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Light Therapy



Light therapy is a treatment prescribing exposure to artificial full-spectrum light in order to gain the healing power of sunlight. It is most typically used to combat seasonal affective disorder (or “the winter blues”) but has also shown to be helpful in treating sleep disorders, depression, and (in some cases) bipolar disorder, and exposure to red light has been shown to help heal skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis and also slow the skin’s signs of aging.

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How to Use Light Therapy

A light box can be useful for more than seasonal affective disorder. It has been recommended for use as an add-on treatment for depression. It can also help shift your body clock. This video shows you how to use a light box.

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Light Therapies: A Complete Guide to the Healing Power of Light

A comprehensive guide to the therapeutic benefits of light and color and how they affect our physical and psychological well-being • Shares scientific research on how different wavelengths of light influence our cells, brain function, sleep patterns, and emotional stability • Examines several...

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Light Therapy for Insomnia Sufferers

You know you sleep better when it’s dark, but did you know light — at the right times — can help you sleep better, too? The connection between light and sleep is stronger than you may think.

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Natural Treatment for Depression- Light Therapy for Depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder

In this episode, I’m going to teach you how light impacts your brain and influences your mood and how you can use Light Therapy as a Natural, non-medicinal way to treat seasonal depression (aka winter blues or S.A.D).

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Healing with Red Light Therapy: How Red and Near-Infrared Light Can Manage Pain, Combat Aging, and Transform Your Health

Red light therapy is dramatically changing the world of health care. Studies show using red and near-infrared light can have incredible effects, from managing chronic pain to even slowing the signs of aging.

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How Does Light Therapy Treat Depression?

Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, is a treatment in which you’re exposed to an artificial light source. The therapy primarily treats major depressive disorder with seasonal patterns (formerly known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD).

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What Is Light Therapy? Does It Help?

Light therapy uses artificial light to mimic sunlight. Research shows it can help with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), jet lag, sleep disorders, etc. The intensity of the light therapy lamps is recorded in lux, which is a measure of the amount of light you receive.

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Red Light Therapy: Benefits for Skin, Hair & Side Effects

Some experts are saying that the answer to our skin woes doesn't lie in a jar or bottle, but rather a light bulb.

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How to Cope with Sad and Darker Winter Days

Here in the Pacific Northwest, it's typical to see the rain and grey, cloudy skies in the winter. So typical, that Seattle recently was named the gloomiest city in the nation by BestPlaces.net.

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Bright Light Therapy for Bipolar Depression

We used to recommend light therapy for people with bipolar disorder with caution. The reason for caution was that the light could trigger a manic episode in some people. With further research, we now see that light in the middle of the day (instead of the morning) improves bipolar depression.

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