How Infrared Light Can Boost Your Immune System During Cold and Flu Season?
The cold and flu season is upon us. Despite the advances in biomedical research, there is still no effective prevention and treatment because there are so many different strains of these constantly evolving viruses. In addition, these viruses are everywhere! It is far better to strengthen the immune system so that you reduce the chance of getting sick in the first place. After all, viruses can only make you sick if your immune system allows it. In this post, we will discuss how using infrared light can help strengthen your immune system for this cold and flu season.
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Many aspects of immune function are heat-sensitive and are designed to be mobilized in response to a fever. Specifically, fever-range body temperature causes the body to favor anti-viral and anti-bacterial immune response (Th1) over the antiparasitic or allergic (Th2) immune response. In addition, fever-range temperature helps the immune system better remember germs that you are exposed to, so that the next time you encounter them pathogens, your body can fight them off better.
In addition to heating the body, infrared light also stimulates white blood cells and increases antibodies against germs by increasing cellular energy production.