On the history of photobiological autohaemotherapy
For over 50 years, photobiological autohaemotherapy has been a proven biological healing method for patients suffering from celebral, cardial and peripheral circulation disorders and their secondary diseases. The procedure strengthens the immune system and contributes to a general sense of well-being. Its effectiveness has been scientifically verified through numerous studies and extensive clinical research.
After initial research in the twenties, photobiological autohaemotherapy was concurrently developed and applied as a therapeutic method in Germany and the USA in the mid-thirties.
However, in Germany, this therapy form only established itself in the field of natural medicine after the Second World War. Today, photobiological autohaemotherapy is an integral part of further training and additional naturopathic qualifications.
Photobiological autohaemotherapy is a biological healing method in which venous blood is treated extracorporeally with UV-C light of a certain wavelength with i.v. and/or i.m. injection. Three therapy variants exist:
The Swiss physician Wehrli introduced this therapy form in 1956 at the therapy week in Karlsruhe under the name “Haematogenous Oxidation Therapy” (HOT). In this procedure, the blood is foamed up with oxygen, treated with UV light of a certain wavelength and reinfused with an i.v. injection.
In 1969, the physician Wiesner developed a device with a quartz glass cuvette in Mecklenburg. He called this procedure “Ultraviolet Blood Radiation” (UVB). UVB is also an i.v. application, but does not require oxygen-foaming of the blood.
For HOT and UVB, a practice established itself over time to additionally inject a small part of the treated blood via i.m. injection. In 1995, this resulted in a separate procedure referred to as “UV-Light Activated Autohaemotherapy” (UVE) after Eumatron developed and produced a suitable cuvette for this therapy. UVE is performed according to the rules of traditional autohaemotherapy.