ASA: Green Light Therapy for Pain - Related Anxiety Studied in Fibromyalgia
Small study suggests green light therapy might reduce anxiety in patients with fibromyalgia who are taking opioids for chronic pain (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 1, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Conference News, Source Type: news

ASA: Green Light Therapy for Pain-Related Anxiety Studied in Fibromyalgia
TUESDAY, Nov. 1, 2022 -- Green light therapy might decrease anxiety, particularly fear-based anxiety, in patients with fibromyalgia and reduce the use of opioids to manage chronic pain, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 1, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Green Light Exposure May Help Reduce Pain and Headaches
About 20% of adults in the U.S.—more than 50 million people—have chronic pain. Though the causes are many, including arthritis, cancer, musculoskeletal skeletal disorders, migraines, fibromyalgia, and more, solutions are limited. Over-the-counter analgesics often do little. Physical therapy, massage, and acupuncture help sometimes—but not always. Prescription opioids may provide short-term relief, but at a price. At least three million Americans are currently addicted to the drugs. Researchers are now exploring another potential alternative that is safe, affordable, and comes with few or no side effects...
Source: TIME: Health - October 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Research Source Type: news

For Chronic Pain Patients, Consider Green-Tinted Glasses?
(MedPage Today) -- NEW ORLEANS -- Researchers continued to build a case for green light therapy in the chronic pain population, despite rocky preliminary data from a small randomized trial. Among 34 opioid users with fibromyalgia, the 12 randomized... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 24, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Adjunctive bright light therapy for non-seasonal major depressive disorder: a randomized controlled trial - Chen IP, Huang CC, Huang HC, Yang FPG, Ko KT, Lee YT, Sun FJ, Liu SI.
This double-blind, randomized controlled trial assessed bright light therapy (BLT) augmentation efficacy compared with placebo light in treating non-seasonal major depressive disorder. The study participants belonged to a subtropical area (24.5 °-25.5°N) ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Vitiligo: Treatment Options and Innovations
Vitiligo causes white patches on your skin that can affect your quality of life and even be emotionally devastating. Treatments include tried-and-true steroid creams, new immune-suppressing drugs, light therapy, and cell transplant surgery. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-Level Light Therapy Cap Shows Subtle Effects on Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia Low-Level Light Therapy Cap Shows Subtle Effects on Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia
Low-level light therapy cap approved to treat androgenetic alopecia shows subtle changes in some central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia patients, a small clinical study reports.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - August 10, 2022 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Scientists harness light therapy to target and kill cancer cells in world first
Exclusive: experts believe new form of photoimmunotherapy may become fifth major cancer treatmentScientists have successfully developed a revolutionary cancer treatment that lights up and wipes out microscopic cancer cells, in a breakthrough that could enable surgeons to more effectively target and destroy the disease in patients.A European team of engineers, physicists, neurosurgeons, biologists and immunologists from the UK, Poland and Sweden joined forces to design the new form of photoimmunotherapy.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 17, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Gregory Health editor Tags: Cancer Health Science Source Type: news

Health and wellness company offering cryotherapy services opens first Miami Valley location
The new-to-market business will create a variety of jobs and offer additional wellness services to the region, including cryotherapy, red light therapy, infrared saunas and compression therapy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 15, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: John Bush Source Type: news

Photodynamic therapy in the treatment of denture stomatitis: A systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsPhotodynamic therapy is effective in the treatment of denture stomatitis, but after 30 days and 15 days, the antifungals demonstrated better performance. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 11, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Light therapy for seasonal affective disorder
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Once daylight saving time ends, I find it difficult as it gets darker earlier. I also notice that I get a bit more depressed in the winter. My friend suggested a light box for seasonal affective disorder. What is a light box? And can it be helpful in improving my mood? ANSWER: Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a type of depression that typically occurs each year during fall and winter. If you're like… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 20, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Bright-light therapy is simple, safe and cost-effective, Upstate researchers conclude
The study included 100 patients and was conducted over 150 days, between January and August 2020. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - January 6, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research Source Type: news

For Some, a Second Pandemic Winter Means Seasonal Affective Disorder Is Hitting Hard
Last winter, A.S.—a 26-year-old from Minnesota who asked to go by her initials to protect her privacy while job searching—was terrified of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). No stranger to seasonal depression during Minnesota’s cold, dark, snowy winters, A.S. worried that pandemic isolation would only make the problem worse. She planned a regimen of prescribed antidepressants, light therapy and exercise, then hunkered down and tried to relax through the winter. To her pleasant surprise, it mostly worked. This year, however, she hasn’t been so lucky. Since daylight saving time hit, “it has been...
Source: TIME: Health - December 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Mental Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Light therapy can help with seasonal affective disorder
Added stress of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the cold, dark days of winter on top of holiday stress, can do a number on a person's mental health and could lead to seasonal affective disorder ― a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons. Dr. Craig Sawchuk, a Mayo Clinic psychologist, says one of the most effective treatments for seasonal affective disorder is exposure to artificial light or light therapy. In this… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 21, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Restore Hyper Wellness raises $140M to expand cryotherapy chain
Austin's Restore Hyper Wellness announced Dec. 14 that it raised a $140 million round led by New York-based growth equity firm General Atlantic. Restore is known for its clinics packed with cryotherapy machines as well as IV drips, red light therapy and intramuscular shots. Founded in 2015 by CEO Jim Donnelly and Head of Strategy Steve Welch, the company now has 115 locations in 34 states, most of which are franchised. Overall, the compan y has 2,400 employees nationwide. And that's poised to grow… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brent Wistrom Source Type: news