Light as Medicine


Light is the essential source of health and life on our planet. As human beings, we are inherently connected to light, both physically and psychologically. For ages, light has been recognized as a powerful healing tool across many global cultures, including Hebrew, Phoenician, Greek, Indian, and Christian traditions, where light gods such as the Sun have been worshiped as symbols of vitality and well-being. In fact, the use of light can be traced back over a million years to when humans first discovered fire and recognized the benefits of both heat and light. Since then, light has continued to be an essential factor in human health and survival.
Not only is light essential for the healthy growth and development of plants and animals, including human beings, but it also plays a vital role in the production of many useful substances in animals, including humans. For instance, plants use the pigment chlorophyll to convert sunlight into energy to produce fruits and flowers, while animals use the pigment hemoglobin to transport oxygen in the blood.
Laser is a powerful new source of light that can DEEPLY PENETRATE into tissues, making it an invaluable tool for healing. The term “LASER” stands for “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.” As a branch of photomedicine, light therapy is an ultramodern, safe, painless, and aseptic treatment modality that uses the precise wavelengths of light to achieve PhotoBio Modulation. Unlike allopathic medicine, it is almost entirely free from side effects, making it an effective and reliable alternative for patients seeking non-invasive and non-pharmacological approaches to healing.
Laser medicine is a highly scientific field that has been recognized with six Nobel Prizes to date. The science of photomedicine involves determining the specific color of light, light source, duration, intensity, and frequency necessary to achieve the desired effects on a particular organ or tissue. Through meticulous research and experimentation, we continue to uncover new possibilities for using the power of light to improve health and well-being.
Dr. Prakash B. Katariya is a pioneer of ultramodern LASER Medicine in the Indian Subcontinent.