Research Papers

Acne and light therapy research

Lumie Clear was designed by Lumie with a team of medical and dermatological experts including Dr Chu and is based on published research. A number of trials on the use...


Light therapy for depression in pregnancy

Around 5-10% of women suffer depression during pregnancy (antepartum) and postnatal (postpartum) depression affects a further 10-15%. Both have been the subject of light therapy studies to alleviate depressive symtoms...


Sleep research

Research shows how light therapy - particularly bright light - can be used to phase advance (shift earlier) or phase delay (postpone) the time of sleep and waking. This makes...


Research related to women's health

An open trial of morning light therapy for treatment of antepartum depression Am J Psychiatry. 2002 Apr;159(4):666-9 After 3 weeks of treatment (using a 10,000 lux bright light for 60...


Research into eating disorders

Seasonal variations in eating disorder subtypes in Japan Int J Eat Disord. 2003 Jan;33(1):71-7 The seasonality of Bulimia Nervosa in Kyoto is the highest among eating disorder subtypes, although lower...


Studies with Alzheimer's patients

The common thread in many research papers is that the organic progress of Alzheimer's disease results in damage to a part of the brain - the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) -...