It’s the job of our immune system to keep us healthy by cleaning up bacteria and viruses, watching out for foreign invaders and toxins, and keeping the bloodstream in good shape. But when our bodies get worn down, our immune system will start allowing certain viruses, bacteria, and other toxins to hang around. A compromised immune system means that the body may harbor excess yeast, fungus, or bacteria allowing a low grade infection to hang on for weeks, months, or even years.
During the BioPhotonic Therapy (BPT) or Ultraviolet Blood Irridation (UBI) the patient’s blood is exposed to Ultraviolet light in order to kill viruses and bacteria as well as to modulate and balance the immune system.
When the immune system is “stuck” in an overactive mode we can develop a host of auto-immune and pro-inflammatory conditions such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, Lupus, etc. BioPhotonic Therapy or UBI can trigger an anti-inflammatory response in the body and it can re-set this pro-inflammatory state much like re-booting a computer. Most treatments for auto-immune issues tend to include medications that depress the immune system as a whole and can increase our risk of infections and cancer. In contrast, BPT/UBI actually enhances the body’s immune function.
Experience has shown that BioPhotonic Therapy/UBI can strengthen the immune system and improve overall health. BioPhotonic Therapy has been shown to have the following benefits:
- Increases oxygen absorption into body tissues
- Destruction of fungal, viral and bacterial growth
- Enhances the immune system’s ability to fight infection
- Improves circulation and decreases platelet aggregation
- Improves circulation by dilating blood vessels
- Improves the body’s ability to detoxify
Conditions that can be treated with BPT
UBI may be used alone or in conjunction with other treatments for conditions including:
- Allergies – inhaled, food or chemical
- Arthritis – osteoarthritis, rheumatoid or psoriatic
- Autoimmune illnesses – e.g. SLE, RA, Ulcerative Colitis, Scleroderma…
- Candida (yeast) overgrowth
- Acute infections – influenza, cold, viral or bacterial infection
- Eczema & psoriasis
- Fatigue – acute and chronic
- Lyme disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Herpes zoster and simplex
An intravenous line (IV) is inserted into a vein, and around six ounces of blood will be drawn. The blood is exposed to the UV lamps while it is being infused back into the patient. The IV line goes through the BPT machine utilizing a sterile quartz tube. This quartz tube is discarded after the procedure along with the IV tubing. This ensures a completely sterile procedure and prevents any contamination of the machine with blood. Each treatment takes about an hour.
Treatments may need to be repeated depending upon the severity of disease and the response of the patient. Dr. Howton will assess what is needed and will closely monitor each individual case.
BPT/UBI Side Effects
Millions of BPT/UBI treatments have been given over the past two decades in Europe and America without severe side effects. BPT/UBI may sometimes result in a Herxheimer reaction, which involves a temporary aggravation of symptoms immediately following the treatment. This is caused by the dying-off of viruses and/or bacteria and subsequent stimulation of the immune system. A rise in body temperature can also be a response to a stimulated immune system. This is often considered a positive sign. Other side-effects may include bruising related to the IV site.
Find out if UBI treatments may help improve your health and wellness. Contact the Restore Health Center today to schedule your initial appointment!