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Photobiomodulation for Autoimmune Disorders

An autoimmune reaction happens when your immune system sends antibodies to attack your own tissues. The attack causes inflammation and tissue damage. The inflammation and tissue damage result in symptoms such as pain, weakness, breathing problems, itching, deformed joints, or delirium — depending on the organ or body part affected. Some autoimmune disorders are even Read more…


Float Therapy for Fibromyalgia

Should you try float therapy for fibromyalgia? In my opinion, you should. There’s good evidence from the world of research to back that opinion up. Fibromyalgia is still something of a medical mystery. In the past, doctors pressed firmly on 18 specific points on your body to see which ones produced pain. It wasn’t a Read more…


Whole-Body Cryotherapy for Back Pain

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke says there is about an 80 percent chance that you have, have had, or will have back pain. Back pain “is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days. In a large survey, more than a quarter of adults reported Read more…


Infrared Sauna for Chronic Inflammation

Infection invariably causes inflammation, but not all inflammation is due to infection. Sometimes the body perceives the need for an immune reaction, even when there is no threat present. When this happens, your immune system might inflame your own cells and tissues. If this kind of chronic inflammation goes on, it can lead to weakness, Read more…


Photobiomodulation for Depression

Is photobiomodulation (PBM) useful for depression? There is a surprising amount of research that says it is. A study from 2009, published in Behavioral and Brain Functions, described great success with a form of PBM against major depression and anxiety. Another 2018 review in Journal of Affective Disorders also found PBM to be effective in Read more…



Cryotherapy for Skin Conditions

Cryotherapy is the go-to treatment for benign skin lesions, as this web page from the British Association of Dermatologists explains. But when British dermatologists talk about cryotherapy, they mean cryosurgery, which is the process of superfreezing tissue to remove skin tags or warts. When we here at Peak talk about cryotherapy, we are usually talking Read more…



Photobiomodulation for Parkinson’s

I first wrote about photobiomodulation (PBM) for Parkinson’s two years ago. In that post, I described an exercise class called “Pedaling for Parkinson’s.” The promotional page for the class mentioned research that showed pedaling can reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s. This inspired my idea that PBM might make you feel well enough to pedal at Read more…