In IV therapy, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other healing substances are infused intravein for direct delivery to cells and tissues. Intravenous nutrients may be delivered in higher concentration and more effective than by inhalation, ingestion, or injection under the skin. The immediate and complete absorption of nutrients into the bloodstream delivers quick results, bypassing liver filtration and malabsorptive bowels.
The therapy has few or no side effects and is useful for treating a wide range of medical problems, including:
- Migraine headaches
- Heart disease
- Chronic pain
- Chronic sinusitis
IV Therapy may also be prescribed to enhance immune system function, aid detoxification, chelate heavy metals and athroschlerotic plaque, improve nutrition, and generally energize the body.
Injections can consist of a single substance in liquid form or multiple substances, as determined by your doctor for your specific needs. The vitamin-mineral concoction known as the Myer’s cocktail, in use for more than 30 years, contains magnesium, calcium, vitamin B complex, and B12, B6, B5, and C vitamins.
Treatment times vary from 15 minutes (syringe) to 3 hours (gravity drip). One to five treatments are generally sufficient, though some conditions might require ongoing therapy.