12 February 2008 How phototherapy affects the immune system
Author Affiliations +
The immune system is a complex group of cells, tissues and organs that recognize and attack foreign substances, pathogenic organisms and cancer cells. It also responds to injury by producing inflammation. The immune system has peripheral components that include skin-associated lymphoid tissues (SALT) and mucosa-associated lymphoid tissues (MALT), located where pathogens and other harmful substances gain access to the body. Phototherapy, delivered at appropriate treatment parameters, exerts direct actions on the cellular elements of the peripheral part of the immune system since it is readily accessible to photons.
© (2008) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Mary Dyson "How phototherapy affects the immune system", Proc. SPIE 6846, Mechanisms for Low-Light Therapy III, 684605 (12 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.769059; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.769059


635nm diode laser biostimulation on cutaneous wounds
Proceedings of SPIE (May 07 2014)
Low-level light therapy (LLLT) for cosmetics and dermatology
Proceedings of SPIE (February 17 2014)
Amplification of effects of photons on wound healing
Proceedings of SPIE (February 18 2009)
Role of the circulation in the systemic effects of low...
Proceedings of SPIE (February 17 2010)
How photons modulate wound healing via the immune system
Proceedings of SPIE (February 24 2009)

Back to Top