Commuting along the seawall is my favourite part of summer. My even more favourite part of summer is running into people that I know, with their sunshiny smiling faces. I find when the Vancouver...
Like plants absorb sunlight in order to perform photosynthesis, the human body also possesses certain enzymes in our cells, called cytochromes, that absorb light. Cytochromes (specifically Cytochrome C Oxidase) are the people version of chlorophyll and are the molecules targeted during low level laser therapy.
“Self care” has been one of those trendy health terms thrown around more and more frequently. But from what I’ve witnessed, it is being seen more as a superficial excuse or justification, rather than a deep, meaningful, and restorative connection to the mind and body.
I have only recently begun to meditate. I have the Muse app and its brain sensing headband to thank for my new healthy habit of daily meditation.
This is how I used to think: “I don’t know why I still have insomnia. I meditate 10 minutes twice a day!” It is also a sentiment that I’ve heard reflected through my patients time and time again.
People have understood and utilized the power of light for thousands of years. Heliotherapy was employed to treat patients suffering from skin or respiratory disorders as late as the mid 1900’s.