IV therapy sends fluids, medications, or nutrients into your body through a vein in your arm. It offers an effective way of boosting overall wellness and delivering valuable substances that treat specific health problems.
IV therapy has a significant advantage over oral nutrition. Anything you consume has to go through the entire gastrointestinal system, where your body breaks it down and absorbs the nutrients.
However, a significant percentage of nutrients pass through the digestive tract without being absorbed. This is especially true if you have digestive disorders like leaky gut, malabsorption, Crohn’s disease, or celiac disease. IV therapy overcomes this problem.
IV therapy also reduces the risk of incomplete absorption and the unpleasant side effects that many medications can cause. IV infusions deliver potent drugs to the tissues that need them without causing digestive upsets.
What can IV therapy treat?
Mesquite Valley Integrated Health offers a range of IV infusions that can help with problems such as:
The IV infusions Mesquite Valley Integrated Health uses contain specially selected vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, and potent substances such as alpha lipoic acid, glutathione, taurine, and vitamin B-12. They also offer the original IV infusion, Myers’ cocktail, which has numerous health benefits, including boosting your immune system.
In addition, the team uses IV therapy to deliver ketamine to patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when other treatments are ineffective.
What does having IV therapy involve?
Receiving IV therapy is a straightforward process. Your Mesquite Valley Integrated Health provider makes you comfortable in a private treatment area, sterilizes your skin, and inserts a needle into an arm vein. They connect the needle to a cannula — a slim, clear tube that attaches to the bag containing your infusion.
The liquid slowly flows down the cannula and enters your bloodstream. The process might take 30-40 minutes, during which time you can sit back and relax, enjoy refreshments, or catch up with social media.
When the infusion is over, your provider carefully withdraws the needle, and you’re free to go about your day as usual afterward. However, with a ketamine infusion, you must stay under observation for a while and shouldn’t attempt to drive yourself home.
If you think IV therapy could benefit you, find out more by calling Mesquite Valley Integrated Health. Or you can book an appointment online today.