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   Posted 1/16/2009 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone tried light therapy &/or massage? If so, where do you buy the lights and how long do the effects of a massaage last?

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   Posted 1/16/2009 11:09 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey there,

Because increased sunlight improves symptoms, light therapy is often a main treatment for many people with seasonal affective disorder. However, light therapy hasn't been officially approved as a treatment by the Food and Drug Administration because of a lack of definitive evidence about its effectiveness in clinical trials. Before you purchase a light therapy box or consider light therapy, consult your doctor or mental health provider to make sure it's right for you.

Light therapy mimics outdoor light and causes a biochemical change in your brain that lifts your mood, relieving symptoms of seasonal affective disorder. In light therapy, you sit a few feet from a specialized light therapy box so that you're exposed to very bright light. Light therapy is generally easy to use and has relatively few side effects.

I just try to sit near a window that the sun is shining through daily for about 20 minutes at a time.

Massage therapy is a personal choice of relaxing and lowering your stress.

Good Luck



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