Intravenous Therapy

Intravenous (IV) nutrient therapy is one of the most powerful non-conventional therapies available. There are a number of situations where IV therapy might be the therapy of choice for a patient. These include:

  • Severe digestive problems limit digestion and absorption of nutrients taken by mouth

  • Acute illness that can resolve more quickly with strong immune stimulation

  • Depletion of basic nutrients and electrolytes after extreme physical exertion (including before/after sporting events)

  • Recovery from surgery or other physical trauma

  • Undernutrition and even malnutrition in elderly patients who can greatly benefit from IV nutrients

Patients in these and other situations can often respond quickly and quite dramatically to infusion of appropriate vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other nutrients. Dr. Nigh has been through extensive training in the use of nutritional IVs, and now has over a decade of experience formulating and prescribing several different IV "recipes" for patients. Here are some of the most common types of IVs in use at Portland Natural Health/Immersion Health.


These are some of the drips that we utilize at Immersion Health. Many of these contain varying amounts of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO). DMSO has the unique property of passing quickly and easily through the skin and cell membranes. Studies have shown that within 60 minutes of applying DMSO to your skin it can be found in your bones! Not only does it pass through skin and cell walls, but it will carry with it substances that get mixed with it.

We put DMSO in many drips to carry everything from vitamins to peroxide to bicarbonate deep into the cells of the body. With cancer patients, it means delivering these substances into the malignant cells. This is especially important when cancers are in the bones, prostate or brain, three areas that are often difficult to reach.

IV therapy is available to all patients of Immersion Health. Simply call 503-719-4806 for information, pricing or scheduling.

Immersion Health Team


Phone: (503) 445-7767

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