Light Therapy For The Mind

October 6, 2013

You may be considering light therapy for the mind and if this is the case, you will likely find it very helpful. Many people consider light therapy because they live in a very dark area of the world, especially during the winter months. While this type of therapy has proven to be very helpful with seasonal affective disorder, you do not have to be diagnosed to benefit. People who suffer from depression, alcoholism, attention deficit disorder, and bi-polar disorder have responded to light therapy treatment.

Light therapy for the mind works by providing the sunlight most people need to function well, to feel happy, and even to feel hopeful. If you have two light therapy treatments per day, chances are you can chase away the blues for the entire dark and gloomy season, or even drive away normal depression. This type of therapy has shown to bring peace to those who have a hard time easing their inner anxiety.

The great thing about light therapy is that you do not have to get out of bed, dress, and go to a doctors office to benefit. Other types of therapies are stressful because you can’t be in a comfortable place, such as home, to receive the therapy. With light therapy you can have a light box in your home above your bed, at your desk, in your kitchen, or even on the dining room table! This means that you can sit and do the things that you would do anyway and receive your light therapy treatments at the same time. This alleviates the stress often associated with other types of therapy. Better yet, light therapy has been shown to work in more than 75% of the patients who have given it at least two weeks to improve their state of mind.