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Colorpuncture

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Like acupuncture, colorpuncture presupposes that the balanced flow of energy through the meridian system will support good health. However, colorpuncture achieves this by introducing vibrational information into the body in the form of different colored light frequencies via the meridian system.
Acupuncture Today[1]

Colorpuncture is a piece of cross-over woo combining acupuncture and colour therapy. Rather than sticking needles in the meridians, you shine a flashlight at them. It's rooted in the idea that the body's cells communicate with each other through photons (this is nonsense) and that acupuncture meridians absorb coloured light and distribute it throughout the body. Needless to say, it has not been proven to work, and is, quite probably, complete and utter bullshit. Its singular saving grace (other than being amusingly stupid) is that there is no risk of deadly infections such as necrotizing fasciitisWikipedia's W.svg.[2]

Colorpuncture was developed in the 1970s by German naturopath and acupuncturist Peter Mandel.[1]

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