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How To Choose The Right Type Of Light Therapy For You

Did you know that there are different types of light therapy? Just like the sun has different types of light (UV, visible, infrared), different types of light therapy can help treat various conditions.

Each type of light therapy uses a different wavelength and therefore has unique properties that can benefit different medical conditions, so it is important to know which type may be right for you!

But what are the different types of light therapy? What are their benefits, and why do they work differently? Let’s take a look…

 

Blue Light Therapy

 

person receiving blue light therapyIf you’re like most people, you probably think of blue light as the kind of light that comes from your phone or computer screen. But did you know that there’s a type of blue light therapy that can actually be beneficial for your health?

Blue light therapy is commonly used to treat acne and other skin complaints caused by bacteria. It works by targeting these specific strains of bacteria and preventing them from multiplying.[1] 

Research shows that blue light therapy can also be used to treat certain types of skin cancer and to stop pre-cancerous spots from developing. 

These conditions are often caused by sun damage, and it is thought that blue light may be able to slow the progression of these conditions and prevent them from returning in the future.

 

Sunlight Therapy

sunlight and red light therapyHave you ever noticed how people always seem to be in a better mood on sunny days? There’s a reason for that – sunlight has some pretty amazing benefits for your health.

Not only does sunlight boost the production of Vitamin D in your body, but there’s also evidence that it can improve your mood and reduce symptoms of depression.

Just spending a few minutes outside each day can be a great way to improve your mood and make you feel better about yourself!

But the natural benefits of sunlight don’t end there, because the UV (ultraviolet) rays in sunlight can have some pretty powerful effects on your skin! Exposure to the sun can be effective in the treatment of skin conditions like Psoriasis and Eczema.

But unfortunately, as we discussed when we looked at Natural Sunlight Vs Red Light Therapy, too much exposure to sunlight can also have negative effects on your skin – such as sunburns, wrinkles, and even skin cancer!

This is why it’s important to take the proper precautions when spending time in the sun so you don’t end up damaging your skin in the process.

 

SAD Light Therapy

Person sat in front of SAD LampSeasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that affects some people during the colder winter months when there is less natural sunlight available.

Symptoms can include changes in appetite, excessive sleeping, feelings of sadness or anxiety, and loss of interest in activities that you normally enjoy.

It’s thought that this lack of sunlight may be to blame for these symptoms, which is why many people with SAD find that light therapy helps to improve their symptoms during the winter months.

By using a specially made “SAD lamp”, you can expose yourself to bright light throughout the day which can help to boost your mood and prevent the symptoms of SAD.

The wavelengths of light emitted by these lamps are similar to those found in natural sunlight and are thought to trigger a positive reaction in the brain which helps to reduce symptoms of depression.

Research has shown that this type of treatment can be quite effective in treating Seasonal Affective Disorder and is often recommended as an alternative to taking anti-depressant medication.

As always, if you experience any symptoms of SAD you should speak to your doctor for advice before starting any kind of treatment.

 

Red Light Therapy

Old woman using red light therapyNow, if you’ve been on our blog for a while, it’s highly likely that you’ve heard about red light therapy before…

From asking questions like How Dangerous Is Red Light Therapy? to looking at Red Light Therapy At Home: Targeted Vs Full Body, our team at Kineon has been pretty passionate about this emerging technology.

But what exactly is it? And what are the benefits?

Well, red light therapy (also called photobiomodulation) is a treatment that uses low-level laser light to increase blood circulation and promote healing and regeneration in the body.

It’s been used to treat a number of conditions including arthritis, muscle and joint pain, wound healing, and even brain disorders! And research suggests that it may even help improve athletic performance and recovery too!

If you want to know more about this exciting new technology and whether it might be right for you, we’d recommend spending a little time browsing our blog by clicking here!

Already made your mind up about red light therapy and want to give it a go? Well, it’s your lucky day…

Because here at Kineon, we believe in the power of science-backed solutions to help people live their best lives – that’s why we’ve developed a cutting-edge device that harnesses the healing power of red light in an easy-to-use home device!

Our Move+ combines both LED and medical-grade lasers to deliver the most powerful treatment available on the market today! It’s easy to use, pain-free and delivers great results without any downtime or side effects.

In fact, Move+ customers report an 80% reduction in pain within 1 to 4 weeks compared to other treatments!

Not only that, but we’re SO confident that the Move+ will help improve your overall well-being that we’re offering a risk-free, 30-day money-back guarantee!

If you’re not satisfied with your Move+ after using it for 30 days, you can return it for a full refund – no questions asked!

So what’s stopping you? Click the link below to find out more about this amazing device and see what all the fuss is about for yourself!

 

Sources:

1 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4439741/

 

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