In the immune system, soft laser light can trigger helpful forms of inflammation – but only where required. Where inflammatory processes have become stuck and “chronic”, as happens with many diseases, soft laser light can unblock the stalled process and quickly move it to a normal resolution, leading to decreased inflammation, swelling and pain.
So many modern diseases, including hart disease, depression, cancer, Alzheimer’s and all the autoimmune diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus), occur in part because our body’s immune systems produce excess chronic inflammation. In chronic inflammation, the immune system stays on too long and may even begin to attack the body’s own tissues as though they were outside invaders.
The causes of chronic inflammation are many, including diet and, of course, the countless chemical toxins that become embedded in the body. Chronically inflamed bodies product chemicals, called pro-inflammatory cytokines, which contribute to pain and inflammation.
Fortunately, soft laser light fights excess inflammation by increasing the anti-inflammatory cytokines that bring chronic inflammation, to an end.
They lower the number of “neutrophil” cells that can contribute to chronic inflammation, and they increase the number of “macrophage” cells in the immune system, the garbage collectors that remove foreign invaders and damaged cells.