During this Covid-19 pandemic, keeping ourselves healthy has become a bigger priority than ever. Staying at home, practicing social distancing, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the new norm. Healthy living includes therapy to boost the immune system that we can practice inside our homes.
How do we stay healthy in a time when we feel vulnerable? Maintaining a robust immune system is on top of the list. While we cannot keep ourselves totally safe from all viruses, there are proactive measures we can take to boost our immune system.
Photobiomodulation (PBM) or Red Light Therapy Can Help!
Studies have shown that PBM can reduce viral load, and replication rates, enhance immune function, reduce inflammation, and improve lung function. PBM therapy prior to and during an upper respiratory infection can enhance the body’s ability to fight the disease and mitigate symptoms. It may seem implausible that one treatment can elicit so many different positive effects on the body, but it all stems from one critical mechanism of action – increasing adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Every system in the body is made up of cells. Inside each cell is a mitochondrion. The mitochondria synthesize the energy that powers the cells. Oxidative stress slows down the energy production line. When cells are exposed to red and near-infrared light, it knocks the oxidative stress back into the bloodstream and allows the cells to make energy more efficiently and do their unique job more effectively.
During this time, physical activity is limited; joints may begin to show signs of strain, such as stiffness and inflammation. In addition to stretching and daily exercise, you can supplement your self-care regiment with PBM light therapy to ease the pain and discomfort. Doing at-home workouts, PBM can reduce delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) by promoting muscle healing. By maintaining the body’s comfort and easing chronic pain, PBM adds to the quality of life during this high-stress time.
Follow The Science
Want to know more? Read these scientific articles that talk about the benefits of PBM. Studies continue to teach us more about the benefits of this therapy, and we look forward to sharing them with you as they come out.
Photobiomodulation Devices That Can Help
The Light Doctors offers affordable products that can be utilized while staying safe at home during this pandemic. Our light devices are easy to use and come with clear instruction guides that indicate positioning the device and best practices for getting the most out of the product.
If you would like to consult with us about the best device(s) for your needs and budget, feel free to contact us at 1-833-PBM- HEALs or email@example.com
Follow our blog as we explore the new research, the different modes of using PBM, and the impact it can have on your health.
When this pandemic has passed and you want to visit a Doctor that utilizes PBM, we can put you in touch with a professional in your area.