Phototherapy improves mental health by tackling inflammation in the body. There is increasingly more research about inflammation and its role in our health.
Phototherapy improves mental health by tackling inflammation in the body. There is increasingly more research about inflammation and its role in our health. Research shows that inflammation doesn’t just affect physical health, but mental health as well.
Inflammation is typically understood as the body’s response to physical injury or infection. However, research shows that psychological stress also causes the body to release inflammation-causing hormones, which can affect mood and mental health.
There is also research that shows the kind of light we are exposed to on a regular basis affects mood. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), for example, is a type of depression that tends to peak during the darker months of a year, when people aren’t exposed to as much sunlight. Phototherapy provides needed red light exposure to help reduce symptoms of depression.
Reducing inflammation in the body and exposure to red light can improve mental health and emotional wellbeing, and phototherapy is a safe, natural way to do so. Try a free introductory Light Lounge session today!
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When light that is in the red, near infrared, and infrared spectra is applied to the body, inflammation and pain are decreased, and healing is accelerated. Light therapy does this by reducing excessive oxidative stress at the cellular level with no documented nor reported negative side effects.
From folks who are suffering from chronic pain (light therapy can alleviate pain without drugs) to people who want to get more out of their training (light therapy can help increase performance and decrease recovery time).
Clinical trials and 4000 laboratory studies demonstrate that light therapy (also called photobiomodulation) has no negative side effects. It has been proven to heal soft tissue injuries, help with TBI, relieve pain without using harmful drugs and painkillers. For more evidence based information please see our BLOG.