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Syntonics (Light Therapy)

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  • Syntonic light therapy heals by restoring balance to the nervous system.
  • Nervous system balance is vital to all body functions, but especially vision.
  • Syntony means balance, balance between the antagonistic processes of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system.
  • Syntonics is optometric light therapy specifically through or incident upon the eyes.
  • Syntonics is the optometric art of applying specific color frequencies incident upon the eye to restore or enhance certain physiological processes relative to the patient needs.
  • Syntonics is different from “White Light” therapy used to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
  • White light therapy is a bright white light shown at certain times of the day to help counteract seasonal variations in sunlight.
  • Syntonics is a specific optometric prescription or series of prescriptions of color exposures over a defined period of time to restore, compensate, or enhance for some physiological visual imbalance.
  • Once balance is restored, the effect is long lasting in most cases.
  • Light therapy by itself may be inadequate to address all visual imbalances which may also require glasses, vision therapy, or special optical aids.

Some of the reports on light therapy from our patient’s state:

  1. Improved visual acuity and contrast
  2. Improved visual attention
  3. Improved motivation and productivity
  4. Improved quality of sleep
  5. More vivid dreams
  6. More energy
  7. More relaxed
  8. Less eye strain
  9. Less light sensitivity
  10. Less allergic sensitivity
  11. Improved digestion
  12. Improved appetite and diet
  13. Some weight loss, despite a greater yet more appropriate appetite
  14. Less craving for sugar, caffeine, and smoking
  15. Improved reproductive functions

Many of our patients are surprised at the results, and although everyone is different and there are no guarantees. At the same time, changes may be profound and long standing. Some may temporarily experience a brief cold, disorientation, congestion, a mild rash, and/or some emotional release at some point during the process. Passive children often become less so, requiring more careful attention from their parents for a time. A healthy diet and sufficient hydration are important to a successful light program.

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