light therapy

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noun Medicine/Medical.

therapeutic exposure to full-spectrum artificial light that simulates sunlight, used to treat various conditions, as seasonal affective disorder.

Nearby words

  1. light rail,
  2. light reaction,
  3. light reflex,
  4. light show,
  5. light table,
  6. light trap,
  7. light treatment,
  8. light up,
  9. light valve,
  10. light verse

Also called phototherapy.

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Examples from the Web for light therapy

  • 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
  • In fact, it appears safe to state that light-therapy often smacks of quackery.

    Artificial Light|M. Luckiesh