Before antibiotics, doctors used ultraviolet blood irradiation to treat infections. Douglas Wigton, DO, offers ultraviolet blood irradiation as an alternative treatment for traditional medicine at Vital Health Scores in Traverse City, Michigan. He uses ultraviolet blood irradiation to improve immune health and treat infections, autoimmune disorders, and neuropathy. To learn more about ultraviolet blood irradiation, call today or schedule an appointment online for a consultation.
Ultraviolet blood irradiation is a form of alternative medicine that improves the power of your body’s immune system to fight off infection. This treatment was initially used in the 1940s and 1950s to treat a number of health conditions, including:
Ultraviolet blood irradiation fell out of favor as a treatment for infections when antibiotics became more popular. Notably, Dr. Wigton and other alternative medicine specialists recognize the value of this treatment and offer it to their patients.
Dr. Wigton uses ultraviolet blood irradiation to bolster your body’s immune system to treat infections, autoimmune disorders, and neuropathy. Dr. Wigton treats the underlying cause of your illness to optimize your health and get you back to doing the things you love. His patients love his innovative and personal approach to care.
Ultraviolet blood irradiation stimulates your body’s immune system to produce more germ-fighting cells to help treat the infection.
The treatment acts like a type of natural vaccine. The UV light targets the bacteria or germ without causing any harm to your red blood cells and kills it. The fragments of the bacteria or virus left behind jumpstart your immune system to create antibodies to destroy the rest of the infectious cells.
In addition to helping you fight off infection, treatment with ultraviolet blood irradiation may also:
Ultraviolet blood irradiation also improves circulation and the oxygenation of your blood, and that’s how it helps treat neuropathy, or nerve damage, often found in the hands and feet.
Ultraviolet blood irradiation treatment is safe and causes minimal, if any, discomfort. Dr. Wigton begins by taking a small sample of your blood. Next, he combines the sample with saline and runs it through a machine that exposes the saline and blood solution to UV light, which is then intravenously returned to your body.
Dr. Wigton determines the number of treatments you need based on your health and the reason you need treatment.
To learn more about how ultraviolet blood irradiation can help you, call Douglas Wigton, DO, at Vital Health Scores or schedule an appointment online.
*Individual results may vary.