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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 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 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…


Infrared Sauna for Arthritis

Arthritis is a name we give to pain or disease in the joints. There are over 100 types. The two most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is a breakdown of cartilage in the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune response, in which your immune system attacks the linings of your joints. There are Read more…



Cryotherapy for Multiple Sclerosis

Whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) for multiple sclerosis? The U.S. Food & Drug Administration says not to get your hopes up. “Despite claims by many spas and wellness centers to the contrary, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not have evidence that WBC effectively treats diseases or conditions like Alzheimer’s, fibromyalgia, migraines, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple 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…



Hemp/CBD for Arthritis Pain

According to Arthritis By The Numbers (PDF), published by the Arthritis Foundation, “Common arthritis joint symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion. Symptoms may come and go, and can be mild, moderate or severe. They may stay about the same for years but may progress or get worse over time.”  Arthritis is Read more…