good vibrations» in return. The rules of harmony are not restricted to music. In geometry, for example, they manifest themselves in the famous «golden section» of the ancient Greeks and Romans, mag ic p roportions crea ting overwhelming spa tial effec ts in temples and more mundane b uildings alike. Moreover, the rules of harmony are a lso principles of resona nce. They set one’s mood and mind vibrating, generating a positive attitude.
Vibrations emitted by one system are always equipped with a certain quality of energy, generating the same energy potential within another system. The messag e reaches its destination ba sed on the principles of resonanc e. Whenever two or more systems communicate, the rules of harmony and resona nce a re o f fundamental importanc e. They build an invisible bridg e that allows the systems to exchange information, thus enabling them to rea ch an understanding they could not establish otherwise. The rules of harmony and resonanc e are an essential part of Bioptron C olour Therap y. In accorda nc e with those rules, the Therap y’s elements, like the members of an orchestra, play together as one, mutually consolida ting their effec ts. C onsequently, the efficiency of Bioptron C olour Therap y is greater and more differentiated than the sum of the effects of all elements. These facts arouse both our serenity and curiosity. May they suffice to make us attend to – and enjoy – practicing personal health care the way today’s world demands it.
POLARIZED LIGHT PRODUCED BY THE BIOPTRON LAMP Gentle Radiation – Maximum Effect Science has known about the biostimulatory effec t of light on c ells sinc e the late sixties. Collec ting c linical data from the very moment of this dis-
covery, medica l and c osmetic studies were ab le to prove the way polarized incoherent light with a wavelength of 400 to 2000 nm (nanometers) acts on cells and biological processes. Based on these results, Bioptron developed its therapeutic light systems. The following sec tion is a summary of the booklet Bioptron Light Therapy, which describes its remarkable features in much more detail. The Bioptron Method makes it possible to: q act on biologica l systems in a positive, nonagg ressive manne r, q purposively support the body’s self-healing powers, q relieve the orga nism, q start off rege nerative p roc esses. Bioptron Light Therapy does more than offer a no-c omplication a dd ition to other forms of trea tment. In fac t, it is an idea l complement and enhancement for any treatment. Bioptron Light is optimally suited to transport color spectra and other information spectra to the very depth of body tissues. Among other things, this allows the skin to be nourished with a deep-reaching and sustained supply of cosmetic substances no other bea uty trea tment c an provide. There are virtually no c ontraindica tions.
Polarized Light The human body is composed o f billions of tissue and b lood c ells, most of them measuring about one hundredth of a millimeter in diameter. Body cells were found to contain minuscule organs, the so-called organelles. As far as structure is concerned, a cell can be compared to a house with many rooms, doors, and windows. Each organelle is like a room in which holistic regulatory proc esses take plac e to keep the house in good, viab le shap e. The «houses» (c ells) unite in «bloc ks» (tissues), which in turn form a «town» (the human body). The body of the cell is covered with the exterior cell membrane (plasma membrane). This membrane is an extraordinarily thin, but tough and
solid layer of lipid and protein molecules. Biologica l membranes are high ly specific mediators between the inside and the outside, i.e., the c ell
and its surroundings. They separate individual spheres of action, preventing the c onstituents of different orga nelles from mixing freely. O therwise, chemica l co ntrol proc esses could not possibly take their ap propriate, well-ordered course. Thus the health of a c ell essentially depends on the c ell membrane fulfilling its mediating and transmitting function smoothly. Malfunctions, for
example, upsetting electrical poles or lipids, inhibit the proper functioning of the membrane’s enzymes and their receptors which are responsible for the cell’s energy and food supply. This decreases the activity of the respiratory chain, to name just one. As a result, the cell’s potential is reduced, and the information stored in DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)
and contained in the nucleus c an no longer be released, bringing regen erative proc esses to a stand still. The Bioptron Lamp’ s polarized light reinitiates these regenerative processes.
Physical Basis of Bioptron Light Developed over many yea rs of innovative resea rch, the Bioptron Lamp is made in Switzerland, where state-of-the-art production facilities guarantee its ad vanced technical standa rd.
Bioptron Light Systems Feature the Following Qualities: q
Unlike normal laser light, which is limited to a very narrow bandwidth (monoc hromatic) and transfers a high amount of energy, Bioptron Light enc ompasses a wide ba ndwidth (polychromatic) and transfers little energy (figure 1). q
The elec tromagnetic wa ves of polarized light oscillate in parallel planes only, giving it very special qualities. It is these qualities that Bioptron Light Therapy makes use of. Bioptron Light is polarized by reflection off of a special, proprieta ry multilayer mirror, reaching a polarization degree of 95%. Polarization by reflection is much more efficient than circular polarization (figure 2).
As opposed to laser light, Bioptron Light is not characterized by temporally or spatially synchronized light wave trains, which means that wave crests – and therefore the light’s intensity – will neither add nor subtract. For this rea son, Bioptron Light reac hes the a rea to be trea ted with c onstant, steady intensity, making it possible to apply a generally lower degree of energy (intensity). q
Wavelength is of essential importance for the effect of any kind of light. Bioptron Light c overs a range of 400 to 2000 nm. In other words, it does figure 3
not c ontain ultraviolet rays and only a small part of the infrared spe c trum (figure 3). q
No Ultraviolet Rays
The Bioptron Lamp’ s electromag netic spectrum definitely starts ab ove the UV range. Thus its light does not redden or tan the skin, nor does it represent any danger to the human eye. q
The permeation effect is generated b y the slightly calorific infrared po rtion of the Bioptron Light spectrum. Prolonging a treatment session will increase the permeation effect. q
The light spectrum of the Bioptron Lamp enco mpasses the lower infrared range only. Hence, it generates a treatment temperature of app rox. 37°C , i.e., 1°C above normal body temperature. q
Bioptron Lamps – even though they have been used all over the world for years – have never been reported to cause any side effect whatsoever.
Prac tic al Applic ation Keeping a distance of about 5 cm (2 in), point the Bioptron Lamp’s cone of colored light at the area you want to treat. At a distance of more than 10 cm (4 in) from the body, polarized light has a noticeably weaker effect. A d istanc e o f less than 5 cm, while involving no risk whatsoever, makes hand ling the Lamp a wkward. When trea ting a small area that is completely covered by the light cone, keep the Lamp steady. When treating a large area of your body, move the Lamp slowly to cover it point by point. Hasty movements may cause unrest and interfere with the c ourse of therapy.
SIX COLOR GLASS FILTERS C olors Touch the Soul and the Senses Whenever a rainbow flashes its brilliant c olors ac ross the sky, it rea ches right into our souls. The color spectrum of the rainbow has an almost magic influence on our mood. Stained-glass windows are equally fascinating. The sun shining through the magnificent windows of Notre Da me c athedral in Paris (Franc e), which charge its beams with powerful color spectra, weaving patterns all through the nave, creates a serene mood of meditation and contemplation. For us, such «color spaces» enclose dimensions of inner ease that put us in a harmonious mood, in tune with the world.
Glassblowing - an Ancient Art As ea rly as 4000 B.C ., the Egyptians knew glass, and the oldest manufa cturing instruc tions for glass were found in the library of the A ssyrian king Ashurba nipa l (668-626 B.C .). The a nc ient Roma ns were the first to use glass windows. Theophilus, a monk living in the 12th century, left us a detailed description of how to build a glass-melting furnace and blow glass. All through the Middle Ages, manufacturing glass was widespread and very popular. While almost every handicraft changes with time, the art of blowing glass has stayed the same since the Middle Ages - maybe because any change would have bereft it of its soul. The va riety and the quality of antique glass have improved over the c enturies, its charac teristics rema ining unrivaled by a nything produced with modern technologies. To this very day, glassblowers have always been excellent artisans. It takes dexterity and strength to get the viscous, glowing glass out of the red-hot furnac e, where the ba se ma terials have been heated for hours till they rea ched a temperature of 1400°C . The honey-like mass has to be sized precisely before it is transferred onto the glassblower’s pipe to be turned and inflated, cooled and reheated until finally, its size, form and structure are just right. It is a matter of millimeters and seconds, demanding not only great physical strength, but also great sensitivity and poise. If you ever get the chance to watch these masters in action, you will be deeply impressed by their workmanship and the surprisingly pure atmosphere. There has never been a more mystical proof of the purging power of fire, rea dily reminiscent of the alche mistic origins of glassmaking. The glassblowers of Saint-J ust look ba ck upon 800 years of trad ition in making c olored glass the ancient way – which is why it is called antique 33
glass. In the fa mous «Verrerie de Saint-J ust» in the heart of France, their love for their hand icraft and their stunning expertise combine to c rea te unique piec es of colored glass, the kind of which are used to restore the stained -glass windows of the c athedrals in Chartres and Reims (both France) or of old castles and historic monuments. However, it is equally suited to modern pieces of art, such as the stained-glass windows of C haga ll, the glass art in the United Nations building in New York City, or the Yammousuko ba silica in J apa n. The spec ial shine a nd the unmistakable b rilliance of Saint-J ust colored glass c an b e a dmired all over the world.
Antique Glass Is a Fascinating Material As the base materials used to produce antique glass – quartz sand, soda, and lime – are crystalline, they generate a high degree of order, which ensures optimum refraction of light. To create different colors, iron oxide, copper oxide, chromium oxide, sulfur oxide, and other oxide compounds are added to the glass mass. Glassblowing causes the finished product to show characteristic, if very fine marks that irrefutably differenti-
ates it from machine-pulled industrial glass. Antique glass has a shine and softness of its own, stand ing out for its much more powerful brillianc e and its higher transparency.
The Six Blown C olor G lass Filters of Bioptron C olour Therapy After being manufactured with all the skill and care of the ancient masters in the «Verrerie Saint-J ust», the Bioptron C olor Glass Filters are enriched with bioinformation. Finely tuned to the human energy system, these resonance-specific impulses turn the red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple filters into highly efficient therapy elements. Thus they are idea lly ab le to c ommunicate with the orga nism, releasing high regenerative potentials to be used without any health risk at all. What is more, using bioinformed Bioptron Filters will have a liberating effect on your mood, opening up your whole attitude towards life!
The b iop hysica l transfe r syste m used to b ioinform the o xide s that are b lend ed into the filters’ antique glass has been exclusively de velop ed for Biop tron AG b y the Züric h Institute for Bioinforma tion.
Prac tic al Application First, pull off the yellow filter that is factory-mounted to the Lamp. This filter is only used for Bioptron Light Therap y, you d o not need it for Colour Therap y. Attac h the Color Glass Filter you need to the Lamp without exerting any pressure. Equally gently, remove it after use. Keep the C olor Glass Filters as free of d ust as possible. C lean them from time to time, using a moistened soft duster. Do not use aggressive detergents, and a bsolutely do not c lean the C olor G lass Filters in the dishwasher.
THREE PRODUCTS Due to their high-quality active plant princ iples and their bioinformed volatile essenc es, q
C rystal C rea m
not only support Bioptron C olour Therapy, but are a n essential part of its effectiveness. The revolutionary «ingredient» of these three products is the bioinformation integrated into them, enab ling them to stimulate regenerative p rocesses in your skin and body tissues, both on an energy and on a material level. Transported by the Bioptron Lamp’s color spectra, active p lant principles and bioinformed volatile essences penetrate deep into the body’s tissues, where they develop their effects to the full. Moreover, their precious essences will revive your mood and your senses alike.
Manufactured in compliance with the latest standards, these three prod ucts fulfill the most demanding ethical requirements: q
high-purity vegetable substanc es,
no a nimal c omponents,
no c olorants,
no synthetic fragrances, but selected pure volatile essences,
ba cteriologica lly safe due to very mild preservation.
Every single one of these p rod ucts has a spec ific function within eac h Treatment Schedule.
LIGHT FLUID Light Fluid optimally prepares and supports each step of the treatment by: q
assisting the implementation of light and color spectra on the skin,
cleansing the skin using biodegradab le plant surfac tants (corn, coconut, palm kernel),
calming and fortifying,
relaxing skin and body tissues,
regulating perspiratory glands.
Ma in active plant principles: bioinformed volatile essenc es of sweet c hamomile, geranium; extracts of ginseng, horsetail, tiger wort, fumitory, sage, grapefruit pits; ferment of chlorella algae; hamamelis water; damar resin.
Prac tic al Applic ation Spray Light Fluid onto the treatment area. Allow it to work for a short while, then wipe off the sweat and dirt particles now dissolved on the skin’s surfac e. People who are sensitive to essential oils may experience a short (but completely harmless) burning of the eyes. In this case, do not spray Light Fluid onto the area adjacent to your eyes. Outside of Biop tron C olour Therap y, you may use Light Fluid to trea t: q
BALANCING GEL Balancing Gel acts in an extremely relaxing, refreshing and restorative manner by: q
activating the energy flow,
removing metabolic products,
streng thening the b lood vessels,
storing energy reserves in skin and body tissues,
increa sing the power of resistanc e.
Ma in active plant principles: bioinformed volatile essences of clary, incense, violet; extrac ts of ivy, horse c hestnut, ec hinac ea ; ferment of c hlorella algae; hamamelis water.
Practical Applic ation Hold the palm of your hand under the bottle’s nozzle and squeeze the dispenser. Spread Balancing Gel across the trea tment area. Outside of Biop tron C olour Therapy, you ma y use Balancing G el to trea t: q
flab by tissues,
And to q
refresh you within seconds and recharge your battery!
CRYSTAL CREAM C rystal C rea m stimulates and rep lenishes both your skin and mind by: q
nourishing and regenerating skin cells,
mobilizing mental powers,
sensitizing the sensory ca pabilities of the skin.
Ma in active plant principles: bioinformed volatile essences of balm, champaca; extracts of lime-tree blossom, aloe vera; ferment of chlorella algae; oil of hipberry, passion flower, camellia, St. J ohn’s wort; phytoceramides; lipo somes gained from soybea n lecithin combined with vitamin E.
Prac tic al Application Hold the palm of your hand under the bottle’s nozzle and squeeze the dispenser. Sprea d C rystal Crea m ac ross the trea tment area. Outside o f Bioptron C olour Therap y, you ma y use C rystal C rea m to trea t: q
coa rse-pored, strained skin in need of regeneration.
And to q q
spoil yourself with a daily sensory sensation! replace your usual aftershave
C omplete produc t information ab out active principles and ad juvants used in Light Fluid, Balancing Gel, and C rystal C rea m is given on the p rod uct co ntainers.
WHAT IF... ... the Whole Family Wants to J oin In? Be glad and welcome the initiative, as it is basically possible for people of all age s to treat themselves with Biop tron C olour Therapy. However, in case of an illness, talk to the attending physician first. C hildren enjoy Bioptron C olour Therap y. It do es not hurt at a ll! There is no risk involved, either, but the duration of treatment should be shortened for small children. Do not exceed the duration indicated in the Treatment Schedules.
... You Are Left-Handed? Reading the Treatment Schedules, you have probably wondered if the left/ right sequenc e in trea ting different regions of the bo dy a pp lies to left- and right-hand ed people alike. Whenever a trea tment zone is irradiated on b oth sides of the bo dy (e.g., the kidneys), the left side a lways comes first. Why? As the first therapeutic impulse is essentially better absorbed on the left side of the body, trea ting two zones in parallel must begin on the left, regardless of your dominant hand.
... You Cannot Stic k to Your Treatment Sc hedule For Once? «Little strokes fell big oaks,» as the saying goes, and it is just as true for Bioptron C olour Therap y. Only continuous therapeutic impulses will stimulate your power of self-healing enough to gradually raise your energy level, adding on to your basic energy reserves and stabilizing your hea lth. So, o bviously, reg ularly app lying a Trea tment Sched ule will bring the best results. But if something prevents you from doing so for onc e, just c ontinue on the next da y. Your c hanc es for rec overy will be just as good. Every Treatment Schedule stipulates an optimum duration of treatment. However, if you would like to go on a little longer, there is no risk involved in doing so. It is up to you to feel which duration is best for you.
... A New Problem Appears During Therapy? You would like to use Bioptron C olour Therap y as an emergency measure a ga inst a new problem that has turned up just rec ently? No problem! For example: You are in the midd le of Suppo rting Your Power of Resistance, a three-week Treatment Schedule, when suddenly: q
You are stressed:
C hoose the Debloc king to Relieve Stress Sched ule! q
You are under inner strain:
Choose the Inner Balance Schedule! q
You are abo ut to start an important project:
C hoose the Vital Spa rk Schedule! q
You have trouble falling asleep before a trip abroa d:
C hoose the A Good Night’s Sleep Schedule! Under circumstances such as these, it is possible to complement Supporting Yo ur Power of Resistanc e, the three-week «main» Sched ule, with the app ropriate «emergenc y» Schedule once or, if needed, several times. However, it is not recommended to simultaneo usly apply two Schedules for several weeks. Such a double therapy might put too great a demand on your regulatory cap ac ity and thus bring a bout a c ounterproduc tive result. In this ca se, «less is more!»
... You Take Some Time to Improve Your Way of Life? C ertain symptoms are c aused by an inherently weak constitution, others by living, eating, or behavioral hab its that take grea t effort and a long time to change. J ust one example: You have succ essfully completed the Lac k of Drive Schedule and feel as if relieved from a heavy burden. You breeze through your everyday chores with new momentum. Unfortunately, you fall back into your old habit of extending yourself to the last - and beyond. Which, of course, re-depletes your energy reserves. Now, of course, you could apply the Lack of Drive Schedule again, but first, please verify if another Sc hed ule would not suit you better.
... Unexpec ted Reactions Manifest Themselves? Like other holistic trea tment conc ep ts, Bioptron C olour Therap y may trigger initial aggravation. Do not make the mistake of considering this to be a ba d sign, as it is quite the op posite: Such a rea ction shows you that formerly inaccessible energy potentials are being tapped to launch regenerative p roc esses that were long overdue. Both body a nd mind have been called upon to digest old strains. Initial aggravation tends to intensify symptoms that have already been present and typically wears off after 1 to 2 days. In the case of skin blemishes, the rea ction usually peaks on the sec ond da y of therapy to be slowly displac ed by c ontinuous improvement. When symptoms intensify for more than 2 days, it must be assumed that in response to the additional supply of energy, the organism is, at first, flood ed by waves of inc onsistenc y until the regulatory proc ess finds its own harmonious rhythm. If this should happen, give your organism more time for digesting any strains and interrupt therapy for at least one day. Provided your discomfort is reduced by this measure, resume therapy.
... You Are In Pain? Please be wary: pain is a very strong warning signal! Body and soul have suffered a violent impa ct or are in da nger of sustaining lasting d ama ge. In either one of the following cases, you must absolutely see a physician: Whenever the pain q
keeps getting worse.
is connected with an illness.
is accompanied by fever and nausea.
is connected with a shock.
manifests itself after an accident, a fall, or an operation.
sets in after serious burns.
... You Are Healthy and Would Like to Stay That Way? C onscious health care a ccording to the principle of «prevention is better than cure» is an important and very satisfying responsibility for every body. If your body and soul are well-balanced, you will weather everything with much more ease, be that the next wave of influenza, a cold, or stress situa tions. The following Schedules relieve and purge your orga nism, build up your energy potential, and keep your psyche in ba lanc e: q
Discharging a nd Purging
Supporting Your Power of Resistance
Lack of Drive
The Vital Spa rk
FURTHER READING Biologie des Lichts
Die Sinne – ihre aktive Pflege und Entwicklung
Verlag Paul Parey, Berlin
Aurum Verlag, Freiburg i.B.
Biophotonen – Da s Licht in unseren Zellen
Die Wiederentdec kung d es Lebendigen
Zweitausend eins Verlag, Frankfurt a.M.
Zweitausend eins Verlag, Frankfurt a.M.
Duft und Gemüt
Bioptron AG, Möncha ltorf
Erich Keller Fischer Verlag, Münsingen
Das Farben-Heilbuc h Waltraud Maria Hulke
Ioan Florin Dumitrescu vfm Dr. Ewald Fischer, Heidelberg
Das Gedächtnis der Natur Rupert Sheldrake
Es werde Licht
Scherz Verlag, Berne
Darius Dinshah Dinshah Health Soc iety, Ma laga , NJ , USA
Das Rätsel Farbe Margarete Bruns
Reclam Verlag, Stuttgart
Peter Mandel Energe tik Verlag, Bruchsal
Der Körper lügt nicht J ohn Diamond
Verlag für angewandte Kinesiologie,
Mosaik Verlag GmbH, Munich
Die gemeinsame Geschichte
Health and Light
von Licht und Bewusstsein
J ohn Ott
The Devin-Ada ir C ompa ny, Inc.,
Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH,
Old G reenwich, C T, USA
Reinbek bei Hamburg Heilen mit Licht und Farben Die heilende Kraft der Wohlgerüche