Types of IV Therapies offered at A Family Chiropractic Clinic
Depending on your unique needs, there are different types of IV therapy hydration available. Here are a few we offer at A Family Chiropractic Clinic:
- Brainstorm – helps improve brain function including memory.
- Get Up & Go – boosts metabolism and provides energy.
- Inner Beauty – helps improve the appearance of skin and hair.
- Myer’s Cocktail – helps to treat allergies, fatigue, fibromyalgia, hangovers, improves immunity, and can help migraines.
- Quench – boosts energy, rehydrates, and helps fight fatigue.
Glutathione can also be added to blends for increased antioxidants and to help reduce stress and inflammation.
As many people become more health conscious, healthcare professionals research innovative ways to help people get the nutrition they want and need. It’s not uncommon to hear about IVs in a hospital or other medical settings. But did you know that IVs have therapeutic use at your chiropractor’s office too? It’s called IV Therapy or infusion therapy and it has some serious benefits.
What is IV Therapy?
Intravenous therapy is a way to deliver fluids and medication into the body of the patient. Intravenous or “IV” means that the fluids are directly administered into a vein. The IV fluid contains medications, minerals, and vitamins. All of this is delivered with an IV drip into the vein. This allows the IV treatment to move through your bloodstream. An IV Therapy infusion is administered by a trained health care professional.
How Does IV Therapy Work?
No matter what type of IV infusion you’re getting, the process of getting the procedure is pretty much the same. Typically, you’re made comfortable in a chair or bed, where you’ll stay for the procedure. Next, your care provider will disinfect the site of the injection. Then they’ll place a needle which is attached to an IV tube called a catheter inside your vein, just under the skin. Once the tube is in place, the needle is removed. The IV is then taped into place. IVs are usually on the hand or the arm. From there, they’ll attach a connector that will connect the IV tube in your vein to another long tube connected to the IV bag filled with liquid for your treatment. Sometimes a manual pump or an electronic pump is used to help regulate the flow rate of the liquid into the body. During the procedure, it is best to remain still as to not dislodge the catheter.
Once you have the IV and IV line set up, the solution drips slowly to enter your body to rehydrate and nourish, depending on the contents of the IV bag. IV infusions tend to deliver nutrients and medication faster than your body would be able to absorb them if you took oral supplements or medications. There are many different treatments depending on what you need.
How Long Do IV Treatments Take and How Long Do the Effects Last?
Typical intravenous therapies will take about an hour of your time, occasionally less. It all depends on how familiar you are with the process and what type of treatment you’ll undergo. How quickly you notice results will also depend on the treatment you’re having. In some instances, you may notice the benefits right away while others may take more time. Effects generally last for a few days after the procedure depending on which type of IV therapy you choose.
What Fluids and Vitamins Are in an IV Bag?
The specific fluids inside the IV bag depend on the therapy you undergo. IV drip therapy can contain saline, minerals, vitamins, and medication. Here’s a breakdown of some of the common components:
- Antioxidants – helps protect your body’s cells from a variety of diseases. Different types of antioxidants include vitamins A, C, or E, or glutathione.
- Calcium – a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth.
- Dextrose – helps normalize low levels of blood sugar. Your body also converts dextrose into energy.
- Magnesium – helps promote healthy metabolic function and reduce inflammation and migraines.
- Saline – helps hydrate the body and is a base ingredient for IV bags. Made from sodium chloride and water.
- Vitamin B – helps contribute to important body functions such as metabolism and healthy nerve function. Vitamin B complex contains B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and B9.
- Vitamin C – helps promote a healthy immune system.
The Benefits of IV Therapy Near Me
Finding a local provider who does IV vitamin therapy is a great way for patients to enjoy IV therapy benefits close to home. Two of the primary reasons our clients seek IV hydration are the ease and convenience of care as well as for their overall health and wellness.
If you’re not feeling your best, then IV vitamin drips may be something you want to look into. It’s an easy procedure with quick-acting results. Some patients visit our practice for regular vitamin infusions to make sure they’re always at their peak when it comes to their health and wellness.
Common Uses of IV Therapy Vitamins and Infusions
There are six major reasons a person may seek out IV treatments.
Athletic Performance Recovery: After an intense sporting event or workout you may feel sore and drained. Recovery IV drips help support athletes through their recovery period by hydrating, supplying important vitamins, amino acids, and antioxidants to help repair any tissue damage and restore energy levels.
Cold and Flu Relief: No one enjoys suffering from common cold or flu symptoms. They can leave you feeling run down, unmotivated, and generally pretty crummy. IV therapy can provide you with much-needed hydration with vitamins and minerals to help boost your immune system to help you beat the illness while also providing vital anti-inflammation and anti-nausea medications to help you feel better in the meantime.
Hangover Symptoms Relief: Sometimes, a night on the town can leave you feeling unwell and bogged down for the next day or two or three. Dry mouth, pounding headache, sensory sensitivity, and troubles in the digestive system are all the tell-tale symptoms of the dreaded hangover. Thankfully, hangover IV infusions help rehydrate your body, provide vitamins to restore energy levels, and medication to reduce headache, heartburn, and nausea.
Immune System Support: Even the strongest immune systems need a little help sometimes. If you want an extra immunity boost during cold & flu season or even if you have a big event coming up that you just don’t want to risk missing, IV fluids and vitamins for immune support may be the answer. Infuse your body with several vitamins and minerals to naturally boost your immune system for extra protection.
Migraine and Headache Relief: Intense headaches and migraines can really take you out of your game. Sometimes it’s not always clear what triggers these debilitating conditions but IV therapy can help. Fluids combined with the right vitamins and medications can really mitigate the symptoms of your migraine or headache and get you back on your feet.
Pregnancy Support: Pregnancy really takes a toll on the body, especially for those suffering from intense morning sickness. It’s easy to become dehydrated during pregnancy and sometimes the only thing that helps are IV fluids, vitamins, and medication to combat nausea and vomiting.
IV Therapies with A Family Chiropractic Clinic
If you’re interested in learning more about the IV therapies, we provide at A Family Chiropractic Clinic then please reach out to the knowledgeable and experienced team. We’re happy to provide you with any information or answer any questions you may have about the process. If you’re unsure of what type of IV treatment is best for you, we can help with that as well. We take pride in our customer service and want to do anything we can to help you live your best life.