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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…


Photobiomodulation for Skin

The photobiomodulation (PBM) bed here at Peak bears a superficial resemblance to a tanning bed. But don’t let that superficial resemblance fool you. The two could hardly be more different in what they do. Heavy exposure to ultraviolet light, which is what sometimes takes place in a tanning bed, can cause skin cancer. It makes Read more…



Cryoskin 3.0 for Loose Skin

Everybody knows that excess weight and obesity are national health problems, and we should find ways to encourage people to keep themselves at a healthy weight. But curing obesity can bring its own health issues, namely, loose skin. Is Cryoskin 3.0 a help for loose skin? I looked into it this week, and I wanted 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…


Photobiomodulation for Arthritis

“Arthritis” means inflammation of a joint. It can cause pain or stiffness. There are at least 100 kinds of arthritis, but the most common forms are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is wear and tear, so it tends to affect whatever joints get the most use. Rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune response, tends to Read more…


Celluma for Anti-Aging

Dermatology has created an array of treatments for aging skin — acid baths, dermabrasion, chemical peels, laser resurfacing, and facelift surgery. Except for the last one, all of these treatments are based on the systematic destruction of the skin so it can heal itself. All are invasive and involve significant downtime as well as discomfort. Read more…


Infrared Sauna and Your Wrinkled Skin

Dermatologist Suzan Obagi, writing for Scientific American, says that after the age of 20, you produce about one percent less collagen each year. Collagen, which supplies firmness, is one of three primary components of healthy, youthful skin. As the supply of it diminishes, skin becomes thinner and more fragile. The other primary components are elastin, Read more…


How The Center Came To Be

It is with tremendous excitement that our dream is finally getting ready to come true. For years, I have imagined figuring out a way to help people perform and simply feel better. This passion was originally developed as a triathlon/multisport coach, but in recent years, it has gone far beyond that. For people that don’t Read more…