IV fusion therapy
Intravenous (IV) therapy is an ideal way to give your body the boost of hydration and nutrients it needs to function optimally. At Essence Medical Center in Chandler, Arizona, Paula Lima, NMD, offers personalized IV therapies to help you feel your best. Dr. Lima can tailor your IV infusion to address symptoms of chronic fatigue, allergies, and other chronic health conditions. Learn how IV therapy can work for you by calling Essence Medical Center or by booking an appointment online today.
IV Therapy Q&A
What is IV Therapy?
IV therapy, by bypassing the digestive system, not only ensures a higher absorption rate of nutrients compared to oral supplements but also achieves serum concentrations that are not obtainable with oral intake. A study in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition indicated that IV vitamin C administration could reach blood levels 70 times higher than oral administration. This direct delivery method allows for a more effective concentration of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to reach tissues and organs. As a result, individuals often experience more immediate and potent effects, such as significantly enhanced energy levels, improved hydration, and a notably boosted immune response. This method is especially beneficial for those with malabsorption issues or specific gastrointestinal conditions where oral supplements may not be optimally effective. Additionally, IV therapy’s ability to be customized to address specific health concerns – from immune support to recovery from physical exertion or even hangover relief – makes it a versatile and effective treatment for a wide range of health needs.
What conditions can IV therapy treat?
Depending on your individual health needs, Dr. Lima can tailor an IV therapy plan to effectively address a variety of acute and chronic conditions, including:
- Colds: Utilizing high doses of Vitamin C and other immune-boosting nutrients to shorten the duration and severity of symptoms.
- Asthma: Administering anti-inflammatory nutrients that can help manage symptoms.
- Allergies: Delivering specific compounds that may help alleviate allergic reactions.
- Migraines: Providing magnesium and other minerals known to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks.
- Hangovers: Rehydrating the body and replenishing essential nutrients lost through alcohol consumption.
- Chronic Fatigue: Infusing a blend of vitamins and minerals to boost energy levels and improve overall vitality.
Dr. Lima can also recommend IV therapy as a key component of your medical weight loss plan. By delivering specific nutrients that can aid in metabolism and fat burning, IV therapy can enhance the effectiveness of weight loss efforts.
Additionally, IV therapy can significantly improve symptoms of mental health issues like anxiety and depression. According to research, certain nutrients, when administered intravenously, can positively affect brain chemistry, leading to improved mood, mental clarity, cognitive function, and energy levels.
You might also consider IV therapy for holistic, anti-aging strategies. Treatments can include antioxidants and vitamins that promote the health and appearance of your hair, nails, and skin. For example, glutathione, often administered through IV therapy, has been shown to have potent anti-aging properties, as per a study in the ‘Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology’. This approach ensures that your body absorbs these beneficial compounds more effectively than it would through oral supplements, providing a more pronounced anti-aging effect.
What is in IV therapy infusions?
There are a number of nutrients Dr. Lima can deliver into your blood through IV therapy to support your health. Some clients benefit from a large dose of vitamin C when fighting illness or boosting their immune system. Others may opt for a vitamin B-heavy IV infusion to combat lethargy, depressive mood swings, encourage red blood cell formation, and provide other benefits. Because of vitamin B’s role in helping the nervous systems, fibromyalgia patients may also benefit from vitamin B infusions.
One of the more popular IV treatments, Myers’ cocktail, helps treat a wide variety of conditions, including fatigue, auto-immune conditions, migraines, and more. It provides a blast of vitamin C, magnesium, B vitamins, and calcium.
- B Vitamins
- Vitamin C
- Amino acids
- Trace Minerals
Dr. Lima will customize your IV infusion based on your medical history and your existing health.
What Happens During IV Therapy in Chandler?
You can expect to relax comfortably during your infusion procedure as the liquid nutrients slowly drip into your vein. Dr. Lima monitors your health during your treatment and can recommend maintenance infusions to ensure you enjoy the long-term benefits of IV therapy.
Typically, IV infusions take less than an hour and cause minimal side effects. You might have some mild swelling or bruising at the injection site but that goes away soon after your treatment.
Many people experience immediate benefits of their treatment, such as having more energy and mental clarity. However, it can take several hours for you to feel the full effect of your infusion, which can last for several days.
To find out more about the benefits of IV therapy, call Essence Medical Center today or book a consultation online.
Get a Personalized IV Infusion in Chandler From Dr. Paula Lima
Dr. Lima, the leading naturopathic doctor in Chandler, helps patients by formulating specific IV infusions that will support their health needs. Whether you are severely dehydrated, have a chronic auto-immune condition, want to boost your immune system when those around you are getting sick, or suffer from migraines, give Essence Medical Center a call. Our comfortable and professional clinic is ready and waiting to create the perfect mix of vitamins and minerals for you.