UVB Photo-biological Stimulation therapy (UVB therapy) involves a small amount (50ml) of blood being extracted from the body and passed via a tube connection to a machine, where its briefly exposed to UV light then redirected into the blood-stream.
This 15-minute treatment widely used in Germany and Russia has now been introduced in the UK too.
The therapy claims to strengthen the immune system and increase metabolism, reduce the symptoms of diabetes, allergies and improve skin conditions such as acne and dermatitis.
The theory is that when there is not enough oxygen in the blood, there's is also lack of energy in the blood's cells, which can lead to poor circulation -- in turn leading to illness.
"When exposed to the ultra-violet light, the blood is deeply cleansed, purified and better able to ward off viruses and bacteria. The UV light also activates blood proteins, immune enzymes and increases oxygen content", said Dr. Robert Stelzer, a specialist, who has been administering the treatment for more than a decade.
Not everyone shares his views though.
"There is a lack of safety studies into this. To use this type of therapy before ruling out any underlying medical conditions with your GP might be foolish", warned Dr. Rajendra Sharma, of The Diagnostic Clinic in London.
Despite a few testimonials from patients who have undergone the therapy and seen desirable results, the therapy is still a topic of debate in medical circles, and only time will tell if it is accepted by everyone.
After reading the news I was pretty much interested to go further into the matter to enquire. A little search in Google had lead me to a site http://www.oxygenhealingtherapies.com/uvb_therapy.html
The site is claiming that since 1928 this UVB ultraviolet therapy is being used on humans. First of it was in Germany to cure a woman who was dying of sepsis (a usually fatal bacterial infection of the blood). She was cured in 2 days.
The site is also claiming that if has very little (if any) side effects and the beneficial effects are long lasting. This therapy can easily be combined with other medical therapies and is economical, dependable and gentle for the patient.
Benefits which has been listed in the site:
* Improve circulation and oxygenation of tissues.
* Anti-inflammatory effects.
* Increased tolerance of the body to Chemotherapy and Radiation.
* Cardiovascular protection.
* Powerful Anti-infection Properties.
So what are you thinking with the Halloween around the corner?
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Disclaimer: Its not an advertisement nor soliciting readers to go for the treatment. Its just an article derived from various newspaper sources like The Daily Mail and the Hindusthan Times.