Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation (UBI)

Before antibiotics became the main anti-infective therapy used by our healthcare system, ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI or UVB) was used widely in the 1940s and 1950s to treat illnesses such as pneumonia, arthritis, sepsis, tuberculosis and poliomyelitis. 

UBI is a safe, non-toxic and drug-free method of treatment for blood-borne viruses and infections. UVI works by exposing the blood to light to heighten the body’s immune response and to kill infections. With exposure to UV light, a chain reaction takes place that regulates the immune system, thereby making it more efficient to fight bacterial and viral infections. Interestingly, bacteria and viruses in your bloodstream absorb five times as much photonic energy as do your red and white blood cells. 

UBI can be an immune-modulating therapy and support conditions such as chronic infections, chronic fatigue, autoimmune diseases, lymph cancer, psoriasis and much more.

UBIs are delivered intravenously and can provide a myriad benefits for a person's overall health. 

Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation Benefits 

  • Oxygenates body tissues
  • Destroys fungal, viral, and bacterial growth
  • Stimulates red blood cell production
  • Improves circulation
  • Anti-inflammatory and anti-infective
  • Activates cortisone-like molecules, sterols, into vitamin D
  • Improves detoxification the body’s ability to detoxify and inactivate or remove toxins
  • Can metabolize cholesterol, uric acid and glucose
  • Can reduce pain in soft tissue
  • Balancing effect 


Some of the more powerful applications of ozone therapy that we use at The Karlfeldt Center include:

  1. Ten Pass Ozone Therapy is a powerful tool for anti-aging, while fighting inflammation or struggling from chronic disease.
  2. Ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI) is an IV that filters and re-oxygenates the bloodstream, killing infectious agents, promoting antioxidants and acting as a personalized immune booster.
  3. Prolozone injections into the joints supports tissue regeneration. It could help before considering surgery.
  4. The ozone sauna, also known as the HOCATT, floods the body with ozone through the skin creating a whole-body effect that can eliminate toxins, increase circulation and act as an anti-aging treatment.
  5. Ozone bags can be filled and given via the intestines for colon or liver issues, inserted in the bladder while dealing with a UTI, or bagged around a wound to kill infection and promote healing.

At your next visit to the Karlfeldt Center or another naturopathic clinic, ask about options for ozone therapy. Its versatility makes ozone a very effective and individualized form of medicine and when used correctly by the well-trained staff here, can make a world of difference in your healing journey. 

If you are interested in scheduling a UBI, Schedule An Appointment or Consultation

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Learn More :

Ozone: The Universal Healer - a Discussion with Dr. Silvia Menéndez



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