UVBI – Ultra Violet Blood Irradiation

Ultra Violet Blood IrradiationUltraviolet Blood Irradiation (UVBI) is a treatment that involves a three-step process. A patient’s blood is first withdrawn. The blood is then exposed to a stream of ultraviolet light (UV). Lastly, the blood is slowly reintroduced back into the body. I have had this proceedure and it is nothing to fear. Ultra violet blood irradiation has it’s critics but I am not among them. I believe blood irradiation can be a safe and effective treatment to kill disease and allow the body to heal naturally.

Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation – My Experience

Unlike most Health related sites, this site HealthSynergyRx is about my own personal experiences with a procedure or my own research into a procedure or “modality” that I thought might help me recover from a long term serious illness. After 11 physicians and a full year I finally found a Naturopathic Physician that works with many treatments the established USA Allopathic Medical community either ignores or is in a state of complete apathy towards. Many of these treatments the Allopathic community would label as “Alternative” have been with us for a century or more and have proven their effectiveness long before the big Pharmaceutical Companies and their governmental lobbyist pushed them aside. These treatment modalities have helped many individuals to completely recover from illness without the side effect of drug therapy or surgery.

Let me begin with my introduction to Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation. As noted I have been seeking help for an incompletely diagnosed condition. I will not describe my condition only to say it has many elements and symptoms from chronic infection and inflammation. While most standard blood work was returned normal my viral load and potential bacterial/fungal load is not off the charts but “high”. So I have been receiving IV Drip treatments of vitamins and various natural antibiotic agents. I do not know the exact agents so I can not report about them yet. As I recover perhaps I will learn more from the nurses and be able to share more with you.

The process was quite simple for my UVBI treatment. I was already hooked up to the Vitamin IV Drip and was taken into another room where a small electronic box with an ultraviolet tube and standard IV tubing was sitting on a small table. The nurse connected the tubing to my IV Drip and used a syringe to withdraw 60cc slowly through the box where the blood was irradiated. The blood was then slowly returned to my body by pushing it back through the syringe. The nurse then repeated this procedure. During this time I was talking and completely alert.

Upon completion of the procedure I suddenly felt faint (You would have thought that the sight of all my blood in the tube would have effected me, but it did not). My nervous system (which is beyond conscious control – I do not know exactly which nerves are involved only that I was told the “Vagas Nerve) just momentarily reacted. I started to sweat and felt light headed. I was told to place my head on the desk, relax and just breathe and the sensation would pass. I was given a small amount of orange juice to drink. I was also advised that it would be a good idea for me to eat before the next procedure. Unfortunately as a result of my condition I have little appetite.

10 minutes after the Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation procedure I was able to stand and walk back to the IV room and continue my drip. At this point I was extremely tired. I finished my IV drip and returned home. As of this writing (6 hours later) I am still very tired. I may be experiencing some “die off effect” as the toxins released by the dead viruses and bacteria are still in my body. I have been drinking all kinds of water and urinating frequently and hope to feel more energy tomorrow.

I was told everyone reacts a little differently to the ultraviolet blood irradiation based on there condition and their own body. I asked other patients in the IV Drip room their experiences and some did not get light headed at all. This procedure is easy, fast, and PROVEN effective in killing viruses and bacteria in the blood. Please read the next small section for a little background.

Ultraviolet light Irradiation Background Information

Ultraviolet light has been used as a disinfectant for many years and is, in fact, still used for that purpose. If the late 1900’s, Niels Ryberg Finsen used this knowledge for a new application and started using external ultraviolet treatment in skin and mucus membrane diseases, for which he was awarded a Nobel prize in 1903. By the mid-1930’s ultraviolet treatment was well-accepted for erysipelas and other skin infections, as well as mumps.

One of the first pioneers to use ultraviolet light on blood rather than externally was Emmett K. Knott, who irradiated the blood of his first human subject in 1928. The patient had a case of sepsis (bloodstream infection) following an abortion. She had been declared beyond help by the attending physicians, but responded dramatically to the irradiation, recovering and being able to bear other children.

Other researchers followed, showing the effectiveness of ultraviolet blood irradiation (UVBI) in treating both bacterial and viral infections. Hancock and Knott demonstrated that ultraviolet light could be used effectively in the treatment of bloodstream infections. By June of 1942,520 patients had been treated successfully with ultraviolet therapy without harmful effects.

Dr. George Miley was a clinical physician who practiced UVBI extensively in the 1930’s. His work demonstrated an increase of oxygen absorption by the blood following ultraviolet exposure. Dr.Miley also reported on 151 consecutive unselected cases of acute infection treated by UVBI. In those cases that were treated early, 100 percent of the patients recovered fully. In moderately advanced cases, 98 percent recovered; and even patients who were near death experienced a 42 percent recovery rate.

With such phenomenal success, why is UVBI almost unknown today? With the debut of antibiotic therapy, it’s ease of treatment and it’s success in treating infections, it became the treatment of choice, and UVBI fell by the wayside. However, with the advent o multiple drug-resistant infections and an increasing population who cannot tolerate drugs, this treatment has found a rebirth and is again showing it’s effectiveness.

Some of the proven effects of UVBI are:

  • Inactivation of toxins and viruses
  • Destruction and inhibition of growth of bacteria
  • Enhancement of the immune system’s ability to fight infections
  • Increase in oxygenation of the blood
  • Activation of steroids.
  • Increased cell permeability
  • Activation of cortisone-like molecules, called sterols, into Vitamin D

Other effects and much more information are listed in the book Into the Light by William Campbell Douglas, M.D., available at our office.

Individuals vary in their sensitivities to UVBI. Sensitivities may be modified by certain drugs such as sulfanilamide. Over-dosage with ultraviolet light produces depression, lessened resistance to bacterial infections, and reduced bacteria-killing potency of the blood with a fall in hemoglobin. The level of exposure required for an overdose is not approached in proper clinical practice.

The method of UVBI used in our office involves withdrawing the patient’s blood into a tube (treated with heparin to prevent clotting), passing it into a crystal tube as it is drawn past the ultraviolet light and drawn into a 60cc syringe. Then it is slowly pushed back into the body. This passes the blood through the ultraviolet light twice–coming out and going in. This process is generally done twice, to irradiate approximately 120 cc of the blood. The irradiated blood can then emanate secondary irradiation to the rest of the blood.

We frequently combine this therapy with IV hydrogen peroxide therapy, as each therapy enhances the effect of the other.

Possible uses for UVBI could include colds, viral syndromes, influenza, acute and chronic sinusitis, acute and chronic bronchitis, emphysema, other acute or chronic infections, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. With the theory that rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases are caused by toxic reactions to chronic bacterial infections, we are anxious to try this therapy on these frustrating diseases, as UVBI is effective against both bacteria and toxins. This treatment is experimental in many other diseases, and it’s use can be discussed with your physician.

With an acute infection such as a cold or the beginning of the flu, generally one treatment is adequate for a reduction of toxic symptoms in 12 to 48 hours. Serious or chronic bacterial or viral infections may require more treatment, as recommended by the physician.

Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia generally show improvement with about ten treatments, with two treatments a week for the first week or two, then weekly thereafter.

Characteristics of Ultraviolet


  • Ultra-violet has a chemical and bacteriocidal action on the blood and tissues of the body. It breaks down the bacterial toxins and helps the white blood cells in their phagocytic action.
  • Ultra-violet’s chemical reaction depends upon its vitamin reaction in the system. Vitamins A, B, C, D and E are affected by the ultra-violet light.
  • Ultra-violet plays a great part in the calcium phosphorus balance and in iron and iodine fixation.
  • Ultra-violet accelerates the lymphatic and circulatory activities.
  • Ultra-violet normalizes all metabolism and glandular activities.
  • Ultra-violet stimulates antibody production and immunizes the body against disease.
  • Ultra-violet has a stimulating action on the Sympathetic System. It, however, acts as a sedative to pain.
  • Ultra-violet is good for the heart and the lungs.

Source: healthychristianliving.com

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