Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation (UVBI) intravenous therapy The ICIM is now able to offer this wonderful therapy again by welcoming a licensed health care director to our integrative team. Greg Howard, DNP is now accepting new patients in our clinic. Please call today! UVBI goes by many names: Biophotonic Light Therapy, Extracorporeal Photopheresis, and Hematologic Oxidative Therapy Photo-Luminescence. In simpler terms, it is an immune-boosting therapy that uses UV lights to transform your immune system into a stronger fighting machine. This wonderful treatment is a time-tested therapy that has been around for over 70 years. It is considered a very safe therapy to use for infection and autoimmune disease. Since most patients with Chronic Fatigue (CFS/ME), Lyme, and Autoimmune disease have some kind of injection connection, it makes sense why this therapy is so helpful in improving their symptoms. At the Idaho Center for Integrative Medicine, we routinely combine this treatment with Major Autohemotherapy (ozone treatment of the blood) for impreved results. Are you or a loved one plagued by fatigue and a weak immune system? Help fight chronic infections by trying UVBI yourself. What is Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation? What is Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation? UVBI involves taking your own blood out and then slowly running it back into your body through a glass cuvette that passes through a set of ultraviolet lights at specific wavelengths. The procedure is safe, and it takes less than an hour to perform. Most people with chronic conditions will require a series of 5-10 treatments for improved results. What can UVBI help with? What can UVBI help with? UVBI can help a long list of conditions. According to Physicians UBI Awareness Center, here are some of the more common ailments helped by ultraviolet blood therapy: CANCER Lymphoma VIRAL INFECTIONS Hepatitis Influenza Herpes simplex/zoster Mononucleosis Mumps Measles Infections Viral Pneumonia Polio BACTERIAL INFECTIONS Pneumonia Wound Infections Severe Acne Recurrent skin infections (furunculosis, carbunulosis) E-coli INFLAMMATORY CONDITIONS Arthritis Bursitis Nephritis Iritis Uveitis Cholecystitis Pancreatitis CIRCULATION CONDITIONS Varicose Veins Peripheral vascular disease Gangrene Vascular headaches Claudication Diabetic Ulcers AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES Fibromyalgia Lupus Rheumatoid Arthritis Psoriasis Psoriatic Arthritis Raynauds Disease Sclera derma Multiple Sclerosis OTHERS CONDITIONS Non-healing wounds and fractures Inactivation of snake venom Fungal/Yeast Infection Decreases edema (swelling) Cirrhosis Chronic fatigue Allergies Neuritis/Neuropathy Chemical sensitivity Botulism Malaria RESPIRATORY DISEASES COPD Asthma Emphysema Sinusitis Bronchitis Tuberculosis Other Activities of UBI Treatments Enhances weak immune systems Increases the blood oxygen level Increase phagocytosis (white blood cell activity) Adjunctive cancer treatment Balances the bodies alkalinity Increases intracellular antioxidants Neutralize free radicals Balancing of calcium phosphorous Lowers blood surface tension Accelerates the lymphatic system Helps circulatory activities Stimulates antibody production Activates steroid hormones Positive effect on the autonomic nervous system Stimulates corticosteroid production Reduce nausea/vomiting Arterial disease – reduction in atherosclerosis Success Stories using the UVBI Success Stories using the UVBI Coming soon! Medical Research about UVBI Medical Research about UVBI There are over 120 studies on UVBI, and more to come. For a great resource on these studies, please visit - Physicians UBI Awareness Center Additional Info about UVBI at the ICIM Additional Info about UVBI at the ICIM This IV therapy requires about 60 minutes in the office, and is often combined with ozonating your blood. It is a safe and natural alternative for patients not responding to antibiotics or immuno-suppressant drugs. This therapy is not covered by insurance, but we do offer a discount for a package of treatments.