Before we know about this therapy, we have to know about winter depression.
Q) What is Winter Depression ?
A) While doing the research, I came to find out that Seasonal affective disorder is also known as SAD is the depression caused in winter season in North American continent. It is a type of depression that occurs in the fall and winter months. It usually begins in late fall or early winter and goes away by summer. It’s probably caused by a lack of sunlight during fall and winter months.
Q) How Light therapy works ?
A) Well, frankly speaking I did not know about this at the first place. Light therapy uses a special big projective bulb which projects a UV light of a certain "lux" (lux is a way to measure amounts of light) value. Well, we can say that it projects a right amount of light, bright enough to treat the depression.
Aahh... what a visual treat it is ! These were my first words which came from my mouth when I saw such beautiful projections. But when I came to know about it, I was stunned to know that these kind of therapies are funded by government ! And believe me or not, I saw bunch of people staring at the walls everytime I went there ! Well, it was an extraordinary experience for me after all !
Published On: Monday, January 13th, 2014