IV Therapy

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Artius Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine & Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine located in Great Falls, VA

Getting a megadose of vitamins and minerals through an intravenous (IV) drip is an excellent way to fortify your immune system and boost your energy. At Artius Integrative Medicine in Great Falls, Virginia, you have access to a caring team of holistic practitioners and services to optimize your health. Call the integrative clinic to learn more about IV therapy or use the online scheduling feature to book at your convenience.

IV Therapy Q & A

What is IV therapy?

Intravenous (IV) therapy is an ultra-efficient way to get vitamins, minerals, and supplements into your body without having to take each individually. You can stop in at Artius Integrative Medicine in Great Falls, Virginia, for regenerative IV therapy, which is a great way to bypass your digestive system and up your nutrition by getting it directly into your bloodstream. Your body absorbs the nutrition right away.

What are the benefits of IV therapy?

IV therapy is an efficient way to:

  • Speed up healing of wounds
  • Detoxify
  • Clear your skin
  • Increase your hydration
  • Recover from illness
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Recover from muscle overuse

IV therapy is often used as a complementary approach to treat cancer, fibromyalgia, asthma, viral infections, and gastrointestinal disorders.

What happens during an IV therapy session?

You should allow about an hour when you schedule your IV therapy session at Artius Integrative Medicine. Depending on your health needs and goals, you’ll get a custom blend of IV fluids. When you arrive, you’ll relax in a recliner while your skilled provider gently inserts an IV into one of your veins.

You’ll have some quiet time to read, reply to emails or texts, listen to an audiobook or podcast, or just close your eyes and rest. Vitamins, minerals, and supplements flow into your bloodstream to restore and rejuvenate you. You’ll notice an immediate uptick in your energy levels and

What types of IV therapy are available?

No two patients are alike and neither are the IV blends at Artius Integrative Medicine. Dr Babcock and her staff will customize an infusion to best fit the patient's individualized health needs. IV Therapy options include: 

NAD infusion: NAD (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) is a coenzyme of niacin (B3) which is present in all cells of the body and facilitates energy production. 

The NAD benefits are:

  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Mood stabilizing
  • Increases concentration
  • Increases energy
  • Improves memory
  • Improves clarity
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Reduces addictive tendencies.

As we age or use substances like alcohol and narcotics, NAD is greatly reduced in the body. NAD infusions increase the body's level of serotonin and can improve symptoms of depression and anxiety. NAD helps decrease pain and the need for narcotics by reducing craving and withdrawal symptoms by binding to opiate receptors. NAD is infused on 4 consecutive days for 2 hours/day.

ALA infusion: ALA (Alpha Lipoid Acid) is produced naturally in the body. ALA production is decreased with age or when the immune system is compromised. ALA binds toxic metals such as mercury, copper, and iron so they can be expelled from the body.

How can ALA infusions help?

  • Is a powerful antioxidant
  • Promotes a strong brain and sharp memory
  • Encourages graceful aging and healthy skin
  • Treats neuropathic pain, numbness, and tingling in extremities

Meyer’s cocktail: The Artius Detox/Myers’ Cocktail is an intravenous vitamin infusion which contains Magnesium, Traumeel (a potent anti-inflammatory), Vitamin C, B12, B-Complex, and Glutathione (a powerhouse antioxidant).

How can the Artius Detox/Meyers help?

  • Enhances the immune system
  • Increases energy levels
  • Reduces symptoms of fibromyalgia
  • Reduces symptoms of asthma and seasonal allergies
  • Reduces concussion recovery time and improves focus

Anti-Infammatory infusion: Combines the powerful anti-inflammatory benefits of Traumeel with the muscle relaxing benefits of Magnesium, a vital mineral for muscle relaxation.

How can an anti-inflammatory infusion help?

  • Relieves muscle spasms
  • Soothes inflammationDecreases pain
  • Reduces anxiety and stress

Custom infusion: Customized infusions are available to meet your individual needs. Let our providers work with you to select the ideal blend of nutrients and/or minerals to help you achieve your health goals.

Book your restorative IV therapy session at Artius Integrative Medicine today. Call for an appointment or use the online scheduling feature.