Missoula, Montana – The world is currently scrambling to find a cure for the coronavirus, which is officially known as COVID-19. The only treatment methods available right now are various experimental drugs and some sound advice on how people should take care of themselves. Washing hands and social distancing may prevent someone from contracting or spreading COVID-19, but how can somebody cure themselves of the virus? Until there is a vaccine made, the only cure available is the immune system of the human body.
The people who survive COVID-19 infections can beat the virus because their bodies build immunities to it. The problem is that some people’s immune systems are weaker than others. There are so many underlying factors which determine whether a person has the natural physical ability to defeat the virus. However, most experts seem to agree that a strong immune system is the best possible defense against the virus.
For people without strong immune systems, they are now turning to red light therapy for treatment. BioLight, which is based in Montana, is one of the leading red light therapy product providers in the nation. Their red light therapy treatments are believed to have the power to inhibit the spread of the virus in an infected person’s body.
“We know that coronavirus has a negative effect on the lungs and while there isn’t any direct research looking at the correlation between red light therapy and COVID-19, there are other lung pathologies that red-light therapy has shown to be beneficial,” according to a researcher.
In several studies, red light therapy was shown to have an antioxidant effect on the cells of the body by weakening pro oxidant reactions. That is why red light therapy is effective in treating other respiratory illnesses like asthma, pleurisy and tuberculosis. Most of the people who purchase light therapy products from BioLight are using them for this very purpose.
“Red light therapy may help fight off COVID-19 and other viral infections by reducing systemic inflammation and improving the overall circulation in the blood and the lymphatic system,” said a BioLight representative. “These health benefits are extremely important for building an immune system that is strong enough to fight off a deadly virus like COVID-19.”
Certain stem cells can turn into immune cells. Red light therapy can help those cells grow stronger so that the immune cells are ready for any major viral attack. Meanwhile, the host will get a better night’s sleep and feel less stress too. “All of these variables on their own may not seem like much, but when you add them together, they can make all the difference in the world,” said the representative. “They can make the difference between a depleted and depressed immune system versus one that can fight off infections and viruses with relative ease.”
The United States Food and Drug Administration has yet to approve the legitimacy of the claims that red light therapy is an effective form of treatment. On the other hand, there is no law that prevents a COVID-19 patient from experimenting with red light therapy to see if it is effective.
As long as the therapy provider is not making any guarantees on the effectiveness of the treatment, then it is perfectly acceptable to offer and use red light therapy for this purpose.