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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…



Cryotherapy for Weight Control

I recently did a web search for “cryotherapy for weight control.” There were 1,670,000 hits. Some of them had titles like “freeze away fat.” It was probably just such websites that inspired the FDA to issue a consumer update warning people away from cryotherapy. That is unfortunate. Whole-body cryotherapy, when done properly, is virtually risk-free. Read more…


Photobiomodulation for Hair Growth

“Photobiomodulation for hair growth” may seem trivial to some. Head hair is pretty much a cosmetic issue, and even so, more and more people seem to prefer the bald look anyway. Is Baldness Sexy? Russian American actor Yul Brynner originally set the standard for elegant baldness. He shaved his head for his first big stage Read more…



Photobiomodulation for Pain

We have a client at Peak who suffers from arthritis. It affects her hands, and she finds on most days she cannot straighten her fingers. She tried all the conventional treatments: pain medications, heat, cold, supplements, hand exercises. Nothing relieved the pain completely, until she tried a session of photobiomodulation (PBM). She came out of Read more…