Irradiation of blood is used in some blood municipalities to kill infectious organisms (bacteria, viral, parasitic and fungal) in blood. Blood Irradiation may enhance cellular energetics, kill infectious organisms and improve over health of the blood. Dr. Wald offers a non-invasive UV blood-exposure technique.
Dr. Wald makes no claims regarding this techniques efficacy and it is not approved by the Food & Drug Administration. This treatment is almost always used a a part of a comprehensive health plan utilizing personalized dietary, lifestyle and nutritionally supplement recommendations.
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.
Healing and ultraviolet light
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
Broad band ultraviolet B radiation (UVB) has a well known anti-inflammatory effects. Moreover, it decreases neural damage and cutaneous nerve density.
The nasal cavities 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