Specialized Services

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IV Nutrition

Due to the lack of proper nutrition body processes can break down. This in turn leads to chronic health problems and disease such as fatigue, joint pain, autoimmune disease, tremor or atherosclerosis which may be traced back to a lack of proper nutrition. We offer pharmaceutical quality intravenous nutrition (IV nutrition), which is a safe, effective, potent tool in the battle against chronic disease. When the health of the patient prevents adequate absorption of nutrients taken orally IV nutrition is necessary.

Benefits of IV Nutrition

  • Volume of nutrition necessary is beyond what is able to be administered orally
  • Nutrients are more effective if given intravenously

Along with IV nutrition we also offer other injectable nutrient based services, which include intramuscular infections, M.I.C. weight loss injections and trigger point therapy.

Treatments Available

Vitamin C is important for immunity, recuperation and has been shown to be a natural chelator. IV vitamin C is also utilized in recovery from hepatitis, as well as Epstein Barr virus (mononucleosis) and many other viral or bacterial infections. Vitamin C is also an anti-inflammatory agent.

Because stress and poor diet as well as prescription drugs can deplete B- vitamins, people may be deficient. B-Vitamins are typically found in foods but many people lack the ability to break them down and utilize the vitamins within. IV nutrition helps raise energy levels and makes B vitamin immediately accessible for use by the cells without the need of digestive synthesis.

Usefulness

  • Production of hormones, enzymes, Co enzyme Q10, and neurotransmitters
  • Important in the treatment of phase two liver detoxification
  • Known for its assistance with energy production
  • Is involved in the metabolism of every cell in the body

This antioxidant is available through intravenous therapy and as a breathing treatment in nebulizer form. It has the capacity to recycle oxidized nutrients making them available for use again by the body. It has the ability to penetrate the nervous system and the blood/brain barrier. Glutathione has also been shown to reduce symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. In the nebulizer form it augments the interim administration in the reversal of C.O.P.D. (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and is useful in the treatment of emphysema, bronchitis and asthma.

How it works

  • It is the major endogenous antioxidant produced by the cells, participating directly
    in the neutralization of free radicals and reactive oxygen compounds, as well as maintaining exogenous antioxidants such as vitamins C and E in their reduced
    (active) forms.
  • Regulation of the nitric oxide cycle, which is critical for life but can be
    problematic if unregulated.
  • Through direct conjugation, it detoxifies many xenobiotics (foreign compounds)
    and carcinogens, both organic and inorganic. This includes heavy metals such as mercury, lead, and arsenic.
  • It is essential for the immune system to exert its full potential, e.g., modulating
    antigen presentation to lymphocytes, thereby influencing cytokine production and type of response (cellular or humoral) that develops, enhancing proliferation of lymphocytes, thereby increasing magnitude of response, enhancing killing activity of cytotoxic T cells and NK cells, and regulating apoptosis, thereby maintaining control of the immune response.
  • It plays a fundamental role in numerous metabolic and biochemical reactions such
    as DNA synthesis and repair, protein synthesis, prostaglandin synthesis, amino acid transport, and enzyme activation. Thus, every system in the body can be affected by the state of the glutathione system, especially the immune system, the nervous system, the gastrointestinal system and the lungs.

Glutathione is important in all of the body and is used in every cell but it is of special importance in lung tissue and the nervous system. The use of a nebulizer in order to get a higher level directly to the lungs is especially beneficial.

Amino acids are protein building blocks essential to synthesize proteins that are necessary for life. In IV nutrition, amino acids are used to build up the enzymes, muscles and cell walls. They aid in recovery from eating disorders, addictions, and anemia and boost the immune system. As building blocks amino acids are an important part of the repair and maintenance duties of the cells.

Alpha lipoic acid is used convert glucose to energy. . It is important in the recovery of diabetic neuropathy; improved liver function and can also help with managing blood sugar levels. Its antioxidant properties are beneficial for liver dysfunction as well as treatment of hepatitis.

HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY

OXYGEN IS ESSENTIAL

Usually we get all the oxygen we need from breathing atmospheric air. But our atmosphere has changed in just a few hundred years from 35% oxygen to 21% in the middle of the ocean. Not only is our air not what it used to be it is more. There is more pollution, more toxins, more particulate matter but less of what we need most. Today most cities have 15-18% oxygen. Proponents of HBOT doubt that the human body has been able to evolve quickly enough to require less oxygen.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, HBOT is a form of oxygen therapy intended to make more oxygen available to the body.

  • There is little in the physical universe that is more important to sustaining
    life than oxygen
  • Our body needs energy and 90% of our body’s energy comes from oxygen,
    only 10% from food and water. 
  • The average adult consumes six pounds of oxygen per day. 
  • Anaerobic bacteria, toxins, fungi, and viruses all have one thing in common. None can survive in oxygen rich environment.

Oxygen feeds the body, supports the immune system, destroys toxic substances, and promotes new cell growth. It is our primary source of energy, and is the fuel the body requires for the proper operation of all major systems.

THERAPY

Our Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) safely increases the body’s
oxygen uptake by raising the barometric pressure. Hyperbaric chambers are simply enclosures, which can be pressurized to allow the person inside to experience atmospheric pressures greater than normal environmental pressures. Hyperbaria is based on Henry’s law of physics, which states that more gas is dissolved in a liquid by increasing the pressure of the gas.

Blood is made up of three main components: white blood cells that fight infection, red blood cells that carry oxygen, and plasma, the fluid that carries both kinds of cells throughout the body. Under normal circumstances, only the red blood cells carry oxygen. Since HBOT forces oxygen into the body fluids, under pressure, oxygen dissolves into all of the body’s fluids, including the plasma, the lymph, the synovial (joint) fluid and the cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. These fluids can carry the extra oxygen even to areas where circulation is poor (or blocked), either by trickling past blockages or by seeping into the affected area.

Because a mild hyperbaric chamber utilizes ambient air, purified through filters, combined with an oxygen concentrator, it is completely safe. It can be used regularly without any danger of oxygen toxicity in the body. There is no risk of the negative effects that can be experienced from the elimination of ions and valuable gases such as nitrogen, as with regular treatments in 100% pure oxygen chambers. There are none of the hazards that exist with the pure hyperbaric oxygen chambers

Enhanced Athletic Performance

Hyperbaric therapy helps athletes by forcing more oxygen to reach tissue, organs, cells and bodily fluids providing up to 300% oxygen saturation. Furthermore, it has been shown that the pressurized environment of the chamber allows the athlete to recover more quickly from injury due to swelling, dehydration and jetlag. Many professional athletes travel with a hyperbaric chamber and even sleep in it.

  • Improved Concentration
  • Decreased Lactic Acid/Increased Oxygen Utilization
  • Improved Detoxification
  • Increased energy
  • Maximized Organ Function
  • Oxygen Saturation
  • Peak Training
  • Reduced Dehydration Up to 300%
  • Repair Time Improved

Treatment

Preparing for Treatment

Dress in loose comfortable clothing. Shoes, jewelry, and any sharp objects should be removed before getting into the chamber. It is recommended that women not wear stockings because it may cause feelings of claustrophobia.

Treatment Process

The chamber will fill with air. Once it has expanded to its filled size, it will begin to pressurize. While the chamber is pressurizing, your ears will feel the change in pressure. Otherwise it should be unnoticeable. To equalize

the pressure and avoid the feeling of fullness in your ears, you will need to clear your ears by chewing (gum or food), swallowing, yawning, or the valsalva maneuver which is performed by closing the mouth, pinching the nostrils, and blowing. During the pressurization of the chamber, your mouth may become dry but should return to normal once the chamber is fully pressurized. Additionally, the chamber may become slightly warm while it is pressurizing but will cool at full pressure. You can sleep, meditate, read, watch a DVD or listen to music.

Side Effects

The most common side effect is discomfort to the ears and sinuses caused by pressure changes. To minimize the risk, patients learn to promote the adequate clearing of your ears during pressurization. Some patients who have become sedentary or very toxic may have cells, which do not get good circulation. HBOT provides oxygen to these cells that may in turn cause them to detoxify more quickly. Transient symptoms could be headaches, soreness, or skin rashes, which are good signs usually indicating detoxification.

Positive Benefits from HBOT Therapy

  • Alertness
  • Cellulite
  • Collagen matrix formation (tissue healing)
  • Counters aging
  • Detoxifies the blood
  • Energy
  • Improved attention, brain function, concentration and memory
  • Improved metabolism and aided digestion
  • Improved skin conditions
  • Improved strength, and endurance
  • Increased osteoblastic (bone building) activity
  • Natural remedy for headaches and migraines
  • Promoted healing
  • Reaction time increased
  • Reduced edema (swelling)
  • Reduced fatigue and improved sleeping patterns
  • Reduced damage caused by toxic gases
  • Relieved muscle stiffness
  • Relieved tension and stress
  • Strengthen heart and lungs
  • Well-being

Conditions Affected by mHBOT

  • Acne
  • ADD/ADHD
  • AIDS/HIV
  • Allergies
  • Altitude Sickness
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Asthma
  • Autism
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Bacteria Infections
  • Body Detoxification
  • Boost Immune Function
  • Brain Injury
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chemical Sensitivity
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Circulation
  • Diabetic Complications
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Disc Herniation
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frequent Flying/Jet Lag
  • Headaches
  • Hypoxia
  • Lyme disease
  • Memory Loss
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle/Tendon Pain (sprains/strains)
  • Neuropathy Related to Diabetes
  • Non-Healing Wounds
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Premature Aging
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking
  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Stroke
  • Surgical Recovery
  • Viral Infections