What is IV Therapy?
Also called drip therapy or vitamin drips, IV therapy was pioneered in the 1950’s by Dr. John Myers as a medical treatment for fatigue, migraine headaches, muscle spasms, asthma, and allergies, sinusitis, and upper respiratory infections.
Because IV (IntraVenous) and IM (IntraMuscular) therapy relieves a number of conditions and restores depleted fluids and nutrients, it serves as a valuable treatment for athletes, people undergoing or recovery from surgery, those with chronic illness or fatigue, people who have hit a plateau with weight loss, and anyone wanting to improve their overall wellness, energy levels and skin health.
What are the Benefits of IV Therapy?
Too often, daily demands, stress, illness, processed foods and lifestyle choices can deplete the body’s natural resources, vitamins and minerals. Even with a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables, the body absorbs less than half the nutrients it takes in, but with IV therapy, you can restore energy, immunities and overall wellness at the cellular level with up to 400% more absorption.
Used to treat nutritional deficiencies for more than half a century, IV vitamin drips replenish nutrients so the body can heal itself, stay focused, look younger and sustain long-term health. IV therapy offers FDA-regulated formulas developed by licensed chemists and pharmacists and administered by medical professionals in clinical settings using the highest safety protocols available. Consistently, our patients report that after just one treatment, they feel as good as they look!
How Does IV Therapy Work?
- Pick Your Formula – Each IV and IM treatment has been scientifically formulated for your specific wellness goals such as to boost immunities, reduce the signs of aging, improve athletic performance and recovery, and relieve a number of ailments including fatigue, gastrointestinal disorders, migraines, pain, allergies, and mental focus.
- IV Administration – To begin the procedure, an IV medical professional will insert a catheter into a vein via a sterile needle. Then the needle is removed, and the catheter is taped in place while the IV drip is administered. Most treatments take 30 to 45 minutes, and you can relax, read, snack, watch TV, listen to music, and even nap during therapy.
- Feel the Difference – Most people say they feel and look refreshed immediately after therapy, but the full results of treatment typically take effect within 30 to 45 minutes.
How Long Does It Take to Get an IV Therapy Drip?
Your appointment to receive nutrient-boosting IV therapy may take 30 to 45 minutes. This may depend on the formula of therapy that you select, the size of the IV bag, and other factors. Our treatment area is designed for your complete comfort. While you sit back and relax, your body will receive the supplementation that you need to feel your best!
How Often Should I Get IV Therapy?
The IV therapy schedule that is ideal for you will depend on your reasons for seeking this form of care. If your goal is to boost your energy and fill in nutritional gaps, you may receive sufficient benefits from IV treatments as often as every two weeks. If you are receiving IV therapy to manage a chronic condition or to overcome something as simple as the common cold, you might schedule weekly treatments for a short period of time. When you consult with us about your goals, we can discuss which IV formulation would be best for you and also the schedule that would fit your needs.
Can I Receive IV Therapy While Taking Other Medications?
Vitamin IV therapy is safe for use with most other medications and products. There may be a few medications that could interact with the form of therapy that would be ideal for you. During your consultation, discuss all of your medications and other supplements with your provider so they can select a treatment plan that will be both safe and effective for you.
Can’t I Just Take Vitamins for My Nutrients?
You can take vitamins to enhance your health and wellness. The difference between IV therapy and taking oral supplements is that the nutrients in your IV bag are delivered directly to your bloodstream. There is no breakdown of the nutrients via the digestive process. The vitamins and minerals that enter your blood are fully absorbed by your cells, yielding the best possible results.
Does IV Therapy Have Any Side Effects?
It is very rare for side effects to occur due to IV therapy. You might experience some bruising at the IV site, and could develop a cool or warm sensation in your arm, stomach, or chest. You may also sense a taste of vitamins in your mouth or notice a "vitamin scent" to your urine. These are temporary side effects that are associated with the infusion of concentrated vitamins into your body. They do not indicate a complication of any kind. Our highly-trained staff knows how ot manage all side effects that could possibly occur during or after your treatment.
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