IV Therapy

Intravenous (IV) therapy is the infusion of a substance directly into the veins so as to bypass digestion.  In a hospital setting, infusions are used for dehydration (saline drip) or as a vehicle for pharmaceuticals.  In an outpatient setting like this, we use nutrients, vitamins and minerals to address deficiencies or support those going through a chronic illness. IV nutrient therapy is one of the most powerful non-conventional treatment modalities available and there are a number of situations where it might be the therapy of choice for a patient. These include:

  • Severe digestive problems that limit digestion and absorption of nutrients orally
  • Chronic illness or immune compromise
  • Acute illness that involves dehydration or inability to take in nutrients orally
  • Extreme physical exertion (running a marathon) that causes depletion of key nutrients
  • Recovery from surgery or other physical trauma
  • Under-nutrition and malnutrition in elderly

Injections- Not technically IV, these are injected intramuscularly.

  • Vitamin B12 Shot
  • B-complex Shot
  • Methylation Defect Shot

IV Pushes- These are injected directly into the vein but utilize a smaller amount of liquid than an IV drip.  Total infusion time is 15-30 minutes.

  • Myers’ Cocktail- A great mix of vitamins and minerals to support energy, metabolism and overall well-being.
  • Immune Boost
  • Glutathione Push

IV Drip Nutrition- Total infusion time is 60-120 minutes via a slow drip.  Below are some examples IV drip formulas.

  • Immune Support
  • Basic Vitamin/Mineral
  • Expanded Vitamin/Mineral
  • High dose Vitamin C
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid
  • Tissue and Wound Healing
  • Macular Degeneration Formula
  • Asthma Protocol

What should I expect?

During a treatment, you sit comfortably while a sterile IV line delivers you an individualized formula. Typically the procedure lasts 15-120 minutes depending on the infusion. You may read, nap, or simply relax during the infusion.

The risk of a negative reaction is very low, but might include soreness at the sight, allergic reaction, infiltration, inflammation of the vein or fainting. We are equipped to address emergent situations by discontinuing the IV, providing oxygen, providing the appropriate medication (epinephrine, benadryl, homeopathics), and/or calling 911.