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IV Therapy

For many people, absorption of nutrients is compromised due to chronic illness (such as cancer or auto-immune disease), or damage to the gastro-intestinal track lining (as with food allergies or bowel disease.) By delivering nutrients intravenously the GI tract is bypassed, thereby guaranteeing total absorption and full benefit. The ultimate goal is to enhance immune function, increase energy, and assist the body in detoxification.

How does IV therapy work?

IV therapy uses high dose vitamins, minerals, and natural substances injected directly into a vein. IV therapy allows for high concentrations of nutrients to enter cells easier. Nutrients are necessary to heal and repair cellular damage caused by chronic disease or environmental toxins.

Which conditions may benefit from IV therapy?

  • Cancer
  • Auto-immune disease(Lupus, Arthritis, MS, Epstein Barr virus etc.)
  • Colds and Flu
  • Alzheimer’s disease/Dementia
  • Acute infection (bacterial or viral)
  • Healing from a sports injury
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Fibromylagia syndrome
  • Macular degeneration
  • Pre/Post surgical support
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s disease

Which conditions may benefit from IV therapy?

IV therapy can be administered two ways:

  • Through a gravity-drawn “drip”. This method takes between 45 minutes and 2 hours
  • Through a “push” (such as a ‘Myers cocktail’ for immune enhancement) where the solution is manually injects via a syringe over 15-20 minutes

Is IV therapy safe?

  • IV therapy has an excellent safety record. For most IV’s preliminary lab work will be done in order to avoid any difficulties that may arise.
  • Rare but possible side effects: Sensitivities and/or allergic reactions to the substance being injected, infection, inflammation and/or loss of the vein, leakage of fluid into the surrounding tissues, bruising and occasional pain in the surrounding tissue.

What are the contraindications for IV Therapy?

  • IV therapy is contraindicated in the following conditions:  acute hypoglycemia, unmanaged hypertension, fluid overload (COPD, pulmonary hypertension), uncontrolled diabetes, seizure disorders, severe kidney and liver diseases.

What different IV therapy protocols are offered?

Multivitamin and Mineral drip: used for the majority of conditions. Specific nutrients and dosage will vary depending on the condition

Myers cocktail: A 15 minutes IV “push” incredible at boosting the immune system (especially when fighting off a cold/flu)

High dose vitamin C: Important for destruction of cancer cells and eliminating chronic viral conditions

Phophatidylcholine: Incredible for liver detoxification and white matter support such as with dementia/Alzheimer’s disease

High dose anti-oxidants: Helps detoxify and repair damage caused by toxicities or chronic illness

Amino acid nutrients: Used for protein deficient conditions such as with end stage cancer, or crohn’s/colitis

Magnesium: Almost always stops a migraine within 30 minutes