Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation Treatment in Scottsdale, Arizona
Ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI or UVB) is an intravenous therapy that represents a safe, non-toxic, low cost and drug-free method of treatment for most blood-borne viruses and offers hope to those who suffer from viral infections and related conditions. UVB / UBI is a procedure that exposes the blood to specific ultraviolet light to enhance the body’s immune response and to fight infections and can be used clinically as an immune-modulating therapy in cases such as psoriasis, lymph cancer, chronic infections, chronic fatigue, auto-immune diseases, and much more.
Also known as photoluminescence, hemo-irradiation, photodynamic therapy, and oxidative phototherapy, it was first introduced in the 1930s to combat the poliovirus. The therapy was then extensively used in the 1940s and 1950s with medical conditions including pneumonia, tuberculosis, and even cancer. The advent of antibiotics led to a decline in the use of UVB as a treatment option. Now, with the increasing incidence of antibiotic-resistant infections and a desire for more natural therapies, ultraviolet blood irradiation therapy is enjoying a type of rebirth and a very useful oxidative therapy.
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Benefits of Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation Therapy (UVB)
Experience has shown that ultraviolet blood irradiation can strengthen the immune system and improve overall health. Ultraviolet blood irradiation has been shown to have the following therapeutic benefits:
- Increases oxygen absorption into body tissues
- Destroys fungal, viral, and bacterial growth
- Improves circulation and decreases platelet aggregation
- Improves circulation by dilating blood vessels
- Improves the body’s ability to detoxify and inactivate or remove toxins
- Activates cortisone-like molecules, sterols, into vitamin D
- Restores the normal size and movement of fat elements
Does Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation Therapy Work?
Ultraviolet blood irradiation is a procedure that exposes the blood to UV light to boost the body’s immune response and to fight off infections. With exposure to UV light, immune system response increases whilst the UV light concurrently kill infecting organisms, making them “antigenic”. This further activates and directs the immune system to specific infections that the body is attempting to overcome.
Ultraviolet blood irradiation therapy is intravenously applied by irradiating a small amount of blood (according to the patient’s weight) with a controlled amount of ultraviolet energy in the accepted therapeutic UV band (UV Ultraviolet C light). Blood is drawn from the patient (60 ccs or more), passed through an airtight mechanism that produces the ultraviolet energy, and then returned to the patient. This produces a rapid detoxifying effect with the subsidence of toxic symptoms.
Some patients may feel discomfort during the insertion of the needle. The amount of required treatments is determined by the state of health of the patient’s immune system, the length of time the patient has been ill, and the severity of the disease being treated.
It is believed that exposure to ultraviolet light boosts the immune system and continues to provide benefits even after the treatments are completed. Ultraviolet blood irradiation has a cumulative effect, and initial treatments are usually followed by maintenance treatments. Other beneficial photochemical reactions from ultraviolet blood irradiation include improved microcirculation, anti-inflammatory effects, cardiovascular protection through increased metabolism of cholesterol, uric acid, and glucose, as well as the resolution of vascular spasms.