SpectroChrome is the discovery and protocol of Ghadiala P. Dinshah… physician, scientist, engineer, civil reformer, editor, aviator, scholar, metaphysician, inventor, and color therapy researcher.

Lifespan: 1873-1966

Among his many achievements, his greatest achievement is Spectro-Chrome, hands down. As a doctor in India, Dinshah was deeply familiar with the color work of two doctors: 

  • Dr. Edwin D. Babbitt who published, “The Principles of Light and Color”, in 1878, uncovering experiments using color light and its effects upon living beings; and,
  • Dr. Seth Pancoast, writer of “Light and its Rays as Medicine”, published in  1877.


In 1897, Dinshah had his first opportunity to apply the teaching of Babbit. The patient… A woman who had been given up for dead by her doctors, just hours away from death. All conventional means of treatment were exhausted. Dinshah saved her life by applying colored light directed to portions of her nude body using a indigo glass bottle and the light of a kerosene lantern as his sole source of illumination.

The woman was the niece of one of Dinshah’s Theosophical Society friends and was dying of mucous colitis. She was losing vital fluids due to constant diarrhea, reported to be occurring as many as 100 episodes per day.

Dinshah also “tonated” milk with the indigo colored bottle for her to drink. “Tonating” means that the indigo bottle of milk was placed in the sun for the liquid to absorb the frequency of indigo. After day one, her evacuations dropped from 100 times to 10 times per day. Three days later, she was getting out of bed. In a short time, she recovered completely. Doctors were astonished.

Following this unheard of event, it took Dinshah 23 more years to develop his theories and protocols of Spectro-Chrome color therapy. History shows this to be his most significant (and virtually lost) contribution to humankind.

By the time the 1920s arrived, Dinshah had lectured Spectro-Chrome and offered complete courses to physicians. The protocol became enormously popular. Physicians began using Spectro-Chrome in practice.  At this point, the AMA (the trade association whose membership consists not only of doctors but the drug companies) decided it had to protect the drug trade from the competition. Because, with Spectro-Chrome, the need for drug usage dropped massively. 

In 1924, the AMA began a relentless attack, publishing a defamatory piece in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) debunking Dinshah and Spectro-Chrome therapy as a hoax. The AMA sanctioned SpectroChrome AND Dinshah as a fraudulent hoax. Until this point, physician support had been growing exponentially.

This one attack, however, began a massive decline in support for Spectro-Chrome. The AMA, even back then, carried enough clout, to destroy a phenomenal revolutionary technique that helped countless people from suffering. SciFi-Like health concepts portrayed in the likes of the TV series, Star-Trek were actually unfolding in the 1920s…. techniques that would have changed the world for the better… Completely destroyed so that that drug companies could hold a monopoly on health care (sick care)… so, a toxic product, always fraught with side-effects, an inferior concept that causes much harm… could prevail.

The 1924 article, published in JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association) evolved into a massive campaign which led to a jury trial in 1931. Dinshah, defending himself, won the case hand down. He received “Pro-Spectro-Chrome” testimony from renowned physicians and scientists of the time, including Doctor. Kate Baldwin, director of The Women’s Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.

However, two other FDA trials in the 1940s were lost and Spectro-Chrome usage by physicians or the common man, for all intents and purposes, ceased. The obviously biased judge in the last trial in 1946, declared Spectro-Chrome as an “evil” that “had to be stamped out”.

A photo published in many newspapers and magazines showed federal agents destroying Spectro-Chrome Light Projectors (They were actually seized from hundreds of people’s homes between 1945-48. How is that for the land of the free?) with sledgehammers in the streets in front of the owner’s homes.

Dinshah’s incredible Spectro-Chrome therapy system would be unheard of today, if not for his three sons, who kept the information available, creating the Dinshah Health Society. Darius Dinshah, one of his sons, became president of this organization. He published a book explaining Spectro-Chrome, and it’s protocols in a 1985 book titled, “Let There Be Light”.

Today, the protocol can be implemented with Roscolene plastic GEL filters or a set of glass filters that seems to have only one manufacturer. The characteristics of the glass filters must be precise. However, the glass filters have many advantages over the Roscolene plastic gel filters.

  • The gel filters require tonating to specific parts of the body. Whereas, the glass filters only need to shine on the “aura” of the person (the vicinity of the body). 
  • Gel filters require shining on bare skin. With glass filters, clothing does not have to be removed.
  • Gel filters require tonating at specific times of day employing a “Variant Breath Forecast Time” which coincides with the body’s natural cyclic breathing rhythms and a lunar cycle. Glass filters can be tonated at any time of day.
  • Gel filter tonations can take as long as an hour. Glass filters can be tonated in periods of “minutes”, resulting in sessions that only 15 to 20 minutes.

Courses in Spectro-Chrome will be available at the Academy for the Advancement of Optimal Health and Longevity, in the near future.

SpectroChrome and other light, color, and sound techniques are part of the education and experience one receives when visiting for a holistic education/coaching appointment.