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Light: Medicine of the Future: How We Can Use It to Heal Ourselves NOW by 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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781879181014
Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Publication date: 10/28/1990
Edition description: Original
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 249,051
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents


Foreword by John Ott, Sc.D. (Hon.)





Chapter 1: The Human Photocell
Night and Day; The Rhythm of Life; The Sun: The Original Healer; Modem Science Recognizes the Value of Light

Chapter 2: "The Eyes Are the Windows of the Soul"
What the Eyes Reveal; The Eyes and Our Well-Being; Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP); Light: Food for Our Bodies; The Systems That Keep Our Bodies in Balance

Chapter 3: The Pineal: "Seat of the Soul"
The Body's Light Meter; The Third Eye; The Regulator

Chapter 4: Color: The Rainbow of Life

Seasonal Changes; Color, Feelings, and Responses; Color Preference; Psychophysiological Effects of Colors; Blue Light for Jaundice; Blue Light for Arthritis; Red Light Stops Migraines; Putting Prisoners in the Pink and Athletes in the Red; Light and Cellular Changes

Chapter 5: Malillumination: Fact or Fantasy?

Light in Our Environment; Light and Human Functioning; Full-Spectrum Light: The Work of John Ott; The Effect of Full-Spectrum Light on Humans; The Effect of Full-Spectrum Light on Cholesterol; Full versus Incomplete Spectmm Lighting; Using Light to Revitalize Food and Water


Chapter 6: The Enlightened Pioneers

Sunlight and Vitamin D; Spectro-Chrome; Syntonics

Chapter 7: A New Vision for Vision Specialists
Seeing Space as a Whole, Not through a Hole; The Case of Harry; The New Vision Therapists; Breaking through Learning Blocks: The Effects of Syntonics; Syntonics Case Studies

Chapter 8: Light, Color & Learning
Wohlfarth's School Studies; Vitale's Observations; Irleris Tinted Lenses; Are W e Treating a Cause or an Effect?

Chapter 9: A New Light on Cancer

Light and Longevity; A Death Ray for Cancer: Photo-Dynamic Therapy; Light: The Blood Cleanser; Tunable Lasers

Chapter 10: Light: Nature's Miracle Medicine

A Condition Known as SAD ; Treating SADness with Light; Healing Sexual Dysfunctions with Light; Resetting the Body's Internal Clock; Light and Dentistry; Needles of Light; Color: The Body's Life Force; Neutralizing Stress with Color; Alleviating Premenstmal Syndrome (PMS); Getting in Touch with Life Cycles

Chapter 11: UV or Not UV : That Is the Question
Kinds of Ultraviolet Radiation; Sun and Ultraviolet Therapy; Benefits of U V Light; Still... Is UV Beneficial or Hannful?; The Problems with Indoor Lights; UV Studies That Created a Climate of Fear; Are We Creating Our Own Blindness?; Current Beliefs about Skin Cancer; Changing Beliefs about Skin Cancer; Recommendations; Has Science Made a Mistake?

Chapter 12: Getting Well with the Rainbow Diet

Biological Combustion; Frozen Light


Chapter 13: A New Paradigm for Health & Healing
Doctor, Heal Thyself; Biological Receptivity: The Body's Radar; Decreased Receptivity; Human Homeopathy: How Nature Heals Us

Chapter 14: Becoming Illuminated with Light
What I Was Taught; How Well Syntonics Worked; Exploring the Unexplored; The Tip of the Iceberg; Color Sensitivity; Developing New Methods; Color Receptivity and the Chakras; The Case of Nancy; Kay: A Miracle Story

Chapter 15: Light: The Final Frontier
Bringing in the Light; Where No One Has Gone Before

Appendix A: Full-Spectrum Light Sources & Other Related Products ...

Appendix B: College of Syntonic Optometry Practitioners

Appendix C: Wohlfarth's Colors for Walls

Appendix D: Partial List of Clinical Investigators Utilizing Phototherapy and Photofrin in the Treatment of Cancer

Appendix E: Partial Directory of Practitioners Working with SAD


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"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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Light: Medicine of the Future - How We Can Use It to Heal Ourselves Now 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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?
Bill_Courson More than 1 year ago
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.