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It is well known Ultra Violet (UV) Light will purify and deodorize air, sterilize water and destroy micro-organisms in waste products. Contaminated objects such as surgical instruments, bedding, room air and human skin is also cleansed rapidly of viruses and bacteria with the use of UV light. Research into the use and efficacy of UV light for treatment of disease was initiated in the 1870's and continued until the late 1940's. One of the first researchers to experiment with UV light was Niels Ryberg Finsen, who won the Nobel Prize for "Physiology of Medicine" in 1903. Beginning in the 1920's and continuing through the 1930's, Seattle scientist Emmet Knott, D.Sc., sought to harness, in an extracorporeal way, the known bactericidal property of ultraviolet rays in order to treat infectious disease. Knott's patented device received FDA "grandfather" status as a device that was sold and distributed in interstate commerce prior to 1976. Knott's device removed blood from the body, anti-coagulated it, exposed it to a small, calibrated frequency and dose of UV light, and then pumped it back into the body. Ultra Violet Blood Irradiation called "UVBI" for short, came to be used to treat bacterial, viral, and autoimmune diseases. Unfortunately, enthusiasm over "new" antibiotics and vaccines in the 1950s caused the UVBI device to be placed on the shelf, despite the fact that for certain indications (hepatitis, viral pneumonia, and streptococcal toxemia) UVBI treatment was demonstrably superior. Research into this effective therapy came to a virtual halt. From 1955 until the 1990s, only a few American physicians continued to work with UVBI. The technique was never again taught in medical schools or academic training centers.
In the 1970s interest in UVBI was revived in Russia. About the same time Dr. Edelson at Yale University developed a new form of UVBI termed "photopheresis", which entailed triggering chemotherapy with a small dose of UVBI. By the 1990s, Russian physicians were using low-intensity lasers beamed down a wave-guide directly into the blood called Laser Blood Irradiation (LBI) to achieve clinically equivalent effects. American medical science has simply overlooked the many reports of clinical trials of UVBI and LBI in Russian and East German medical journals and books over the past two decades, most probably because the "focus" of research investment funds has been on expensive, patented nonrenewable drugs. The development of multi-drug resistance to antibiotics in recent years and the search for less toxic therapies led to a renewed interest in UVBI among clinicians and countries less wealthy than the U.S. Scores of clinical trials using UVBI have been conducted in Russia, Ukraine, and the former East Germany. The therapeutic use of Light Therapy, technically called "Photoluminescence Therapy" or "Photo- Therapy" for short, has far reaching clinical implications in the treatment and/or prevention of infectious and immune dysregulation diseases. Photo-Therapy is an extremely simple and safe method of treatment. It has been scientifically determined that UV light delivered in a specific nanometer range has been most effective in destroying blood borne microbes.
The procedure is performed by removing a small amount of blood (250cc's or about one half a pint) from a vein, passing it through a sterile crystalline chamber exposed to a specific frequency and strength of UV light and then returned to the body. The "Extra-Corporeal" (blood treated outside of the body) Photo-Therapy causes a chemical reaction in which the cell wall is pierced killing the microbe, The blood and killed microbes (now immune activating "antigens") are then returned to the body, with resultant stimulation of the immune system. The body's now "excited", natural "soldiers" or 'killer" cells seek out and destroy the now easily identified disease causing "invaders." The fundamental mechanism is based on two photosensitive amino acids, phenylalanine and tyrosine, present in all cells in varying degrees. Bacterial and viral cells contain at least five (5) times as much of these amino acids as healthy human red and white blood cells. Thus, bacterial and viral cells have a much higher degree of photoactive sensitivity. In addition, diseased cells are characteristically smaller in size, with thinner cell walls. Through the process of photoluminescence the smaller bacterial and viral cells are targeted and absorb five (5) times as much photonic energy as their healthy counterparts. The healthy cells remain intact while the diseased cells are killed and become antigenic. While destroying the microbe in the treated sample of blood, an "autogenous (self-generated) vaccine" is thus produced. When this "vaccine" is coupled with the photonic energy given off by the treated blood the microbes in the patient's bloodstream are rapidly destroyed via "induced secondary immune reactivation."
During therapy a "flushing" of the face normally occurs immediately after treatment. This indicates an additional amount of oxygen has been introduced into the blood stream, A slight rise in temperature may also occur, which is the body's natural reaction when the immune system is stimulated. The stimulated immune system continues its activity for hours and sometimes days after the treatment has been induced. The amount of treatment needed is determined by variables such as the state of health of the patient's immune system, length of time the patient has been ill, and the severity of the disease being treated. This technology has produced even more favorable results when used on an intermittent basis and with no known side effects. Preventative therapy for healthy individuals can be taken every two to three months for pro-active immune stimulation. An excessive amount of UV light is known to be harmful, but when prescribed in precise frequencies UVBI effectively and safely induces heightened immune function. Dr. Edwards has found UBVI therapy to be a very effective method for chronic infection, chronic inflammation, and chronic immune dysregulation disorders. When combined with medical Ozone therapy, the clinical immune modulating effects of Photo-Therapy can be remarkably enhanced. This combination is now one of our most effective clinical methods for pro-active immune stimulation therapy, chronic infections and treatment of chronic inflammation at Bio Health Center. Dr. Edwards is also a member of the Light Therapy Foundation, an organization dedicated to researching the benefits of UVBI and educating health professionals, the public and government about the remarkable clinical effects of UVBI therapy.
"No matter how skillful one becomes, the great mysteries of Life will always hover just out of reach. One can never know all the answers. In the reality of everyday medical practice, no one can guarantee any clinical result... but I and my certified staff can and do promise to try to help each individual patient to the best of our abilities, by using all our knowledge, skill and compassion. Having been trained as a 'medical scientist,' I can bear witness to the simple fact that statistical science and individual reality do not share the same experience. The Quantitative 'eye' of the scientist perceives a different Reality than the Qualitative 'I' of the patient. And yet modern statistical science dismisses individual patient experience as 'anecdotal' and 'biased.' Such dangerous nonsense has caused much suffering and harm. Individual patient experience is the only true measure of the Quality of care. Relief of suffering, not statistical significance, is the patients real quest, their only quest... and the true physician's ultimate goal. I believe it was in Plato's Phaedrus that Socrate's ask's, 'do we really need anyone to tell us what is right?' Homeopathic Integrative medical practice provides the patient and practitioner with simple, non-toxic methods of treatment for relief of suffering... a natural union of clinical Art and Science... the true essence of medical service."
- David A. Edwards, MD, HMD
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