Intravenous Laser Blood Irradiation Therapy, better known as Intravenous Laser Therapy or ILBI, is a procedure where a patient’s blood is exposed to low levels of laser radiation to stimulate changes in the interactions of molecules. Changes in lipid-water, protein-water, and lipid-protein in the blood affect the activity of biochemical reactions in the body. Benefits of Intravenous Laser Therapy include the stimulation of metabolism, immune protection, increase in resistance to germs, and anti-inflammatory activity, among others. This treatment can help a whole host of conditions and their effects, which we’ll discuss below.
How ILBI Works Using Red Laser Light
Early use of Intravenous Laser Therapy 25 years ago used only red laser light. Red laser light has been shown to activate ATP production (Adenosine Triphosphate) in blood cells. ATP is an organic compound and hydrotrope that provides energy to drive many processes in living cells. Therefore, this increase in ATP production can lead to increased energy, better circulation, improvement of neuron functions, and improvement of immune defense.
The procedure consists of the laser light being delivered via an optical fiber intravenous catheter into a peripheral vein in the forearm or back of the hand. The treatment time is between 15 and 30 minutes and is repeated daily for 7-12 days.
Other Colored Laser Lights and Their Benefits in ILBI Treatments
As mentioned above, different colored lights have been tested and used in Intravenous Laser Therapy in recent years. ILBI using yellow laser light has been known to improve serotonin, a hormone that is commonly known to reduce depression and also improve vitamin D metabolism. Vitamin D is important for bone health, connective tissues, immune defense, and the prevention of infection. The yellow laser light has also been proven to have positive results in chronic infections such as Lyme disease, and fatigue syndromes. It has strong antibacterial and antiviral effects.
The use of green laser light in ILBI has a strong anti-inflammatory effect. Therefore, the green laser light is used therapeutically for the prevention of infection against inflammatory swelling and against ulcers or infectious tumors. It is known to increase the uptake of oxygen in the blood and also stimulate ATP production in cells which leads to an increase in energy.
Blue lasers used in ILBI treatments are shown to have a positive effect on the immune response and the ability of the body to heal wounds. This is due to its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effects.
Infrared light can also be used in ILBI treatments and is used therapeutically in the treatment of conditions where chronic fatigue is an issue. Infrared light also stimulates ATP production which produces cellular energy.
Finally, ultraviolet (UV) laser light can be used in Intravenous Laser Therapy as a non-toxic, drug-free means of treating blood-borne viruses. It offers hope to people who suffer from viral infections and related conditions. It can be used in cases of psoriasis, lymph cancer, chronic infections, chronic fatigue, and other auto-immune diseases to reduce their effects. By exposing the blood to UV light, the body’s immune response can be modulated to fight infections as well as fight the symptoms of these disorders.
Who Can Benefit from Intravenous Laser Therapy
Intravenous Laser Therapy has had positive results in several disorders such as diabetes mellitus, chronic liver and kidney diseases, lipid metabolic disorder, heart diseases, allergies, multiple sclerosis, and more. It has also shown promising results in patients with forms of arthritis, skin conditions, periodontal disease, and others. Another benefit of ILBI is that the procedure has also been known to have anti-aging effects, including reducing the appearance of scars and eliminating wrinkles.
If you suffer from any of the above disorders or want to learn more about how ILBI could help you, call the American Regenerative Clinic to book an appointment today!