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Information on the latest vitamin D news and research.

Find out more information on deficiency, supplementation, sun exposure, and how vitamin D relates to your health.

The cure that time forgot: the Knott Technique

In 2006, I wrote a newsletter about the remarkable cure that time forgot.

The Knott Technique, Is vitamin D an antibiotic?

Now, a group from Harvard has written about the same treatment, called the “Knott Technique,” which is a blood irradiation procedure used to treat skin and blood infections.

Wu X, Hu X, Hamblin MR. Ultraviolet blood irradiation: Is it time to remember “the cure that time forgot”? J Photochem Photobiol B. 2016 Feb 5;157:89-96. doi: 0.1016/j.jphotobiol.2016.02.007. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PMID: 26894849

I won’t repeat what I wrote in the above 2006 blog, but I will add that in 2007, I teamed up with an alternative health practitioner in Canada who still uses the Knott technique. He obtained 25(OH)D levels before and after treating 3 of his patients with the Knott Technique and found that each irradiation delivered between about 50,000 to 100,000 IU of vitamin D to the systemic circulation.

The Harvard authors did not include vitamin D as a possible mechanism of action of the Knott Technique in their paper. However, after I emailed the lead author with my 2006 newsletter, he admitted vitamin D may explain some of the remarkable treatment effect of this weird treatment.

  About: John Cannell, MD

Dr. John Cannell is founder of the Vitamin D Council. He has written many peer-reviewed papers on vitamin D and speaks frequently across the United States on the subject. Dr. Cannell holds an M.D. and has served the medical field as a general practitioner, emergency physician, and psychiatrist.

2 Responses to The cure that time forgot: the Knott Technique

  1. Rita Celone Umile says:

    Thank you.