According to global statistics, approximately for every 1 million human beings on earth, roughly 3000 of them will experience a migraine today alone. That's 0.3% of the earth's population, and although it may not seem like a lot, it's a growing health problem that can seriously hinder someone's life.
Migraines or severe headaches can cause a person to vomit, lose sleep, experience nausea and throbbing head pain. The frequency and what triggers them can differ from individual to individual, but all would agree that they are not fun to have. So if you are someone who is suffering from this terrible headache and are looking for a solution, educate yourself on the options available to help you get your life back on track.
What are migraines?
Migraines, as previously stated, can be a throbbing or pulsating pain in a person's head that can last for hours or even days. The pain comes with a sensitivity to light, smells, and other senses that can induce further nausea or vomiting.
It's a more severe type of headache and can seriously disrupt someone from living a normal lifestyle if they experience them frequently. There are many different types of triggers for migraines, so it can be difficult to find its source and treat it properly. But if you happen to experience them, light therapy, specifically green light therapy, has been proven to help significantly.
What is light therapy?
Light therapy uses rays of low wavelength light to help promote healing and rejuvenation in the body, on the skin, and underneath. It comes in different light colors, red, green, blue, etc., each with its own specific advantages to certain problems. In the case of migraines, research has shown that green light is the most effective and positive way to tackle the pain of a serious migraine.
It is non-invasive and non-pharmacological, so no surgery or medication is required during treatment and is completely natural. It is also available to be used inside the comfort of a person's home, under their control, and to be proven to have no adverse side effects.
How light therapy treats migraines
Green light therapy treats migraines by using the specific green glowing light to prevent the migraine's sensitivity to light, calm the pain, and reduce the migraine itself. The brain is not as activated negatively by the green light, which explains why it is soothing rather than harmful and promotes pain-relieving chemicals inside the brain.
Other lights have actually been shown to have a negative effect on migraine sensitivity, such as blue or red, so be sure that if you try this method out at home, you use only green light therapy. The green glow has been shown scientifically to have beneficial lasting effects on the brain a few days after the migraine recovers. On top of just migraines, the green light can help improve sleep, reduce pain, calm irritated skin, and have other benefits on the user while it shines on them. Remember not to have the light too close to your skin, rather sit at a comfortable distance away.