Intravenous UV Light: Covering all the Bases

In the biological universe, we live in world of winners and losers. Organisms live, consume resources and replicate. Our immune system has evolved complex functions to keep vigilant to its environment and defend the body from invaders. Sometimes though, our immune systems are not able to handle the infection load. For many people with chronic illness, the infective agent is never identified and treatments have poor outcomes.

Humans are frequently reminded that they still have a lot to learn about this biological universe. Recently in the news the Zika virus that is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. This illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week, but it is likely responsible for a spike in cases of childhood microcephaly. Likewise a new species of Lyme disease causing bacteria was identified by researchers at the Mayo institute; getting the name Borrelia mayonii.

In the clinical setting, I see many people who have Lyme disease, Post-Lyme Disease Syndrome and Chronic Lyme disease (infected but never treated) who are unable to regain optimal health who we suspect have another infection that escapes diagnostic detection. newly discovered, the Heartland virus and Powassan (POW) virus are known to be transmitted from ticks to humans. You wonder how many more viruses are waiting to be discovered.

Most viruses we encounter never leave our bodies and it is up to our immune systems to keep them in check. If you suffer from shingles, Herpes zoster, your pains are very easily felt whenever your viral load increases. Viral loads increase, along with symptoms, when our immune systems become challenged by a variety of forces including: stress, illness, poor diet, pharmaceuticals and bad lifestyle choices (drugs, alcohol, tobacco).

A new generation of intravenous infrared therapeutic machines are making it possible to safely treat the body to address any bacteria or viral infection whether they have been diagnosed or not. The science of UV light therapy is nothing new. Ryberg Finsen is considered the father of Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation. His most notable writings were published in 1893 and 1896 detailing the healing powers and potential of light spectrums. Since then, UV light therapy has been researched but due to technological limitations the therapy has not foound a footing in most clinical settings. New technology using both LED light and fiber optic technology has created a highly effective IV delivery system without the safety concerns of previous approaches (withdrawing and returning treated blood). This new generation of machines is opening the door to a new expolsion in UV light therapy.

How Intravenous Infrared Therapeutic Helps

Bactericidal, Antiviral and Anti-fungal Effects

Simple organisms like viruses, bacteria and fungi are highly susceptible to UV light. UV-induced DNA damage can affect how proteins and enzymes are produced in these organisms - having lethal effects. The light can also cause sub-lethal damage, by weakening bacteria cell walls, halting cell growth and increasing immune response. UV light has also been seen to stimulate macrophages and other cells of the immune system responsible for attacking invading organisms.

Bacterial Toxins

Bacterial toxins are inactivated by UV light in vitro so it is hypothesized to work in vivo against the toxins made by bacteria.


UV light stimulates the production of intracellular antioxidants including glutathione, superoxide dismutase and catalase.


Our cells (eukaryotic/ animal) contain UV receptors on their membranes and when they pass past the UV therapy light it leads to stimulation of more cellular energy. ATP production is increased which then provides the extra energy to produce more antioxidants and help mobilize the immune system.

The Future?

Intravenous infrared therapy is a promising new addition to infectious disease, persistent infections, immunodeficiency, Lyme disease, mold toxicity, systemic fungal infections, chronic and acute viral infections. It is also another holistic treatment option for those people with diagnosed herpes, hepatitis, Lyme co-infection, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), or Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections. Clinical studies are currently being performed to get intravenous infrared therapy machine FDA approved against specific infections, including Influenza and Hepatitis C. Time will tell if nature can spread some new light on new treatments against our biological world challenges.

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