Ultraviolet machine for blood irradiation
by steven masone
"Ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI) was extensively used in the 1940s and 1950s to treat many diseases including septicemia, pneumonia, tuberculosis, arthritis, asthma and even poliomyelitis. The early studies were carried out by several physicians in USA and published in the American Journal of Surgery. However with the development of antibiotics, UBI use declined and it has now been called “the cure that time forgot”. Later studies were mostly performed by Russian workers and in other Eastern countries and the modern view in Western countries is that UBI remains highly controversial." excerpted from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6122858/
The question is not why is it controversial, but who is it controversial to? Big Pharm can't monetize ultra-violet light! That's why!
Right now Pharmaceutical companies are licking their lips with all the money they are going to make selling some of the drugs that are being touted with limited success, while UBI showed 100% cure rates.
"Ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI) was extensively used in the 1940s and 1950s to treat many diseases including septicemia, pneumonia, tuberculosis, arthritis, asthma and even poliomyelitis. The early studies were carried out by several physicians in USA and published in the American Journal of Surgery. However with the development of antibiotics, the use of UBI declined and it has now been called “the cure that time forgot”. Later studies were mostly performed by Russian workers and in other Eastern countries, and the modern view in Western countries is that UBI remains highly controversial. This review discusses the potential of UBI as an alternative approach to current methods used to treat infections, as an immune-modulating therapy and as a method for normalizing blood parameters. 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. However the use of UBI to treat septicemia cannot be solely due to UV-mediated killing of bacteria in the bloodstream, as only 5–7% of blood volume needs to be treated with UV to produce the optimum benefit, and higher doses can be damaging. There may be some similarities to extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) using psoralens and UVA irradiation. However there are differences between UBI and ECP in that UBI tends to stimulate the immune system, while ECP tends to be immunosuppressive. With the recent emergence of bacteria that are resistant to all known antibiotics, UBI should be more investigated as an alternative approach to infections, and as an immune-modulating therapy."
"One of the major obstacles that UBI has consistently faced throughout the almost 90 years since the first patient was treated has been the lack of understanding of the mechanisms of action. Over the years its acceptance by the broad medical community has been hindered by this uncertainty. Confusion has been caused by the widely held idea that since UV is used for sterilization of water and surgical instruments; therefore its use against infection must also rely on UV-mediated direct destruction of pathogens. Another highly confusing aspect is the wide assortment of diseases, which have been claimed to be successfully treated by UBI. It is often thought that something that appears to be “too good to be true” usually is."
Or is it not good to be true for Big Pharm profits? Can we trust Big Pharm in this Coronavirus crisis? No! No! No! Their price gouging and manipulation of Patents and lobby activities can clearly prove profits above all else is their Modus Operandi!
""Although it is often said that UBI is “the cure that time forgot” [90, 91], it has not actually been completely forgotten. There are several companies, organizations and devices existing at the present time, which are being used or proposed (on a rather small scale) to carry out UBI, or as it often called “Photoluminescence Therapy (PT)”. Several websites provide information on UBI and PT. Perhaps one of the most comprehensive is (http://www.mnwelldir.org/docs/uv_light/uv_light3.htm) that provides a listing of practitioners located in USA that offer UBI to patients. UBI medical (http://ubimedical.com/about-us.html) also has a lot of information available. The web-site entitled “Infections cured” (http://infectionscured.com) is also worth checking out. Physicians UBI Awareness Center (http://drsubi.com) even has a video posted online comparing different kinds of UBI machines.
UV light was first discovered by Johann Wilhelm Ritter in 1801. In the late 1800s, physicians began to explore the connection between sunlight and health. Just over one hundred years after the Ritter’s discovery, in 1903, Niels Ryberg Finsen was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for Physiology of Medicine for his work with UV light and disease. He treated some 300 people suffering from a disfiguring skin disease called lupus vulgaris. His work was based upon previous research showing that light could kill bacteria.
The first use of Photoluminescence Therapy (also called Biophotonic Therapy), once called Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation (UBI), was in 1922 by Kurt Naswitis. Naswitis irradiated the blood directly through a shunt. In an attempt to irradiate the blood outside the body using a system that would circulate the patient’s blood through an irradiation chamber and then back to the patient, Emmet Knott developed in the 1920s a precursor to the machinery we use today. He received his patent on September 11, 1928.
In that same year, Knott irradiated blood from the first human subject; a case of sepsis, or blood borne bacterial infection. The patient recovered within 24 hours of the treatment. By the summer of 1942, over 6,500 patients had been treated with Photoluminescence Therapy with a greater than 95% success rate, and no harmful side effects.
In cases of viral pneumonia, in 1943 they reported a complete disappearance of symptoms in 24 to 76 hours following a single treatment; a disappearance of coughing in 3 to 7 days; and lung clearing in 24 to 96 hours (as evident in subsequent X-rays).
At this time, in a paper presented by Dr Virgil Hancock, et.al., was listed the following reactions occurring after Photoluminescence Therapy is administered:
- Inactivation of toxins.
- Destruction and inhibition of growth of bacteria.
- Increase in the oxygen combining power of the blood and oxygen transportation to organs.
- Immunostimulation of cellular and humoral (relating to bodily fluids) immunity (humoral immunity was a catchall phrase in a time before the complexities of the human immune system were understood)
- Activation of steroid hormones.
- Activation of white blood cells.
- Decreased platelet aggregation
- Stimulation of fibrinolysis (the breakdown of blood clots)
- Decreased viscosity of blood
- Stimulation of corticosteroid production
- Improved microcirculation
An interesting observation here is that all this was done before there was any great understanding of the immune system; suddenly we had a wonderful breakthrough in therapeutics without any understanding of the mechanism or mechanisms involved. (See below for How Photoluminescence Therapy Works)
In the forties, Knott made changes in his machinery and the FDA grandfathered in his device.
In over fifty years of testing, physicians performed over 300,000 clinical tests [http://www.fflt.org/historical_overview.html] proving the validity of photoluminescence therapy and its curative potential. Most important: not one patient was lost in all these studies.
Medical historians tell us that the advent of antibiotics put an end to interest in photoluminescence therapy. This is not entirely true. It was monied interests that put an end to it.
If you’ve read our article Health Care for Dummies, which outlines how conventional medicine grew into a powerful monopoly, you’ll know that in the late thirties the monopoly was well underway: “the only acceptable medicine practiced (licensed, controlled) is based upon the use of morbid drugs, surgery, and, newly discovered, ‘radiation.’” Photoluminescence therapy was still in use and it was being studied, but the advent of the new miracle drug, antibiotics, put a quick end to PT, even though PT was successful against viruses that antibiotics can’t even touch. Medicine’s bottom line was the buck.
Soon PT was no longer taught in medical schools; hospitals no longer used it; only a few holdouts still practiced it. All the research coming out of Russia and Europe was ignored like a mutt at an AKC dog show. Special interests controlled the medical monopoly and the public slowly forgot that PT had ever existed.
While only a few individuals practiced PT through the fifties, sixties, and onward, PT was kept relatively inexpensive. The initial purchase of the machine wasn’t that great a setback. The electricity to run the machine has always been minimal. The largest cost of the entire process was the sterile tubes and needles that were used on one patient then thrown away, and this the patient paid for.
In the seventies, Yale University created a new form of PT that used just a little UV light to trigger a chemotherapeutic agent. The cost of the therapy? $2,000.00 per treatment. It seems that within a very short time the Russians duplicated this method using low-intensity laser beams. Their version was much less costly.
Recently the FDA has approved a new PT machine that the inventors, Johnson & Johnson along with a Dr Eldeson who had developed the therapy used at Yale (above). The machine is called an Extracorporeal Photopheresis Blood Irradiator. The FDA approval allowed clinical trials on people with HIV and Graft-Versus-Host disease. The trials were extremely successful for HIV/AIDS related Complex, as over half the patients remained HIV negative for 14 to 16 months after the termination of the study. The drawback? Each treatment cost $5,000.00 and lasted four to five hours.
William Campbell Douglass, MD, a favorite author of mine who treats his patient using only alternatives, wrote a book called Into the Light, where he recommends Photoluminescence Therapy for the following conditions:
- Immune deficiency problems
- Viral Infections (hepatitis, respiratory, etc.)
- Non-healing wounds and wound infections
- Inflammatory Processes: fibrositis (inflammation of, mainly, the muscle sheath), bursitis, iritis (inflammation of the iris), pancreatitis, etc
- Autoimmune diseases: rheumatoid arthritis, AIDS, etc.
- Osteomyelitis (bacterial infection of the bone marrow)
- Septicemia (virulent infection of the blood)
- Cancer (experimental at present)
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Most vascular disease
- Thrombophlebitis (inflammation of a blood vessel that results in blood clots)
He goes on to state that Photoluminescence Therapy is performed using FDA approved equipment; it is safe and effective; it is relatively inexpensive; is covered by some insurance companies; and is easy to do. The hard thing is finding a practitioner, so see our list below.
How Photoluminescence Therapy Works
One would naturally think (as I actually did) after learning about UV Light and how it kills bacteria and viruses, that Photoluminescence Therapy consists of taking a patient’s arteries, hooking them up to a machine, and transporting the patient’s blood thru a circular system that would irradiate all of the patient’s blood and return it to the patient cleaned of all pathogens.
PT is one of the Oxidative Therapies; therapies that proved themselves for decades but have not been taught in medical schools since the thirties and forties. You see, one of the most startling side effects of PT is that it increases oxygen levels in the blood. I don’t know how this works, only that it works.
First, a small about of blood, from 60cc to 250cc is drawn from the body, passed through a chamber where it is treated with UV light (wavelength C, which is the same wavelength as the light from the sun with healing properties) and the blood is returned to the body. Some say that healthy cells are unaffected, but this is not true. Some say that pathogenic microorganisms are directly destroyed. This too is not true.
PT transmits energy to the blood. The effect of the UV light on the blood affects the chemical energies in the blood creating a strong response in the body. White blood cells, if they are out of control, begin to stabilize. The blood itself, if out of balance, will come into balance. If the body is anemic, PT tends to build red blood cells. PT also helps the liver rid itself of fats. PT increases a cells permeability which enhances the body’s ability to produce antibodies.
PT indirectly attacks pathogenic microorganisms by causing a chemical reaction in which the cell membranes (remember, they’re more permeable) are pierced thereby marking them for destruction by the immune system. The debris from dead pathogens adds to the excitement initially created by PT that further stimulates the immune system. It is this condition that allows the body’s natural immune system to burst into action against even the most stubborn (antibiotic resistant) bacteria or virus (which are not affected by antibiotics in the first place).
However, it is the increase in oxygen to the blood that truly is the magic of Photoluminescence Therapy which was discovered in the 1920s. In fact, one of the side effects to PT is that the patient often gets a “flush” in the face, and possibly a slight rise in temperature. Oxygen in the blood has a powerful effect, helping to eradicate not only pathogens, but it creates an environment in which yeasts, fungi, and cancer cells cannot exist. Cancer requires an anaerobic (oxygen free) environment to grow.
The immunostimulating effects of PT last for hours, even days. How often a person requires PT depends on many factors, such as how sick the person is, how long the person has been ill, and the virulence of the disorder.
I recall a story of a woman who, after giving birth, caught a nosocomial infection (an infection picked up in the hospital). The infection was virulent and antibiotic resistant. Eventually she had to have her arms and legs amputated to stop the infection from killing her. The story showed pictures of her at home playing with her baby, sans arms and legs.
Stories like these are truly horror stories. The simple fact that Photoluminescence Therapy would have cleared up her infection but cannot be used by physicians who don’t know it even exists is the real horror.