What is IV Therapy?
FACE offers one of the only FDA/USP compliant IV/IM (Intravenous/Intramuscular) Nutrient Therapy Clinics in the State of Michigan. Our state of the art clinic is founded by celebrated Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Doug Cutler and combines an ISO-5 Cleanroom that makes use of a Laminar Flow Hood and special air filter to carefully provide sterile vitamin injections in a controlled environment.
Our nutrient formulas are made to be the most exceptional and one-of-a-kind available to help promote energy, enhance mood, promote quality sleep, bolster immune function, improve cellular homeostasis, decrease the results of stress, and support weight loss to mention just a few benefits. Even though oral nutrient supplementation is an important and critical factor in any therapeutic regimen, there is no comparison to the usefulness of IV/IM Nutrient Therapy that delivers potent doses of nutrients that totally bypass the gastrointestinal system, so you’ll feel better with speed. More health, less stress!
Positive Benefits of IV Therapy
- Bypass digestive System For 100% Absorption to Renew Vital Nutrients.
- Direct Delivery of Nutrients to Cellular Level for Measured Benefits
- Bolster Immune System
- Improve Energy
- Prevent Illness
- Reduce Stress & Anxiety
- Improve Quality of Life
- Promote Healing and Recovery
- Pain Relief
- Condition-specific IV Nutrient Therapy Protocols
- Dramatic Increase of Improvement Time in Correcting Nutrient Deficiencies.
- Eliminate Toxins & Infection
- Decrease Inflammation
Who Can Benefit From IV Therapy?
Benefits include enhanced strength and increases in performance, along with fatigue reduction and fast recovery times.
IV Therapy makes use of antioxidants to combat stress-induced illness and ailments, fighting the effects of protracted cortisol elevation. B vitamins boost energy, leading to increased attention and problem-solving abilities. This is designed to keep successful executives at their best.
Even with a nutritious diet, your body might not be absorbing the vitamins and minerals it needs to combat aging. IV therapy boosts the antioxidant vitamin and mineral levels in your body more dramatically than oral supplements. Targeted IV Nutritional Therapy is used to improve your body repair damage, counteract aging, and restore its youthful vigor!
Environmental Medicine is our specialty and IV Nutritional Therapy is one level to our multi-treatment approach. The goal of detoxification is to cleanse toxic metals and toxins from the body and return the proper functioning of the autonomic nervous system and the affected organs. Detoxification is accomplished in phases over time to defend the body and allow rest and healing.
A multi-strategy approach is used depending on the patient’s needs and desires:
- Oral Chelation
- Rejuvenation & Detoxification Therapies
- Safe Mercury Removal
- Nutritional Supplementation
As a result, the body’s most vulnerable areas are most likely to magnify the problem first. Because the mercury toxins can move either by way of the bloodstream or by nerve pathways, one person may develop bleeding gums and bowel difficulties and another severe asthma or bronchitis. A third person may experience difficulties concentration, insomnia, loss of hearing, dizziness, and still others will have extreme symptoms of fatigue and clumsiness. Mercury can interfere with virtually any process of any organ of the body. Removal of mercury must be done by taking all precautions to defend you from further damage.
Nourishment to the body is supplied through high-grade nutritional supplements, herbs, I.V. therapy, therapeutic massage or bodywork all serving to calm the body while the detox is slowly taking place.
IV Nutritional Therapy makes use of a strong anti-oxidant found mostly in the brain and liver. When administered intravenously it enhances liver and brain function. It is often used for memory improvement, Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuropathy, Parkinson’s disease, and Liver Disease.
IV Nutritional Therapy when used for PMS and menopause is useful for regulating mood swings, irritability, cramps, insomnia, depression etc.
Fatigue & Insomnia:
Poor nutrition, chronic stress, poor sleeping patterns and loss of physical activity all compound fatigue and bad sleep issues. IV Nutritional Therapy will restore the body so restorative sleep can happen.
Seasonal Cold & Flu/Allergies:
Your immune system is on continuous guard to defend against viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. IV Nutritional Therapy can help support your immune system to counter illness in the first place.
What Type of Nutrients Are Used
- Vitamins (Example – Vitamin A,C,B complex, B-12)
- Amino Acids (Example – Tryptophan, Tyrosine)
- Detoxification Nutrients (Example – Glutathione, EDTA)
- Nerve Repair Nutrients (Example – Vitamin B-12, Lipoic Acid, Phosphyotidyl Choline)
- Anti-Inflammation (Lipoic Acid)
- Immune Enhancement (Vitamin C, B complex)
- Minerals (Example – Magnesium, Calcium, Selenium, Iron)
What To Expect In An IV Session
First of all, there is very little pain. The needle used is a tiny 24 gauge. When the needle is removed, a soft catheter resides in place for the remainder of the procedure. The infusion is more comfortable than an ordinary draw of blood.
Depending on the infusion, you may feel the local warmth and either an increase in energy or a relaxation effect. A sense of calm and well-being accompanies many infusions, especially vitamin C or magnesium ones. Many people often find themselves sleeping better.
The length of a session depends on the nutrient mix and concentration level. “Pushes,” like Myers Cocktail, take around 20 minutes. “Drips,” like high dose vitamin C, may take one to a few hours.
We have a dedicated infusion room that is calm and peaceful. You may read, listen to music, watch TV, or nap. Although you will be sitting most of the time, you may get up and use the restroom.
It is best to eat an IV infusion as some infusions affect blood sugar. If you are diabetic, you should monitor your insulin dosage and pack snacks for your appointment.
Please come well hydrated and let us know if you have any allergies.