Intravenous infusion of certain vitamins, minerals and nutritional supplmemts can often be the missing treatment to many diseases. Using vitamins and minerals in intravenous forms often side-steps the negative side effects of high potent delivery of theses substances. For example: vitamin C can cause loose stools in people at doses of 5 g per day orally, but by taking vitamin C intravenously you can by-pass any gastro-intestinal side effect and take quantities up to 70 grams at a time. Likewise certain therapies are best done intravenously and do not have the same therapeutic effect if provided orally.
IV's are administered in the relaxing atmosphere of our IV room. Our IV room has windows to the outdoors and comfortable leather reclining chairs. Patients are alway encouraged to bring something to entertain themselvs (reading materials, iPOD, etc.) as well a a sanck if their IV will be greater than 30 minutes.
Infusions of naturally occuring vitamins, minerals, and supplements can be a valuable addition to your treatment regime.
Who can benefit from infusion therapies?
There are protocols for numerous conditions. IV EDTA therapy can benefit anyone with atherosclerosis, angina, or other cardio-vascular complaint in addition to the numerous conditions that can be exasperated
For example a Myers’ Cocktail (a multivitamin and mineral infusion) has been recommended by nutritional expert Dr. Alan Gaby, MD for the following diseases:
Acute and chronic muscle spasm
Acute and chronic asthma
Acute and chronic urticaria
Seasonal allergic rhinitis
Other diseases that could have benefits with infusion therapy include:
Macular degeneration, heart disease, angina, heavy metal toxicity, IBS, Crohn’s disease, arteriosclerosis, HIV, mononucleosis, Lyme Disease and hepatitis. Complimentary and Alternative Cancer Support may include:
· High Dose IV Vitamin C: from 20 to 70 grams/treatment
· Myer's cocktail infusions What should I expect on my first visit?
A medical consultation must be conducted with all patients before qualifications or choice of treatment can be determined. This includes a complete medical history and laboratory records review and/or ordering. Long drip infusions are never done on the first visit. All patients undergo a 15-minute Myers’ cocktail before any longer drip is considered to ensure tolerance to IV materials. A Myers’ cocktail is a small volume (35 ml) infusion of multiple vitamins and minerals. How long does it take?
It depends on the therapy chosen. Below is listed the most common types of infusions chosen and there respectable times of administration needed: