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Infrared Sauna for Cancer

The National Cancer Institute sponsors a fact sheet on “Hyperthermia in Cancer Treatment.” This sheet explains that hyperthermia is a treatment in which the body is exposed to high temperatures. Because cancer cells are typically weaker than normal cells, they may succumb to the high temperature without any injury to the other cells. If this Read more…


Photobiomodulation for Low Testosterone

Is photobiomodulation good for low testosterone? The answer is clearly yes if you’re a rat and a qualified yes if you’re a human being. I last wrote about photobiomodulation (PBM) and testosterone in August 2018. At that time, I had found a study that showed regular PBM treatments increased blood levels of testosterone in rats. Read more…




Massage for Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is the thick piece of tissue that covers the bottom of your foot, running from the heel to the toes. When this tissue is injured, it can lead to plantar fasciitis, otherwise known as “stabbing heel pain.” The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says about two million people come under treatment for 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…