Have you ever felt like your body and mind were dragging? It may be because you’ve just finished running a marathon or come back from a long trip. Or you may just feel fatigued or dehydrated. There’s a new option to help give you back your energy. It’s called IV Therapy, and it’s available at aNu Aesthetics™ & Optimal Wellness in Kansas City, MO.
What Is IV Therapy?
IV therapy is the use of an IV to inject vitamins and nutrients directly into the bloodstream. Different combinations of vitamins and nutrients are used depending on the patient’s health issues. The treatment is performed by a licensed naturopathic physician.
The first IV therapy was known as the Meyer’s Cocktail and was created by Dr. John Myers. Rather than an IV, he used a syringe to inject vitamins into the vein. Today the term “Meyers/Myer’s Cocktail” can be a generic word for any IV Therapy treatment. It can also be a name for a specific treatment.
Benefits of IV Therapy
When we take a vitamin orally, it must work its way through the stomach and digestive tract. Only about 50% of the vitamin is actually absorbed. When the same vitamin is administered through an IV, 90% of it is absorbed. Vitamins can also be given larger doses through an IV because the vitamins will not upset the patient’s stomach as they might when taken orally.
Some of the medical conditions this treatment can address include arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Chron’s disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue, viral and bacterial infections, migraines, macular degeneration, depression, and muscle spasms. It can be used as an adjunctive treatment for people with cancer. It can also relieve fatigue, give the immune system a boost, help with relaxation, fight insomnia, and enhance memory and cognitive functioning.
Types of IV Therapy
Naturopaths have developed many different treatments for various conditions. Curing a hangover is one common reason that people seek their first treatment. Naturopaths often offer their own hangover treatments that contain mixtures of fluids, electrolytes, and vitamins. These nutrients can quickly decrease a person’s hangover symptoms, such as dehydration, nausea, headaches, dizziness, and light sensitivity.
Some popular treatments have names such as Calm or Destress. They contain vitamins and nutrients that help the brain to produce serotonin and dopamine, allowing the patient to relax. Other treatments can restore energy and recover muscles after an athletic event, cure jet lag, help with weight loss, and combat the effects of aging.
Where to Get IV Therapy
Visit our clinic to get the therapy you’re looking for. We will talk to you at length about your goals, do bloodwork and ask for a complete health history. Then we can recommend a treatment for your specific health needs. We have an array of formulas that can address any health concerns you have.
Contact aNu Aesthetics™ & Optimal Wellness in Kansas City, MO today to find out how to get your first treatment.