The successful use of light in medicine has a long history. "Heliotherapy" was the first natural Light Therapy successfully used as an effective medical treatment. As a fundamental principle of Naturopathic Health, light is used therapeutically in many forms from ultraviolet, infrared, color spectrum, to cold laser.
Our bodies need the sun’s light to live. It has been proven that many forms of dis ease and mental dis-order are caused by the lack of light. Today we spend almost 90% of our time indoors, without natural light. This is highly risky for our health. Light is essential to keep healthy. For example, from autumn through spring many people now understand what the “winter blues” are, in fact, the very real Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Many SAD sufferers find relief with bright light therapy.
Light Therapy Can Support:
PhotoTherapy or Heliotherapy is the use of sunlight or synthesized sunlight in order to:
Improve micro-circulation and cell stimulation
Reinforce the body's defense system
Stimulate regenerative and reparative processes
Speed up wound healing
Relieve pain or decrease its intensity
Light therapy uses a light box which emits up to 10,000 lux of light at a specified distance, much brighter than a customary lamp. Combined with color filters this method becomes ChromoTherapy which uses using colors to promote health and harmony. Each color possesses frequencies of a specific vibration, and each color is related to different physical and emotional characteristics of the body.
Photo Therapy is reserved for Naturopathic clients. Please see our Naturopathy page to learn more about becoming a Naturopathic client.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold Laser Therapy is a non-invasive light source treatment that generates a single wavelength of light. It emits no heat, sound, or vibration. It is believed to affect the function of connective tissue cells by accelerating connective tissue repair and acting as an anti-inflammatory agent. When applied to acupuncture or reflex points on the body it can have a stimulatory, calming, or toning effect upon the organ or system it is applied to. Cold Laser Therapy is effective for the above points but especially for supporting those with food sensitivities, environmental sensitivities, and addictions.