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anxiety therapy


anxiety OVERVIEW

Anxiety is a feeling of fear, dread, and uneasiness. It might cause you to sweat, feel restless and tense, and have a rapid heartbeat. It can be a normal reaction to stress.  For example, you might feel anxious when faced with a difficult problem at work, before taking a test, or before making an important decision. It can help you to cope.  But for people with anxiety disorders, the fear is not temporary and can be overwhelming.


Over the last seventy years or so, many previous studies have shown that photobiomodulation, the use of red to near infrared light on body tissues, can improve central and peripheral neuronal function and survival in both health and in disease. These improvements are thought to arise principally from an impact of photobiomodulation on mitochondrial and non-mitochondrial mechanisms in a range of different cell types, including neurones. This impact has downstream effects on many stimulatory and protective genes. An often-neglected feature of nearly all of these improvements is that they have been induced during the state of wakefulness. Recent studies have shown that when applied during the state of sleep, photobiomodulation can also be of benefit, but in a different way, by improving the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and the clearance of toxic waste-products from the brain.


Transcranial photobiomodulation with near-infrared light for generalized anxiety disorder: a pilot study
M Maiello, OM Losiewicz, E Bui, V Spera… - Photobiomodulation …, 2019 -

Tolerability and safety of transcranial photobiomodulation for mood and anxiety disorders
P Cassano, R Norton, MA Caldieraro, F Vahedifard… - Photonics, 2022 -


Cranial electrotherapy stimulation for treatment of anxiety, depression, and insomnia
DL Kirsch, F Nichols - Psychiatric Clinics, 2013 -



A study recently done with fifteen subjects suffering from GAD were recruited in an 8-week study.  Of the 15 recruited subjects (mean age 30 ± 14 years; 67% women), 12 (80%) completed the open trial. Results show a significant reduction in the total scores of SIGH-A (from 17.27 ± 4.89 to 8.47 ± 4.87; p < 0.001; Cohen's d effect size = 1.47), in the CGI-S subscale (from 4.53 ± 0.52 to 2.87 ± 0.83; p < 0.001; Cohen's d effect size = 2.04), as well as significant improvements in sleep at the PSQI. t-PBM was well tolerated with no serious adverse events.

M Maiello, OM Losiewicz, E Bui, V Spera… - Photobiomodulation …, 2019 -


How often should you repeat this therapy? The anxiety therapy program at Recharge requires a once per week visit to the club for 90 minutes per session.



What are the results of this therapy?  After approximately 4-7 weeks clients should see a noticeable improvement



 How much does this service cost?  The cost for this plan is $99 per month.  There are no contracts or long term commitments.  To get started you will need to purchase a Recharge Health Plan



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