08 Jun Ultraviolet Light And Immunity
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Help Your Body Fight Off That Cold or Flu with Ultraviolet Light Therapy
Summary: You know that feeling when you are starting to get sick. Maybe you have a runny or stuffy nose with slight aches and pains. What if there was a way to boost your immune system and help your body to fight off that virus effectively. Ultraviolet Light has been around for decades and has been shown to minimize infection and decrease viral, bacterial and fungal counts within our bodies.
What is Ultraviolet Light Therapy?
Also known as oxidative phototherapy, Ultraviolet (UV) light therapy was first introduced in the 1930’s to combat the polio virus. It was also used to fight sepsis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, arthritis and asthma.* Today UV light therapy is growing worldwide. With concerns of antibiotic resistant bacteria and infectious diseases, this form of therapy can certainly supplement current practices.
How does UV Therapy work?
Ultraviolet irradiation can be classified into 3 types based on wavelength, UVA, UVB and UVC. It is UVC, which has the shortest wavelength and the highest energy with a specific wavelength of 254 nanometers.
UVC destroys the DNA in the microorganisms cells which prevents the cell from further reproduction.
What is UBI and how is it administered?
Ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI) is the use of UVC on a portion of an individual’s blood. UBI is an intravenous therapy that exposes the blood to specific UV light to enhance the body’s immune response and to fight infection. Blood is drawn from the patient (usually 60-100cc), passed through an airtight mechanism that produces the ultraviolet energy, and then returned back into the patient. At Nenergy Boost, we find that coupling UBI treatment with Ozone therapy seems to really provide the best immune boosting results.
How long does a UBI/ozone treatment last?
For someone maintaining wellness, the treatment can last up to a few weeks. However, for those already experiencing a viral infection such as the flu can expect a recovery within a day or two.
Is UVC and UBI safe?
UVC has been used for years and has been successfully used to eradicate harmful microorganisms. There have been no harmful effects observed in UBI treatment.