Light and Therapy

August 04 2010 — by Carrie Donahue Bremner
Natural sunlight is the oldest form of light therapy. It regulates the human body clock, hormone production and biological functions, lowers bacterial contamination and stimulates the body’s natural healing processes.

Many forms of light therapy take their lead from natural sunlight. Two well known therapies, Full-spectrum and Bright Light Therapy, closely mimic the spectrum and intensity provided by natural sunlight, which plays a reduced role in the way the majority of people live their daily lives today. Historically these therapies have been used to treat tuberculosis and are used today to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder, migraines, eating disorders, depression and jet lag.
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