Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation (UVB) is also known as Photoluminescence, Photo-oxidation therapy, and Extracorporeal Photophoresis. A photo-oxidation (UVB Therapy) treatment consists of the insertion of a needle into a vein and the withdrawal of 60 or more cc’s of blood that is passed through tubing where it is exposed to an ultraviolet (UV Ultraviolet “C” Light) light briefly, and in our clinic the blood is also oxygenated. The treated blood is then directly returned to the patient’s bloodstream. The only discomfort is during the insertion of the needle and this is minimal. The effects are long lasting and there is an absence of harmful side effects. UVB Ultraviolet Therapy (Photo-oxidation therapy) is a biological healing modality utilizing ultraviolet irradiation of the blood (with UV Ultraviolet C light) to produce the following beneficial photochemical reactions:
Improved microcirculation and oxygenation of tissues. Anti-inflammatory effects. Regulation of the immune system. Increased tolerance of radiation or chemotherapy. Cardiovascular protection. Increased metabolism of cholesterol, uric acid, and glucose. Resolution of vascular spasm. Powerful anti-infection properties. UVB therapy was first administered to humans in 1928 in Germany when a woman dying of sepsis (a usually fatal bacterial infection of the blood) was cured in two days. This very helpful therapy fell out of favor when the powerful pharmaceutical industry supervened, and most other nonpharmacologic research and development was abandoned. Now that the use and over-use of antibiotics has produced super-strains of bacteria resistant to more and more powerful (toxic) antibiotics, and new mutated strains of viruses are being identified every decade, photo-oxidation is needed more than ever. There were multiple studies done on this therapy during the first half of the 20th century, and it is in regular use in Germany, Russia, and China.
Infections acute and chronic of all types- (bacterial, viral, fungal, protozoa) Toxic conditions of all types- snake bites or organic poisoning. Injuries, wound healing, venous stasis ulcers. Migraine. Acute flare up of arthritis syndromes. Fibromyalgia. Diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. Asthma and allergies. Acne and psoriasis. Painful conditions including post-herpetic neuralgia. Chronic intestinal inflammation. Occlusion of arteries (including stroke). Thrombosis or increase blood coagulability thrombo Thrombosis or increase in blood coagulability, thrombophlebitis. General detoxification. Biological effects
Normalization of blood pH; Increase in: arterial and venous oxygenation, lymphocytes, electrical charge on the red blood cells, of bactericidal capacity of the blood, hemoglobin, white blood cell count, phagocytosis; Reduction of : cholesterol, creatinine levels, blood lactate, clot formation tendencies, blood viscosity, uric acid levels, fibrin levels, plasma viscosity, surface tension of the blood; Normalization or modulation of: immune status, glucose tolerance, and fibrinolysis.
Frequency of treatment
Acute infectious situations typically will be treated with one treatment daily or every other day until improved or resolved. Chronic situations are treated on a variable schedule, but a typical pattern of treatment would be one treatment two times per week for three weeks, and then one treatment weekly for four weeks, then gradually moving towards one treatment every two months as maintenance. The treatments may take effect immediately and the benefits are apparent for up to 45 days.
Porphyria, photosensitivity, acute hemorrhagic diseases (such as hemophilia-but not including routine medical anticoagulation), hyperthyroidism, subacute appendicitis and cholecystitis, immediately after a myocardial infarction (heart attack).
After your Photo-oxidation treatment:
Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of pure water in the 24 hours following your treatment.
Avoid taking antioxidant supplements for 24 hours following your treatment. This includes Vitamins A,C,E, selenium, glutathione, pycnogenol.
Make sure you are eliminating properly – exercise, increase fiber, magnesium, herbal laxatives.
You may take enzymes and minerals to help facilitate energizing process.
What can you expect after a treatment?
Some people feel better immediately afterwards. Occasionally, some people feel worse before they feel better. This is because the body is actually detoxifying from the treatment. The stimulated oxidation process can cause your body to “break” an infection. Detoxification symptoms include feeling tired or run- down, fever, chills, and flu like symptoms. This will usually last the night of your treatment and most people then feel better afterwards. In individuals with weakened immune systems (chronic fatigue, Candida, multiple sensitivities, etc.) it may take up to four treatments (rarely more) before the immune system is noticeably better.
Please contact us at 928-203-4844 for more information or to make your appointment today.
If you are not a patient of Choices Healthcare but are interested in this therapy, please download this UV New Patient Packet.