Recharge Your Mind
May is National Mental Health Awareness month. And in light of COVID-19, which has brought with it public health crisis, global economic upheaval and widespread uncertainty, mental health is undeniably a topic of eminent prominence.
Have you ever had one of those rainy days that makes you feel cold, tired, and want to curl up for a nap? You are not alone. Your rainy-day blues are not only real, they are caused by chemical unbalance in the brain as a result of the lack of sunlight. More recently, scientists have discovered that light can be used to improve brain health. It is called Photobiomodulation.
Depression is estimated to affect 300 million people globally. Antidepressant medication is the first-line treatment for depression, but what about people who did not respond to or want to take medication? New research findings suggest light therapy offers new approach to treating depression.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). The numbers point to a need for better treatments. New findings point to light as a safe, natural solution.