Getting all of the nutrients your body needs to thrive isn’t always easy, but IV therapy offers a chance to boost your nutrition at a cellular level. This is one of many advanced treatments available from Heather Kennedy, PA-C, of Refine Medical in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. When you’re ready to explore your options, call the office to book a visit or schedule online with just a few clicks.
If you’ve ever been in an emergency room or hospital setting, you’re probably already familiar with intravenous (IV) therapy. This approach uses a thin medical tube called a cannula to deliver hydration and nutrients directly into your bloodstream.
In medical settings, IV therapy helps address dehydration and administer medications. In wellness settings, IV therapy boosts the volume of micronutrients in your bloodstream, providing your cells with everything needed to function at peak levels.
IV nutrition therapy is highly customizable. You can choose from various options, each tailored to deliver specific health and wellness benefits.
Some of the areas where IV nutrition therapy can deliver impressive results include:
There is also an incredible benefit of receiving a powerful infusion of hydration. Most Americans walk around in a constant state of mild dehydration. You may not even realize how much your cells are deprived of hydration until you feel the effects of IV therapy.
You should strive to get most of the vitamins and minerals your body needs through high-quality food sources. In reality, however, it’s very challenging to take in everything you need through food alone. Doing so requires careful meal planning, prep time, and grocery shopping.
You can add supplements to your diet, but those supplements still need to navigate your digestive system before they can be fully utilized at the cellular level. Research shows that many supplements pass completely through your digestive tract without being fully broken down.
IV nutrition therapy ensures that you are getting exactly what you need without involving your digestive system at all. Because the nutrients are administered directly into your blood, they quickly travel to your cells, where your body puts them to immediate use.
In the hands of a skilled medical practitioner, IV therapy is not a painful process. When you come in for your visit, you’ll rest in the treatment chair while your practitioner uses a hollow needle to place the thin cannula into a vein on your wrist or hand. Once in place, the needle is quickly removed, and a small piece of tape holds the tubing in place.
The other end of the tube is attached to the bag holding your customized IV bag. The solution slowly drips into the tubing and then into your bloodstream, delivering a steady stream of high-quality nutrients.
You can rest and relax during your visit. Feel free to read, play games on your phone, listen to music, or just take some time for yourself. Once all of the solution has been delivered, the tubing is gently removed, and a small bandage covers the site. You can return to your normal activities right away.
When you’re ready to give IV therapy a try, call the office to schedule a visit. Online booking is also an option and is fast and easy.