Some 95 years ago a little known researcher named Dinshah P. Ghadiali
gave us a great gift. Over a period of 40 some years he engaged in the application of light therapy in the treatment of over 400 different health and medical issues. The purpose of this brief article is not to defend or explain his work, but rather to update one piece of his work that can now be accessed in a new and more convenient way.
In his original work he used a light source and then overlaid the source with color screens to expose different parts of the body to different colors. Over years of research and thousands of patients his results were nothing short of amazing. You can read about his work for yourself in the book
“Let There Be Light”.
While his lights were hot and cumbersome, his results were verified over and over. In order to offer the full range of his therapy it was necessary to set up a suite or studio to offer privacy, and then shuffle through the color screens to address the different treatments. The colors had to be delivered to bare skin over a large area, and in multiple sessions to maximize the results. This approach would require many visits. For those who endured the process and invested the time, the results proved to be worth the effort.
While you can verify all this for yourself, the purpose here is to reveal a modern use of his research due to the availability of a new way to deliver color light therapy. Until now the challenge has been how to deliver the colors in the right frequencies to get the same results.
Light Emitting Diodes (LED’s) can now deliver the colors used in Dinshah’s research and do it without the heat. LEDs also offer long life of up to 100,000 hours of use. LEDs now come in RGB’s. The RGB stand for red, green and blue diodes delivered in one light. This means by turning on 2 or 3 of the diodes at the same time it is possible to deliver any color desired.
The trick is how strong to turn the colors up or down to get the color wanted. In the chart below is a list of Dinshah’s original group of colors and the corresponding formula of the LED’s for the same color.
The main colors of Red, Green and Blue in LEDs have a value rating that goes from 0 to 255 in intensity. It is said that by dialing the settings up and down and blending the three main colors, it is possible to produce over 1,000,000 different colors. Fortunately for those wanting to learn more about Dinshah’s work he only used 12 colors for most of his original work. Imagine what might be discovered now that we have an almost unlimited number of colors to research.
In the chart below are Dinshah’s colors followed by the values of Red, Green and Blue LEDs in that order. If you set an RGB LED to these settings you will be able to use the same colors Dinshah used. You can also use them directly on the skin without the danger of burning.
Enjoy the research and let us know your experience.
Research Team at the American Institute of Light Therapy