Several medical trials have shown that color therapy is helpful in treating different ailments.
A San Diego State University School of Nursing controlled study in 1982 involved 60 middle-aged women suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. They were exposed to blue light. The patients placed their hands into a box with a blue light and were exposed for 15 minutes. This resulted in significant pain relief which improved with further exposure.
A 1990 study examined the effects of shining flashing red lights into the eyes of migraine sufferers at the start of an attack using special goggles. The light intensity and the frequency of flashing could be altered. Ninety-three percent of patients had some relief from the treatment with 72 percent reporting that severe migraines could be stopped within one hour. Lights of a higher intensity and greater flashing frequency were found to be the most effective.
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