People want to do everything they can to protect themselves against the H1N1 swine flu this season, and some have asked me if light therapy can be of any help. Here are a few ways I came up with:
Since we are approaching fall and losing the potency of the sun, our vitamin D3 levels begin to drop. As far as flu prevention – get your vitamin D level tested now, and do what you can to get and keep your 25(OH)D level between 50-70 ng/mL all year. All the information about Vitamin D3 and H1N1 flu is found at the Vitamin D Council’s website here:
Air purifiers are available with UVC light which should kill the H1N1 swine flu virus (and any other bug) as it passes through. UV ‘sanitizing wands’ are also available for general disinfection of hard and soft surfaces at home and on the go.
In case you get the flu, see your doctor immediately, of course. In addition to his recommendations:
SciART Global has always recommended amber light for colds and flu, shone on the bare chest and back for about 10 minutes each side per day, or twice per day.
Green light is recommended to boost immunity, since the Thymus gland is in that chakra zone. The lungs also extend into this chakra zone and might likely benefit from the application of green light as well.
In the winter, GE Dichromatic lights are really nice for light & color therapy, because they also throw heat, which is wonderful when you’re sick. The bulbs do get hot, though, and they stay hot for some time after turning them off, so be careful when using them around children. LEDs are also available in amber and green. LEDs are safer and consume less energy, but are missing the soothing heat of the GE dichromatic incandescent.
If you know of other ways that light can help prevent or speed recovery from the the flu this season, please leave your comments below for the benefit of all. Thanks!