Delivering the building blocks of healthy physiology efficiently and effectively
Intravenous (IV) therapy is the infusion of fluids and nutrients directly into the bloodstream through a vein.
OverviewIV therapy is one of the fastest ways to deliver fluids and nutrients to your bloodstream.
BenefitsBy injecting nutrients intravenously we can directly affect the health of cells and tissues of the body.
About Intravenous Therapy
Intravenous therapy enables optimal absorption of nutrients
When we take pills or other supplements orally, much is lost in the digestion process. By injecting nutrients intravenously, we can bypass the liver and digestive system to increase absorption and directly affect the tissues and cells of the body
Higher concentrations of nutrients can be infused at a much faster rate
Intravenous Therapy utilizes the cardiovascular system rather than the digestive system, allowing us to introduce high concentrations of nutrients - all while you sit back and relax in our Integrative Lab.
An Integrative Approach to Intravenous Therapy
Intravenous therapy is rarely used alone; at Integrative, we also incorporate non-invasive techniques such as dietary and lifestyle modifications and supplementation in order to optimize your nutrient status.
Your Naturopathic Doctor will employ various assessment methods, including a complete history, to fully evaluate your health. They may utilize diagnostic tests to assess your physiology, review how well your body absorbs nutrients, and determine which intravenous therapy protocol may be indicated. These diagnostic methods may include:
Applications of Intravenous Therapy
At Integrative, we have several different IV therapy protocols. If the body is nutrient deficient or experiencing malnutrition, intravenous infusion of various vitamins and minerals is an easy way to introduce high doses of nutrients into a deficient system. However, many other symptoms and conditions may benefit from intravenous therapy protocols, such as:
- Acute or Chronic Viral Infections
- Autoimmune Conditions
- Neurological Conditions
- Tension Headaches, Muscle Spasms
- Digestive Disturbances (Leading to Nutrient Deficiencies)
- Chronic Pain Conditions Such As Fibromyalgia
- Chronic Stress
- Heavy Metal Toxicity
How it works
How does Intravenous Therapy work?
Overview of IV Therapy
Following a mild prick of a needle, a fluid and nutrient filled bag is connected to a vein, typically located in the arm or hand.
Targeted Area of the Body
By infusing nutrients directly into the bloodstream, these nutrients are able to travel throughout the body to various tissues and cells.
Health Benefits of IV Therapy
Depending on your nutrient status and health concerns, benefits of IV Therapy vary from person to person.
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What does your first visit look like?
Complete Medical and Lifestyle History
Your doctor will take a complete history, gathering details regarding your current and past health concerns, lifestyle, as well as current supplements and medications
If needed, your doctor will recommend tests, either at Integrative or with your medical doctor. They may also requisition results from tests you’ve completed in the past.
Within your first visit, your doctor may also perform a physical exam. This may include basic vitals, Applied Kinesiology, or inspection and palpation of specific areas of concern.