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Dr. Richard Isaacson

The Healing Effects of Light on Herpes and Other Skin Ailments

The Healing Effects of Light

The use of light for healing has a long history. It is today known as Phototherapy. But the early Aryans used to worship the Sun not only as a source of life and light, but also for its therapeutic effects. The Romans used sunlight for its curative effects on wound suffered in battles. In ancient India, people believed in bathing the physically handicapped with water, that had been heated by sunlight. With the advent of Laser (highly condensed light) major ailments are cured with the help of this wonder light. In complicated surgeries, a broken or ruptured artery can be instantaneously repaired with Laser thus stopping fatal blood loss. Laser is also increasingly applied in medical cases where no ethical treatment is available.

Genital Herpes Remedy and Light Therapy

A Genital Herpes Remedy is possible, but a permanent cure is not, as the virus remains in the body forever. The HSV virus can however be controlled with an antiviral medication that can significantly reduce the pain and decrease the length of time until the sores heal. Advanced medical processes now advocate the use of Laser beams for coterising the lesions. This again is a controversial issue since the main problem is the removal of the virus from the system which even the Laser is unable to accomplish.

Various LEDs (Light emitting Diodes) were first introduced to treat the lesions but they too were reported to be having marginal utility.

There was a time when medical practitioners also believed that the prolonged use of sunlight was useful to treat skin conditions such as Genital Herpes and Psoriasis. The use of Lasers has come from that belief. The use of sunlight is however not promoted these days.

How Laser light is used for Skin Ailments

Since low-level laser light consists of intensely compressed light from an extremely constricted spectrum of electromagnetic radiation, it differs thoroughly from natural light. It is monochromatic (one color) and is polarized (beams of light can be concentrated in a defined location in the body). It can thus penetrate the surface of the skin with no heating effect at all. Also, it can be directed as bio-stimulating light energy to the body cells. This light energy is again converted into chemical energy to promote natural healing and relief from pain and associated problems.

Low-level Light Therapy

Low-level Light Therapy (LLLT) transmits cold laser light energy to the cells without injuring or damaging them. In doing this, they provide energy to the body in the form of non-thermal photons of light that heals the injury. Light therapy increases the production of collagen, an essential protein in the repair of damaged tissue. It also increases Adenosine Tri-Phosphate levels and activates enzymatic pathways in the targeted body cells. LLLT further strengthens the immune system response by hiking levels of lymphocyte activity.

Other reported effects of the treatment include stimulating the production of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, and increasing the body’s ability to replace damaged cells.


Right from the ancient Egyptians to the Aryans to Indians, all of them had believed in the healing qualities of light. And for good reasons. Modern medicine is just beginning to discover the benefits including its positive effect on genital herpes remedy. Not for nothing has NASA embarked on an extensive research into the healing effects of light therapy.



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