Dialysis with UVA light therapy?

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   Posted 3/1/2008 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everybody:
I've been reading a little bit on the internet about UVA1 light therapy. Apparently, the exposure to this particular wavelength of light is supposed to aid in clearing out dead immune cells that don't die off in our bodies, the way they do in people without lupus, and other impurities. I've heard of people being treated by being exposed to the actual light bulbs that emit this wavelength (not wavelengths that would harm those with sun sensitivity), but my rheumy is planning to get a machine to perform a type of dialysis that would expose only the blood to the light. As the blood passes through, it apparently purifies the blood. Obviously, my knowledge of this is pretty shaky -- science isn't really my specialty! Has anyone heard of this or tried it? I'm pretty excited about it.
I spoke with another lupus patient who has been getting dialysis for her lupus -- not for lupus nephritis, but SLE. I need to call her back and see if her doc was using this light therapy, or some other type of dialysis. I'm sure she told me, but brain fog sets in and my memory is gone! I'll post again after I talk with her.

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   Posted 3/1/2008 9:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow Harmony . . . . I didn't even realize we had dead immune cells building up in our bodies. No, I've not heard about this procedure. I'll be watching this topic for more info. Maybe Lynnwood's suggested website for good medical research would be helpful in investigating this topic.


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