Types of IV Infusion Therapy:
• Therapeutic phlebotomy
• Anti-Emetics (headaches, treat motion sickness/nausea)
• IV fluids
• Inotropic Therapy (heart pump medication – makes a weak heart pump harder)
• Pain Management
IV Infusion Therapy is the infusion of highly potent liquid mixtures directly into the vein. Many vitamins lose their potency when in pill form, but when delivered intravenously these vitamins can do more good. IV therapies come in many forms and can be used to correct electrolyte imbalances, deliver medications, address dehydration, and help relieve symptoms of chemotherapy. A popular therapeutic IV therapy is the Myer’s cocktail which helps address symptoms of dehydration, exhaustion, and hangover. Intravenous vitamin C therapy has been used for the treatment of cancer. Studies show the high dose of vitamin C provided intravenously can improve the quantity and quality of life in cancer patients.
Intravenous (IV) infusion therapy is a method of feeding vitamins, minerals, and other natural substances directly into a patient’s bloodstream. Bypassing the digestive system is the main advantage of IV infusion therapy. When substances are given orally, they must be processed through the stomach and the intestines. Many substances may be rendered inactive in the digestive tract or may not be well absorbed due to poor intestinal function. By directly administering nutrients to the body, higher than normal blood levels can be achieved, these increased levels can provide an immediate therapeutic response by correcting deficiencies that may arise from a disease state.
Scientific research has demonstrated that a variety of conditions can benefit from the use of IV nutrition. Below are a few of the conditions that have benefited from the use of IV infusion therapy: