Infusion Therapy is a method of instilling vitamins, minerals, alkalizing agents and detoxifying agents directly into the bloodstream. Because the digestive tract is bypassed they are completely and rapidly absorbed. This creates high blood levels, which saturates and nourishes the body’s cells in ways that is not possible when absorbed orally. Infusions can treat both acute and chronic disease as well as promoting and maintaining optimal wellness and preventing disease. Vitamin C is especially useful in very high doses of up to 50,000 milligrams for some illnesses. The ‘Myers’ Cocktail’ is a common formulation that is composed of seven B-Vitamins, calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, vitamin C and bicarbonate. Glutathione is especially of use in detoxification. Other minerals and nutrients are also of use for specific conditions. The specific formulation, and frequency used, for each patient and condition is based on the latest medical literature and Dr. Straus’s 26 years of clinical experience. Conditions that can respond to infusion therapy include:
Prevention and Wellness:
Insurance does not cover the cost of IV medications, as there is no FDA approval of these nutrients in the intravenous or other forms. Nursing expenses are covered but this is not sufficient for the costs incurred. The fee for the Myer’s Cocktail, and most other infusions that are administered over 30 minutes, is $75.00. For the high dose vitamin C of either 25,000mg or 50,000mg over 90 minutes the fee is $150.00.
http://www.thorne.com/altmedrev/.fulltext/7/5/389.pdf Dr. Gaby’s article on the “The Myer’s Cocktail”. Alternative Med Rev 2002; 7(5): 389-40
http://www.patientsmedical.com/treatments/ivtherapy/ivtherapy.aspx Overview of IV therapies
Carter D, Osborne V, Raffety S. Parental Micronutrient Therapy, Special Ed. 2004
http://www.riordanclinic.org/research/research-studies/vitaminc/protocol/ Vit. C Cancer Protocol
http://www.riordanclinic.org/research/research-studies/vitaminc/tumor/ Vit. C Cancer Protocol