Immune system deficiencies after COVID-19
Combating immune system deficiencies after COVID-19
Recent research shows that people with a strong immune system have a better than 85 percent chance of recovering fully from COVID-19 and that the virus also attacks weak immune systems more aggressively.
People who have had the virus need to work on boosting their immune system so that they can better recover from the disease and improve their quality of life.
With this in mind, SHA Wellness Clinic always proposes cutting-edge treatments specifically designed to reactivate the immune system, something it has already begun to apply in its new Post-COVID Programme, created to guarantee the best care for those who have beaten the virus but continue to experience persistent symptoms.
Here are 7 SHA Wellness Clinic treatments specifically designed to boost a depressed immune system:
- Intravenous laser therapy to stimulate blood cells
Studies have shown that laser light stimulates blood cells through the photon-triggered activation of intracellular photosensitive receptors in leukocytes.
“As an innovative therapeutic method, intravenous laser therapy works by applying laser light directly into the bloodstream using an optical fibre that we introduce into the vascular lumen through a special catheter”, explains Dr. Vicente Mera, head of the Internal Medicine unit at SHA Wellness Clinic.
- Serum therapy for rapid reactivation
Serum therapy consists of administering specific serums that promote the recovery of the body’s balance based on a selection of vitamins, trace elements and natural biological medicines according to the patient’s specific needs.
“Perhaps the detoxification of the body is the main application of this treatment, as the intravenous application of serums represents a therapeutic method that activates the immune system, helping to purify toxins through physiological elimination pathways”, emphasises Dr. Vicente Mera.
- Ozone therapy for increased energy
Ozone therapy is another cutting-edge treatment that works on the immune system, increasing energy and improving the immune system.
“It consists of applying ozone to the body, either intramuscularly, intravenously or rectally, and stands out for its antioxidant, oxygenating, revitalising, regenerating and immunomodulating power, providing positive effects that last over time”, says the SHA Wellness Clinic specialist.
- Autologous platelet-rich plasma therapy to repair damaged tissues
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous biological material, that is, it is obtained from the patient’s own blood by taking a blood sample that is then centrifuged to separate the different components (white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets, plasma).
“It has the potential to stimulate the immune system and the reparative response of damaged tissues”, explains Dr. Vicente Mera.
- Stem cell treatment to regenerate without rejection
Stem cell therapy has been confirmed as one of the great medical breakthroughs of our time and a field that is constantly growing due to the many open lines of research.
“The aim of stem cell treatment is basically to regenerate the immune system by signalling and stimulating the surrounding cells of the tissue where they are applied, as well as by cell replication, producing new cells and new tissue”, says Dr. Vicente Mera.
- Cryotherapy to stimulate and oxygenate cells
Cryotherapy provides enormous health benefits and is a technique that consists of exposing the body to extremely low temperatures (between -110ºC and -190ºC) for a limited time (between 1 and 3) minutes in a cyro chamber.
“Exposing the upper layer of the skin to cold for a short period of time helps to strengthen metabolic processes and stimulates the immune system”, says the SHA Wellness Clinic specialist.
- Acupuncture to facilitate energy flow
“The combination of traditional Chinese and Western medicine in the treatment of COVID helps to reduce the length of hospital stays, prevents the development of mild symptoms in severe and critical conditions, reduces the mortality rate and also helps to recover and alleviate the after-effects after discharge from hospital”, says Dr. Vicente Mera.
Acupuncture is an incredibly simple therapy, easy to administer and with exceptionally positive short-term effects.