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Whole-Body Cryotherapy for MS

I recently did a web search on “cryotherapy for MS.” I got more than 2 million hits, most of which appeared to be places (like Peak Recovery & Health Center) that offer cryotherapy treatments for MS patients. This is unfortunate. I myself have touted cryotherapy for multiple sclerosis in the past. But I’ve never suggested Read more…


Parkinson’s Disease Awareness

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. It is an annual worldwide campaign that began in 1997 to commemorate the birthday (April 11) of Dr. James Parkinson. He was the first to describe the disease 200 years ago. Nearly a million people in the U.S. are living with Parkinson’s disease (PD). It is the second most Read more…


Whole-Body Cryotherapy for Back Pain

If you see a doctor for back pain, he or she is likely to prescribe rest, physical therapy, strengthening exercises, or medication. More intense or long-lived pain may need nerve blocking, epidural steroid injections, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, traction, or surgery. A doctor versed in holistic or alternative medicine may even try manipulation or mobilization, Read more…


Massage for Headaches

You might think that “massage for headaches” would be a simple and straightforward topic. It’s anything but. For one thing, according to WebMD, there are 150 different kinds of headaches, and there’s no reason to suppose that whatever helps one type helps another as well. Of these 150 types, only six are common (migraine, cluster, 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…


Float Therapy for Muscle Recovery

In this blog, I have suggested a lot of uses for floating. They include weight control, managing PTSD, increasing creativity, reducing stress, and improving sleep quality, to name a few. But I haven’t yet gotten around to writing about its most spectacular success. So this week, we’ll look at float therapy for muscle recovery. And we Read more…


Photobiomodulation for Autoimmune Disorders

An autoimmune reaction happens when your immune system sends antibodies to attack your own tissues. The attack causes inflammation and tissue damage. The inflammation and tissue damage result in symptoms such as pain, weakness, breathing problems, itching, deformed joints, or delirium — depending on the organ or body part affected. Some autoimmune disorders are even Read more…


Float Therapy for Fibromyalgia

Should you try float therapy for fibromyalgia? In my opinion, you should. There’s good evidence from the world of research to back that opinion up. Fibromyalgia is still something of a medical mystery. In the past, doctors pressed firmly on 18 specific points on your body to see which ones produced pain. It wasn’t a Read more…


Photobiomodulation for Parkinson’s

I first wrote about photobiomodulation (PBM) for Parkinson’s two years ago. In that post, I described an exercise class called “Pedaling for Parkinson’s.” The promotional page for the class mentioned research that showed pedaling can reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s. This inspired my idea that PBM might make you feel well enough to pedal at Read more…