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Photobiomodulation for Anxiety

Is photobiomodulation (PBM) useful for managing anxiety? There is surprisingly little clinical research to answer this question. A study from 2009, published in Behavioral and Brain Functions, described substantial 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…


Celluma for Roseacea

Can Celluma help to control the red-faced acne-like condition of roseacea? There are signs in the research literature that it can. Roseacea isn’t life-threatening, but it is a serious condition. It makes people feel embarrassed and self-conscious, undermining their confidence in social situations and often leading to withdrawal and depression. I wish I could tell Read more…


Photobiomodulation for Brain Disorders

I recently did a Google search for “photobiomodulation for brain disorders.” and it only turned up about 60,000 hits. This is a small number of hits for a web search, and it might ordinarily indicate that there isn’t much interest in the topic. On the other hand, the search results had a high density of Read more…


Photobiomodulation for Pain

If you compete in a long-form triathlon (Ironman or 70.3), you may experience the anesthetic property of the finish chute. No matter the discomfort or pain you might endure during the race, it all goes away in your first few steps into the finish chute. You might push yourself through great suffering to get there, Read more…


Photobiomodulation for Weight Loss

A recent Google search on the phrase “photobiomodulation for weight loss” returned 64,000 hits. If it had come back with a million, we could probably say there’s a trend, but 64,000? Heck, I got 34,500 hits on a search for “photobiomodulation for cats.” Nevertheless, if you begin clicking on those hits from the weight loss Read more…


Celluma for Pain Management

A 2015 study of low back pain published in Arthritis Research and Therapy evaluated 221 randomized controlled trials in which photobiomodulation (PBM) was compared to placebo for sufferers of low back pain. The study found seven trials — comprising 394 patients altogether — that met their criteria for inclusion in the analysis. Five of those 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…


Photobiomodulation for Neuropathy

What most people call “neuropathy” is actually peripheral neuropathy, or damage to the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system encompasses all the nerves except those of the brain and spinal cord, which together make up the central nervous system. There are three basic types of peripheral neuropathy: motor neuropathy, which affects your ability to Read more…