By Thilo Horvatitsch, SCHOTT North America, Inc. Lighting and Imaging
The human body has developed an inner clock that synchronizes with the 24-hour light cycle in the earth’s environment, which can affect emotions and other health aspects. Medicine is now making greater use of the fact that light has such a strong influence on our health and well-being. Studies show that biologically effective light can be used to successfully treat the attendant emotional symptoms of premenstrual complaints. This article presents numerous ways to incorporate different types of lighting into medical environments in order to make a more positive environment for patients and doctors.