What is IV therapy?
IV therapy is just what it implies—therapy given intravenously (IV).
Most IV therapy involves vitamins and minerals. Intravenous therapy allows a direct, specific combination, and higher dose attack for vitamin/mineral deficiencies, in disease, and in wellness optimization.
Intravenous vitamin C as one common example of IV therapy. Intravenous vitamin C has been used by medical practitioners since 1949 in the treatment of polio.
Since that time, high dose IV vitamin C therapy has been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of a variety of symptoms, dysfunctions, and diseases:
- Autoimmune disease
- Reduction in oxidative stress
- Reduction of inflammation
- Reduction in pain
- Treatment as an anti-bacterial
- Treatment as an anti-viral
- Treatment of sepsis
- Treatment of elevated blood pressure
- Treatment of Parkinson’s disease
- Treatment of neuropathy
- Treatment of hepatitis
- Support of detoxification
Intravenous vitamin C therapy can be used alone or in combination with traditional therapies. The perfect example is in cancer. Intravenous vitamin C therapy can act as a pro-oxidant, chemotherapeutic agent and IV vitamin C can be used as an antioxidant addition in cancer treatment to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and to reduce the required dose of chemotherapy. The difference provided is in the dose of vitamin C given.
How safe is IV nutritional therapy? Published evidence has shown the safety of IV nutritional therapies in all states of disease, health, even pregnancy.
Why Forum Health Knoxville for IV Therapy?
At Forum Health Knoxville, we customize IV therapies for each individuals unique needs. State of the art metabolic testing is used to determine the specific presence and severity of deficiencies of amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals…. Only then is IV therapy recommended, if needed, to meet each individuals unique needs.
Experience is key. Nan Sprouse, FNP-BC has been using IV therapy for many years. This extensive experience in the use of IV therapy has allowed them to see many benefits from IV therapy in the healthy and the unhealthy.
Through their many years of experience in the use of IV therapy, Nan Sprouse, FNP-BC has been fortunate to learn and train with some of the forefathers of IV therapy.
To learn more how IV therapy may benefit you, call our office at 865.675.9355 today.