Lights On! Santa Barbara Naturopathic Doctor Offers Free Light-Based Flu Treatments
Dr. Kristi Wrightson, ND, Assesses Effectiveness of Light Therapy in Treating Influenza
Santa Barbara, Calif. – Dec. 18, 2015 – There may be light at the end of the tunnel for flu patients this season. Dr. Kristi Wrightson, ND (Naturopathic Doctor) and founder of Santa Barbara-based Nest Integrative Medicine Spa is offering free light treatments 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 Therapeutics™ to reduce the severity and duration of influenza symptoms, both systemic and upper respiratory. 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.
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 seven to fourteen 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 quickly.”
To participate in the study, please call (805) 770-2607 or visit the Nest Integrative Medicine Spa at 523 Chapala St. #2, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
About Nest Spa SB
Nest Spa SB is an integrative medicine spa that merges the finest aspects of modern science with ancient healing therapies to offer comprehensive health care. Nest helps patients achieve optimal health through a combination of therapies and preventative measures including immune system strengthening, hormone balancing, weight maintenance and more. Nest provides personalized care, education for patients and the community and extraordinary care in all aspects of the process. Nest was founded by Dr. Kristi Wrightson, a board-certified, licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Registered Dietitian. For more information, visit NestSpaSB.com or book an appointment by calling (805) 770-2607.
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 www.uvlrx.com.