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A Look into Light Therapy

Different types of light therapy

There are different types of light therapy, each with unique methods and reasons for use. Light is illuminating and guiding, but it can also be healing. While the light itself, be it a wavelength or particle, has been beneficial to many advances, visible light is known for its properties that benefit us. Its impact on us is both mental and physical. Often times, sunlight is seen as a negative factor for our skin, but there is a bright side to it as well.

Visible light is a part of the electromagnetic spectrum that the human eye can see. The following are a few different types of visible light therapy:

  1. Infrared Light Therapy

  2. Full Spectrum Light Therapy

  3. Blue Light Therapy

  4. Green Light Therapy

  5. UV Light Therapy

Infrared Light Therapy

Infrared light is invisible to the human eye, but it can be felt in the form of heat. Heat lamps that emit this light are typically used to treat pain and reduce inflammation, as it improves circulation. While UV light damages the skin, Infrared light is actually known to regenerate cells. This innovative technique is painless and non-invasive. Its results are long-lasting and are even known to strengthen immunity.

Full Spectrum Light Therapy

Full Spectrum Light Therapy's main purpose is to simulate sunlight or mimic natural light. Lack of sunlight leads to a variety of health issues, whether it be trouble sleeping, decreased mental awareness, or even changes in mood. Sitting, working, or sleeping with these sunlight simulation lamps allows one to enjoy the benefits of daylight when it's not accessible. Winter months and long workdays in the office can surely take a toll on us. Artificial light impacts us more than we know.

While there are many benefits to light therapy, there are also many risks, as with most methods of therapy. It's important to adjust intensity levels to each individual person and situation.


Please note that we, at Beurer, are not medical professionals. After thorough research, this is some useful information we gathered. Nonetheless, this is not to be taken as a substitute for medical advice.

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