(WellnessPursuits.com) – We’ve all heard of CBD oil by now, but a different kind of green is the latest rage for pain relief. Green light therapy could be the answer to your chronic pain.
What is Green Light Therapy?
Green light therapy is exactly what it sounds like: light therapy where the light is tinted green or teal. (This means visible light wavelengths that are between 450 mn to 479 mn.)
Light therapy isn’t a new technology. It’s used for many conditions, including seasonal depression and bipolar disorder. But light from the green part of the spectrum may be particularly effective in reducing chronic pain.
What Can It Treat?
- Migraines — A 2018 study performed by the University of Arizona showed that green light therapy was more effective and longer-lasting than opioids for chronic pain. While this study was performed on animals, a current study by the same investigators on humans is showing similar results, particularly for patients with migraines. This study indicates that migraine sufferers who use green light therapy can expect to reduce the intensity of their migraines by 60%. They also have more than 50% fewer migraines with this treatment.
- Fibromyalgia — The study’s researchers are also examining green light therapy as a possible treatment for fibromyalgia, which is notoriously difficult to treat.
- Skin Conditions — Beyond pain relief, green light therapy has potential benefits as a promising skincare treatment for acne, wrinkles and prominent veins.
- Insomnia — A study conducted at Oxford University showed that green light helped people fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
Green Light Therapy Versus Blue Light Therapy
Blue light therapy is also being investigated for its health benefits, but a study by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute and Harvard concluded that blue light therapy may interfere with circadian rhythms, leading to sleep disruptions. Green light therapy provides the same benefits without this negative side effect.
How Can You Get Green Light Therapy?
If the potential benefits are intriguing, you may be wondering where you can get green light therapy. Numerous green LED lights are available online for at-home treatments, or in stores. The good news is that these are all you need to try it out!
Green light therapy is safe, effective, easily available and has research backing it.
No wonder it’s the latest rage!
~Here’s to Your Healthy Pursuits!
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