When Jake was in the hospital, he received a blood transfusion - two pints of blood - and got amazing results.
But I will admit, when the doctors first told me they wanted to give him a transfusion, I didn't like the idea at ALL. I had a difficult time with the thought of him being given someone else's blood. I am a blood donor myself, and believe most donors are probably good, honest people. But what if something slipped through the cracks, and he wound up with a bad batch? Yes, I know they use a pretty extensive screening process, but the fact is, blood banks just don't have the resources to test every single batch for every single disease AND every strain of the flu.
I asked the docs if I could be his blood donor and they said no, because it was unlikely that I'd be the perfect match and they wanted to do it soon. I decided not to fight it too much, since Jake seemed to want to go ahead with it so I just crossed my fingers and hoped for the best.
Although I didn't seem to notice much of a difference on the evening Jake had it done (he was very weak), the difference in his mood and energy level the next morning, after the blood transfusion was UNDENIABLE. He was cheerful, energetic, and his eyes had a new sparkle in them that I hadn't seen in a long time. It got me thinking, HM... maybe a batch of "better blood" really does make a difference!
We can't afford to give him regular blood transfusions (and I wouldn't want him to anyway), but over the next month I learned there are other things a person can do to have "better blood" running through their system.
Because I have used light therapy myself (I've had one of these machines for almost 10 years) (and an UPDATE: a much bigger version than this is available through the Professional PEMF machine we just got), I know from experience, that LED Phototherapy really does work. In fact, THIS was actually developed by NASA!
From Women's Health Letter, February 2014 (you can see the article here):
"Low level laser (or light) therapy (LLLT) has been the subject of many clinical studies known for its ability to promote tissue regeneration, reduce inflammation, and relieve pain. In addition, it is protective against cell and tissue death, stimulates healing wounds and nerves, and repairs injuries. People have seen improvements in sports injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as pain reduction in arthritis and neuropathies. Some renowned neurologists are now studying it. They have found that it improved cognition and reduced symptoms of Parkinson's disease."
Not only is this method less invasive, but according to this study (see yellow highlighted area below), it is even more effective (than IV Blood Irradiation) to treat the blood by placing a laser light underneath the tongue.
I do wish I could find a "mouthpiece" that was made to simply sit under the tongue, because according to this study (below), it seems to be a really effective way to irradiate the blood.
From this study:
As alternatives to intravenous laser blood irradiation there are transcutaneous popliteal and transmucous sublingual laser blood irradiation available. In the present study, different possibilities are compared regarding their influence on the human energetic field (polarity field). If the improvement of energy by intravenous laser blood irradiation is taken as a reference of 100 %, 20 minutes of popliteal laser shows the worst results at 80 %, while 20 minutes of sublingual bichromatic laser shows the best results with 103 %. Obviously there are possibilities of a non-invasive laser blood irradiation which are - in relation to the chosen parameters - equivalent to the results of intravenous laser blood irradiation.
I tried calling the company that makes the HMR machine, but for some reason couldn't seem to get through to anyone. I feel like a detective banging my head against a wall sometimes... trying to find the missing links, to help my husband heal his cirrhosis!
I figured, if I could find a small light that could be placed in Jake's mouth or under his tongue, while he watched football, then maybe we could get the same results as he got with the blood transfusion (or heck, even if he could get results that were HALF as good, I'd be happy). Unfortunately I couldn't seem to find a device that was specifically designed to be placed under the tongue. However, I did find a few items that would probably suffice, as they seemed small enough to be placed into a person's mouth.
One was THIS LIGHT, (on left), which I found on Amazon's U.K. site. I tried to order it though my Amazon account in the US, but wasn't able to (technically, this is an intranasal phototherapy machine, but just isn't advertised as such). I kept looking for a device that would be easy for Jake to put under his tongue, and also found THIS ONE (the "BioStick" on the right) on Amazon's U.S. site.
I told my friend Julie (the one who encouraged me to take Jake to the hospital) about the HMR machine, and said that I had been looking for a similar LED light that was small enough to fit in Jake's mouth. I wanted to let her know about the "Allergy machine" because Julie has allergies, and the reviews seemed good enough so that maybe this thing actually worked!
She said that the area under the tongue is a really sensitive, "absorbent" area... for example, there are times where doctors instruct patients to place pills under their tongue, rather than to swallow them, because they are absorbed very quickly there and things under the tongue tend to go right into the bloodstream. So, I am surprised that no one seems to currently make a small device that is easy for someone to fit under their tongue.
Well, what's funny about the HMR light (or lights that can easily be placed under the tongue) not being easily available, is it kind of forced me to look at other options (which I imagine are far less expensive than an HMR machine!), and in doing so, I learned all about Intranasal Phototherapy - something I had never heard of in my life (and probably wouldn't, if Jake wasn't in this situation).
Apparently, with an Intranasal phototherapy machine, you can actually help to oxygenate your blood cells, by sticking a small red light up your nose.
I know it sounds crazy... I mean, seriously?? Sticking a light up your nose, can help improve the quality of your blood?? Yes, it can. Look at the Before and After pictures of peoples' blood cells, in the video further down this page, after Intranasal therapy.
The whole reason both types of phototherapy (in the nose and under the tongue) work is because mucus membranes in these areas are extremely thin... so thin, that exposing these areas to light therapy can actually change the quality of your blood.... just as well as if you had removed it from your body! And when you think about it, it does make sense. Think of how easy it can be to get a bloody nose. Your head is full of so much blood!
I discovered that the "allergy machine" listed on Amazon's UK site, is technically an "Intranasal device" (though that's not how it's described / labeled). It is marketed to help people with allergies, but what they don't tell you, is that intranasal phototherapy can actually treat a wide range of disorders, because it actually helps your body produce more oxygen in the bloodstream! You can read more about it HERE.
If you are interested in getting a VieLight, you can get one off Amazon (listed below). Please note that there are THREE different types of machines (and you have to buy them separately!). I wish they could make JUST ONE machine with all 3 capabilities, but so far, they do not.
If you keep scrolling down you will see more information about each type of machine (and what it's used for).
VieLight Intranasal Light Therapy 810 Infrared
VieLight Intranasal Light Therapy 655 Prime (Radiant Life LT)
VieLight Intranasal Light Therapy 633 Red (Qi-Light)
Vielight 810 Infrared
The Vielight 810 Infrared emits an infrared light with an 810 nm wavelength. The longer wavelength enables photons to reach and photobiomodulate your brain cells. Engineered to pulse at 10 Hz, this frequency is associated with neural oscillation in the alpha state.
In a Harvard study conducted, this draws the greatest neurological healing in traumatized brains. This state also helps to release calming chemicals in the brain, which helps with sleeping conditions.
The LED beam footprint spans the underside of the brain, including the mid-brain area. With these specifications, the power density is 7.6 mW/cm² (net of duty cycle) per session.
Vielight 655 PrimeThe Vielight 655 emits low level laser light with a 655 nm wavelength. The light pulses continuously with a power density of 10 mw/cm2.
The laser beam footprint targets the nasal cavity, which is rich in blood capillaries. The device parameters have been derived from researching clinical studies on low level light therapy over the last few decades.
As a safety measure, please do not look into the laser light source.
Vielight 633 RedThe Vielight 633 Red releases light with a wavelength of 633 nm in the visible red spectrum, powered by a managed dosage of energy. Low level light therapy has been researched by NASA for several years and has demonstrated the ability to alter, and improve, cellular function. In particular, it is believed that low level light photobiomodulation functions by improving mitochondrial energy production by stimulating the complex IV enzyme, cytochrome c oxidase (CCO), and increasing adenosine-5′-triphosphate (ATP) synthesis.
Apparently, this is a very effective form of treatment. And in some ways, I think it could be even better than the type that goes into your mouth, because if you use a really strong light at 810 nm (I believe most nasal lights are between 633 and 650 nms), it can actually treat Alzheimers and Parkinson's disease. You can read more about that in this newsletter (click on this link below... the article title).
I ordered a light a few days ago, and will let you know how it goes when Jake starts using it!
(Update: OK so I have to say I didn't get any results with the one I ordered, maybe because it was a cheap brand that was like $40 on ebay? It's true, I do not have allergies, though, and the people who seemed to get results were people with allergies... I didn't even ask Jake to try it since I knew if I didn't even see results myself, there was no way I could get him to stick this thing up his nose for half an hour a day). I know of two other people who have ordered the Vie Light, and one woman said her elderly mother didn't notice any difference. I am waiting to hear back from the other person (it's the boyfriend of a woman I met through this blog).
This video below is a bit long... but worth a listen. Dr. Garry Gordon explains in detail why intranasal phototherapy actually works so well. Pretty interesting! I really wish Dr. Gordon was able to MUTE one of the people in the background, but luckily you can hear most of the webinar.
This information below was taken from THIS SITE.
Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation Therapy
How Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation Works
- Inactivation of toxins
- Destruction and growth inhibition of bacteria
- Activation of steroid hormones
- Increase in the oxygen combining power of the blood and oxygen transportation to organs
- Decrease of blood viscosity by stimulation of fibrinolysis
- Improvement of blood circulation
- Stimulation of corticosteroid production
- Decrease of platelet aggregation
How Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation is Performed
- As part of the therapy, a certain amount of venous blood is withdrawn by venipuncture.
- This blood is then exposed twice to a controlled amount of UV-A light in a joint circuit inside a UV-A light permeable quartz chamber.
- The blood is then returned to the patient.
- The number of treatments depends on the individual's needs and personal treatment plan.
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The information below was taken from THIS SITE:
- Increases oxygen absorption into body tissues
- Destruction of fungal, viral and bacterial growth
- Enhances the immune system’s ability to fight infection
- Improves circulation and decreases platelet aggregation
- Improves circulation by dilating blood vessels
- Improves the body’s ability to detoxify and inactivate or remove toxins
- Allergies – inhaled, food or chemical
- Arthritis – osteoarthritis, rheumatoid or psoriatic
- Autoimmune illnesses – e.g. SLE, RA, Ulcerative Colitis, Scleroderma...
- Candida (yeast) overgrowth
- Acute infections – influenza, cold, viral or bacterial infection
- Eczema & psoriasis
- Fatigue – acute and chronic
- Lyme disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Herpes zoster and simplex
The info below is from THIS SITE