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Photobiomodulation for Pain

If you compete in a long-form triathlon (Ironman or 70.3), you may experience the anesthetic property of the finish chute. No matter the discomfort or pain you might endure during the race, it all goes away in your first few steps into the finish chute. You might push yourself through great suffering to get there, Read more…


Cryotherapy for Cancer

There are three ways — all preventive — in which whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) may help to reduce the risk of cancer. 1. Weight Management According to the National Cancer Institute, higher body fat is associated with at least 13 kinds of cancer, several of which (breast, liver, ovarian, pancreatic, colorectal) are among the best known Read more…




Sensory Isolation Floating for Depression

What is the promise of sensory isolation floating for depression? If there’s something there, it would mean a lot. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 7.6% of adults suffer from depression, and 10.4% of physician office visits result in a notation of depression on the medical record. That’s a lot more Read more…


Flotation REST for Migraines

A migraine is more than your garden-variety headache. According to Healthline, it is an intense headache that can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to sounds, sensitivity to smells, sensitivity to light, even changes in vision. Where do migraines come from? There are four hypotheses on this: 1) an underlying disorder of the central nervous Read more…


Cryotherapy for Arthritis: A Management Strategy

According to Arthritis By The Numbers (PDF), published by the Arthritis Foundation, about 54.4 million adults officially have arthritis. I say “officially,” because they have been diagnosed by doctors. When you add in people who report the symptoms of arthritis but haven’t been diagnosed, however, the total comes to 91 million. Furthermore, the incidence of Read more…


Infrared Sauna for Your Heart

There is evidence that sauna can improve your heart health. A 2015 study of 2,315 middle-aged Finnish men found that increased sauna use reduced the risk of sudden cardiac death, coronary heart disease, fatal cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality. The study had an impressive followup of more than 20 years, so you can take those Read more…


Photobiomodulation for Weight Loss

A recent Google search on the phrase “photobiomodulation for weight loss” returned 64,000 hits. If it had come back with a million, we could probably say there’s a trend, but 64,000? Heck, I got 34,500 hits on a search for “photobiomodulation for cats.” Nevertheless, if you begin clicking on those hits from the weight loss Read more…