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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…


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…


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…


Self-Care in the Time of Coronavirus

On the cover of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, it says, “Don’t Panic.” That’s good advice at any time, but today especially. The novel coronavirus is scary mostly because we’ve never encountered it before. Most people who come down with the disease will survive it. Self-care, and specifically the self-care involved in strengthening your Read more…



CryoFacelift and Celluma Package

The second posting on this blog was for our cryofacial service, before we even opened for business. Since then, I have touted cryotherapy to you for muscle soreness, back pain, arthritis, and even weight control, as well as a number of other conditions. This week, I want to take another look at cryotherapy as a Read more…


Photobiomodulation for the Brain

Photobiomodulation is therapeutic for a spectrum of brain conditions. Research shows it is helpful for traumatic brain injury, for Alzheimer’s, for Parkinson’s, and for depression. There is also reason to believe it’s effective for seasonal affective disorder and for ADHD. But “photobiomodulation for the brain” implies something more than therapy. It suggests enhancing higher brain Read more…