Green light may help reduce migraines

There are various possible causes of migraine, such as weather, diet, and chemical action. At the time of writing the article, there are various treatment methods such as drug therapy, diet therapy, and lifestyle improvement, and the effects vary from person to person. Migraine headaches have yet to be treated clearly, but new scientists have reported that migraine headaches may be alleviated by 'exposing green light for several hours a day.'

Evaluation of green light exposure on headache frequency and quality of life in migraine patients: A preliminary one-way cross-over clinical trial

Shining a Green Light on a New Preventive Therapy for Migraine | The University of Arizona Health Sciences

Daily doses of green light may minimize migraines

Anesthesiology associate professor is Mohabu Ibrahim research team that Mr. led by University of Arizona, that in the mouse experiment called 'green light reduces the pain caused by nerve disorders' in 2017 has been reported , newly this time, A similar green light has shown the potential to treat human migraine headaches.

The research team conducted an experiment on 29 subjects with migraine headaches. The 29 people have tried migraine treatments in the past, but none of them have been successful.

In the experiment, 29 subjects were exposed to white light for 1 to 2 hours a day for 10 weeks. After a two-week break, the subject was exposed to green light for 10 weeks, just as it was in white light. During the duration of the experiment, subjects regularly reported the frequency and intensity of migraine headaches and how much migraine headaches affected their daily lives.

Post-experiment analysis by the research team found that exposure to green light reduced the average number of days of migraine headaches by about 60% in a month. It was also shown that even when migraine headaches occur, the degree of pain is reduced by about 60%. In addition, the duration of pain has been shortened, and the effects on daily life such as work, exercise, and sleep have been reduced.

No side effects have been reported from exposure to green light.

It should be noted that the green light used in the experiment has a special frequency and light intensity, and the method of exposing it to light was also devised for the experiment, so a commercially available light has the same effect. The point that you can't see it. In addition, at the time of writing, it was not yet concluded how much Wright would reduce migraines.

'This is a great discovery, but research is still in its infancy. As a scientist, I am very interested in how this happens. If I understand this mechanism, I can do it for other symptoms as well. It may be available. I would like to use green light as a tool to achieve as much as possible and manipulate biological systems, 'said Ibrahim.

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