Light Theraphy

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Researchers have proven that when bright light enters our eyes it causes chemical reactions to occur which control our daily rhythms and moods. In winter the reduction in light has an adverse affect on both the body and mind.

There are different theories. The most generally accepted theory is that the amount of light you take in through your eyes under different conditions plays an important part in regulating the body clock function, decreases and regulates the creation of melatonin and increases serotonin.

Valovoima

Valovoima

Valovoima is a stylish LED bright light device with a dimmer. It is designed in a way that the light is easy to direct and the compact device is easy to place for example on a desk. 

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Messa

Messa

Innolux Mesa is an efficient, stylish and safe bright light device. The device is pleasant to use and it provides a powerful light without straining the eyes.

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Benefits of Light Therapy

  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

    SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. If you're like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody.

  • Light Therapy in Bipolar Disorder

    Light therapy is probably one of the safer antidepressant treatments for bipolar depression. Low “doses” can be safe for many people.

  • Promote Sleep

    Using light to stimulate the endocrine system and regulate our body’s processes can help to promote sleep, correct hormonal imbalances, combat depression and SAD

FAQ

What is light therapy

Researchers have proven that when bright light enters our eyes it causes chemical reactions to occur which control our daily rhythms and moods. In winter the reduction in light has an adverse affect on both the body and mind.

Light therapy is used by tens of thousands of people in Scandinavia, Northern Europe and North America to successfully overcome the effects of the winter blues and to re-establish the body's natural rhythm during the winter months.

The form of light therapy most commonly used today is known as bright-light therapy.

Bright light therapy involves exposure to high-intensity light under specified conditions. The recommended light therapy system consists of a device known as a “light box” (basically a set of non-flicker fluorescent bulbs installed in a box with a plastic or glass diffusing screen). The light box is set up on a table or desk top at which one can sit comfortably for the treatment session. Treatment consists simply of sitting close to the light box, with the light on and your eyes open. You don’t have to look directly at the light and you can do anything you like (such as read, eat or work on a computer) so long as you stay within the recommended distance. Unfortunately regular lights cannot be used for light therapy, as they are not strong enough. A minimum of 10,000 lux is required for effective light therapy, and the product must have a diffuser to eliminate any UV Rays. An example of this is an average office is 500 lux, so a light therapy unit is 20 times brighter!

The majority of people will start to feel benefits within a week of starting light therapy treatment.

Which one is right for me

Choosing a suitable light therapy unit can be a daunting task.. and it all depends on your individual circumstances.. If you spend a lot of time at home, and are lucky enough to have plenty of time on your hands then the light-box that we would suggest would be very different to someone that only has 20 mins in the morning to sit down and get treatment. It is best to give us a call on 01 5654619 to answer a few questions before we can make the correct decision.

How long do I need to sit near the light box

It's generally recommended to start off at a gentle level of therapy, about 20 minutes in the morning (at 10,000 lux) for the first few days. After a few days, increase to 30 minutes. If this has the effect of lessening the symptoms of the winter blues then stick with it. If you are still feeling the symptoms then increase to 45 minutes. As a general rule you should not need more than 90 minutes (3 x 30 minute sessions). If you wish, you can have longer sessions further away from the lamp. See the table below for more information.

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