THE LULL OF THE LIGHTS: LED LIGHT THERAPY FOR STRESS RELIEF
We all like warm sunny climes with lots of sunlight filtering through the window especially during winter.
Now, scientists have delved deeper, coming to the proven conclusion that light does indeed improve mood and energy levels.
It also reduces stress by increasing serotonin levels (the feel-good hormone) in the blood.
Light therapy is now used to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of depression that is directly linked to changes in seasons and affects patients mostly during the winter months.
The patient sits in front of a light box which emits anything between 2500 to 10, 000 lux of light depending on how much the patient needs.
The light that is emitted imitates natural light.