Blood Irradiation Therapy
Ozone is a molecule consisting of three atoms of oxygen that was initially used to treat infectious diseases prior to the invention of antibiotics. It is still utilized in the treatment of infected wounds, geriatric disorders, circulatory disorders, macular degeneration, SARS, arthritis, and as an adjunct in cancer treatment. It can stimulate antioxidant responses, improve oxygenation in resting muscles, and it has been used in complementary medicine to treat hypoxia and ischemic syndromes. It is very safe as it is simply a form of oxygen therapy.
Ultraviolet light has long been used to destroy pathogens such as bacteria and fungi. It increases oxygen levels in the tissues and improves the circulation. It also has anti-inflammatory effects. Ultraviolet blood irradiation therapy is coupled with ozone therapy to destroy any potential pathogens that may be present in a chronic inflammatory state in the body.
Ozone/Ultraviolet blood irradiation therapy is used in a variety of environmental illnesses to improve perfusion and oxygenation of the tissues to facilitate removal of xenobiotics. The treatments are usually given in groups of ten treatments once or twice a week. A single treatment using ozone/ultraviolet blood irradiation is ineffective at alleviating any symptom.
These treatments are not FDA approved but there are ozone therapy studies present in the National Medical Library of Congress. Ozone therapy is a standard of care in many European countries.