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  1. nerd

    Infrared Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Photobiomodulation (PBM)

    So far, reduced Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) has been reported in ME but not consistently [1, 2]. Viral activity is one etiopathogenic theory for ME, including the one of SARS-CoV-2, also called Long-Covid or Post-Covid. Endothelial damage has been found in Post-Covid [3, 4]...
  2. Aspen

    My Red/Near Infrared Light Therapy Experiment

    Hey folks, here’s a little diary of my experience with IR/NIR light therapy. I’ve been using it for 2 weeks... been wanting to post about it sooner but I’m starting from a severely ill place and haven’t had the energy til now... I’ll post a little at a time over the next week or so to catch up...
  3. Hip

    Treating the "molasses" heavy limbs feeling of ME/CFS using far infrared heat on the spine

    I have a theory that the ME/CFS heavy limbs sensation might be caused by inflammation in the dorsal root ganglia (DRG), which are situated along the length spine. Dorsal root ganglia inflammation is known to exist in ME/CFS, as autopsies have found inflamed DRG in more than one patient. And Dr...