Searching for a way to boost your health at a cellular level? IV therapy is well worth consideration and is among the services available from Yaritza Arriaga O'Neill, MD, FAAEM, of Highway Integrative Health Center in Davenport, Florida. If you’re ready to learn more about how IV therapy can help you reach your goals, call the office to book a visit or schedule online any time of day or night.
You might be familiar with intravenous (IV) therapy in emergency medical settings or hospital care. Physicians use IVs to deliver hydration and medications directly into a patient’s bloodstream.
IV therapy is also used in wellness settings to boost the volume of micronutrients within your blood supply. The ability to safely and effectively deliver carefully balanced vitamins and minerals to your body allows your health team to enhance many aspects of your health and wellness.
Some of the areas of focus within IV therapy include:
Your practitioner can create a customized IV therapy program to meet your specific needs.
You can certainly get the nutrients you need from food sources, but doing so requires significant time and energy spent planning, preparing, and shopping for a wide range of healthful ingredients. For many, busy lifestyles make it challenging to meet the full range of nutrition needs through food sources alone.
Oral supplements can help, but extensive research shows that your body is unable to fully break down most supplement pills and tablets. That means you are literally flushing an unknown volume of your hard-earned money down the toilet.
IV therapy, often called IV nutrition therapy, delivers nutrients directly into your bloodstream. This means your cells can make almost immediate use of those nutrients without the need to wait for your digestive system to process food or supplements.
In the hands of a skilled health professional, IV therapy is not a painful process. When you come in for your visit, you’ll rest comfortably as your practitioner uses a thin needle to place a tiny tube called a cannula into a vein on your hand or wrist.
This process takes just a few seconds. You might feel a pinch as the needle enters your skin, but the sensation is fleeting, and there is no significant pain. Once the tubing is in place, your practitioner secures it with a small piece of tape.
The other end of the tubing connects to a bag that contains your customized solution of nutrients. The solution enters your bloodstream one drip at a time. You can read, listen to music, or just relax during your visit.
Once your treatment is complete, you can resume normal activities right away. The immediate hydration boost can help you feel refreshed and energized as you move through the rest of your day.
If you’d like to give IV therapy a try, call the office to schedule a visit or book online in just a matter of moments.