What does UV Blood Therapy do?

From Harvard Medical School, the world’s leading expert on light and medicine, Dr. Michael Hamblin encourages the investigative use of UV Blood Therapy. These are excerpts from his review paper: Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation: Is it time to remember “the Cure that Time Forgot”?

2.0 Mechanisms of action

  • Alters the function of leucocytes
  • Increases stimulator cells
  • Modulates helper cells

2.1 Effects on Red cells

  • Affects metabolism
  • Increases immunosorption activity
  • Cell-surface properties altered
  • Membrane potentials changed
  • Increased leucocyte production of peroxide

2.2 Effects on Neutrophils

  • It immunomodulates inflammatory diseases
  • Nitric Oxide generation affecting TNF-alpha production
  • Improves maintenance of homeostasis
  • Alleviation of chronic stress by increased mobilization

2.3 Effects on Lymphocytes

  • Graft vs host disease – suppression of factors
  • Cell surface properties changed
  • Cytokine production changed
  • T-lymphocytes hypersensitive to damage
  • Induce tyrosine phosphorylation and CA2+ signals
  • Reduce allogenic cells
  • Photo modification of HLA-D/DR antigens
  • Platelet concentration non-immunogenic
  • Platelet factors increased, glucose decreased
  • Prevented bone marrow graft rejection

2.4 Effects on Phagocytic Cells

  • PhA explains immunocorrection by UV
  • Increased phagocytic activity

2.5 Effects on Low-Density Lipoproteins

  • Lipid peroxidation in the membrane
  • ROS production in monocytes

2.6 Effects of Redox Status

  • Activate MPO and NADH -oxidase system
  • Activate lipid peroxide concentration
  • Reduce free radical damage
  • Elevates the activity of antioxidant enzymes


Reading the full paper will give context to the above actions.   Click here!