What Is Light Therapy?
Light has played a central role in the treatment of various conditions and mood disorders such as insomnia, anxiety, depression, anhedonia, PTSD, and addiction recovery. When used in conjunction with ibogaine therapy, it becomes a powerful tool in helping to stimulate the pineal gland in the brain, which further helps with the conditions outlined above.
At our centre, we use the Pandora Star Light Machine, a deep trance light machine that uses flickering light to guide the brain into a range of beneficial states of brainwave activity, which can be used for many empowering purposes such as healing of the body, balancing of emotions, training the brain and expanding consciousness, all important ingredients to a successful recovery.
Our Pandora Light Machine can access any frequency between 0.1 Hz and 200 HZ and works to activate the pineal gland; a gland that, if not properly functioning is associated with depression, often a precondition to, as well as a consequence of addiction.
The Pineal Gland and How It Works
The pineal gland is located in the centre of the brain. A pea-sized, pine-cone-shaped structure, it is believed to be the bridge to higher consciousness, intuition or dreaming, and is also known as the Third Eye Chakra.
Most adults have a calcified Pineal Gland, because of caffeine, sugar, alcohol, tobacco, drug use, fluorinated water and environmental toxins.
The pineal gland releases Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) when we sleep and at key times in life such as when we are born and when we die. DMT is created in all living plants and animals. Scientists believe that DMT makes the brain more receptive to its own serotonin.
Oral users of DMT have reported similar benefits to that of meditation practice, experiences like a deeper connection to life, an increase in self-awareness and more emotional balance. Users have said that the experience brings clarity about past traumas and emotional distress, ultimately learning how to let go of heavy burdens that stand in the way of growth.
The Benefits of Light Therapy on the Pineal Gland
The benefits of light therapy stimulate the release of DMT and awaken the pineal gland, which is crucial for the proper functioning of the pituitary, the master gland that works to bring us into total harmony.
The Pandora Star also stimulates temporary EEG brain wave patterns that would usually only appear after several years of meditation practice. Even beginner meditators will experience a state of deep relaxation and kaleidoscopic patterns of color and psychedelic imagery.
In addition to the important benefits mentioned above, the general and overall benefits are:
• Deep meditation and preparation for meditation
• Improves wellbeing
• Improves stress management
• Anxiety reduction
• Improves depression management
• Sleep improvement
• Creative visualisation
• Lucid dreaming
• Shamanic journeying
During a session, it is common to experience visual effects like patterns of light behind your closed eyes, and to feel deeply relaxed to the point that you may fall asleep for a few moments.
This therapy is not suitable for everyone, so it is absolutely important that you have signed the informed consent that you received from us before receiving this therapy at our centre.