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Are you feeling a bit rundown or receiving treatment for a chronic condition? Ultraviolet blood irradiation, UVBI therapy, is an innovative therapy that offers a range of potential health benefits, from improved symptoms from chronic infection, increased blood flow, to an enhanced immune system and more energy.
The guide below offers comprehensive information about what UVBI therapy is, how it works, what to expect during the treatment, and how it can potentially enhance your overall health.
If you’re ready to embark on a UVBI therapy journey and experience its potential benefits, Meeting Point Health is here to support you.
Ultraviolet blood irradiation (UVBI) therapy—also known as photoluminescence therapy or bio-oxidative therapy—involves the exposure of a patient’s blood to controlled amounts of UV light. This process takes place outside the body using a specialized device that emits specific UV light wavelengths ranging from ultraviolet rays to visible light. UV light irradiation can have beneficial effects on circulation, pathogen overgrowth, oxygen absorption, and immune system function.
At Meeting Point Health, you can experience the benefits of ultraviolet light therapy under the expert care of our regenerative medicine team. As leading practitioners in functional medicine, they’ll collaborate with you to create a personalized ultraviolet light irradiation treatment plan to ensure that you receive the greatest possible benefit from these treatments.
UVBI therapy has shown promising results in the treatment of various medical conditions. It is often utilized as an additional therapy to complement conventional treatments.
Some of the conditions commonly treated with ultraviolet light include:
Many different colors of light can be utilized during ultraviolet blood irradiation therapy, with different colors having their own unique effects and benefits. Understanding the various UV light colors and their specific effects can help you grasp the comprehensive nature of ultraviolet irradiation.
Below is a detailed list of the UBVI light colors offered at Meeting Point Health:
Ultraviolet-A (UVA) light, with a wavelength ranging from 320 to 400 nanometers, is commonly used in ultraviolet blood irradiation therapy. This type of light can help stimulate the production of certain enzymes and enhance blood flow. UVA light is also believed to have anti-inflammatory properties and may contribute to the overall therapeutic effects of UVBI therapy.
Ultraviolet-B (UVB) light, with a wavelength range of 280 to 315 nanometers, stimulates the production of vitamin D, a vital nutrient for maintaining bone health and supporting immune function. UVB light has also shown promising effects in reducing inflammation, which can contribute to improved skin health and the treatment of certain skin conditions.
Ultraviolet-C (UVC) light, with a wavelength ranging from 200 to 280 nanometers, possesses powerful antimicrobial properties. When exposed to UVC light during ultraviolet irradiation, bacteria and other microorganisms in the blood can be neutralized, contributing to the elimination of infections and the enhancement of immune system function.
UVBI therapy offers a wide range of health benefits that can positively impact your overall well-being. Understanding the potential advantages of this innovative treatment can help you make informed decisions about your healthcare, empowering you to take control of your health and unlock your full potential.
Here are the key benefits of ultraviolet blood irradiation therapy:
One of the significant benefits of ultraviolet radiation therapy is its ability to increase circulation. When blood is exposed to specific wavelengths of UV light, it stimulates the production of nitric oxide, a potent vasodilator.
Vasodilation helps widen blood vessels, improving blood flow throughout the body. Enhanced circulation facilitates the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to tissues and organs, promoting overall health and vitality.
UVBI therapy exhibits powerful antimicrobial effects, particularly against bacterial infection. The exposure of blood to UVC light wavelengths helps kill bacteria present in the bloodstream. This antimicrobial action aids in reducing the bacterial load, fighting infections, and supporting the body’s immune system response.
UVBI therapy has been found to enhance the ability of red blood cells to absorb and carry oxygen. Exposure to specific UV light wavelengths optimizes the oxygen-carrying capacity of hemoglobin, the protein responsible for transporting oxygen in the blood. Improved oxygen absorption promotes tissue oxygenation, which is vital for cell metabolism, energy production, and overall well-being.
UVBI therapy has immune-modulating effects, meaning it helps regulate and strengthen the immune system. The exposure of blood to UV light stimulates various immune cells, such as lymphocytes, macrophages, and white blood cells, enhancing their activity and function. A robust immune system is crucial for defending against infections, supporting overall health, and maintaining optimal immune function.
When you receive UVBI treatment at Meeting Point Health, we’ll begin with an initial consultation, followed by our non-invasive UVBI therapy sessions with blood exposure to specific UV light and personalized treatment duration. Any potential side effects are generally mild and temporary.
We’ll also review the UVBI therapy procedure with you at your first appointment so you know what to expect. Knowing what to expect from ultraviolet blood irradiation therapy allows you to approach your treatment with confidence and peace of mind.
UVBI therapy can be utilized as a standalone treatment or as part of an integrative approach alongside other therapies such as ozone, methylene blue, or IV PRP. Depending on your specific health condition and treatment plan, your healthcare provider at Meeting Point Health will determine the most suitable approach. They will assess your medical history, conduct a thorough examination, and create a personalized treatment protocol tailored to your needs.
UVBI therapy is generally safe and well-tolerated, with minimal side effects. However, it’s important to be aware of potential temporary side effects. These can include mild skin redness at the blood draw site, or temporary discomfort during the procedure. Your healthcare provider will discuss these potential side effects with you, ensuring you have a clear understanding of what to expect and providing any necessary guidance for managing them.
Led by Dr. Stephen Matta, DO, the healthcare professionals at Meeting Point Health are dedicated to unleashing your true human potential through their expertise in regenerative and functional medicine. When you schedule a consultation with us, our healthcare providers take the time to understand your health goals, provide detailed information about UVBI therapy, and address any questions or concerns you may have. It’s an opportunity to learn more about the process, evaluate if UVBI therapy is right for you, and take the first step towards a healthier future.
Are you ready to learn more about how ultraviolet blood irradiation therapy can support your well-being? Schedule your consultation with Dr. Stephen or Mary Anne Matta today!
UVBI therapy is considered safe when performed by qualified healthcare professionals, such as those at Meeting Point Health. The procedure has been used for several decades with a low incidence of adverse events.
However, as with any medical treatment, there are potential risks and side effects to be aware of. It’s essential to consult with your healthcare provider at Meeting Point Health, who will assess your suitability for ultraviolet blood irradiation therapy and address any specific concerns you may have.
UVBI therapy is generally well-tolerated and not considered painful. During the procedure, a small amount of blood is drawn from your vein and exposed to specific wavelengths of UV light before being returned to your body. Some individuals may experience temporary discomfort or slight irritation at the blood draw site. However, the procedure itself is typically well-tolerated, and any discomfort is usually minimal.
How much your UVBI therapy costs depends on how long your sessions are, the number of sessions required, and whether you’re combining the therapy with any other treatments. You can approximate around $350-$650 per treatment if used with ozone, depending on the dose. For an accurate cost estimate, schedule a consultation with Meeting Point Health to discuss your specific needs and receive accurate pricing information.
The length of each UVBI therapy session varies depending on your individual needs and the requirements laid out by your treatment plan. Most sessions last anywhere about 60 minutes.
The frequency and total number of sessions will be determined based on your specific health condition and the treatment goals.
At Meeting Point Health, we help you discover the root cause of your disease, dysfunction, or pain. We ask questions, test and dig deeper to understand what’s happening at a cellular level. All of our treatments are personalized around your findings so you get the exact care you need.
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