Clinical and scientific research is mounting to support the use of intravenous nutrients for a wide range of health problems. Intravenous Nutrient Therapy, also often known as the Myers Cocktail after its founder Dr. John Myers who used this therapy extensively in his practice until his death in 1984, has been providing a multitude of health benefits in many doctors’ clinics for decades now. The rational for these benefits lies in the chemistry of various nutrients in the human body, the fact that most people are found to be nutritionally deficient in one or more vital nutrients., and the positive health effects of nutrient repletion.
IV administration of nutrients can achieve blood concentrations that are much higher that with oral administration. This allows for beneficial effects such as the antiviral, anti-histamine, immune enhancing, mood and energy boosting effects of IV vitamin C, which are much more vigorous than with oral vitamin C alone. Along with high doses of vitamin C, the nutritional IV may contain various other nutrients depending on the particular needs of the patient. These include magnesium, calcium, trace minerals, and the various B-vitamins. Consistent results have been identified in several illnesses, the most well studied of those being: asthma, migraine and tension headache, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, arthritis, anxiety and depression, cardiovascular disease, colds and flu, sinusitis, seasonal allergies, hives, athletic performance, narcotic withdrawal and addiction recovery in general, muscle spasms, and menstrual pain. Significant health improvements can also be achieved using this therapy in any chronic inflammatory disease due to its powerful anti-inflammatory effects. Science is reaching the conclusion that inflammation is a major contributing factor in almost all chronic disease states.
This combination of nutrients acts in the short term to calm down over active inflammation and in the long term to repair damaged cells and tissues. In essence, it arms the body with the basic tools it requires to detoxify, repair, and regenerate healthy tissue. Patients often report an improvement in energy, a decrease in pain, a more stable mood, and improved sleep. With the natural rhythms of the body restored, it is primed to heal itself and perform at an optimal level.
At the Natural Family Health Clinic various other natural IV therapies are offered and may be advised based on the unique needs of the individual. As always, Naturopathic Doctors treat the whole person in a natural, safe, non-toxic manner that is specifically targeted to their individual needs. If you are not functioning in optimal health, you may want to consider Nutritional IV therapy as an effective means of supporting your health and diminishing disease causing processes in the body. In coordination with a holistic approach, Nutritional IV Therapy is a proven effective treatment that can provide both immediate symptom relief and ongoing prevention towards your goal of reaching optimal health.
For more information on this and other leading-edge natural therapies contact Dr. Tamara Browne, ND at 250-497-6681.