Anti-microbial Photodynamic Therapy (aPDT) aims to kill bacterial, viral and parasitic pathogens. The procedure is very similar to the one used in Photodynamic Tumor Therapy. Instead of tumor tissue, photosensitizers bind to pathogens.
Riboflavin, Hypericin and Curcumin are used as photosensitizers (orally or by infusion). They are “activated” by local or systemic laser therapy to fight the pathogens either locally or in the bloodstream.
In principle, all bacterial, viral or parasitic diseases can be treated by means of PDT. The great advantage of the therapy is that it even kills mulitresistant pathogens.
- Viral diseases (hepatitis, HIV, herpes, etc.)
- Bacterial infections
- Multiresistant staphylococci
- Parasitic diseases
- Lyme Disease