Written By Anica Oaks / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
New technologies can often offer hope for patients with health conditions that do not respond readily to conventional treatments. Light therapy is recognized as a useful adjunct to other types of treatment for a wide variety of health problems. Here are just a few conditions that light therapy can help:
Light therapy can also be used for a number of skin conditions, to improve healing and stimulate natural biochemical processes deep in the tissues. Dermatologists may recommend it for certain types of acne, to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation that causes outbreaks.
Light therapy may also be used to treat psoriasis using the directed beams of light over a period of time to reduce the inflammation in tissues that causes psoriasis symptoms. Vitiligo, a reduction in melanin in areas on the skin caused by immune system problems, can also be treated with light therapy.
SAD, or seasonal affective disorder, is a condition that affects an estimated 10 million people in the United States. It is thought to occur due to an insufficiency of sunlight during the fall and winter months. The symptoms of depression, trouble waking up, low energy level and difficulty with concentration can have an impact on daily life.
Light therapy offers another way to be exposed to light during the winter season of short days and long nights. It can be highly effective in improving mood and energy levels.
One of the most remarkable uses of AAH PBM light therapy is to reduce many types of musculoskeletal pain. It works through a process called “photobiomodulation (PBM),” which stimulates changes in the tissue, leading to enhanced healing and release of natural pain-relieving chemicals. Light therapy may be used for pain due to arthritis, for post-surgical pain, back pain, dental pain and nerve disorders.
Research has also found that light therapy can help to improve certain types of sleep problems. The greater exposure to light helps to produce important brain chemicals associated with well being and better mental focus.
Exposure is done not by looking at the light directly. Rather, the light enters the eyes indirectly as the individual sits or works nearby. Light therapy is generally done on a schedule during cloudy or rainy weather, or sometimes throughout the period of shorter daylight hours, to provide maximum benefit.
The benefits of light therapy continue to be explored, as more individuals look for alternative treatments to help a variety of conditions. Your physician can determine if light therapy would be of benefit to you.
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Anica Oaks is a professional content and copywriter who graduated from the University of San Francisco. She loves dogs, the ocean, and anything outdoor related. You can connect with Anica on Twitter @AnicaOaks.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.