Lights On! Santa Barbara Naturopathic Doctor Studies Impact of UV Light on Flu Virus

Dr. Kristi Wrightson, ND, Assesses Effectiveness of Light Therapy in
Treating Influenza

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–According to the CDC,
200,000 people are hospitalized each year for the flu and nearly 20% of
the U.S. population suffers from the virus over the course of flu
season. Dr. Kristi Wrightson, ND (Naturopathic Doctor) and founder of Nest
Integrative Medicine Spa
 in Santa Barbara, is looking toward the
light to fight this malicious winter bug.

Wrightson has launched an influenza study to assess the ability of an
investigational light-based medical device by UVLrx
 to reduce the severity and duration of influenza
symptoms, both systemic and upper respiratory.

The treatment device uses specific wavelengths of light to target the
influenza virus while supporting the body’s immune system to help combat
or fight the viral infection. The study aims at assessing the
effectiveness and safety of this application.

“Influenza commonly causes both systemic and upper respiratory symptoms,
which include nasal congestion, cough, body aches, malaise and fever,”
said Dr. Wrightson. “These symptoms can last between 7 to 14 days and
can greatly alter a person’s quality of life and ability to work. We’re
hoping the use of specific wavelengths of light will prove effective in
getting people over the flu and back to their daily routine more

Study participants will undergo four sixty-minute treatments in one week
in a medical clinic at no cost to the patient. Additionally,
participants will return to the clinic for two more evaluations to
assess symptom resolution.

To participate in the study, please call (805) 770-2607 or visit Nest
Spa SB
at 523 Chapala St. #2, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

About UVLrx Therapeutics

Based in Oldsmar, Florida, UVLrx Therapeutics is dedicated to
evidence-based medicine in the field of light therapy and offers the
first intravenous, concurrent delivery of ultraviolet-A (UVA) and
multiple visible light wavelengths for treating a variety of medical
issues. In addition to two Nobel Prizes and NASA-backed research,
hundreds of international clinical trials have verified the health
benefits of UV and other wavelengths of light utilized in the UVLrx™
Treatment System. For more information, please visit


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