Why Light Therapy Is Used For Depression?

According to the latest report of the World Health Organization, more than 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression, and depression has become the leading cause of disability around the world, and nearly half of the patients are not treated, and nearly 800,000 people die by suicide each year. Specifically in my country, depressed patients accounted for 4.2% of the total population, and the growth in the use of antidepressants exceeded the sales of public hospitals by nearly five percentage points.

Depression is a common mental illness. It is recommended to use medication and psychotherapy to achieve a good therapeutic effect. Only by removing psychological factors can a radical cure be achieved. Avoid taking barbiturates, cortisone, sulfa drugs, which are equal to blood. In addition, eat more foods rich in vitamin B and amino acids, such as cereals, fish, green vegetables, eggs, etc.

The World Health Organization believes that the development of prevention programs can effectively reduce depression. In addition to providing medication for moderate and severe patients, the effect of psychotherapy for mild patients is also very effective. According to the Chinese Guidelines for the Treatment of Depression by the Ministry of Health, phototherapy is an important means of physiotherapy, which can correct the disordered biological rhythms of patients with depression and adjust the serotonin and catecholamine systems, and that the treatment is usually effective within 1-3 weeks.

Psychologically, light is probably the most critical factor causing winter depression. For bright sunlight and blue sky, artist Chris Kabel used various technologies (LED, synthetic light filter, nano-powder coloring) to create indoor light that simulates a clear blue sky.

Without sufficient natural light, 5% to 20% of the world’s population will develop true symptoms of disorders. The so-called disorder symptoms include increased sleep requirements, lack of motivation, and large mood swings, especially in winter, and may even develop into seasonal affective disorder.

Since the 1880s, scientists in the United States have begun to study this disorder. The biological effects of light have been applied more and more frequently in the medical field, and seasonal affective disorders that occur in the winter months can be passed Light therapy is cured. At present, the analysis of raw data shows that light therapy has a positive effect on the treatment of non-seasonal depression and other diseases.

For the treatment of depression, phototherapy, in addition to few side effects, is also suitable for playing a huge role in the prevention of depression. When we bathe in the warm morning light every morning and start a beautiful day, we are full of energy in work and study, and we are full of hope for the future. As long as there is a carefully made phototherapy lamp, you can easily achieve this goal.

In fact, in China, people have believed that exposure to light can cure diseases since ancient times. Artificial light was used for the treatment of various diseases more than 100 years ago, and visible light was introduced into psychiatry applications 25 years ago.

It is generally believed that the best starting dose for phototherapy is 10000lux. Both full-spectrum light and ordinary fluorescent lamps are acceptable. (Blue light lamps are not recommended). 30 minutes of phototherapy in the morning is a good starting dose. effect.

Light therapy is mainly used for seasonal affective disorder, or winter depressive episodes of any kind of recurrent mood disorder that conforms to the “seasonal form” marked in DSM-IV. Studies have shown that the history of excessive sleep, the predominance of atypical autonomic symptoms, and the increased intake of sweets in the afternoon are good predictors of the effect of phototherapy.

There are no absolute contraindications to phototherapy, but caution is still needed in the following situations: 1. It may increase the susceptibility to phototoxicity in research; 2. Tendency to mania; 3. Skin photosensitivity; 4. Photoallergic drugs are in progress Or Chinese herbal medicine treatment. Patients generally have a good tolerance for phototherapy, even if side effects occur, they are usually short-lived and mild, and can be controlled by reducing the exposure dose. Common side effects of phototherapy include headache, nausea, mania and eye fatigue.

LEDBeer, a global advocate of smart home electronic products and healthy lighting, uses its accumulated experience in the field of home lighting and phototherapy environment for many years, and has been widely used in the export and research and development of phototherapy products, studying the concepts and standards of domestic and foreign counterparts, and tracking The most advanced phototherapy technology and in-depth cooperation with medical institutions to carry out subject research and clinical applications have achieved phototherapy solutions that are most beneficial to patients with mild depression. The treatment of depression has entered the era of phototherapy, and the majority of patients will get out of depression. Illness and pain provide a solid foundation for an early recovery.

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This model is our most lately design, with 3 adjustable brightness, 3 color temperature, up to 10000 LUX daylight, it well be used for indoor like office, living room and bedroom. As recommended, it is better that used for 30-45 minutes a day. In particular, it is our patented design, so you can get one or small quantities at a good price when they are in stock. Of course, we can also custom the packing and do LOGO for your private label.

making factory tests of light therapy lamps

We are making factory tests of light therapy lamps, the picture tells us 3 color temperature with warm white light, cold white light and natural light, they will be sent to one of our Nordic customers in the future, and then reach hundreds of end users. They will help and accompany these people out of the melancholy and distressed days and usher in a happy sunny day.

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