The Healing Power of Light


Contributing Writer
Jeffrey Barkstrom

In Chinese Medicine, along with modern physics, we say the body is energy. Actually, not only energy but also light. I was fortunate enough to recently find out more about healing with light. Using light as a healing method is called Colorpuncture.

So lets get some back ground here, in the 1970’s physicist Dr. Fritz Popp found that living cells radiate light that he called bio-photons. His research showed that cells pass on information to other cells via the photons. In addition, he discovered that organically grown food gave off twice as many photons as conventionally grown food! When he tested organic eggs vs, battery grown eggs, he also found a double emission rate of photons.

Conventional medicine has known for decades also that sunlight is needed to help with vitamin D production and helps with skin diseases. More recently, that excess blue light from electronics prevents sleep and resets our circadian rhythm.

In Chinese medicine, the idea of acupuncture is that there are meridians of channels of energy and light that travel through the body. These channels connect seemingly unconnected things like our back to our head or our neck to our intestines.

Colorpuncture takes this one step further than acupuncture. In Acupuncture, we insert a needle to affect the energy. In Colorpuncture, we apply different colored lights to Acupuncture points without penetrating the skin. The light then affects the channel and brings profound relaxation to the body.

Colorpuncture is excellent for people who are afraid of needles and children, but any one can benefit from a treatment. In my clinical experience, Colorpuncture helps people resolve long term issues and promotes a profound sense of well being over time. After my eight year old daughter’s first treatment, she woke up giggling from a dream and has found a new level of happiness. Adults tend to progress more slowly than children due to our excess baggage.

If you would like to learn more about Colorpuncture call us at 716-665-5015 or come to one of workshops to ask more questions. Have a great day!

Jeffrey Barkstrom has been helping people with health and weight loss issues for more than 12 years. He has spoken at colleges, businesses, non-profits, national conferences and on television about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. He currently practices at Barkstrom Acupuncture PC, Natural Health Improvement Center in Jamestown, NY. Learn more at or at