Could you be helped by Bluewave Light Therapy?

Light therapy, also known as phototherapy uses exposure to various types of lights to activate the pineal gland.  This gland is a small endocrine gland in the vertebrate brain.  It’s function is to produce melatonin derived from seratonin which ultimately regulates sleep patterns and seasonal functions.  When we expose ourselves to bright light (example the sunlight) this inhibits the production of melatonin and tells our body that it is time to wake up and for our day to start.

Without it our bodies don’t know the difference between day and night and some people may suffer from depression or seasonal affective disorder.

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Bluewave light therapy is a brilliant advancement in the light therapy world where specific bandwidths of light can be isolated to be used for a therapeutic response.  BLUEWAVE is a technology that allows the increase of effective bandwidths while reducing the overall intensity of light.  This results in patients being able to enjoy a more effective light treatment in the most comfortable way possible.

There are many types of lights that are used in light therapy and they can include (but are not limited to):

  • lasers
  • light-emitting diodes
  • fluorescent lamps
  • diachronic lamps
  • light box (very bright full spectrum light)

These light appliances can be used to treat a range of disorders.  For instance, using bluewave light therapy directed on the skin often helps in the treatment of acne vulgaris as well as neonatal jaundice.  If used to direct to the retina of the eye, it can assist the body’s circadian rhythm and seasonal affective disorder.

Apollo light therapy is highly regarded in treatment of the above and devices come in the way of handheld devices right through to clinic optimised machines.

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