IV Therapy

IV or Intravenous Therapy involves administering medication or fluids such as vitamins or minerals into the veins.  The word ‘Intravenous’ is based on Latin words ‘interus’ meaning within , ‘ven’ meaning vein and osus’ meaning full of.  The medications or highly concentrated nutrients are administered through a push or by a drip method depending on what is being given and what the condition being addressed.  The push method is done through a syringe at a pre-determined rate and is usually a short duration.  In the drip method the amount of substance dripped into the vein through a tube and needle is controlled by a drip chamber which prevents the flow of air into the bloodstream.   The drip method is gradual and can take 1 to 1 ½ hours.

IV therapy allows the liquid substances to be delivered to the body cells directly through the bloodstream.   There is better absorption than by oral supplementation.  Because the liver filtration system and digest system are by-passed, possible side effects like diarrhea or heartburn can be avoided.  Chronic conditions require additional support in the healing process.  IV therapy makes it possible for nutrients to enter the cells a lot more easily and begin repair and restoration.

Benefits of IV Therapy include but are not limited to:  fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, asthma, migraines, chronic viral, fungal or bacterial infections, allergies, rhinitis, hives, digestive problems.

Many naturopathic physicians who offer this service as part of their integrated health program.  A typical session would include a detailed initial consultation with the client regarding health history and details of the specific condition(s) of concern.  A baseline blood test may also be required.

Specific Techniques


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