417 Integrative Medicine is the process of administering fluids, vitamins or medications directly into your bloodstream intravenously to address medical conditions. IV treatments can be used to hydrate, provide electrolyte balance, boost your immune system, help with hangover symptoms, and more. These treatments are typically administered in hospitals or at dedicated infusion centers. But now, independent boutiques and community providers are offering elective IV hydration and vitamin drips in your home. While there is no scientific evidence that these “wellness” IVs have the purported benefits, they do offer a safe and convenient option for those who want to improve their health.
During an in-home IV treatment, a licensed nurse sanitizes the injection site and then inserts a needle into one of your veins, allowing for a seamless and comfortable experience. A tube then connects the needle to an IV bag containing saline, glucose (sugar), and vitamins or minerals. The IV is administered at a precise rate so that your body receives the nutrients it needs in the right dosage.
Intravenous Wellness: A Deep Dive into the World of IV Therapy
You can choose from a variety of pre-formulated IV packages, or request ingredients as add-ons to any treatment. Examples include magnesium, which helps with muscle relaxation; b vitamins, which boost energy levels; and amino acids, which are similar to caffeine but without the spike-and-crash effect.
The IV also contains antioxidants to help combat free radical damage and boost your mood. Other options include stem cells and exosomes, both of which are being researched for their regenerative properties. However, both have limited clinical trials and may not be suitable for everyone, including pregnant women or those with moral or religious objections to embryonic stem cells.
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