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The Origins Of Light Therapy

It is important to mention before we trace the birth of light therapy that even before any scientific evidence surfaced people had a firm belief in the healing abilities of the sun. The 10th century Chinese medical literature and Buddhist writings from 200 CE show exposure to sunlight as one of the main methods to treat many diseases in addition to herbs and plants. Similarly, Indian medical literature dated back to the 1500 BCE shows evidence of people taking help from the sun's light to treat non pigmented parts of skin. This happened before people knew sun was source of vitamin D or that ultraviolet light from it could possibly cause cancer and before any scientific research was conducted on...

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