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IV vitamins and IV therapy can be used for integrative cancer treatment, secondary prevention of cancers, chronic headaches and migraines, post workout recovery, cold and flu, and chronic immune system dysfunction. Our holistic doctors detail the use of IV vitamins for these health conditions below.
IV Vitamins | Integrative Cancer Treatment
Integrative cancer treatment is not a new phenomenon but certainly seems to have more appeal recently. IV vitamins are an integrative treatment that can be used for treatment and supportive care.
IV vitamin C has been shown to independently kill cancers cells of various forms. While the research is limited compared to chemotherapy, it can and should be used in conjunction with conventional treatments. There are specific times when IV vitamins should not be used with chemotherapy. This is where a knowledgeable integrative doctor can assist you.
When going through chemotherapy many patients are depleted of vital nutrients through nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. IV vitamins surpass the digestive tract allowing for quick and accurate repletion of vitamin and nutrient status. It can also be used for secondary prevention of cancer is "in remission."
IV Vitamins | Headaches and Migraines
The main mechanism of migraines and headaches is that they come from pressure of expending blood vessels in the brain. Magnesium can stabilize blood vessels and decrease the expansion and pressure in the brain.
Many people (about 15%) with headaches and migraines have low levels of magnesium. Even if your levels are normal, there is a chance IV magnesium can help. IV magnesium is quick and effective at treating headaches and migraines, often reliving the headache immediately.
IV Vitamins | Cold/Flu and immune boost
There is no foolproof way to avoid the seasonal cold and flu but what can you do for that cold or flu that lingers on and on.... and on. IV vitamins are useful for both prevention of cold/flu and to shorten the duration of your sickness should you come down with it. When you get sick or before you actually become it is because the microbes out numbered the immune cells. The sickness you feel is from the immune system trying to overcome to the microbes. IV vitamins can help in both the beginning and end stages of the fight by boosting your immune system activity. Vitamin C is the main vitamin that does this when used in the high doses available through iv vitamins. There are other vitamins and nutrients that are used to assist in this as well.
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