Light Therapy

Natural Treatments for Dry Eyes

…infection. If your eyes often feel itchy, gritty, burning, or painful, you may have dry eye syndrome. Along with eye irritation, sensitivity to light is also common, especially in milder cases. In severe cases, scarring or ulceration of the cornea can occur, which has the potential to lead to vision…

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Eradicate Pain With High-Intensity Laser Therapy

…mentioned this to his physician at Whitaker Wellness, she suggested a course of high-intensity laser therapy as a treatment for pain. High-intensity laser produces a particular wavelength of light that penetrates deep into affected tissues, where it increases blood flow, boosts cellular metabolism,…

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Use Light Therapy for SAD

…safer, natural SAD treatments Light Therapy for SAD The best natural SAD treatment is light therapy. Sitting near a “light box” fitted with special fluorescent bulbs that emit bright, full-spectrum light (containing a broad range of wavelengths of light) for 30–60 minutes a day has…

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Treatments to Defeat Diabetic Neuropathy

…and improves a wide number of conditions, including diabetic neuropathy. Infrared Light Therapy. Infrared light therapy (brand names Health Light and Anodyne) delivers special wavelengths of infrared light through the skin to the affected tissues, increasing the production of nitric oxide…

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Heal Your Body With Thermotherapy

…and infrared light therapy radiate specific wavelengths of light through the skin and into the underlying tissues, where they increase tissue temperatures, dilate blood vessels, and rev up cellular metabolism—all of which result in safe, effective pain relief. Infrared light has a particularly…

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Natural Treatments for Psoriasis

…which curbs inflammation and is a useful adjunct therapy. (Curcumin and fish oil are also available in supplement form.) * Spend some time in the sun. People with psoriasis frequently have low blood levels of vitamin D, and UVB light therapy, which boosts production of this vitamin, helps relieve…

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Tips for Treating Plantar Fasciitis

…be found in running stores and online. 4. Light Your Way to Pain Relief If the solutions above don’t do the trick, you may want to consider high-intensity laser treatments. This unique therapy delivers powerful, healing wavelengths of intense light to damaged tissues and quickly improves…

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Natural Treatments for Autism

…Natural Treatments for Autism Speech therapy and a range of sensory and behavioral interventions are also recommended, and the earlier they are started the better. Other effective yet overlooked therapies include glutathione and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). Glutathione is a crucial antioxidant…

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Migraines: An Ounce of Prevention…

…recommendations include prescription drugs such as seizure meds, beta-blockers, and NSAIDs. But they also highlighted a handful of natural therapies for reducing the severity and frequency of attacks—all of which I heartily endorse. They include: * Butterbur. A realistic goal for migraine…

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IV Vitamin C Kills Cancer Cells

…cells—it is selectively toxic. No matter how high the concentration, vitamin C does not harm healthy cells. Lab studies reveal that this therapy is effective against many types of cancer, including lung, brain, colon, breast, pancreatic, and ovarian. Animal studies show that when human cancers…

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Tips for Treating PMS Naturally

…PMS, but I think of it as the only time of the month when I can be myself.” While most women can live with and, like Ms. Barr, even make light of the emotional and physical changes that may occur during the second half of the menstrual cycle, up to one in five women have full-blown…

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Treatments for Depression

The untimely death of beloved comedian and actor Robin Williams earlier this summer shed light on the hidden battles we all face. Many folks suffer silently with depression, dysphoria (an emotional state marked by anxiety, depression, and restlessness), and other demons that the rest of…

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The Top 5 Health Benefits of Avocados

…landmark study, it was proven that potassium intake equivalent to five daily portions of fresh vegetables and fruits was as effective as single-drug therapy in lowering blood pressure. Though people often associate bananas with having high potassium levels, another key avocado health benefit is that…

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Safe, Natural Treatments for Anxiety and Stress

…modifications can only do so much. If anxiety levels skyrocket, it may be time to get some help. The following are a few of my favorite therapies for relieving stress. * Get a massage. Though massage used to be thought of as an indulgent luxury, it is now recognized as a powerful therapeutic…

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The Power of Pumpkin

…paper bag or wax paper and dry for several hours or overnight. * Preheat oven to 300 degrees. * Place pumpkin seeds on an ungreased cookie sheet and lightly sprinkle with your favorite seasonings. (I like a little seasoned salt and pepper.) * Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. To avoid…

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