Natural Infection Fighting and Detoxifying Effects
Intravenous Laser Blood Irradiation Therapy (Intravenous Laser Therapy or ILIB) exposes the patient’s blood to low levels of laser radiation in order to stimulate changes in the interactions of molecules such as lipid-water, protein-water, lipid-protein in the blood. These changes then affect the activity of biochemical reactions in the body. Clinical results from the use of intravenous laser therapy include stimulation of metabolism, immune protection, increase in resistance to germs, dehydration and thrombolytic activity, analgesic effect, and anti-inflammatory activity.
Administration of ILIB was first reported 25 years ago and in the meantime, the procedure and the technology have advanced. In the procedure, laser light is delivered via an optical fibre intravenous catheter, which was passes through the lumen of a butterfly needle into a peripheral vein in the forearm or back of the hand. Treatments last from 15 – 30 minutes and are repeated daily for 7 -12 days.
Early use of ILIB used only red laser light, however, more recent work has included the use of yellow, green, blue, infrared and UV lasers with each one having additional benefits.
Red laser light has been shown to activate ATP-production in blood cells, leading to increased energy, better circulation, improvement of neuron functions and improvement of immune defence.
- Stimulates the immune system by activating T-cells and macrophages.
- Has a coagulation-inhibiting effect and inhibits platelet aggregation.
Intravenous laser irradiation of blood using yellow laser light is known to improve serotonin and vitamin-D metabolism. Serotonin is a hormone responsible for happiness therefore yellow laser is effective in the treatment of depression. Vitamin-D is also important for bones, connective tissue, immune defence and prevention of infection.
- Improves the serotonin and vitamin D metabolism
- Detoxifying, anti-anxiety and anti-depressive effects
- Positive results in chronic infections (e.g. Lyme disease) and fatigue syndromes.
- Strong anti-bacterial and anti-viral effects
Green laser light used in ILIB has a strong anti-inflammatory effect. Thus, green laser is used therapeutically for the prevention of infection, against inflammatory swelling, and against ulcers or infectious tumors.
- Leads to increased uptake of oxygen in the blood
- Stimulates ATP-production in cells which increases energy
Blue lasers used in ILIB have a positive effect on the immune response and the ability of the body to heal wounds due to anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effects.
ILIB using infrared light has been shown to increase energy and is used therapeutically in the treatment conditions where chronic fatigue is an issue. Infrared light stimulates ATP production, which when metabolized produces cellular energy.
UV Laser Light
Ultraviolet blood irradiation is used as a non-toxic, drug-free means of treating blood-borne viruses and offers hope to those who suffer from viral infections and related conditions. By exposing the blood to ultraviolet light, the body’s immune response can be modulated to fight infections and to reduce the effects of conditions such as psoriasis, lymph cancer, chronic infections, chronic fatigue, and other auto-immune diseases.
- Increases oxygen absorption into body tissues
- Destroys fungal, viral, and bacterial growth
- Improves circulation and decreases platelet aggregation
- Improves circulation by dilating blood vessels
- Improves the body’s ability to detoxify and inactivate or remove toxins
Conditions Where Intravenous Laser Therapy is Useful
ILIB has been used positively in the case of several disorders and studies have shown promising results in patients with forms of arthritis, skin conditions, periodontal disease and more. The procedure has also been shown to have anti-aging effects, reducing the appearance of scars and eliminating wrinkles.
- Diabetes mellitus
- Chronic liver and kidney diseases
- Lipid metabolic disorder
- Heart diseases
- Chronic shoulder syndromes
- Allergies and eczema
- Macular degeneration
- Multiple Sclerosis
- CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome)
- Panic attacks and anxiety disorder
- Lyme disease
In a typical course of treatment for ILIB, patients will be given irradiation for periods of between 15 and 30 minutes per session, with daily sessions ranging from 7 – 12 days. It is important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water after the ILIB procedure and during the entire course of treatment. Eating to maintain blood sugar levels and mostly fruits and vegetables supports the increase in metabolism resulting from ILIB. Healthy diet and water intake also aid in recovery from the detoxification response.
Patients should not engage in strenuous exercise and should get plenty of sleep during and after the course of treatment. Reported side effects include dizziness and fatigue.