Have you ever noticed that you feel more alert when you see the colors of a sunrise and more calm and relaxed when you see the colors of the sunset? Did you know that our bodies were programmed to respond differently to different wavelengths of light? This concept has been used for centuries by healing arts practitioners. The ancient Greeks used it to resolve muscle weaknesses. The Swiss used it to help cure Tuberculosis more fully.
A great amount of research was done on this phenomenon in the early 1900’s by scientist Dr. Harry Spitler. His studies on rabbits showed that there were certain wavelengths of light that provided the best possible reaction in a body. His research demonstrated how the energy from the light was able to transfer to organic material (in our case blood cells) and then be transported to the pituitary gland and hypothalamus to regulate endocrine (hormone) function and affect the entire body.
Many eye conditions occur because there is an imbalance in the endocrine function of a body. We, at the Cimarron, know how to use the necessary wavelengths of light to return that balance to improve treatment and healing times in a large variety of conditions. For example, there is a certain combination of wavelengths from the blue spectrum (not the entire blue spectrum) that is able to calm down anxiety and distress by decreasing the “spill” of adrenaline into the body. This is extremely useful in today’s society because anxiety and stress make it more difficult to focus our attention at near distances for tasks such as reading or working on the computer.
A few examples of conditions that are amenable to treatment with syntonics include strabismus (eye turns), amblyopia (lazy eye), focusing and convergence problems, learning disorders – especially with reading and computer work, and the after effects of stress or trauma. Such as Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.
You can see more information on this subject at www.collegeofsyntonicoptometry.com