Blood irradiation therapy is a procedure in which the blood is exposed to low level red light (often laser light). In the case of intranasal UV therapy, it is the rich blood supply coursing through the nasal capillary beds. The nasal cavity also contains many superficial nerve ending that may be affected..
Most research on blood irradiation therapy has been conducted in Germany, Russia and China, while smaller-scale research has been performed in other countries such as Britain. Blood irradiation therapy can be administered through a catheter in a vein, through the blood vessels inside the nose or applied externally through the skin. If intranasal therapy works, it affords a much more convenient methods of UV-blood administration.
Normally exposure to UV kills off bacteria, but this depends on the intensity of the light. Hospitals can use UV to sterilize. Swimming pools and aquariums can pump water past UV light to clean the water and it is used for drinking water too. The difference with these systems is they rely on pumping all the water past the UV light – similar to Dr. Wald’s treatment method of choice. Namely, capillary blood flow.
Several websites quote a paper from Virgil Hancock from the 1940s who claimed the following benefits:
- Inactivation of toxins
- UV light exposure to cutaneous nerve endings may suppress the inflammatory response particularly for acute pain.
- Destruction and inhibition of growth of bacteria.
- Increase in the oxygen combining power of the blood and oxygen transportation to organs.
- Activation of steroid hormones.
- Vasodilatation thus having the potential to improve circulation
- Activation of white blood cells.
- Decreased platelet aggregation
- Stimulation of fibrinolysis (the breakdown of blood clots)
- Decreased viscosity of blood
- Stimulation of corticosteroid production
- Improved microcirculation
- Broad band ultraviolet B radiation (UVB) has a well known anti-inflammatory effects. Moreover, it decreases neural damage and cutaneous nerve density.
The nasal cavity's easily accessible, rich vascular plexus permits topically administered drugs, medications and light to rapidly achieve effective blood levels while avoiding intravenous catheters and sometimes oral ingestion. Intranasal UV light therapy is painless and is an effective method of exposure of
Because of this easily accessed vascular bed, nasal administration of medications is emerging as a promising method of delivering medications directly to the blood stream. This method of delivery can eliminate the need for intravenous catheters while still achieving rapid, effective blood levels of the medication administered.
Administering medications via the nasal mucosal offers several advantages:
The rich vascular plexus of the nasal cavity provides a direct route into the blood stream that easily cross mucous membranes of the nose.
Direct exposure of the rich nerve supply in the nasal cavity. For health professionals interested in a more complex explanation of how nerves endings in the nose may cause various pain syndromes in the head should read these links: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10537009 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/105370090073.pdf: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/Departments_and_Services/neurology/services/NeuroOphthamology/Images/SelectedPublications/TrigeminalNerve.pdf
According to Dr. Wald, “UV capillary or other methods of UV-blood exposure are not likely complete in and of themselves, but should be combined with other appropriate medical and/or health approaches.
Added12/7/2016: UC blood capillary exposure is not an approved treatment for any particular health problem or condition.
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Scientific links describing the many health problems that may benefit from UV-blood irradiation in general