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An article from today’s Helsingin Sanomat (the main newspaper in Finland):
LED lights in the ears may stop depression
Depression may be stopped in the future with strong LED light in people’s ears, reports the newspaper Kaleva.
The Oulu-based company Valkee has developed a device, which provides light through the ear channels directly to the areas of brain that respond to light.
"In just four weeks practially all winter depression sufferers with severe depression and anxiety symptoms were fully cured", the CEO of the company says.
Light can be shined to the brain from the ear channel where the bones are very thin.
Professor Timo Takala characterises the method "at least revolutionary".
"All symptoms disappeared in a short perod of time", Takala confirms the results from the test group.
"Light has direct biological effect and we now have clear proof of this."
The device has been patented in 2006. It should be available online and through pharmacies in early February.
I could not make the lamp stay in my ear, so I stuck it in my mouth. I am not sure if I feel better, but I will give reports on my progress.
Explore #412 on Thursday, January 14, 2010. Thank you all.
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