The Healing Power of Light
Light is beneficial to health. Light can help the skin utilize Vitamin D and may be thought of as an essential nutrient just like vitamins and minerals. Ultraviolet light is one portion of the energy spectrum and has been used for decades for its sterilizing effect by rapidly killing viruses and bacteria. Ultraviolet light is also capable of stimulation of the immune system and various enzyme systems.
When a small quantity of blood is treated with light therapy or photoluminescence, through a mechanism not completely understood, the body’s defenses are organized rapidly to destroy invading organisms whether viral, fungal, or bacterial. The immune system essentially “comes to life” and brings the body back to a state of balance.
Conditions Helped with Ultraviolet Light Therapy
Many conditions may be treated effectively with Ultraviolet light therapy. Any infectious disease whether bacterial, fungal or viral can be improved with UV light. Even systemic blood infections (septicemia) will improve following UV light therapy.
Ultraviolet light is also capable of neutralizing toxins produced by bacteria (tetanus, botulism, gas gangrene) as well as those produced by the venom of snakes and other poisonous animals. Irradiation of the blood with ultraviolet light can alleviate symptoms of toxemia within 24-72 hours after a single treatment.
Ultraviolet light has also proven beneficial in treating allergies, asthma and arthritis. Because ultraviolet light stimulates the body’s own immune response, it is also reasonable to believe that it can be beneficial as part of an integrative treatment plan for patients with cancer.
The Administration of Ultraviolet Light
Patients are treated with a technique known as Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation (UBI). This process involves withdrawing 20-60 cc of the patient’s blood and mixing it with a volume of normal saline. IV tubing is then connected to a quartz glass cuvette. As the blood passes through the quartz cuvette, it is exposed to ultraviolet light through a special machine before being transfused back into the patient. If so desired, the blood may also be treated with ozone before transfusion. There are no known side effects with this therapy.
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