IV Nutrient Therapy
Intravenous Nutrient Therapy (IV Nutrient Therapy) is a technique of using modern science along with natural healing agents to assist the body in the prevention and treatment of illness. Nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, and other healing substances are infused straight into the bloodstream. Since the digestive system is bypassed, one can achieve considerably higher levels of nutrients in the bloodstream and ultimately in the cells of the body where they are utilized most efficiently.
High Dose Intravenous Vitamin C: Intravenous vitamin C is used at high doses to help individuals dealing with infections or as part of adjunctive immune support for those with cancer. Dosages can range from 25 to 100 grams per treatment. Your immune system naturally makes some hydrogen peroxide in response to infections and cancer. High doses of IVC kick this natural process into high gear. Hydrogen peroxide functions as an oxidant, helping to destroy cancer and other foreign invaders. IVC enhances what your immune system is already doing, making the process a lot more productive.
Normal healthy cells have the ability to neutralize the effects of hydrogen peroxide with an enzyme known as catalase. Since cancer cells do not have this enzyme it results in cell death. A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America showed that IVC selectively destroys cancer cells by delivering hydrogen peroxide to tissues.
Intravenous vitamin C is used at high doses to help patients dealing with infections or as part of adjunctive immune support for those with cancer. Dosages can range from 25 to 100 grams per treatment.
Depending on an individual's state of health, lab testing, and specific condition( s) Dr. Stengler tailors treatment specifically for every patient throughout the Encinitas area. Examples include B vitamins and magnesium for fatigue, vitamin C, zinc, glutathione, and selenium for immune system enhancement and detoxification.
Amino acids or fatty acid replacement are beneficial for those with weight loss such as those found in Crohn's disease or cancer.
Individuals with heavy metal toxicity might be provided EDTA, DMPS, glutathione, and other detoxification agents. Those with neurological disorders may benefit from glutathione, lipoic acid, phosphatidylcholine, and other special nutrients. IVs might be provided to those with chronic infections or fatigue.
Duration of Treatment
Treatment time can vary. Time can vary from thirty minutes to two hours. Individuals sit or recline back in a lounge style chair during their medically administered treatment in Encinitas.
Our physicians order blood tests before initiating IV therapy to be sure organs of detoxification such as the liver and kidneys are functioning properly. Repeat testing is commonly done intermittently during a series of treatments.
Intravenous Nutrient Therapy is generally performed without incident. Patients' vital signs are tested before and after therapy. Initial treatment usually involves a lower dose to make sure the patient tolerates the therapy with dosages increased over following treatments. Allergic reactions or other side effects are rare but possible.
Cancer and Infections
Intravenous vitamin C (IVC) is getting attention in the medical community for its benefit for those with cancer. Dr. Stengler and other holistic physicians and Oncologists have found it beneficial as a complementary therapy to traditional treatments.
It is also a great therapy for those with acute and chronic infections. Examples include the common cold, flu, bronchitis, hepatitis, mononucleosis, pneumonia, and others.
Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
We have had great success at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine in helping individuals with fatigue and fibromyalgia. Using Intravenous Nutrients such as B vitamins, magnesium, glutathione, and other nutrients allows for the cells to be supercharged. This allows for improved energy levels and less pain. Read the following article by Dr. Stengler for a detailed assessment of the benefits of Intravenous Nutrient Therapy for those with Fatigue and Fibromyalgia.