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Light Therapy

Light therapy is basically exposure to sunlight or bright lights during the day, and most well known for simply increasing Vitamin D synthesis rates independent of supplementation. It possesses many similarities to Vitamin D, but perhaps some more.

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Summary of Light Therapy

Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts

Light therapy is basically exposure to sunlight or bright lights during the day. It has been investigated for treatment of a variety of conditions including skin disorders such as eczema and acne vulgaris; mood and sleep disorders such as seasonal affective disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, and delayed sleep phase syndrome; and has even been used to promote wound healing.

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Things To Know & Note

Is a Form Of

Also Known As

Light, Sunlight

Do Not Confuse With

Dark Therapy

Light therapy can promote wakefulness, but is not deemed 'stimulatory'