Many studies suggest MELATONIN levels control mood-related symptoms, such as those associated with depression - especially SAD (winter depression, when days are shorter and light exposure is minimal).
– In a study published in May 2006 - researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) found that MELATONIN relieved SAD. The study found insomniacs are “out of phase”with circadian rhythms and natural sleeping times. Exposure to bright lights or by taking a MELATONIN supplement at a certain time of day can resynchronize your biological clock. The treatment depends on exactly HOW the person is out of phase.
Archives of General Psychiatry 1998;55:863-864,875-882,883-889,890-896.
– A 2010 study - found a correlation between circadian misalignment and severity of depression symptoms.
– Bipolar and other disorders where circadian disturbances are involved - Supersensitivity to light has been an observed trait-marker for bipolar disorder, which causes a greater decrease in MELATONIN secretion in response to nighttime light exposure. This is contrasted with drug-free recovered bipolar people not showing light hypersensitivity.
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General electrotherapy health benefits. Used systemically and/or locally at specific problem areas of the body, its effective application has many benefits:
|Detoxification||Wellness / Healthy aging||Pain relief|
|Relief from insomnia||Immune system restoral||Anti-Inflammatory|
|Maximizes cellular energy production||Accelerated tissue /bone /scar healing||Stress Reduction|
|Muscle relaxation / rehabilitation||Increased blood oxygen / circulation||+++|
There are several reasonably affordable electrotherapy devices available for personal use. The following electrotherapies are those that have received a significant amount of positive feedback:
* Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) applies specific frequency patterns to the head area, with the following benefits:
|Balances brain neuro-transmitters||Relieves pain||Treats depression|
|Substance abuse withdrawal||Relieves insomnia||Relieve stress / anxiety|