Ultraviolet light is made of three smaller wavelengths-UVA, UVB, UVC. (A tanning bed uses mostly UVA with a small amount of UVB.) UBI, on the other hand, uses all three wavelengths for therapeutic effect.
How it works: a small blood sample is treated with UBI and injected back into the patient. This process normally takes 20 minutes, depending on patient size. The theory is that the ultraviolet light reprograms the small blood sample to reset to normal. Researchers believe that when the sample is reintroduced to the patient, it reprograms the rest of the blood in the patient. UBI essentially acts like a vaccine, using the patient’s own blood for less side effects.
What does it mean to modulate the immune system? Modulation means that if the immune system is overactive, it is brought back to normal; if the immune system is under active, it is brought back to normal.
What pathogens are inactivated by UBI? Viruses, bacteria, and fungi are the most common things treated by UV light.
How is UBI used in pets? The ultraviolet treatment can be used alone or combined with ozone therapy to treat chronic illness in patients. I have used combination therapy in patients with walking pneumonia, fungal infections, seizures, and even congestive heart failure.
Contact your integrative veterinarian for how UBI therapy might help your pet
What cutting edge holistic therapy do you have questions about? It might be the subject of an upcoming blog.