What is IV therapy?
Intravenous vitamin therapy, or IV therapy, is a method of infusing the blood with a high dose of vitamins, amino acids, and minerals, directly into the blood through a vein. IV therapy may be used for various reasons, including to increase energy, maximize weight loss, reduce anxiety, amino acid deficiencies and many more. It is one of the quickest ways to provide the body with fluids or medications.
What are the different types of IV therapy?
There are multiple types of IV therapy, which vary depending on a patient’s needs. These include:
- Ozone autohemotherapy
- High dose Vitamin C infusions
- Adrenal support
- Vitamins and minerals rehydration
Why is IV therapy used?
Naturopathic IV vitamin therapy is used to strengthen the body, and can help manage the following conditions:
- Stress / Anxiety
- Degenerative diseases
- Hormone imbalance
- IBD (Crohn’s, colitis)
- Migraines / headaches
- Infections (including acute virus, bacteria, fungals)
- Heavy metal toxicity
- Cardiovascular disease
- Amino acid deficiencies
What does IV therapy involve?
Most IV therapy sessions are 1-2 hours in length, and the number of IV treatments needed can vary depending on the patient and the condition.
During the treatment, a SCIMEDICA naturopathic medicine physician or IV nurse will connect an IV drip, or a machine that slowly releases a nutrient-rich solution, to a small needle. Your doctor or nurse will then gently insert the tip of the needle into your arm, through which nutrients will gradually expel into your veins.
What are the advantages of using IV therapy?
IV therapy results in very minimal discomfort during the treatment, while supplying your body with essential nutrients. Other benefits of undergoing IV therapy at SCIMEDICA include:
- Quick, effective therapeutic results
- Promotes cellular health
- May fast-track recovery time for certain injuries
- Supports healthier aging process
If you are interested in SCIMEDICA Health Group’s IV therapy, the first step is to schedule an appointment at our naturopathic medicine clinic, serving the Greater Vancouver area. Call (604) 541-8811 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.