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Adverse Reactions

The complete absence of harmful effects, either immediate or delayed, when UBI is used property, has allowed clinical investigators to use this procedure over a period of twenty years and more on a single patient.

  • Citrate reactions.In over ten thousand applications of this therapy given by Miley, he has noted only six adverse reactions due to the procedure itself, all typical citrate reactions, accompanied by headache, chill, temporary (2-12) fever of not more than 102.0 degrees F., and moderate calf muscle spasm.This is less than 0.1%, an incidence much lower than that encountered in intravenous procedures in general.For all practical purposes this infrequent type of reaction can be disregarded.
  • Photosensitization (Light) Reactions
  • Reactions due to death of bacteria (Herxheimer’s Reaction).Frequently in acute bacterial infections there occurs in the first twenty four hours following UBI a reaction due to the rapid death of large numbers of infectious organisms, characterized by chill, rise in temperature, and a temporary increase in generalized toxic symptoms. This is usually followed in a few hours by a subsidence of all untoward symptoms. This“die-off” reaction is usually similar to “flu-like” symptoms of headache, achiness, tiredness, and just “not feeling well” and usually lasts only several days. This “die-off” reaction can, however, occur with any type of treatment including antibiotics.
  •  .Dr. Miley reports that in approximately 50% of individuals with bronchial asthma, nasal sinusitis and chronic rheumatic disease (also in acute rheumatic disease), there appears for the first four to five days following initial UBI an aggravation of the pre-existing symptoms which is usually no more severe than any previous severe exacerbation.This is especially true following the first application of UBI, much less likely to occur after a second UBI, and rarely after third.
  •  .The withdrawal of blood from a patient in profound shock has been performed frequently in the Knott technique with no adverse effect.On the contrary, the rapid disappearance of shock following re-injection of irradiated blood has been observed.

· Other reactions. A rare and mildly depressant effect has been noted, characterized by mental lassitude and a desire to sleep more than usual; this is without much clinical significance, but is worthy of mention.


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