The procedure is known by many names such as
ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI), photoluminescence, photodynamic
therapy, and hemo-irradiation. It is controversial as are many other
areas of medicine.
The history of light in medicine goes back very far.
Dr. Neils Finsen first advanced the theory of ultraviolet
irradiation in the late 1880s. He only suggested its potential use.
However, Dr. Finsen did receive the Nobel Peace prize for a
Physiology of Medicine in 1903 for his use of external ultraviolet
treatment of skin and mucous membrane disease.
The first blood was irradiated by Emmett Knott in
1928. The first internal use of ultraviolet irradiation on a patient
was a woman who had puerperal sepsis following an abortion- in other
words she had a bad bloodstream infection. She was told that the
case was hopeless. So, she decided to try this new procedure. It
worked and the woman responded dramatically. See page 22 of the book
Into The Light by William Campbell Douglas (MD).
It is a simple in office procedure. Blood is withdrawn
from your arm using a butterfly needle and tubing which has some
heparin in it to keep the blood from clotting. This same blood is
then run through a medical ultraviolet machine which exposes the
blood to the controlled ultraviolet rays. The blood actually passes
through the machine twice-once coming out of your vein and the
second time going back into your vein. Then, after your blood has
been exposed to the light, it is returned to your own vein and
bloodstream. After that simple procedure, then your system works
with the new chemistry.
There are many possible uses for ultraviolet
irradiation therapy. Some of the uses are for acute and some for
chronic conditions. They include but not limited to inactivation of
toxins and viruses, destruction and inhibition of growth of
bacteria, enhancement of the immune systemís ability to fight
infections, increase in oxygenation of the blood, activation of
steroids, increased cell permeability and activation of
cortisone-like molecules called sterols into Vitamin D.
Ultraviolet irradiation is used worldwide. Russia,
among many other countries, has used ultraviolet irradiation for
years. See article at www.archive.mail-list.com/hbv. There is an international cooperative
venture between the University of Kansas and the University of
Dundee to sponsor the website at www.pol-us.net.
This website has considerably more information for your perusal.
An additional site is www.bio-immuno-development.com/ . Then click on medical archive and
then onto Application of Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation for Treatment
of HIV and Other Bloodborne Viruses. Also check www.fflt.org
. In addition there is an international link at www.geocities.com/lgasparyan/ . Click on ultraviolet blood irradiation
and other photomedicine links.
When you have decided that this treatment might be for
you, give us a call for an appointment. You will be evaluated to see
if this is the proper treatment for you. Please remember that each
patient is an individual and must be treated as one.