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By Ariel on 08/30/2017


New Therapy for Migraines/Chronic Pain

Have you still obsessed with the migraines and chronic pain? If you’ve tried for searching one-and-one treatments and more effective methods, maybe the following news will catch your interest. A recent research study shows: the low-intensity pure green LED lighting is benefit for reducing chronic pain and migraine severity!

In the most recent study with 69 participants with migraines, researchers studied the effects that exposure to white, blue, green, amber, and red low-intensity light had on their pain, in which only green can reduce the pain. Researchers at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center said: “Migraine photophobia originating in cone-driven retinal pathways, and photophobia is sensitivity to light and can be associated with pain and migraine exacerbation.”  Using green LED lighting has been found to reduce pain intensity by 20%.  

While 8 participants took part in another green-light study, in which there were given a green LED strip light, and five were given a white strip. Participants were asked to use their strips nightly for 1-2 hours for 10 weeks. Participants with green LEDs reported a 40%-50% drop in pain. A green light participant, shared her experience,  “It reduced the pain so I wasn’t going back to doctor in tears every week, and I was able to work and function and spend time with my family.” Now, she replaces her pain medication with green light therapy three to four times a week. 

The pain-relieving qualities of green LED are clear, exactly how it works remains a puzzle. Early studies show that green light is increasing the levels of circulating endogenous opioids, which may explain the pain-relieving effects.

As we know that low-intensity pure green LED lighting can reduce chronic pain and migraine severity does not mean people should stop their medications without speaking with a professional. Green LED lighting could eliminate the need for medications and treatments in the future, however, we still need safer, effective and affordable approaches used in conjunction with our current tools to manage chronic pain.