Blue Light Therapy
The use of color therapy, such as the Blue Light Therapy, has been around a very long time, beginning with the healing temples of the ancient Greeks and Egyptians. Additionally, the ancient Chinese and Indians also used color in their healing practices that to this day are considered a major part of their alternative medicine practices, with the Blue Light Therapy part of the many colors used in the different healing methods.
Color therapy is based on how a person’s organs are in relation to their chakras and meridians, resonating within individual frequencies. Blue Light Therapy is based on the color blue, a gentle color that is associated with communication, personal expression, and a person’s ability to make correct decisions. By exposing the body to the blue color frequency, bringing about a more balanced state, the application of the Blue Light Therapy will increase a person’s confidence when speaking, more of a mental relaxation, and increase a person’s clarity in regard to their communication levels.
Studies on Blue Light Therapy have demonstrated that basically the use of light therapy resets the “biological clock” of the human body, with doses of 30 minutes to two hours each morning in front of a high-intensity fluorescent lamp an adequate time frame. One of the most highly successful treatments involve seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a condition where a person becomes depressed during shorter days during the fall and winter because of the reduced sunlight exposures that affect the body’s internal clock.
In 2006, the Blue Light Therapy studies proved to be about 60% successful in the treatment of SAD. They showed that the body’s biological clock responded in the most successful ways to a narrow band of wavelengths that were positioned in a range of 466 to 477 (nm). This color range was the blue of a clear blue sky. In another study, applying exposure to blue-LED light to Alzheimer’s patients helped their body clocks adequately to sleep longer at night and also better than before the Blue Light Therapy treatment was given. But using the red light therapy in a similar Alzheimer study provided no successful results. And by applying yellow light therapy in combination with Blue Light Therapy, the Blue Light Therapy was cancelled out entirely.
The response to any form of light therapy usually will show results in about two to four days, but extensive disorders such as SAD or other forms of depression may take up to three weeks. If side effects occur, listed next, then decrease the time spent under the light:
• Visual disturbances
• Feelings of “weirdness”
Additionally, those individuals who have conditions such as sensitive skin or sensitive eyes need to discuss any form of light therapy with their therapist or doctor who are associated with the diagnosis and treatment before it is applied. If other forms of alternative medicine are used in conjunction with the light therapy, the therapist or doctor should also be notified.
Start feeling better now. “After a week with the goLITE, my wife happily announced that her ‘summer husband’ had returned.” “I feel great: more energy, more positive and optimistic, more like the person I am in the summer.” We couldn’t have said it better. These are real quotes from real people who improved their moods and beat the winter blues using light. And you can too. Light is nature’s stimulant. The upbeat feeling you get on a bright sunny day is no accident-it’s the result of light triggering our bodies to release “active” hormones, and we feel great. Winter can be a challenge for many because the shorter days and longer nights leave us simply “light-deprived”. Without the normal light stimulation, we often feel down, lethargic or sad. Light therapy provides a natural boost that helps you feel better, increases energy and even helps you sleep. Using the right wavelength of light, you can trigger your active hormones naturally, boosting your mood and overcoming those down feelings, whatever the season. Blue light is the key. Researchers have learned that receptors in our eyes convert the blue light from the summer sky into the chemicals our bodies need to be active and energetic. We don’t get this light in the winter, and indoor light doesn’t replace this color, which is why our mood, energy and sleep patterns suffer. Twice as effective. The goLITE is the newest breakthrough in light therapy that provides just the blue light our bodies need (we call it BLUEWAVE technology). Studies have shown that low-intensity blue light (470 nm, like that from the goLITE) is twice as effective at managing our body clocks compared to other sources of light. As little as 15 Minutes per day. Using light therapy fits easily into your normal daily routine. You can do it while eating breakfast, exercising or getting ready in the morning.
Real User Reviews
The manual that comes with the goLITE states that it could help alleviate the so-called winter blues depressions, help with jet lag and allow shift workers better adjust to their unusual schedules. The theory claims that exposure to bright blue light tricks our body into producing producing certain hormones that make us feel more alert and energetic and inhibits the production of hormones that make us sleepy. Some people who feel depressed and exhausted in winter time because there’s not much bright light may respond favorably to light therapy. goLITE is a light therapy device.
It’s really, really bright. For those familiar with LED flashlights, think of it this way: a decent LED flashlight device has about 3 LEDs. The goLITE has SIXTY. Therefore, think of TWENTY flashlights bright, when used at maximum intensity. That IS bright. It’s so bright, you are not supposed to stare at it directly. I did and my eyes hurt for about half an hour after… Read More…By
This review is from: Philips goLITE BLU Light Therapy Device (Health and Beauty)
So after reading these reviews on Amazon.com, I was initially VERY skeptical about this product working. Most of these reviews come from people in the Vine program or the reviews were being released rapidly over a short time period and that had me very doubtful. But before I go into that, let me give you a little background on my personal story. I am 21 years old, Asian-American (maybe I’m not adjusted for the long winters in Vermont and I’ve been having sleep problems since the age of 17 or 18.
For years, I would sleep in and miss classes, and would generally feel chronically fatigued and apathetic. My problem got pretty bad to the point that I would miss important meetings or events. I was focused, and hardworking but I just could not wake up on time (and go to bed on time either)! I would go to bed at say 11 PM, yet I would still wake up at 12 PM or 1 PM the next day. I would be like what the hell. So then over this winter break (where I had a good 5 weeks off), I… Read More…By