IV Nutrient Therapy

IV therapy is one of the most powerful therapies available in the world of alternative medicine. Vitamins, minerals, and a wide range of other nutrients can bring about quick and often quite dramatic relief from both acute and chronic illnesses and conditions.

IV therapy at PNH is offered through the services of Immersion Health. In addition to nutritional IVs for injury and surgery recovery, immune enhancement, pain relief and much else, IV therapy is also used extensively in the treatment of cancer, chronic fatigue, chronic infectious diseases, neurological conditions and much else.

Here are the most common IVs utilized at Immersion Health:

Quick Vitamin and Mineral Drip (known as a Myer’s Drip)
This contains moderate doses of calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, vitamin C and B complex vitamins, plus extra vitamins B5, B6, B12. This drip is ideal for quick immune boost, stress relief, illness prevention and general recovery from illness or “excess.”

Standard Vitamin and Mineral Drip

This is a more robust nutritional drip. It contains all of the nutrients of the Myer’s drip, but most nutrients at higher doses. In addition, this IV adds a wider range of trace minerals. This one is typically used to provide a broad range of nutrients to those with digestive insufficiency. It is also often life-changing for the elderly, especially those who have struggled with illness or been through a recent hospitalization.

Cancer Vitamin and Mineral Drip

This contains all the nutrients of the Standard dip above, but adds additional vitamin C (up to 20g), germanium, and a small amount of DMSO. This drip was formulated specifically to provide additional cancer-fighting nutrients to the depleted patient, but is also appropriate for any severely depleted patient who could benefit from support with tissue oxygenation. Duration: 90 minutes.

Amino Acids

This is an amino acid formula that can be very important for patients with decreased muscle mass, low protein intake or severe digestive impairment.

High-Dose Vitamin C (HDVC)

Prior to dripping more than 20g of vitamin C on any patient, it is necessary to obtain a lab called G6PD, or Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase. Adequate levels of this enzyme are necessary to prevent RBC rupture with high doses of vitamin C. These drips are great antiviral, antibacterial and anti fungal, as well as being important for wound repair and surgery recovery. And of course cancer patients can often benefit greatly from HDVC drips. The amount of vitamin C in each drip can go up to 100g.

Artesunate

This is an herbal extract, a derivative of the artemisia plant. It is commonly used on conjunction with HDVC drips for cancer patients. It can also be used as a stand-alone drip. Artesunate is a powerful antimicrobial and can be utilized with a wide range of infectious conditions. Typically it is not a stand-alone therapy, but would be used in conjunction with other antimicrobials such as HDVC or hydrogen peroxide.

Alpha Lipoid Acid (ALA)

These drips utilize a dose of ALA that increases up to a maximum of 400mg/drip. It is strongly indicated in cases of chronic liver disease, including cirrhosis, hepatitis C infection and liver cancer. It is also a strong metal binding agent, so can be used in conjunction with other agents to mobilize heavy metals.

Hydrogen Peroxide

This drip uses a small dose of 3% peroxide added to a solution containing B complex vitamins as well. It is an oxygenating therapy, as well as a strong stimulant of white blood cells, which are depending upon peroxide to carry out their function. It is highly indicated in patients with COPD, respiratory infections, and chronic EBV infections, among other indications.

Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation (UVBI)

This technique originated in Russia, and has been researched there extensively.  It involves placing a catheter in the vein, then withdrawing 50cc of blood from the patient, passing that blood through a chamber that exposes the blood to ultraviolet light, then infusing that blood back into the body. In addition to a strong antimicrobial effect, it is considered a biophotonic therapy, adding light energy to the blood cells that then distribute that through general circulation. It is indicated for chronic infectious conditions, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease, high blood viscosity, bone marrow suppression and much else. Duration: 60 minutes.

High-dose Sodium Bicarbonate

This infusion includes a high concentration of sodium bicarbonate, with DMSO added to facilitate penetration into the tissue. It is most commonly used as a strongly alkalinizing therapy for cancer patients. It is also indicated for those with chronic kidney disease and COPD.

Methylsulfonylmethionine (MSM)

This common supplement can also be given in high doses as IV therapy in order to bring about sometimes dramatic relief of chronic pain and allergies. It is also indicated for autoimmune diseases, neurological conditions, detoxification programs, stress relief and much else.

Add-on Therapies

Glutathione

This powerful antioxidant and detoxifying molecule can be delivered as a “push” following any of the IVs listed above. Glutathione can also be delivered as stand-alone pushes done on patients as often as daily in cases of severe toxicity, chemical sensitivity or neurological degeneration.

Glycine

This amino acid has a strongly relaxing effect on the central nervous system. It can be added to either vitamin/mineral drips as a way of providing relief from anxiety and stress.

Taurine

This amino acid is another than strongly supports parasympathetic activity while suppressing sympathetic activity. It is involved in osmoregulation in the body, as well as bile production, heart health and much else. It is indicated for rapid heart rate, high stress and anxiety, chronic thirst and/or non-diabetic polyuria, and support of fat digestion.

Glutamine

This amino acid is crucial for the protein balance of the body. It is also shown to help with nerve pain due to chemotherapy and diabetes. It can also reduce alcohol craving in alcoholics, and for that reason can be used in high doses IV in addition to ongoing oral glutamine support in those cases.

These are just some of the IVs that are available to patients of PNH. If you would like more information, contact us at 503-445-7767 or email us info@portlandnaturalhealth.net