This illustration appeared in the article “Low level laser therapy as a modality to attenuate cytokine storm at multiple levels, enhance recovery, and reduce the use of ventilators in COVID-19,” published in July 2020 by the Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy, and included in the U.S. National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7428000.

The world was thrown into confusion and fear in the events of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic made its way across the globe. To this day, we continue to feel the effects of the virus.

Fortunately, scientists and a myriad of medical professionals have raced to find out more about the disease and how it can be treated.

According to the Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy (CJRT), low level laser therapy (LLLT, a term also used to describe Fast Fit technology) can be a solace and comfort for those who are currently going through the painful recovery of COVID-19.

For years I have been touting the health benefits of Fast Fit Technology, and now the Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy agrees by stating these benefits that LLLT can address: Pain relief, inflammation, musculoskeletal injuries, body contouring, cellular metabolism and lymphedema reduction, among others.

What exactly is low level laser therapy? LLLT is a noninvasive technology approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It uses a combination of visible and invisible red light frequencies that has been successful in the above listed conditions, plus it increases microcirculation, and can stimulate the body’s regenerative processes.

All in all, this is a process that does not require surgery, there is zero downtime, and there are no notable side effects.

How does LLLT help with COVID-19? SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, appears to affect both the upper and lower respiratory airways. This process involves the lungs being clogged up with fluid, dead cells, and other debris as the infection progresses.

In response to the virus, as Soheila Mokmeli and Mariana Vetrici report in the CJRT, our “immune system attacks the virus causing inflammation and fever. In severe cases, the immune system goes wild, causing more damage to the lungs than the actual virus.”

This inflammation and severe response from our immune system is what LLLT can help to reduce, by alleviating the pain and inflammation before the virus and our body can cause irreparable damage.

(Attribution: Mokmeli, S., & Vetrici, M. (2020). Low level laser therapy as a modality to attenuate cytokine storm at multiple levels, enhance recovery, and reduce the use of ventilators in COVID-19. Canadian journal of respiratory therapy : CJRT July 2020.)

Doug Zucco is the founder of Fast Fit Body Sculpting.