Light Therapy Can Help COVID-19 Patients Recover Faster

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We all know what COVID-19 is, and many of us have had to deal with it ourselves. As much as the pandemic has slowed in many places, the world is far from going back normal. The struggle is not only in the disease, but the massive shift that it’s brought in the world. 

And there is such variance on the effect the virus can have if you do catch it – some people experience no symptoms, while others could fall into a critical state;  though the general consensus is that most COVID patients experience a string of similar symptoms, ranging from mild to extreme. Fever and coughing are some of the first symptoms patients experience, next to the infamous loss of smell and taste. While in some way, it presents itself much like a common cold, in many other ways, the symptoms can be stronger, long-lasting, and more intense.

We’ve even accepted that it’s normal to not fully recover immediately. Like with any virus, recovery often depends on a person’s immune system. It’s not a surprise that some people take much longer to get back to their optimal health once the COVID-19 virus sets it back for them. Many people have stated that even weeks or months after getting over the virus, they don’t feel fully recovered. 

As much as it is a unique experience for each person, certain symptoms and effects can linger after contracting COVID-19. Primarily what could remain affected are lungs, and studies suggest even the brain. Next to that, obviously, your immune system and overall health are affected.

Among the post-COVID symptoms reported are fatigue, brain fog, joint pain. chest pain, heart palpitations, headaches, dizziness, and insomnia — and these are all after people have technically “recovered” from the primary infection.

While recovering from COVID takes time, there are some things you can do to improve the healing process – taking immune supplements such as vitamin C and echinacea, getting ample rest, and, yes, with light therapy. 

The benefits of light therapy are vast, and the treatment has been proven to help improve overall well-being by amplifying cell turnover rate. Working deep at the cellular level, light therapy gives people the chance to rejuvenate their cells into healthier and stronger ones that can ultimately lead to overall better health. 

Light therapy creates and accelerates the release of ATP; this is what fuels our body, so it’s not surprising athletes use this form of therapy to not only heal their wounds and bodies but also refuel their muscles.  

So how can light therapy exactly help with COVID symptoms? Well, there have been studies to show that progress is accelerated with the aid of light therapy. What’s even better is that light-based technologies are currently cost-effective and widely available in the market. So, investing in a light therapy device can significantly improve your health without breaking the bank.

Photons can also be used to deactivate SARS-CoV-2 in air, liquids, and on surfaces. Phototherapy can be used as an aid to control virus infection and to modulate the host immune system. Light-based solutions can significantly contribute to mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic.

Light therapy use has been used for decades,  so it’s no surprise that doctors are implementing it now during these conditions. Light therapy essentials include using different lights to help with different problems, red light being the most commonly used. Light therapy can help improve the immune system by increasing the health and production rate of cells overall. It also helps with circadian rhythm, shifting us into the best schedule and sleep state and allowing our bodies to rest and recover better.  Brain fog and chronic fatigue are some of the COVID symptoms that can be improved via light therapy treatment as it aids with restoring sleep patterns, and reduces inflammation in the body. 

Studies show that through light therapy, your general wellness and overall health improves which can result in deep body healing, and accelerated recovery from symptoms caused by COVID-19. 

Thankfully, Kaiyan Medical produces MDA-certified and FDA-approved light therapy devices perfect for your own at-home treatment, or even for your patients. We’re honored to be able to provide solutions for both patients and healthcare practitioners for this virus that we’ve all been affected by in one way or another – and we’re confident that light therapy will continue to show incredible results for those affected by people across the globe.