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light therapy

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noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. therapeutic exposure to full-spectrum artificial light that simulates sunlight, used to treat various conditions, as seasonal affective disorder.
Also called phototherapy.
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  • In fact, it appears safe to state that light-therapy often smacks of quackery.

    Artificial Light

    M. Luckiesh

  • It is used in light-therapy and in some other activities in which the chemical effects of these rays are utilized.

    Artificial Light

    M. Luckiesh


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