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IV Therapy Specialist

Alternative Wellness Clinic -  - Chiropractic Clinic

Alternative Wellness Clinic

Chiropractic Clinics & Regenerative Medicine located in Sterling, VA

If you’re tired, bloated, or just don’t feel like yourself anymore, you may benefit from hydrating, anti-inflammatory intravenous (IV) therapy. At Alternative Wellness Clinic in Sterling, Virginia, founder Donald Gauthier, DC, and the professional wellness team deliver IV vitamin therapy to resolve infections and conditions that haven’t responded to other treatments. To replenish your body’s tissues with nutrients and hydration, contact the Alternative Wellness Clinic for IV therapy by booking an appointment online or calling the friendly staff.

IV Therapy

What is IV therapy?

In the mid-20th century, a physician from Baltimore named Dr. John Myers began to suspect that many of the chronic conditions that plagued his patients were caused by a combination of dehydration and lack of complete nourishment. He devised “cocktails” composed of vitamins, minerals, and fluids that he administered intravenously so that the benefits went directly into damaged, depleted, tissues, rather than being absorbed by the digestive system and excreted.

At Alternative Wellness Clinic, the wellness professionals base IV therapy upon your symptoms and complaints.

What kinds of conditions does IV therapy help?

Up to 75% of women and men in the United States suffer from chronic dehydration. Even if you think you’re drinking enough, if your skin is loose, thin, or dry, or if you often feel fatigued and lack energy, you could be dehydrated. If you’re eating foods that aren’t right for your body, you could also have a low-grade inflammation that impairs your health and vitality.

An IV treatment replenishes your cells with water and nutrients. Conditions that improve with IV therapy include:

  • Inflammation
  • Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
  • Immune deficiency
  • Asthma and respiratory infections
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Chronic hives and allergies
  • Migraines and other headaches

IV therapy may help you battle an acute or chronic viral infection. Your team may recommend an IV treatment when you have regenerative medicine treatments because it augments regenerative medicine by supplying your body with extra nutrients.

What is in IV therapy?

Your wellness professional chooses the exact composition of your IV therapy based on your symptoms and complaints. Most IV treatments consist of a blend of nutrients which may include:

  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B complex
  • Vitamin B12
  • Electrolytes 
  • Other vitamins and minerals

HDIVC, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) has been recognized as one of the best antioxidants and nutrients available to combat numerous health problems. Through IV administration, levels can be administered 100x higher than through oral administration. At higher levels vitamin C acts as a pro-oxidant.

Myer's Cocktail IV        

Restore your body's natural balance, reduce seasonal allergies, fatigue, inflammation and chronic pain. Comprised of essential multivitamins and other nutrients, this IV provides hydration, improves immunity, reduces chronic symptoms associated with pain, asthma or migraines and helps to alleviate stress.

Magnesium Chloride| B1, B2, B3, B5 & B6| Hydroxo B12| Calcium Gluconate| Ascorbic Acid

Glutathione IV

Glutathione (GSH) is commonly known as the body's most important antioxidant. It fights almost any disease, particularly those associated with aging. It is primarily produced in the liver, but GSH levels fall dramatically as we age. When taken orally, Glutathione is not well absorbed by the body. Therefore, the only effective way to dramatically increase GSH levels is through IV infusion or direct injection. Glutathione prevents and reverses the effects of toxins and free radicals, rejuvenates skin and cleanse vital organs. Medical trials have shown that IV glutathione supplementation resulted in the improvement of symptoms associated with Parkinson’s Fibromyalgia, Alzheimer's, MS/MD, Liver Diseases, Autoimmune Diseases/Weakened Immune System, Adrenal Fatigue/ Chronic Stress, Male Infertility and the reduction in the negative effects of chemotherapy.

Get-Up-And-Go

Kick-start your metabolism and feel more energized. This IV helps burn fat, boosts metabolism and provides the nutrients needed for optimal wellness.

B1, B2, B3, B5 &B6| Glutamine| Arginine| Ornithine| Lysine| Citrulline| Methyl B12| Carnitine 

Alpha Lipoic Acid IV

Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is an antioxidant that is made by the body and is found in every cell, where it helps turn glucose into energy. Antioxidants are substances that attack “free radicals”, waste products created when the body turns food into energy. Antioxidants are depleted as they attack free radicals, but evidence suggests alpha-lipoic acid may help regenerate these other antioxidants and make them active again. ALA through IV administration may help reduce symptoms associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy patients.

You may need different compositions at different times, depending on what kind of stress your body is handling.

What happens when I get IV therapy?

An IV therapy session is relaxing. While you rest comfortably in a treatment chair, your medical professional inserts an IV into one arm. The nutrient-infused fluid flows into your bloodstream, and the entire session takes about one hour.

What are the benefits of IV therapy?

IV fluid and nutrients help your organs function better and aid the liver in its detoxification tasks. You’ll notice benefits such as:

  • Plumper, younger-looking skin
  • Faster recovery after sports
  • Stronger immune system
  • Less pain and dysfunction
  • Better sleep
  • Alleviated symptoms

To set up your IV therapy, contact Alternative Wellness Clinic by phone or through the online form.