Increasing numbers of physicians are utilizing Intravenous (IV) Therapy as a part of their approach to helping patients restore or maintain their health. The rationale for using IV therapy is related to the limitation of the gastrointestinal system in the absorption of therapeutic levels of various micronutrients. It is also very helpful when building up the level so that the patient may begin maintenance with oral supplements.
For example, if a patient is given a large dose of oral magnesium, the end result is diarrhea because of magnesium's effect on the bowels. However, intravenous administration of magnesium does not have that effect. So, if given in IV form, the level given can be much higher to affect a positive change. There is also a noted advantage in establishing somewhat higher plasma levels of various micronutrients in an acute fashion, as this procedure can saturate cellular metabolic processes to an enhanced, overall cellular functional efficiency.
The utility of intravenous treatments is varied. Over the years, numerous protocols have been developed by nutritionally oriented physicians. They are specifically aimed at working with a variety of processes. They include fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, immune enhancements, acute and chronic infectious processes, augmentation of cancer therapies and the acceleration of wound healing, to name a few.
The length of an IV treatment will vary depending on the nature and type of treatment received. It can last from 20 minutes to 4 hours.
Is intravenous therapy safe?
Intravenous treatment has been used safely by physicians for several decades. All the components of the solution are compounds natural to the body and generally pose no health risks.
The Fox Valley Wellness staff is trained to use the most advanced technology in intravenous therapy that is used throughout the country including Vitamin C, Chelation, nutrition supplementation, antioxidant therapies and anti-inflammatories.
How often is treatment needed?
The number of treatments will vary with the condition being treated. Some patients may only require one or two treatments where others may require as many as 30 in a chelation program.
Depending on the response to the treatment, some patients can then go onto maintenance treatment.