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Compression Therapy: Wellness as Well as Recovery?

A video titled “The Physics of Venous Drainage” on the website of the American Venous Forum features Sergio Gianesini, MD, saying, “The calf muscle is considered a peripheral heart that propels the venous blood back to the lungs in order to be detoxified and re-oxygenated.” What an elegant way to describe why running and even Read more…



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…


The Promise of Photobiomodulation for Alzheimer’s Patients

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Alzheimer’s disease causes 34.4 deaths per 100,000 of population. This makes it the sixth leading cause of death in the country. That’s a sobering statistic on its own, but when you think about what it represents, it is even worse. More than almost any other Read more…


Photobiomodulation and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

As of 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of emergency room visits resulting from traumatic brain injury (TBI), stood at 715.7 per 100,000 of population. That may not sound like very many, until you realize that it constitutes an increase of more than 70% over what it was Read more…


What Can Photobiomodulation Do for an Autoimmune Disorder?

An autoimmune disorder occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues. No one knows what causes autoimmune disorders, but triggers can include genetic malfunction, viral infection, or environmental factors. There are more than 80 autoimmune disorders known, including celiac disease, diabetes type 1, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus. Read more…