Our IV Suite and the Advanced Therapies We Offer
Intravenous (IV) Therapy, is the process of giving a liquid substances directly into a vein. It can be intermittent or continuous; continuous administration is called an intravenous drip. The word intravenous simply means “within a vein,” but is most commonly used to refer to IV therapy. Therapies administered intravenously have a multitude of health benefits to treat numerous, varying health conditions.
Purposes of Intravenous (IV) Therapy
- To provide water-soluble vitamins and any necessary nutrients a patient may be deficient in
- To supply fluid when patients are unable to take in an adequate volume of fluids by mouth
- To provide salts and other electrolytes needed to maintain electrolyte imbalance
- To provide glucose (dextrose), the main fuel for metabolism
- To provide water-soluble medications
- Chelation therapy for detoxification purposes
What procedures are performed in the Infusion Suite at The CIIT Center?
- Vitamin therapy – replaces the body with vitamins that a patient may be depleted of
- Hydration therapy – rehydrates the body with important nutrients
- Antibiotic infusion – providing a patient with antibiotic medication
- Intravenous Iron therapy – patients who are anemic are given the needed iron in their blood
- Chelation therapy – heavy metal detoxification therapy that removes metals from our bodies, helping a patient feel well-balanced and stronger than prior to their treatment
- Glutathione infusion – provides antioxidant that helps build the immune system
- Phosphatidylcholine – improves brain function and memory capacity
Vitamin Therapy Intravenous (IV) vitamin drips deliver vitamins, minerals and amino acids directly to the body for maximum absorption. This allows the nutrients to flood your body and nourish itself at the cellular level. By using this method, we can safely deliver larger doses that would not otherwise be tolerated orally.
IV vitamin drips can be used both proactively to maintain optimum wellness and to treat acute and chronic conditions. Some of the specific benefits people may experience include increased energy, enhanced mood, improved sleep, decreased stress and anxiety, increased immunity, hydration, and muscle recovery.
Where, when and how long are the treatments being offered in The CIIT Center’s IV Suite?
Where: The CIIT Center has a spacious and comfortable IV Suite where the patient can lounge back in a comfortable, cushy, recliner; While the patient is receiving treatment, they can relax and watch television on a big screen TV, read magazines, books, use electronic devices or just relax. The IV Suite includes charging stations for cell phones, ipads, tablets, etc.
When and how long: Each therapy is used to target different concerns, thus the treatment timeframe varies with each procedure. Infusion therapies can range from 30 minutes to 3 hours. Each person has different needs and the infusion will be tailored towards each patient’s treatment protocol. The patient will be monitored by a registered nurse during the treatment.
What does Chelation mean and what is the procedure?
Chelation (pronounced key-LAY-shun) therapy is frequently used for removing toxic heavy metals (including mercury, cadmium and arsenic) from the blood. It involves intravenous injections of a chelating agent, EDTA (ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid), a synthetic amino acid. EDTA binds to heavy metals and minerals in the blood so that they can be excreted in the urine. Another intravenous agent used by some facilities for mercury detoxification is called DMPS (2,3-Dimercapto-1-propanesulfonic acid).
Over the years our bodies accumulate these heavy metal substances from silver amalgam dental fillings, vaccines, our food and environmental chemical exposure. As these heavy metals build up in our bodies, they can cause symptoms like memory loss or fatigue and can lead to other serious health conditions.
How does Chelation work?
Chelation is a medical treatment used to bind toxic metals so they can be removed from the body. A “chelating agent” is a special substance that will bind with heavy metals, converting them to a chemically inert form that can be excreted without further interaction with the body. These agents are administered intravenously over a series of treatments. Because chelating agents also bind to minerals in the body, oral replacement of minerals is an essential part of the chelation process.
How does the procedure take place?
After the examining physician has determined which type of chelation may benefit the patient, the treatments will be scheduled. Generally, this involved a series of intravenous drips, done over several weeks. The scheduling of infusions are by appointment and can be set up with the front desk.