Light therapy and Heliotherapy
What is it?
Light has an extremely positive effect on the skin and body, and light therapy uses light either from natural (heliotherapy) or artificial sources (actinotherapy) to treat various ailments, as well as depressive and sleep disorders.
How does it work?
The light travelling through the epidermis can affect cell bio-chemistry in the skin which in turn can affect the enzyme reaction rate, tissue repair, cell regeneration, the speeding up of blood flow and the increase of oxygen supply. This is a very relaxing, soothing and non-invasive treatment.
What does it treat?
Heliotherapy exposes the body to sunlight to help heal disease and is beneficial for increasing energy, lowering blood pressure, lowering blood cholesterol and increasing resistance to infection. Dermatologists use heliotherapy for the treatment of acne, psoriasis and other skin problems and while natural solar radiation is the preferred method artificial light may also be used. As a chiropractic treatment, heliotherapy is used for muscular stimulation and relaxation and can help with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) caused by sunlight deprivation during the dark winter months.
Which countries offer this treatment?