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Intravenous Nutrient Therapy

What is Intravenous Nutrient Therapy?

Intravenous nutrient therapy (IV Therapy) is the infusion of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, directly into the circulation for replenishment or elevation to therapeutic levels.  

Why choose Acacia Health for IV therapy

An experienced team for patients who have significant medical concerns: At Acacia, we have the experience and expertise to safely deliver IV therapy.  Acacia practitioners tend to see people with complex needs and significant health challenges, and we know that this diverse population requires extra care and attention. 

We are skilled in the selection and management of IV therapy, and do so with the caution and care you would expect for this type of treatment.  We do not offer a choose-your-own IV therapy menu, because we feel a duty to provide IV therapy only when medically necessary, under the guidance of an experienced doctor.

Dr. Pam, Dr. Jaime, Dr. Michelle and Dr. Stephanie have taken additional training in IV therapeutics and currently offer this therapy.

Which conditions can benefit from IV Therapy?

Myers Cocktail and Nutrient IV Therapy formulas are altered to meet a specific client’s conditions and individual needs. Treatments may be needed 1-3 times a week, for several weeks, then less frequently thereafter to maintain benefit.

What to expect:

To ensure the proper formulation of any IV Therapy for each patient, and for patient safety, we require a 90-minute initial consultation (for new patients).  We may request a baseline blood test before the first treatment.

On treatment days, patients sit in our comfortable IV therapy chairs in our designated IV room.  We provide water or herbal/green tea.  Patients are encouraged to bring a small snack.

For the duration of the treatment patients can read, use iPads or personal computers, listen to music, enjoy a cup of tea and snack as needed.  There is a small amount of discomfort with the insertion of the catheter, but after that the treatment is typically painless.

Book a free 15-minute meet & greet consultation with one of our Naturopathic Doctors to explore if IV Therapy is the right treatment for you.

Nutrient Benefits

IV Myers Nutrient Therapy

Magnesium

Magnesium is useful for recovery from athletic performance, relaxation of muscles in spasm, asthma, tension & migraine headaches, menstrual cramps, elevated blood pressure, anxiety and panic disorders, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and more.

Vitamin C

Intravenous vitamin C is used in high doses to treat cancer and chronic infections.  In high doses achieved by IV, vitamin C creates hydrogen peroxide radicals which are pro-oxidant and function to kill cancer cells while healthy cells remain unaffected. At Acacia, treat similarly to the University of Kansas high dose IV vitamin C protocol that has been studied, and continues to be studied, for its use in a variety of cancers (4).  We have also found these IVs very useful in treating some chronic and acute infections (1,2).

B Vitamins

B vitamins are added to the Myers cocktail as they support patients with a wide range of conditions, such as depression, autism, chronic stress and fatigue, and iron or B12 anemias. Intravenous or intramuscular administration bypasses the digestive system and nutrients reach therapeutic levels faster.

Chelation Therapy

Chelation Therapy is the use of synthetic amino acids to bind heavy metals and remove them from the body.  It can be given through intravenous and oral routes. This therapy has been found effective in heart disease, degenerative neurological diseases and heavy metal toxicity.

Glutathione

Glutathione (GSH) is the liver’s most powerful antioxidant and is important in cell protection against free radical damage. It is also a cofactor for many enzyme systems and plays a significant role in neurotransmitter synthesis through several prominent metabolic pathways. GSH reduces the pro-inflammatory potential of many substances released during inflammation. Glutathione is not well absorbed orally; therefore, it is often administered intravenously or intranasally.

Low levels of glutathione have been associated with:

This recent study demonstrates symptomatic relief with IV Glutathione for patients with Parkinson’s disease:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/24027883_Randomized_Double-Blind_Pilot_Evaluation_of_Intravenous_Glutathione_in_Parkinson%27s_Disease

Phosphatidylcholine

Phosphatidylcholine is a substance found in high quantities in cell membranes and is used by the body for numerous activities. In the brain, it is used to produce acetylcholine – an important neurotransmitter for memory formation. It is also an essential part of methylation pathways, and is vital in the proper transport of fat in the body as well as the production of healthy levels of all forms of cholesterol. This is a critically important nutrient in the human body with potential therapeutic benefits in liver, heart and nervous system disorders such as:

Recent research demonstrating phosphatidylcholines effectiveness:

additional resources:

  1. Intravenous vitamin C as adjunctive therapy for enterovirus/rhinovirus induced acute respiratory distress syndrome. 2017
  2. Intravenous vitamin C in the treatment of shingles: results of a multicenter prospective cohort study.
  3. Effect of high dose vitamin C on Epstein-Barr viral infection

  4. Intravenous vitamin C in the supportive care of cancer patients: a review and rational approach.
  5. Intravenously administered vitamin C as cancer therapy: three cases.
  6. Plasma vitamin C is lower in postherpetic neuralgia patients and administration of vitamin C reduces spontaneous pain but not brush-evoked pain.
  7. A Study of Intravenous Administration of Vitamin C in the Treatment of Acute Herpetic Pain and Postherpetic Neuralgia.
  8. Palliative Vitamin C Application in Patients with Radiotherapy-Resistant Bone Metastases: A Retrospective Study.
  9. Intravenous Vitamin C Administration Improved Blood Cell Counts and Health-Related Quality of Life of Patient with History of Relapsed Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.
  10. Systematic Review of Intravenous Ascorbate in Cancer Clinical Trials.