IV Therapies

 

Intravenous infusion of certain vitamins and minerals can often be the missing treatment to many diseases. Its profound effect gives it a place in the co-management of many medical conditions and the effect can be astonishing.

 

What is IV Nutrition?
Intravenous nutrition is a method of feeding vitamins, minerals, and other natural therapeutic substances directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive tract, where many nutrients may be partially or fully lost due to poor absorption. IV nutrition also creates higher than normal blood levels of the specified nutrients, which have been shown by the scientific literature to be effective in the treatment of certain conditions.

 

Safety of IV Nutrient Therapy
Dr. Bronner tailors his treatments to the given condition. We only use therapies shown to have a minimum of side effects, and we customize our IV infusions in consultation with some of the world's leading authorities in this field of medicine. Some people may have a fear of needles, but we do everything possible to create a warm, comfortable, relaxing environment for our patients while they receive their infusions.

 

Effects of Intravenous Nutrition

 

  • Bypasses intestinal malabsorption
  • Immediate therapeutic effects
  • Condition-specific IV therapeutic benefits
  • Alleviates nutritional deficiencies

 

IV Vitamin C (IVC)
This is an effective way to support the immune system.

IV Glutathione
Effective detoxification through the liver. 

Myers’ Cocktail
The Myers' cocktail was pioneered by John Myers, M.D., a physician from Baltimore, Maryland, who developed this treatment more than 30 years ago. The doses of the various nutrients were subsequently modified, based on more recent information.

Administering the “Myers' cocktail” intravenously may be useful in treating a variety of medical problems, according to a report in Alternative Medicine Review (2002;7:389–403). Although few studies have been published on this therapy, many physicians have observed its benefit in treating migraine headaches, fatigue, allergies, heart disease, acute asthma attacks, fibromyalgia, infections, and other conditions.

The vitamin-mineral combination in the Myers' cocktail includes magnesium, calcium, vitamin B12 (hydroxocobalamin), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin B5 (dexpanthenol), vitamin B complex and vitamin C. Intravenous therapy can raise blood levels of nutrients to a considerably greater extent than oral therapy can, and some doctors believe that achieving these high blood levels has therapeutic benefits in certain clinical situations.