College of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty Articles

Title

Spectra-Immunology: The Utilization of Color/Light as a Complementary Therapy for treatment for cancer.

Publication Title

Society of Integrative Oncology

Publication Date / Copyright Date

7-1-2005

Abstract

Spectra-Immunology: The Utilization of Color/Light as a Complementary Therapy for treatment for cancer. Janet Lynn Roseman, Ph.D. email: Dancejan@aol.com Dept. of Family Medicine, Brown University Medical School The use of color and light therapy has its roots in ancient medicine. The physician and disciple of Aristotle, Avicenna, (980-1037) wrote in Canon of Medicine about his use of color therapy as a diagnostic tool with patients. Historically, color and light therapy was practiced in ancient times. Dr. Peter Mandel, a German scientist developed colorpuncture; the use of colored light directly applied to the body based on the theories of acupuncture. This proposal will discuss a multi-disciplinary approach for using a complementary therapy which initially has shown to be a promising intervention developed by the author called spectra-immunology; based on colorpuncture and energetic therapies that she has utilized with patients at The Wellness Community, a cancer support organization (modeled after Gilda's Place), in Boca Raton, Florida. Spectra-immunology is a non-invasive treatment of color and light therapy used to relieve many of the common physical symptoms that cancer patients in active treatment experience including relief from pain in general, and port pain in particular, nausea, bowel and urinary problems, radiation burns, post-surgical wound healing, edema, eyesight problems from chemotherapy and anemia. The author will present her methods of working with patients including intake/research data, symptom reduction and anecdotal evidence based on working with cancer patients. It is the intent of the presentation to offer education about a non-invasive complementary therapy that her research has shown to be highly effective for patients in active treatment. (chemotherapy and radiation.) In addition, the author will present a brief history of the use of color and light therapy from a historical, medical, and anthropological viewpoint in the introduction, and will follow with the theories behind the use of spectra-immunology, (citing other uses in Europe and the States), and offer in-depth case studies of many patients who she has treated who have breast, lung, ovarian, GI, and cancer of unknown primary. Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to offer data, and information for the purpose of educating oncologists about a complementary non-invasive therapy that has shown positive results. Methods: The methods employed include the use of medical intake forms, data collected from patients, and the use of spectra-immunology as a therapy for reducing the physical symptoms for cancer patients in active treatment. (chemotherapy and radiation.) She will also explain how she works with patients individually using non-invasive color and light therapy in tandem with energetic therapies in detail. Results: Overall, the data the author has collected has shown a positive response from patients after spectra-immunology treatments. The author will share her data indicating treatment protocol, anecdotal evidence, and future research in the field. She will present case studies of this treatment for patients for various types of cancer for reduction and elimination of radiation burns, to correct bowel and urinary problems, anemia, pain in general and port pain in particular, edema, and eyesight problems from chemotherapy treatments. Conclusions: The use of spectra-immunology has reduced many physical symptoms for patients with cancer in active treatment of radiation/chemotherapy. It is the author's intention to continue with research from patients, design research using color and light therapy with tumor cells, and continue to gather data to show that spectra-immunology is a potent, non-invasive complementary therapy for people with cancer and does not interfere with any traditional medical protocol, and has shown no side effects.

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Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Osteopathic Medicine and Osteopathy

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