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Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation

What Is Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation?

Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation (UBI) therapy is a safe, effective treatment in which a small needle is inserted into a vein (as if you were donating blood) and a few ounces of blood is withdrawn via a sterile tubing system. It is diluted and mixed with a blood thinner prior to reinfusion into the body. The blood passes through a cuvette (glass chamber made of quartz crystal) where it gets bathed in ultraviolet light. Finally, it gets infused back to the body.


While some people notice a beneficial effect after the first treatment, the majority of people notice benefit after several treatments have been performed. Treatments may be given once every 24 hrs to 2-3 times per week. 4-10 initial treatments are generally recommended, depending on the condition.


UBI has the ability to allow an ill body to re-adjust itself back to its normal biological self-regulation using the power of light.  UBI helps rebalance the immune system and boost the body’s ability to combat disease with the help of ultraviolet energy.


UBI is often combined with ozone therapy.  UBI and Ozone have similar benefits but work through different mechanisms.   The UBI uses the energy of Ultraviolet light and the Ozone uses the power of energized oxygen in the form of O3.  The doctor will recommend a specific protocol of therapy that may include UBI and/or Ozone.   

How Is Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation Done?

Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation Uses

UBI can 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, Multiple sclerosis

  • Cancer supportive care (not a stand-alone cancer treatment)

  • Chronic infections including Lyme disease, Hepatitis, MRSA, Herpes Zoster/Simplex

  • Acute Infections – influenza, cold, viral or bacterial infection

  • Eczema and Psoriasis

  • Fatigue – acute and chronic

  • Fibromyalgia


​UBI is also a great supplemental treatment for antibiotic resistant illnesses.

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Is Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation Safe?

In short: Yes, UBI Therapy is safe. With any medical procedure there is always the potential for side effects. While these are rare, they are something to be aware of.  There has historically been a complete absence of harmful effects, either immediate or delayed, when UBI is used properly.  This has allowed clinical investigators to use this procedure over a period of twenty years and more on a single patient.

Mild Flu like Symptoms can occur within the first 24 hours. The reaction is due to the rapid death of large numbers of infectious organisms. The symptoms are characterized by chills and a rise in temperature, similar to “flu-like” symptoms. These symptoms can occur with any type of treatment including antibiotics.

Sulfa drugs should be allowed a washout period of seven to ten days before UBI is administered and not used for seven days after a treatment.

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