Light: Medicine of the Future: How We Can Use It to Heal Ourselves NOWby Jacob Liberman, O. D. Liberman
Light: Medicine of the Future challenges the modern myth that the sun is dangerous to our well-being and claims that technological advancements, such as most fluorescent lighting, sunglasses, tanning lotions, and our indoor lifestyles, may be more harmful than helpful. Integrating scientific research, clinical experience, and his own insights, Dr. Jacob/i>… See more details below
Light: Medicine of the Future challenges the modern myth that the sun is dangerous to our well-being and claims that technological advancements, such as most fluorescent lighting, sunglasses, tanning lotions, and our indoor lifestyles, may be more harmful than helpful. Integrating scientific research, clinical experience, and his own insights, Dr. Jacob Liberman has worked effectively with more than 15,000 individuals, from the learning disabled and physically/emotionally traumatized to business executives and Olympic athletes. The book discusses the use of light in the treatment of various cancers, depression, stress, visual problems, PMS, sexual dysfunction, learning disabilities, and the human immune system.
"Dr. Liberman integrates scientific research, clinical experience, and his own insights in a very pleasant and easy-to-follow way. This is a book for every healer, whether for yourself or for others."
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Dr. Jacob Liberman is considered a pioneer in the therapeutic use of light and color and the art of mind/body integration. He continues to lecture around the world sharing his insights on light and life.
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I was pleased to see that the foreword was written by Dr. John Nash Ott and that he was extensively involved with the development of this book. This is an excellent complement to Dr. Ott's work and also discusses the importance of food. I have just recovered my health back to normal after years of watching it run down. Light was one of the factors that I needed to address in order to regain my health. One can only wonder why the importance of effective sunlight exposure is not taught in schools?
Jacob Liberman, is a doctor of optometry with a Ph.D. In vision science and extensive experience in optometric practice, research and teaching along with postgraduate specialty training in the discipline of Syntonic Optometry. I emphasize his institutional and academic credentials because he has authored a work which has proven controversial and continues to elicit both enthusiastic praise as well as criticism 22 years after it's publication. That light and color are imbued with therapeutic properties when correctly used will come as no surprise to practitioners of Ayurveda and other systems of natural therapeutics. Our Ayurvedic sages and rishis knew and taught countless centuries ago of the curative effects of color and of radiant light, whether of the open fire or of sunlight. Light has been used for healing since the time of ancient Egypt. Western healers began recognizing the benefits of light therapy in the late 1700's and the 19th and 20th centuries have seen the discovery that sunlight is a necessary precondition to the body's formation of certain essential nutrients in such a fashion as to parallel the plant kingdom's utilization of photosynthesis. Dr. Liberman postulates that life on Earth evolved - with a very few exceptions - in such a way that sunlight is an irreplaceable component in it's nourishment; writes the author, "... light is the basic component from which all life originates, develops, heals, and evolves. Everything that humans do is affected in some way by light." Although many believe that the ultraviolet (UV) light emitted by the sun is harmful, Dr. Liberman maintains that humans require exposure to at least some amount of UV light in order to function optimally. Citing data from a good number of studies which indicate that, due to the many ways in which we block sunlight from our lives (wearing sunglasses, "protective clothing" and headgear, sun blocking creams, etc.) designed to block out UV rays, the author asserts that "it is possible that we are unknowingly contributing to the increased incidence of blindness and eye disease in this country." Dr. Liberman holds that most people need to be outside in natural light, without sunglasses or sun block, for a minimum of one hour a day and warns that warm-white and cool-white fluorescents should be avoided. People who cannot get outside regularly need to equip their work areas and living spaces with full-spectrum light fixtures according to the author. Syntonics is the name given to light therapy which involves the use of specific colored beams of light for the purpose of treating specific ailments. Dr. Liberman discusses its benefits in treating vision problems (the province of Syntonic Optometry), seasonal affective disorder (SAD), cancer, depression, bipolar disorder and learning disabilities, among others and writes that "as we continue to discover and understand the role that light plays in our lives, its use as both a therapeutic and preventive tool will become more evident." For those involved in healing professionally or interested in learning to use color and light therapy, extensive appendices provide sources of training and supplies as well as a listing of light therapy practitioners.