Intravenous (IV) Nutrient Therapy:
IV Nutrient Therapy is a vitamin and mineral treatment containing magnesium,
calcium, B vitamins and vitamin C, and sometimes other nutrients. The nutrients selected are the ones most commonly found depleted in fatigue, stress and various chronic health issues.
As it is administered directly into your vein, it
bypasses absorption issues which many patients suffer from, especially when chronic digestive complaints or chronic stress (which weakens digestion) are present.
IV administration of nutrients also allows for the achievement of nutrient levels in the blood that are not possible through oral supplementation. When someone is deficient in certain nutrients, getting blood levels this high is necessary to overcome the deficiency.
The most common formula used in my office takes from 10 to 15 minutes to administer and is
quite safe. Dr. Alan Gaby, one of the pioneers of this treatment administered thousands of these same treatments over his career with no serious side effects noted. One of the only possible issues that can come up is contamination of the injecting material. I obtain my supplies from Wellness Pharmacy, one of the most well known and respected IV nutrient suppliers in the country.
may notice a slight flush in the chest and/or face, sometimes patients
feel it in the legs as well which indicates an increase in blood flow to
the area. Patients may also notice a slight metallic taste as the
minerals pass through the circulation of the palate. Finally, some patients notice some temporary discomfort in their arm as the ingredients are injected, but this is easily remedied with some simple rubbing of the arm on occasion.
I started receiving nutritional IVs from Dr. Chong in an
ongoing effort to stabilize my slightly elevated blood pressure. I also have been gluten free for a few months and am working to make my diet more nutrient dense with mostly plant foods. The IVs have had the most amazing effect on my overall sense of well-being, reducing anxiety and giving me a much more constant level of energy. I believe I was either deficient in these nutrients or unable to absorb them. I am a firm believer in this simple but brilliant natural way to bypass any absorption issues and allow the body to access these nutrients so healthy healing can occur."
DB- Portland, OR
"My heavy metal
burden posed a challenge to detoxify. Dr. Chong suggested genetic testing
to see why. I only wish I had the information that was revealed to us by
this blood test 30 years ago! Dr. Chong now gives me Glutathione and
nutrient IVs as I am missing the gene to make it myself. The
transformation has been more than amazing in my health both physically and
emotionally. I have always been a difficult “draw” or “stick” for blood
and IVs but I have never had an issue when Dr. Chong is involved. I found
myself tapping my foot to the beat and singing in the car on the way home from
having the IV. It has been a long time since that has happened… I
feel like I have been given my life back. I am full of zest and excited
to plan a bright future not just getting through each day, but really living!
Thank you, Dr. Chong!" KB-Newberg, OR
I have been receiving nutritional IVs
from Dr. Chong for several months. I’ve found they greatly enhance my
sense of well-being and have helped improve my energy, relieve muscle
cramps/twitches, and boost overall immunity. Dr. Chong serves as a
valuable resource in helping me make decisions to
optimize my health. He responds to questions, provides options and advice, and
demonstrates a vested interest in helping his patients
AW- Portland, OR
Fibromyalgia: In a study reported in 2007 a
modified Myers' push was given once a week for 8 weeks to 7
treatment-resistant fibromyalgia patients. At the end of the study, all
reported increased energy levels within 24-48 hours after the
infusion. There was a 80% decrease in fatigue, a 60% reduction of pain
and increased activities of daily living.
Migraine Headaches: In a 1995 study, pain reduction of 50% or more
was observed in 35 of 40 patients receiving IV magnesium. Those with
lower serum levels of magnesium experienced pain relief that lasted at
least 24 hours.
Conditions commonly helped by IV Nutrient Therapy:
- Migraines and cluster headaches
- Fatigue including chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
- Acute muscle spasm
- Upper respiratory tract infections
- Acute asthma attacks
- Chronic sinusitis
- Viral infections, herpes
- Seasonal allergic rhinitis
- Cardiovascular disease, angina
- Paresthesias, numbness, tingling
- Chronic pain
- High Blood Pressure
- Depression, anxiety
- Hives and eczema
- Neuropathic pain in cancer patients
- Narcotic Withdrawal