Light is basic to life. But it can also be a source of healing through light therapy.

The connection between light and health is not new. Ancient cultures in China, Greece, India and Egypt used colour and light in their traditional practices for health, healing and wellness.

Today, there is increasing interest in complementary and alternative approaches to treat illness and disease; to promote health and wellbeing. We all want to live a healthier life, and light – with both positives and negative impacts – is part of this.

Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, is a treatment in which you’re exposed to an artificial light source. The therapy can treat major depressive disorder with seasonal patterns (or SAD). Light is also used to treat sleep disorders and other types of depression with potential for much more.

There are a growing number of light devices on the market and I’ll be presenting some in the blog. There are now various websites devoted to various light therapy treatments and I hope to explore many of them!


This blog will explore topics related to light & health:


Blue Light

Red Light

Light at Night 

Light as Therapy

Lighting & Devices

The focus of this blog is informative and includes my own experiences of light as therapy.

‘Light as therapy’ is not yet mainstream in a discussion of the health and wellness sphere. But it is increasingly part of the conversation.