Can infrared therapy be used for immune modulation?

Yes, infrared therapy has been investigated for its potential to modulate immune function and enhance host defense mechanisms against infections, autoimmune disorders, and inflammatory diseases. By stimulating immune cells such as lymphocytes, macrophages, and dendritic cells, infrared therapy promotes cytokine production, phagocytosis, and antigen presentation, which are essential components of the innate and adaptive immune responses. Additionally, infrared therapy's anti-inflammatory effects help regulate immune activation and cytokine signaling, reducing excessive inflammation and tissue damage associated with immune-mediated disorders. Clinical studies and preclinical research have shown promising results in improving immune function, enhancing vaccine responses, and reducing disease severity with infrared therapy interventions. While further investigation is warranted to optimize treatment protocols and evaluate long-term outcomes, infrared therapy holds potential as a non-invasive and adjunctive approach to supporting immune health and resilience.
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