Intravenous Nutrient Therapy (IV Nutrient Therapy) is a method of using modern science combined 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 directly into the bloodstream. Since the digestive system is by-passed, one can achieve significantly higher levels of nutrients into the bloodstream and ultimately to the cells of the body where they are utilized most effectively.
We also offer ozone infusions, also known as autohemotherapy. This involves a process where blood is drawn from the patient and stored in a sterile medical IV infusion container. Then medical grade ozone (composed of 3 oxygen atoms) is infused into the stored blood. The oxygen rich blood is then infused back into the patient’s vein where it travels throughout the body. The benefits include improved oxygenation of cells, improved energy production, stimulation of the body’s own antioxidant systems, stimulation of stem cells, improved immunity, and improved circulation.
Mark Stengler, NMD, is a licensed naturopathic medical doctor, author, and lecturer with expertise in nutrition, herbal therapy, vitamin therapy, homeopathy, natural hormone replacement and integrated medicine. Dr. Stengler is board certified in Integrative Medicine and certified in Intravenous Nutrient Therapy.
Depending on a patient’s state of health, lab testing, and specific condition(s) Dr. Stengler tailors a treatment specifically for each individual. Examples include B vitamins and magnesium for fatigue, vitamin C, zinc, glutathione, and selenium for immune system enhancement and detoxification.
Amino acids are helpful for those with weight loss such as found in Crohn’s disease or cancer.
Patients with heavy metal toxicity may be given EDTA,DMPS, glutathione, and other detoxification agents. Those with neurological conditions may benefit from glutathione, lipoic acid, phosphatidylcholine, and other unique nutrients. Ozone or hydrogen peroxide IV’s may be given to those with chronic infections or fatigue.
Treatment time can vary. Time can vary from 30 minutes to two hours. Patients sit or recline back in a lounge style chair during their medically supervised treatment.
Dr. Stengler orders simple blood tests before initiating IV therapy to make sure organs of detoxification such as the liver and kidneys are functioning properly. Repeat testing is done intermittently during a series of treatments.
Intravenous Nutrient Therapy is usually performed without incident. Patients’ vital signs are tested before and after therapy. Initial treatment usually involves a lower dose to confirm the patient tolerates the therapy with dosages increased over subsequent treatments. Allergic reactions or other side effects are uncommon but possible.
Intravenous vitamin C (IVC) is gaining attention in the medical community for its’ benefit for those with cancer. Dr. Stengler and other holistic doctors and Oncologists have found it valuable as a complementary therapy to conventional treatments. Read the following article by Dr. Stengler for an in depth review of the benefits of IVC for those with cancer. [more on Intravenous Vitamin C…]
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.
Another effective therapy is Intravenous Hydrogen Peroxide. It is a powerful weapon against a variety of infectious agents. Read the following article by Dr Stengler for an in depth review of the benefits of Intravenous Hydrogen Peroxide for those with infections. [Read more on Intravenous Hydrogen Peroxide…]
Intravenous chelation therapy is an accepted medical treatment for the treatment of heavy metal toxicity for toxins such as lead. It has also proven to be effective in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Read the following article by Dr Stengler for an in depth review of the benefits of Chelation Therapy for those with Cardiovascular Disease. [Read more on Chelation Therapy here…]
We have had great success at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine in helping patients with fatigue and fibromyalgia. The use of 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 an in depth review of the benefits of Intravenous Nutrient Therapy for those with Fatigue and Fibromyalgia. [Read more on Fatigue and Fibromyalgia here…]