Functional Medicine and Intravenous (IV) Therapy for Treating Chronic Illness
When you are experiencing a chronic problem, often times traditional western medicine falls short. These types of conditions often go undiagnosed for years, and only over time lead to the onset of severe symptoms.
Benefits of Functional Medicine on Chronic Diseases
The types of chronic diseases that functional medicine is ideal for addressing include:
- Autoimmune disorders, including Crohn’s disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Multiple sclerosis
- Mood and anxiety disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder
Functional medicine physicians don’t limit their focus to just one aspect of symptomology, but rather evaluate the “whole person” together, and that requires comprehensive analysis.
This sort of treatment recognizes that one issue can easily connect to another. Improving health cannot be done by covering up symptoms or delivering patchwork coverage until the individual feels better.
Instead, true health care looks inside and works its way out, finding the core of the health concern and finding ways to address the issue so that the symptomology takes care of itself.
One of our approaches: IV Therapy
If you have been experiencing symptoms over a prolonged period of time and have tried many different treatment methods but nothing seems to be helping, then Intravenous therapies might be the answer you have been looking for.
Intravenous therapy is a much more powerful treatment option than oral methods and works much faster. It bypasses the intestinal tract, which is often not functioning well in those who have been symptomatic for a long time, and delivers nutrients directly to the cells where they are needed most.
Often a remarkable improvement is seen after only 4 to 5 weekly treatments. It can also be used to boost the immune system during an acute infection, to speed recovery time dramatically.
Overview of Intravenous Therapy
Intravenous (IV) therapy can deliver needed vitamins, minerals and nutrients directly into a patients' circulatory system for quick absorption into the body.
IV therapies can be used to treat nutritional deficiencies, introduce potent antioxidants into the body, rid the body of harmful toxins and boost immune function. It is extremely powerful and often succeeds where other treatment methods have failed.
Why use IV therapy?
IV therapy can be useful in situations where oral nutrients are not working. Sometimes a particular nutrient is not adequately absorbed orally due to poor functioning in the digestive tract.
In other cases, the nutrient doses needed to achieve a therapeutic effect are so high they would cause side effects if they were taken orally. In these situations, IV therapy can deliver the needed nutrients directly to the cells more quickly and effectively than pills.
What types of IV therapy are offered?
Dr. Singer offers several different types of IV therapy including:
- Alpha Lipoic Acid IV
- Artesunate IV
- Curcumin IV
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- High Dose Vitamin C
- IV Magnesium
- Meyer’s Cocktail
- MultiVitamin and MultiMineral IV
- ...and many others
What conditions can be improved through
- Allergic Rhinitis
- Anxiety and depression
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Congestive heart failure
- EpsteinBarr virus
- Hepatitis C
- High blood pressure
- Influenza – Viral Infections
- Low energy and fatigue
- Macular Degeneration
- Migraine or tension headaches
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Recurrent Infections
What can patients expect?
A physician consultation will be necessary to determine if IV therapy is appropriate, and to determine which nutrients are needed. Upon approval, a series of treatments is scheduled for one or more times per week. The infusion is generally given through an IV catheter in the patient’s arm, over a period of 15 to 90 minutes. Patients sit comfortably in a reclining chair and are monitored closely by our medical staff.
Are there any side effects?
Potential side effects vary depending on the IV treatment given, but are minimal with most therapies. The most common side effect is pain at the injection site (easily relieved with heat or cold compresses). Occasionally patients will experience lightheadedness or hypoglycemia symptoms. Eating and being well hydrated before IV treatments will limit the potential of experiencing side effects. Patients should bring a snack if the treatment is expected to last longer than an hour.
Make the decision to better your health. We are always happy to answer any questions you may
have about our practice or how we can help you get better and feel better. Please call us at
(303) 488-0034 for a free phone consultation.