By giving nutrients through an IV your digestive system is bypassed, thus allowing for higher levels of nutrients to be delivered to your cells via the bloodstream. This is especially helpful for people suffering from cancer, malabsorption and digestive concerns or when the therapeutic dose is simply too high to take orally such as cancer.
IV therapy has shown great benefit from reducing the severity of common cold and flu symptoms to the treatment of chronic conditions such as cancer. Some of the conditions that can be helped with IV therapy include: fatigue, fibromyalgia, depression, infection, asthma, chest pain, congestive heart failure, palpitations, heart disease, migraines, pms, respiratory problems, seasonal allergies, hives, hyperthyroidism and acute muscle spasms to name a few.
How It Works
IV therapy uses high dose vitamins, minerals, and natural substances intravenously or intramuscularly. It is primarily used for chronic ordebilitating conditions that require additional support in the healing process and for the chelation of heavy metals. IV therapy allows for high concentrated nutrients to enter cells more easily in order to heal and repair cellular damage caused by chronic diseases or heavy metals and environmental toxins.
What Is The Difference Between Taking Oral Nutrients vs. Intravenous Nutrients ?
IV therapy provides a route of administration that bypasses the digestive system and liver filtration thereby guaranteeing a greater concentration of nutrients into the cells. This helps the cells function better, which usually leads to the patient feeling better.
Normally, nutrients taken orally enter the cell through active transport; this process requires cell energy, and the cell’s ability to transport the nutrients from outside the cell into the cell. Diseased cells lack the energy required and the ability to absorb nutrients effectively, thus decreasing the amount of nutrients that reach the cell. With IV therapy, nutrients enter the cell without using the cell’s active transport.
Which Conditions May Benefit From IV Therapy?
- Adjunct to chemotherapy
- Immunocompromised states: Lupus, Arthritis, MS, Epstein Barr virus
- Colds or Flu
- Chronic candida
- Bell’s Palsy
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Cardiovascular disease
- Restless leg syndrome
- Acute infection – bacterial / viral, Hepatitis
- Wound healing, Sports Injury
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Parkinson’s disease
- Fibromyalgia syndrom
- Macular degeneration
- Pre / Post surgical support
- Irritable bowel syndrom
- Ulcerative colitis
- Crohn’s disease
- Restorative health / anti-aging
How Is IV Therapy Performed?
IV therapy can be administered two ways:
1.) Through a gravity-drawn “drip”. This method takes between 30 and 120 minutes to administer.
2.) Through a “push”. This is where the naturopathic doctor manually injects via a syringe at a predetermined rate. This method is shorter and usually takes 20 minutes to administer and is only feasible for certain types of injections.