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Light therapy shows benefit even for patients with chronic depression of 2 years or more and provides a viable alternative for patients who refuse, resist, or cannot tolerate medication," Dr.
The recommended starting dose for light therapy in MDD SP is 30 minutes daily in the early morning, but this dose may be too high for individuals with BD SP.
Various studies by Maria Corral of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada indicate that bright light therapy can relieve symptoms in PPD.
The device leverages red light therapy research originally developed by NASA and subsequently reviewed in many clinical studies as an effective treatment for arthritis and other joint-related conditions.
Those studies also saw that light therapy can improve memory in mice genetically predisposed to develop Alzheimer's disease and spatial memory in older mice without the condition.
Morning light therapy has been shown to increase blood serotonin throughout the day in both healthy individuals and in patients with nonseasonal depression; the effect was apparent with light intensities as low as 50 lux.
New applications are being researched, such as the work of Professor Will Palin, at the University of Birmingham, who is researching the application of low-level light therapy in dentistry and for the treatment of oral disease.
The handheld light therapy device by Makeon, a daughter brand of cosmetics giant Amore Pacific, has three different wavelength settings to address different types of skin concerns.
A-Institute also offers the Aivee Light Therapy, an innovative 60-minute treatment that improves overall health and well-being by accelerating the replenishment of blood cells through visible wavelengths of red, green and UVA light.
Group I, 62 (50%) patients were treated with blue light therapy and group B, 62 (50%) patients were treated with 4% topical BPO.
Clarify Medical has unveiled the Clarify Medical Home Light Therapy System, an FDA-cleared home phototherapy system for the treatment of psoriasis, vitiligo, and eczema at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting in San Diego later this week.
One, in patients with seasonal affective disorder and type 2 diabetes, showed reduced insulin requirements after light therapy (Lancet.