by Paul Fassa
Health Impact News
Can you imagine a healing methodology that uses a lamp with a 60 or so watt bulb and several different color gels that are effective and can be applied by anyone, and was used for two decades by American MDs?
Seems far fetched to many, even New Age woo-woo perhaps. But it exists now only as an inexpensive do-it-yourself in-home process.
Spectro-Chrome Light Therapy was proving to be a medical miracle as an extremely successful non-invasive, non-toxic remedy for rapidly resolving many medical maladies. Then the AMA and FDA combined their forces in the late 1940s to crush it.
Of course, to this day many would reject the notion of colored light applications to appropriate body parts as effectively healing anything, a placebo at best.
The science behind this mostly-unknown therapy originated in the 1870s from two 19th century doctors, Dr. Edwin D. Babbitt and Dr. Seth Pancoast, based on Civil War general Augustus Pleasanton’s observations and writings. They were the original Spectro-Chrome researchers and healers whose interest in metaphysics motivated their investigations into colored light therapy.
But it wasn’t until almost the end of the 19th century when an Indian physician, scientist, engineer, civil reformer, editor, scholar, metaphysician, and inventor, Dinshah P. Ghadiali, was forced to apply what he knew of Babbitt and Pancoast’s work that Spectro-Chrome therapy was fully developed and thoroughly codified.
Enter Dinshah Ghadiali and The Beginning of Spectro-Chrome as an Organized Therapy
The incident that forced Dinshah into applying what he knew from the writings of Babbitt and Pancoast was truly a matter of life and death. In 1897 Bombay, India, a close friend’s niece was dying from mucous colitis. Orthodox medicine was failing and so was she, from her inability to retain bodily fluids.
So Dinshah filtered the light of a kerosene lamp through a blue bottle to cast blue lighting onto her body. Within three days she was on her way to complete recovery. Dinshah wrote:
“The urgent straining to evacuate, which occurred perhaps a hundred times a day, abated to ten after one treatment; after three days she was able to get out of bed.”
This event motivated Dinshah to develop an organized method and codification of colored light therapy from Babbitt and Pancoast’s writings that could be applied by anyone for a vast variety of diseases. He worked on this for over 20 years before unveiling his discoveries in New York in 1920, where he had settled after arriving in America in 1911.
By 1924, he had trained over 800 laypersons and medical practitioners, including MDs. Dinshah also provided equipment capable of applying different colored lights according to the type of ailment and its location in the body.
FDA: Attack on Anything that Cures Outside of Pharmaceutical Products
Then the first blow from mainstream medicine arrived in a 1924 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), published by the notorious allopathic medical monopoly attack dog Morris Fishbein. Under Fishbein’s reign, the AMA managed to reject several natural curing protocols and devices to build and fortify its medical monopoly.
The magazine derisively declared:
“Some physicians, after reading this article, may wonder why we have devoted the amount of space to a subject that, on its face seems so preposterous as to condemn itself.”
Then it went on to mention a long list of medical problems Spectro-Chrome was “fraudulently” being used for.
The long list alone was impressive enough to lure more physicians into using Spectro-Chrome. Many continued the practice.
But this was the shot across the bow, a foreshadowing of the worst to come.
In Buffalo, NY, a 1931 indictment of medical fraud against Dinshah came to a jury trial. Thanks to the support of three physicians who had used Spectro-Chrome Therapy successfully, the jury reached a not-guilty verdict within 90 minutes.
One of those three expert witnesses was Dr. Kate Baldwin, MD, the head surgeon of Philadelphia Women’s Hospital. She had 11 rooms in the hospital devoted to this colored light therapy, which she used to help cure patients with all sorts of serious maladies. (Source)
Four years before Dinshah’s Buffalo trial took place, Dr. Baldwin had written a piece in the Atlantic Medical Journal of April 1927, claiming how after almost 40 years of medical practice, she was able to bring about better results more quickly without side effects with Spectro-Chrome Therapy, even with serious burn victims.
After the victorious Buffalo, NY trial, the FDA-AMA continually generated legal assaults which culminated in the last trial of 1946 in New Jersey, a loss that signaled the final call for Spectro-Chrome advocates.
As was done to many others during Fishbein’s reign of terror against effective and safe alternative remedies, the newly police-powered FDA was incorporated to forcefully remove Spectro-Chrome equipment from private homes, doctors’ offices, clinics, and hospitals.
FDA thugs came to Dinshah’s home in New Jersey and made a public display of destroying his equipment on his lawn. Photojournalists were on hand to create newspaper and magazine images that were published nationwide, and the fear of using Spectro-Chrome by medical professionals was finalized.
The Dinshah Ghadiali Legacy Lives On
Disclaimer: This is an attempt to educate and is not meant as medical advice to diagnose or prescribe anything.
The current methods of Spectro-Chrome therapy include an incandescent 60 watt (or slightly stronger) light bulb in a lamp capable of holding plastic theater color slides, along with the manual Let There Be Light, to apply the colors needed for the desired health promoting applications.
The colors selected are in line with the color frequencies in the auras now detectable by electronic gadgetry that surround our bodies as well as subtle energies in and around different organs.
Here are excerpts from a 1999 Jean Edward interview of Darius Dinshah, who has preserved his father’s work and published the book Let There Be Light, which can be ordered from the Dinshah Health Society:
The [Dinshah Health] Society’s work is strictly informational. It provides information about color healing through such books as Let There Be Light and Dr. Babbitt’s Color Therapy. There are some legal considerations why that is so. If we sold color projectors, they would be considered medical devices.
Depending upon the location of a given condition, exposing the skin to a particular color or colors is expected to cause a change. If a particular organ is deficient in activity, a specific color is recommended. If it is overactive, then we use the opposite color to reduce its activity. There is a color corresponding to each organ’s cellular emanation.
We believe that there is a vibrational rate for each cellular part of the body. … For example, for the liver, we would use red to increase its activity or repair it, and for the spleen, it is violet, for digestion yellow or orange, and so on; these are, of course, simplified examples as diseases are often complex and require more than one color. There are 78 different attributes listed in Let There Be Light for the twelve colors we use.
My father [who died in 1966 at age 92] didn’t associate the word “cure” when using the Spectro-Chrome. “Normalate” was his term, which means not quite the same thing as “cure.” It means bringing your body to the best possible state at that time. In other words, bringing your system to its norm. It does not necessarily mean to eliminate a particular condition, rather, it is the best that your body can achieve at that time. (Source)
This takes very little expense and does not demand much of a learning curve to get started. It can be used either as a healing adjunct for whatever treatment you’re undergoing under the guidance of a health professional or simply as part of a do-it-yourself protocol for minor and major ailments as well as a tool to make you healthier.
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