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.
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...
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).
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.
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.
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.