What is “blue light” and how does it affect my eyes?
If I’m scared of needles, can I still be treated with Oriental Medicine?
High-Energy Visible Light, also known as “blue light,” is experienced through sunlight, fluorescent lights, TV screens, and most prominently through personal electronic devices such as smart phones, tablets and laptops. There is mounting evidence that cumulative lifetime exposure to blue light increases the risk of age-related macular degeneration. Blue light also suppresses melatonin which is necessary for regulating sleep cycles. So those who are on their phones, tablets or computers right before bedtime are noticing poorer quality sleep. There are lens options available which help decrease a person’s exposure to blue light, lessening its effects. Ask your optometric physician about the different ways you can protect your eyes while using electronic devices.
If you are terrified of needles, but you’re tired of suffering and want to try Oriental Medicine, you can be treated without needles. Tui Na is “massage-style” technique. Cupping and GuaSha involve cutaneous stimulation to increase blood flow. And there is Herbal medicine. These applications treat a variety of health issues. What is Facial Rejuvenation or Cosmetic Acupuncture? Using acupuncture needles or other tools you can look refreshed or years younger. Theory maintains that as we age, we have less qi (energy) in our bodies causing skin to wrinkle and sag. Treatments can boost qi and blood circulation, increase collagen, tone skin & diminish fine lines, plus make you feel energized, yet relaxed.
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Dr. Darlene Anker, Optometric Physician Located in Bakerview Square 410 W. Bakerview Rd., Suite 107 Bellingham, WA 98226
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Lynden Tribune & Ferndale Record • Health Care Guide - June 2014