“Offering a complementary light session to patients goes a long way to reinforce our mission; to help patients achieve wellness and assist them in taking an active role in the course of their health,” said Melanie Myer, ND, of Montpelier, VT, about offering the HappyLight Liberty 10k to her patients.
Especially during this time of year, lack of light can be a real problem for some people. Many health care practitioners, such as acupuncturists, chiropractors, psychologists, and naturopathic physicians, like to offer complementary light therapy sessions to their patients. It helps to raise awareness as well as potentially provide a non-invasive solution for the “winter blues.”
“Most patients enjoy the HappyLight and report that it makes them feel a bit more awake and alert,” said Dr. Myer. “They are excited about the idea of having a Happy Light in their home as the “winter blues” is a fairly common ailment for Vermonters. They are also pleased that they are reasonably priced.”
What sets Verilux HappyLights apart in their effectiveness is the spectrally-enhanced natural spectrum light they emit. Science shows that light in this formation can act like daylight to restore balance, mood and energy. Because of this, people often use Verilux products to help raise the low energy and general malaise associated with winter or spending too much time indoors. Verilux HappyLights come in a number of forms and strengths allowing people to choose a light therapy option that suits their specific needs. Even more, HappyLights are a totally non-invasive solution– no capsule, no side effects, and no hassles for these benefits.
The HappyLight’s effectiveness, size and affordability are Dr. Myer’s favorite attributes. “The Happy Light really seems to work wonders on energy levels and mood. It is much smaller than I expected, which is great for positioning it on a side table in the waiting area or on the front desk for staff to use. It is also affordable for most of the patients to purchase so they can enjoy the benefits in the comfort of their own home or even at their office.”
And, of course, patients aren’t the only ones who enjoy the benefits of HappyLight light therapy, Dr. Myer points out. “My staff also likes to sit with the light. They find that, especially during a 5 day stretch of grey, gloomy weather, they are more energetic and more productive. They actually drink less coffee on the days they are able to use the Happy Light!”