Sally Writes – 38% of adults use complementary or alternative therapies in America. These are treatments used for health purposes, which do not fall within the curricula of traditional medical care. Increasingly, people are pursuing treatment that does not involve putting drugs into their system. The priority is to keep things as natural as possible, free of toxins and unwanted side effects. Green light therapy is an increasingly popular form of alternative therapy, helping people overcome physical and mental pain and restoring inner peace. Given the fundamental role light plays in our very existence, it can be no surprise to learn just how healing green light therapy can be.
What is green light therapy?
Light therapy combines age-old practices with modern day research and techniques. Color wavelengths are used to treat certain parts of the skin. Light is targeted at a particular wavelength and prompts a chemical reaction that brings about healing. This healing power applies not only to skin problems but also to physical and mental pain. Green belongs to the cooler range of colors and has been shown to have soothing qualities. So, using the green wavelength and targeting it onto the necessary ‘unwell’ area, the healing can begin. Studies have shown the potential for green light therapy to heal wounds, as a result of the emission of diodes onto cells.
The pain reliever
A recent study at the University of Arizona has indicated the healing power green light therapy can have on those living with fibromalgia. Fibromalgia is a rheumatoid condition causing aching muscles and pain all over the body. While the mechanisms for the pain-relieving effect are still being investigated, it is exciting to consider the healing combination of light and spirituality: these two powers have the ability to restore health, inner peace and our energy.
Of course, when physical pain is eased, it is inevitable that any psychological pain will follow suit. Being freed from pain means we can think clearly, breathe deeply and often sleep better as a result. This makes green light therapy all the more powerful.
Green means sleep
Research has shown over the years the negative impact that exposure to blue light has on your sleep. Meanwhile, studies in Boston have shown that green light therapy can help insomnia. This is due to the hormonal changes prompted by the green wavelengths, showing once again the power of light and its therapeutic potential.
Why go green?
The appeal of green light therapy is threefold. Not only has its healing potential been proved, but it restores our health naturally and with no negative side effects. It promotes positive energy and, unlike some of the more medical, drug-based approaches, is known to be safe.