Light is not just for furnishing our homes. It can also serve remedial purposes. The most notable example is ‘light therapy.’
Light therapy is a form of alleviative treatment where patients are exposed to specific wavelengths of artificial light for set number of hours a day. It is used in the treatment of common skin disorders, psychiatric disorders and sleep disorders and has been proven highly effective in most cases.
The therapy itself entails the use of devices called light boxes. As the name suggests these are containers filled with light bulbs or LED Strip Lights and covered by a pane of frosted glass.
The light emitted by the box is directed towards the effected area of skin or shone directly into the retinas, depending on the type of ailment in question.
In the case of skin disorders the light is concentrated on those areas of the body needing attention. For psychiatric disorders light is shone directly into the eyes.
Light therapy has been shown to be particular effective in…