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Infrared Sauna for Skin Conditions

Is infrared sauna good for skin conditions? There’s no simple answer, if for no other reason than that there is such a wide variety of skin conditions. They can range from garden variety acne to the bewildering psoriatic arthropathy of The Singing Detective. (The singing detective was the main character in an acclaimed 1986 British Read more…


Whole-Body Cryotherapy for Back Pain

If you see a doctor for back pain, he or she is likely to prescribe rest, physical therapy, strengthening exercises, or medication. More intense or long-lived pain may need nerve blocking, epidural steroid injections, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, traction, or surgery. A doctor versed in holistic or alternative medicine may even try manipulation or mobilization, Read more…


Photobiomodulation for Arthritis

If you inject papain (a protein enzyme found in papaya) into your knee, your knee will develop arthritis. You would never do that, of course. But researchers do it to rats all the time. That’s what happened for a 2017 study. The researchers induced arthritis in the rats’ knees, then treated them with one of Read more…