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BRIGHT LIGHT THERAPY


Bright Light Therapy has been tested on animals for 20 years and finally they are trying it out on humans. Bright Light Therapy works by giving the body some sunlight and, in this case very bright light. Scientists believe that our bodies have their own natural clocks and lack of sunlight or exposure to lights leaves our body clocks out of time. Scientists decided that Bright Light Therapy would work for sleeping by administring the bright lights through the retina. This then posed a problem with blind people. Through experimentation scientists found that Bright Light Therapy could be administered through any part of the body, for example the backs of the knees. Bright Light Therapy isn't solely based on artifical light either, you can get up and see the sun every morning, or go for a walk in your lunch break.

The factual information on B.L.T was compiled from:
Ninemsn Goodmedicine (http://lifestyle.ninemsn.com.au/goodmedicine)

COMMENTS
by people who have been using Bright Light Therapy.

Please send us your comments and experiences with Bright Light Therapy to share with others.

I was introduced to light therapy about two years ago. I have always been interested in light therapy and sunlight but I found that using a light therapy device was much more effective. I suffered from post traumatic stress disorder for five years after a very traumatic incident in my life. I found that light therapy amongst other things played a very large part in my complete recovery. I had been suffering from chronic back pain during these years and light therapy relieved this as well. I have now used light therapy in my clinic to help many people. Don't go on suffering depression....light therapy can change your life!

(11/01/2002)

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