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Photobiomodulation (PBM) and Pain Relief

This 2017 study (PDF) studied pain relief via photobiomodulation (PBM) in 49 mice. In order to provide pain relief, the researchers had to induce pain to relieve. So they injected each mouse in the abdomen with a 1% acetic acid solution (a diluted vinegar). This was enough to induce abdominal writhing, which the researchers took Read more…


New Techniques for Managing Fibromyalgia

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Fibromyalgia (fi·bro·my·al·gi·a) is a condition that causes pain all over the body (also referred to as widespread pain), sleep problems, fatigue, and often emotional and mental distress. People with fibromyalgia may be more sensitive to pain than people without fibromyalgia. This is called abnormal pain Read more…


Can Infrared Sauna Promote Cardiovascular Health?

A 2009 Canadian study of infrared sauna found that people suffering from congestive heart failure who were treated with infrared sauna consistently gained relief from it and also enjoyed reduced systolic hypertension. This shows how safe infrared sauna is. But it also suggests that anyone can realize cardiovascular benefits from it. An April 2015 article Read more…



Whole-Body Cryotherapy (WBC) Can Heal Muscle Soreness

Are your muscles sore? Probably. In 2003, 15.9% of people aged 15 or older participated in sports. By 2015, that figure was 19.5%. These numbers are from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which produced a report on sports participation (link to PDF) in May 2017. The U.S. is changing from a nation of couch Read more…