IV Treatments for Shingles

Shingles is awful. I haven’t experienced it myself but I’ve heard it’s one of the most painful things you can go through. Patients who I’ve seen, find that the pain has affected their sleep so then they are tired for weeks. It’s also decreased their appetite. Having less sleep and eating less food would cause even more fatigue and negatively impact their quality of life.

There’s some great research supporting the use of intravenous vitamin C in the treatment of shingles or Herpes Zoster.

Symptoms of Shingles

The pain usually starts before the rash begins 2-3 days afterwards. Many people have persistent or recurrent pain in that same area that can last for months or years.

The pain of postherpetic neuralgia may be sharp and intermittent or constant and may be debilitating. Vitamin C has been shown to treat and prevent this post-rash pain.

Natural Treatments for Shingles

B12 injections into the same dermatome or around where the rash is also part of the treatment.

High dose vitamin C such as 20g has been researched and supported. Ideally the treatment is 2-3 times the first week as soon as possible and then 1 a week for 3 weeks.

Book your IV Treatment for Shingles

Click here to book your first IV, put in the Notes – shingles and we can chat about which bag to start you on. If you’re not sure, give us a call or book a free session to chat about how IV therapy might help you.

 

Natural Treatments for Fibromyalgia

When I attended my seminar on IV therapy a few weeks ago, one of the health issues that came up a few times was fibromyalgia (FM). Myers cocktails can work exceptionally well for the pain associated with fibromyalgia.

One type of patient with FM can be described as the following:

  • Chronically tired
  • Muscles that never relax
  • Grinds teeth at night
  • Muscle cramps at night

Is IV therapy right for me?

Kerri and I shot our second video with Carole from Sugar Productions this past Friday. We focused on IV therapy and had a room full of great people getting their IVs. The video isn’t ready yet but I wanted to share our sample script to show you all the ways we can help with IV therapy.

Intravenous Vitamin Therapy is an incredible option for our patients. IV therapy truly heals the body at the cellular level so we can get our patients feeling better faster while our other regular treatments start to work.

We bathe the cells in nutrients by bypassing the digestive system where we can lose some of that absorption. We can also get much higher doses of the vitamins in without causing all of the gastric upset.

The number of treatments you will need depends on your condition and how nutrient deficient you are. We will discuss your case during your appointment time prior to starting IV therapy.

IV therapy works exceptionally well for acute conditions like:

  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Cramps – either menstrual or muscle
  • Colds & flus
  • Post surgery wound healing.

It also works really well for things like

  • adrenal fatigue,
  • anxiety,
  • seasonal allergies

Many chronic diseases can also benefit:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Crohn’s & Collitis
  • Cancer
  • High blood pressure
  • Eating disorders
  • Asthma
  • Seasonal Allergies

Generally, almost every one can benefit from IV therapy. It is a rapid delivery of nutrients, fast acting, helps detoxification and energy. Essentially, IV therapy is a fast and effective way to jump start your body’s own healing mechanisms.

Come in for a free meet the doctor visit to see if IV therapy is right for you…

 

Myer’s Cocktails – Who Needs Them Most?

A Myer’s Cocktail is a combination of vitamins and electrolytes given intravenously in high therapeutic doses. The name came from Dr. John Myers MD who pioneered the use of these IV vitamins in this combination. There can be slight variations in the number and quantity of vitamins used. The formulation that we use has Magnesium Chloride, Calcium Gluconate, B-Complex, Vitamin C, Dexpanthenol (B5) and Pyridoxine (B6). Myer’s Cocktails can be a very attractive treatment modality and has become very popular treatment for patients in our clinic.

Common uses for Myer’s Cocktails include:

  1. Patients who come to us very ill, especially those that have been having chronic bowel issues and malabsorption.
  2. People with poor immune function who tend to get sick easily or have chronic sinusitis.
  3. Chronic issues such as Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  4. Athletes commonly do a Myer’s Cocktail before and after a marathon to help speed recovery
  5. Cancer treatments and protocols often use high dose Vitamin C
  6. Hives of unknown origin will often respond well to Myer’s Cocktails

Dosing

For patients who are quite ill or run down, we typically recommend doing a Myer’s Cocktail every 7-10 days for 3-4 treatments to get their levels back up. We would then recommend that patients follow their intuition. Patients can usually tell when they need another cocktail. It is common for patients to do one every month or two until they feel like they are back on track and then they may do one every 3-4 months for maintenance and then on as as-needed basis if they start to feel run down, get fatigues, or start to get upper-respiratory infections.

Booking

Please email or book a free meet the doctor visit online to find out more about Myer’s Cocktails and if they are the right treatment for you.

Why IV therapy?

I’ve been doing IV therapy for a number of months now with great success.

Here we have a mini-video on IV treatments, to see it click here: Whitney discussing IV Therapy

I have been seeing quite a few patients with a number of disorder who are all benefiting from IV vitamin and nutrient therapy. They include people with fatigue, Crohn’s, collitis, migraines and anemia.

Please give us a call or send a message if you would like more information about IV Therapy.