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.
Light therapy also helps in releasing Nitric oxide, a vasodilator, that relaxes the inner muscles of our blood vessels widening them to facilitate a better flow of blood.
That in turn lowers blood pressure to eventually reduce anxiety and stress.BUY NOW
The side effects of light therapy can be headaches and sunburn.
However, not everyone will get them and they can be prevented with the use of eye and nasal drops, or a SVF 50 + sunscreen.
Adjusting the intensity and duration of the therapy sessions will also help in eliminating these side effects.
However, patients with sensitive skin or eye problems or those with a history of skin cancer should consult a physician before opting to go in for light therapy.