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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…


Hemp/CBD for Insomnia

Insomnia isn’t just something that causes daytime lethargy and fatigue (as well as concomitant problems with work performance, mood, and relationships). Insomnia also has second-order effects. According to the CDC, “Adults who were short sleepers (less than 7 hours per 24-hour period) were more likely to report 10 chronic health conditions compared to those who Read more…


Hemp/CBD for Anxiety

Can cannabidiol (CBD) products provide help for anxiety? As I mentioned last week, everyone is afraid of something. And at some point, a daily news diet of mass shootings, cyberterrorism, climate change, species extinctions, pandemics, mega-storms, earthquakes, and near-miss asteroids may inspire a certain amount of dread. Usually, you can put these things out of Read more…


Float Pod for Anxiety

Let’s not get too clinical about one another’s psychological quirks. Arachnophobia? Sometimes a fear of spiders might just be a fear of spiders. After all, they are kind of scary looking, and sometimes they are even deadly. And why be so quick to identify a fear of heights? Some people simply have a well-founded aversion 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…


Sensory Deprivation Float and Anxiety Disorders

In 2008 a psychologist and an immunologist reported on an array of experiments to the American Psychological Association. They were interested in the effect of stress on the body, and their findings were eye-opening to say the least. For example, assuming that people who care for chronically ill spouses or parents are laboring under a Read more…



Can Cryotherapy Help
Those Suffering from Depression?

My personal experience with cryotherapy was like that of many others. I had heard claims for cryotherapy as a booster of energy levels and a mood elevator. As an athlete and coach, I search constantly for ways to increase the impact of training or to speed recovery. So it wasn’t out of character for me Read more…