UVB Ultraviolet Therapy Therapy
(Photoluminescence or Phototherapy)
Photo-oxidation therapy is also known as Photoluminescence,
Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation (UVB), 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.
The treated blood is then directly returned to the patient's
bloodstream. The only discomfort is during the insertion of the
needle and is minimal. The effects are long lasting and there
is an absence of harmful side effects. The simple treatments
are easily combined with other medical procedures and are economical,
dependable and gentle for the patient.
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
Improved micro circulation and oxygenation of tissues.
Stimulation of the immune system
Increased tolerance of the body towards radiation or chemotherapy.
Cardiovascular protection through increased metabolism of cholesterol, uric
acid, and glucose
Resolution of vascular spasms
Powerful anti-infection properties
Historically, photo-oxidation 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. Currently, when 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. Medical research from American and German sources,
provides dozens of references on photo-oxidation. Those interested
in further information can read Into The Light by William Campbell
Douglas, Second Opinion Publishing, Inc, 1993 for original references.
Indications for photo-oxidation: When a patient has reached
a plateau, photo- oxidation can often improve these patients
further. Indications include: Infections of all types- (bacterial,
viral, fungal, protozoa) toxic conditions of all types- snake
bites or organic poisoning, injuries, wound healing, venous stasis
ulcers, Raynaud's disease, migraine, acute flare ups of arthritic
joints, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis pain, diabetic retinopathy,
macular degeneration, asthma, acne, herpes zoster, psoriasis,
chronic intestinal inflammation, occlusion of arteries, (including
stroke), thrombosis or increase in blood coagulability, thrombophlebitis,
Biological effects include: Increase in: arterial and venous
oxygenation, blood pH, lymphocytes, electrical charge on the
red blood cell, of bacteriocidal capacity of the blood, hemoglobin,
white blood cell count, lymphocytes, phagocytosis ability; 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.
Contraindications include: Porphyria, photosensitivity, acute
hemorrhagic diseases (such as hemophilia-but not including routine
medical anticoagulation), hyperthyroidism, subacute appendicitis
and cholecystitis, immediately after a myocardial infarction
After your Photo-oxidation treatment:
Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of pure water in the 24 hours following
Avoid taking antioxidant supplements for 24 hours following your treatment.
This includes Vitamins A,C,E, selenium, glutathione, pycnogenols,
Make sure you are eliminating properly – exercise, increase fiber, colonic
therapy, 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
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.