Photobiomodulation therapy (PBM, or light therapy) has become an increasingly popular topic since the introduction of laser therapies.
We we know about light therapy and the effects it has on our mood. Seasonal affected disorders (SAD) is a well know issue for those living in the north during the winter. We know our plants are sad too when they have too much or too little light. White lights often keep people up too late at night, blue lights can be used to sanitize but what about other parts of the light spectrum. In this case, red and near-infrared light is used where injuries or degeneration has occurred.
Benefits of Photobiomodulation Therapy
One nice thing about this treatment is that it is drug free and non-invasive. There is research supporting the idea that PBM can help with a number of things, including:
It is well know that sunlight first thing in the morning helps to set your circadian rhythms. This light is a full spectrum of colors that is filtered by the atmosphere during the early hours. This is a healthy and free way to get exposure and help to promote good sleep patterns and help your body manufacture Vitamin D, which is low in most people.
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