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Phototherapy is a very popular and effective therapy that has many benefits for the conditions mentioned above.

What is it?
Doesn’t warm sunlight have a pleasant effect on the skin? Most of us find it very enjoyable, and you will be happy to know that it also has many health benefits. Sunlight is an excellent basis of vitamin D and many other benefits. The best part about all this information is that this light can be simulated by artificial means and has many of the same benefits as real light. Today, there are machines available called light therapy boxes and other names that give us rays of light to treat certain diseases. This has also proven to be a very popular form of therapy, as one of the major benefits of this type of therapy is that it has virtually no side effects.

Yes, this form of treatment is known as light therapy, phototherapy, or bright light therapy; whatever you call it, it makes no difference. This type of therapy uses light to treat certain conditions. These conditions include skin conditions such as psoriasis, vitiligo, etc. It can also help skin cancer and moderate to severe acne vulgaris. It has also been shown to be effective in treating skin lesions resulting from injury or diabetes. Another use of this therapy is to treat jaundice in infants. Finally, light therapy or phototherapy has been shown to be very effective in treating mental sicknesses such as seasonal affective disorder.

How Does It Help With SAD and Depression?SAD is a type of depression that usually begins during the darker months of the year, which are the fall and also the winter months. The fact is that a lack of natural light can increase the likelihood of depression. If you think (think) you are suffering from depression, you may notice the following:

Bad mood
Low energy and fatigue
Greater tendency to overeat
Gaining weight
Easily irritated
Suicidal thoughts, etc.
Indeed, scientists haven’t yet fully figured out how light therapy helps with SAD. One thing we do know, however, is that light therapy or phototherapy can control certain chemicals in the brain that affect mood and the body’s circadian rhythm. One of the main functions of this watch is to manage the mood you experience throughout the day.

Available devices
There are options when it comes to devices: you can choose a table tanning lamp or purchase one that produces a very wide arc of light. These devices are different from those used to treat skin conditions. They emit very little ultraviolet light. It is important to note that it has not been approved or regulated by the FDA for the treatment of SAD. This means that although your doctor may recommend it, they cannot include it in your prescription. The greatest insurance companies will not cover its cost.

It would help if you looked for a device that can emit 10,000 lux of light and emits very little ultraviolet light. When doing sessions, be sure to do them in the morning for about 20 minutes. Trust the light that hits your face, but don’t look at it. Typically, you should start in the fall and continue until the spring. READ MORE

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