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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…


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 Fibromyalgia

Last week I wrote about infrared sauna for fibromyalgia. Sauna’s ability to relieve pain and fight chronic inflammation should make it helpful in managing the condition. But infrared sauna is only one of the services we provide for pain and inflammation relief. I thought this week would be a good time to look at whole-body 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…


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…


Cryotherapy for Arthritis: A Management Strategy

According to Arthritis By The Numbers (PDF), published by the Arthritis Foundation, about 54.4 million adults officially have arthritis. I say “officially,” because they have been diagnosed by doctors. When you add in people who report the symptoms of arthritis but haven’t been diagnosed, however, the total comes to 91 million. Furthermore, the incidence of Read more…


Photobiomodulation for Chronic Pain

Colin Cook The National Institutes of Health (NIH) defines chronic pain as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks. A study based on the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) determined that in the three months previous to the survey, 25 million U.S. adults had daily chronic pain. Another 23 million reported severe pain. That’s Read more…


Float Pod and Pain Management

WebMD distinguishes a dozen different kinds of pain, but I think most people are familiar with four: 1. Musculoskeletal pain. This is pain in the muscles, tendons, or bones, and it commonly results from trauma (e.g., a fall, a car accident, a fight). It can also be produced by overuse, bad posture, strain, repetitive movements, Read more…


Photobiomodulation (PBM) and Pain Relief

This 2017 study (PDF) studied pain relief via photobiomodulation (PBM) in 49 mice. In order to provide pain relief, the researchers had to induce pain to relieve. So they injected each mouse in the abdomen with a 1% acetic acid solution (a diluted vinegar). This was enough to induce abdominal writhing, which the researchers took Read more…