Pioneered by the Swiss doctor Prof. Wehrli, hematogenic oxidation therapy (HOT) combines blood enrichment with O2 and UV irradiation. 60-90ml of patient’s blood is drawn into a sterile vessel, where the blood is flooded with medical oxygen and irradiated by UV-C light (254nm) for approximately 10 minutes. Subsequently, the enriched blood is reinfused into the patient.
HOT’s mechanism of action consists of three distict elements:
- UV-C irradiation activates the immune system and fights bacteria and viruses
- medical O2 improves blood flow and improves peripheral oxygen supply
- additionally, the UV-C light reacts directly with the medical O2 and potentiates its reactivity