Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation: The health and longevity world is full of therapies to promote health and longevity. Ozone has impacted us a big way, and today we explore a synergistic therapy to ozone therapy known as ultraviolet blood irradiation.
This article has been medically reviewed by Dr. Charles Penick, MD
What is Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation?
Ultraviolet blood irradiation is a healing therapy that involves taking a small amount of blood (around 60 cc’s, or a quarter of a cup), mixing it with saline, and then letting this blood drip in a bag by a specialized UVA UVB and UVC light. The light is then absorbed by the blood and re-introduced to the bloodstream, which travels around the body and causes an immune modulation.1 Low and mild doses of UV kill microorganisms by damaging the DNA, while any DNA damage in host cells can be rapidly repaired by DNA repair enzymes.2
This therapy has been a healing modality used successfully for about 90 years. In the 1940s and 1950s to treat many diseases, including septicemia, pneumonia, tuberculosis, arthritis, asthma, and poliomyelitis 2. These successful studies were published in the American Journal of Surgery until antibiotics were introduced. Although other countries, like Russia, continue to study and use UBI technology, doctors dismissed it in the West as being useless compared to pharmaceutical options.
The irony is that the scientific research supporting UBI is solid. It puts into question this narrative because doctors pushing the use of pharmaceutical intervention first are doing so at the cost of their side effects. As antibiotic resistance is skyrocketing, it begs the question, why aren’t we reaching for more holistic modalities first?
Uses of Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation
With over 200 medical studies supporting its efficacy and more than nine decades of application towards more than 700,000 persons, there is much scientific evidence supporting the benefits of ultraviolet blood irradiation.3-20
As an immune modulator, UBI can positively impact all avenues of health and longevity. Some of the known areas that UBI supports include:1
- Lyme disease
- Autoimmune disease
- Viral and bacterial infections
- Gynecological issues
- Cardiovascular issues
- Multiple Sclerosis
What’s the Difference Between Ozone Therapy and Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation?
Ozone therapy is more recognized because the treatment is simply more well-known. There are more ozone practitioners worldwide, so being more readily available spreads the word. Essentially, ozone has a better PR team.
UBI has been around for about 20 years longer than ozone therapy, and although they are not the same thing, they work synergistically together. Both treatments are immune-modulating, meaning that they balance the immune system, whether revving too high or too low.21
How Does Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation and Ozone Therapy Work?
Using ultraviolet blood irradiation and ozone therapy does not directly target the kind of chronic infections that lay hidden away in biofilms. They do not kill agents fighting viruses, parasites, or chronic conditions.
Ozone combines immediately with the blood while UBI combines with hemoglobin and the red blood cells, and they both travel around the body as modulators. They support help the immune system and start a cascade of effects that eventually reaches these infections and illnesses. UBI ozone is a systemic therapy that supports not only the specific issue you would like to heal it the whole body. It stimulates healing.
Other Supporting Tools
Like any holistic healing modality, UBI and ozone are a part of a multifaceted approach to healing. They will help irrelevant of any other methods used, but to heal the body requires supporting it from as many channels as possible.
Alongside UBI and ozone therapy, other tools to promote whole-body healing include:
- Cellular detox
- Intermittent fasting
- Dietary variation
- Prolonged fasting
- Hot/ Cold therapy (like sauna and cold plunge)
Ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI) is a modality that has been used successfully as an immune modulator for nearly 100 years. Although it took the back burner after antibiotics were invented, this method has lots of scientific evidence to support its efficacy. UBI is often used alongside ozone therapy for compounding benefits but can also be used alone. UBI can be used for any ailment that affects the immune system. As an immune modulator, it stimulates the immune system, which has a cascading positive impact on every area of health.
Medical Disclaimer: This article is based on the opinions of The Cell Health team. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified healthcare professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended to share knowledge and information from the research and experience of the Cell Health team. This article has been medically reviewed by Dr. Charles Penick, MD, for the accuracy of the information provided, but we encourage you to make your own healthcare decisions based on your research and in partnership with a qualified healthcare professional.
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