Intravenous Laser Blood Irradiation Therapy
Intravenous laser, also known as ILBI (Intravenous Laser Blood Irradiation), is a blood purification, biochemical, and detoxification laser. With the aid of a needle, an optical fiber is injected into the vein to irradiate the blood cells with a low-energy red laser (wavelength 632.5nm, power 3-5mW). These irradiated red blood cells can then pass through the walls of blood vessels to reach the surrounding tissues, provide oxygen for cell growth, operate throughout the body, and remove carbon dioxide and other metabolic wastes produced by cells.
Since the irradiated red blood cells are full of oxygen, they help enable the body’s cells to operate more efficiently, while also accelerating metabolism, repair, and improving chronic inflammation, etc. The preliminary stages of intravenous laser therapy began in Germany around the start of 1920, and intravenous laser therapy machines also appeared around the time of the Second World War. With the advancements in science and technology, these machines began to be widely promoted by the Russian medical community in 1980. As thus, the bulk of intravenous laser therapy research have been published in Europe.
The initial application of intravenous lasers was mainly for the control of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Overtime, the scientific community discovered that intravenous lasers are also effective for treating rheumatic and degenerative joint diseases. In recent years, the application has been extended to brain neuropathy. Proper rehabilitation exercises, in addition to intravenous laser therapy, can quicken the progress of healing. In addition, for people who are generally over-stressed, chronically fatigued, and for sub-healthy people with chronic pain, intravenous laser therapy also has a “revitalizing effect” to help reduce stiffness and soreness of the body, and enable more ease and efficiency when working.
Intravenous laser therapy increases the oxygen and cellular energy within red blood cells, helping the overworked body cells to obtain more oxygen and nutrients, replenish cell vitality, and regulate the body to function more smoothly.
ILIB is suitable for patients with any of following:
- Nervous system disorders
- Chronic inflammatory diseases: degenerative inflammation, rheumatic disease, allergic inflammation
- Vascular system diseases: high blood pressure, coronary and cerebral vascular dysfunction
- Stress-induced shoulder and neck pain, headaches, sleep disorders and metabolism
- Metabolic diseases: hyperlipidemia, diabetes.
Our clinic uses the same intravenous laser equipment as the Taipei and Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospitals, and may be paired with intravenous (IV) drip treatment to magnify the effect of the intravenous laser. If you may are in need of ILIB or related treatment, please consult our physicians and nurses for more information.