Naturopathic Intravenous Therapy

Benefits of Intravenous Therapy:

Intravenous therapy by-passes the digestive system, so the treatment is not affected by stomach or intestinal disease. Higher doses can be given than would be possible orally without intestinal irritation. Absorption issues are also by-passed, so all the nutrients are available to the body, with nothing lost in the digestive system. Taking advantage of concentration gradients, nutrients can be forced into the cells. IV’s can be short or long depending on the goals and treatment protocols.

Some of the uses include:

Immune stimulation

B vitamins, minerals, and vitamin C at higher doses than may be possible orally provide the immune system with energy and stimulation to overcome various assaults. Hydrochloric acid can be safely added to stimulate the white blood cells. Very high doses of vitamin C can be used to fight viruses. Protocols can be delivered as a short push or a longer drip with higher vitamin C content.


Protocols use high doses of mineral and amino acids to calm the heart and manage arrhythmias.

Cancer Oxidation Treatments

Very high dose vitamin C is tumor toxic. By oxidizing in the cancer cells the vitamin C causes hydrogen peroxide and aldehydes to be formed, stimulating apoptosis in the cancer cells.

Standard Push

Sometimes called a “Myer’s Cocktail”, it has been useful for a variety of symptoms including acute asthma, migraines, fatigue, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergic rhinitis, and cardiovascular disease.

For more information see: Intravenous Nutrient Therapy: the “Myers’ Cocktail”, Alan Gaby, MD, Alternative Medicine Review, Volume 7, #5, 2002, p389-403..