A Brief History
Over 100 years ago Faroese-Danish physician researcher, Niels Finen, found that ultraviolet light could effectively treat skin disorders. He was awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize for Medicine because of his use of UV light against lupus vulgaris which is tuberculosis of the skin.
Walter Ude, an MD from Minneapolis, reported a series of 100 cases of Erysipelas (an acute Streptococcus bacterial infection) in the 1920s, claiming a nearly 100% cure rate with UV skin irradiation.
The age of antibiotics and vaccines had dawned and the enthusiasm was palpable. UBI therapy would take a back seat despite the fact that for certain indications (hepatitis, viral pneumonia, and streptococcal toxemia) is was proven demonstrably superior. Unfortunately, research into this effective therapy came to a virtual halt.
1990’s to present
There are over 250 practitioners in the US, 3,000 in Europe and thousands more throughout the world who use this treatment. Over 1 millions UBI treatments have been successfully administered with astounding results and minimal side effects to patients.