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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 Seasonal Affective Disorder

Is photobiomodulation useful for seasonal affective disorder? It’s a timely question. Earlier this week, Druids all over the world celebrated Alban Elued. The link is to a script you can use for your own Druidic ceremony. I don’t know how authentic the script is; it includes both the injunctions “live long and prosper” and “may Read more…


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…



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 Isolation Floating for Depression

What is the promise of sensory isolation floating for depression? If there’s something there, it would mean a lot. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 7.6% of adults suffer from depression, and 10.4% of physician office visits result in a notation of depression on the medical record. That’s a lot more Read more…


Photobiomodulation for Depression

Colin Cook It’s easy to toss around “depression” as an everyday concern, but to the medical community, depression means something very serious. According to the CDC, more than 1 in 20 Americans suffers from depression, and it’s not always something you can just snap out of. In the words of WebMD: “Depression is an extremely 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…