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Learn more About IV Therapy

IV therapy refers to the intravenous administration of nutraceuticals (vitamins, minerals, and biological compounds) to boost the body’s overall longevity and wellness. A variety of IV therapies exist, and each is tailored to a specific ailment for ecumenical care. Dr. Greenberg works with each patient to determine the best combination of nutrients to provide them with healing, immune support, hydration, and nourishment.
While oral supplements are not as immediately effective as intravenous supplements, combining a regimen of daily supplements and occasional IV therapy treatments works to promote a well-rounded healthy immune system. Dr. Greenberg recommends specific supplements and treatment plans based on each patient’s condition and can administer the therapy in his office. IV Therapy is a unique form of regenerative medicine that allows nutrients to enter the bloodstream immediately. While the consumption of over-the-counter supplements restricts the body’s full absorption of the nutrients being given, IV therapy allows vitamins and minerals to flow directly into the bloodstream; instead of requiring the stomach and liver to break down the compounds that are taken orally, IV nutrients are sent directly into the blood cells to be absorbed.

IV therapy is a great way to support the immune system by promoting healing and allowing the body to fight off pathogens. It can be used for a variety of conditions, including migraines, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasms, chronic sinusitis, autoimmune disease, asthma, heart disease, high blood pressure, Lyme disease, and macular degeneration.

IV therapies are also effective in cancer support. Many IV vitamin treatments can be partnered with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy to improve wellness. As a board certified physician, Dr. Greenberg can work with oncologists to coordinate care and support a holistic treatment plan.

Each cancer patient reacts differently to treatment, whether it’s chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or other immunotherapy. However, it is widely known that these cancer treatments can cause debilitating side effects such as nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, low energy, and neuropathy in many patients. Vitamin C IV therapy may help reduce the side effects of these aggressive traditional treatments and therefore is a valuable tool in a comprehensive treatment plan.

The National Institutes of Health conducted studies of high-dose IV vitamin C therapy on cancer and it has shown to reduce the growth of cancerous tumors by half. Vitamin C, when administered intravenously into the bloodstream, produces hydrogen peroxide just like chemotherapy does. This substance is what causes oxidative damage to the cancer cell, destroying it. The difference between chemotherapy and vitamin C, however, is that vitamin C does not cause oxidative stress on healthy cells. It not only works by killing cancer cells, but also functions as an antioxidant, protecting healthy cells from the damage of free radicals.

Dr. Greenberg has seen positive effects of high-dose IV vitamin C therapy in cancer cases in the breasts, ovaries, lungs, colon, bone marrow, and lymphoma. In order to see results, , very high intravenous doses are required which can be used along with traditional chemo and radiation.

Myer’s Cocktail
The Myer’s Cocktail IV consists of magnesium, calcium, vitamin B, and vitamin C. When combined, these nutrients become effective against acute asthma attacks, migraines, fatigue, fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasms, chronic sinusitis, and other conditions. This well-known IV therapy is highly effective for easing anxiety and lowering blood pressure, resulting in immediate relaxation. It has also been used as a hangover cure due to its hydrating and nourishing properties.

Chelation Therapy
Some metals, such as calcium, iron, copper, magnesium, zinc, cobalt, and manganese, are good for our body, but in small doses. Others, such as lead and mercury, are poisonous to the body and are not needed for any cell functions. In addition, high doses of healthy metals can also be bad for the body.

Working in a factory that uses heavy metals, breathing in old lead paint, and using herbal medicines that contain improper doses of metals are all ways that someone can consume unnecessary toxins. Chelation therapy uses ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA) to remove unwanted toxic metals from the body. This substance flows through the bloodstream and binds to metals in the blood, releasing them through the urine. It works similarly to a magnet, attracting all the bad or extraneous metals from the blood, cleaning the bloodstream as it moves through the body.

Preliminary studies by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) showed chelation to be helpful in lowering the risk of having a heart attack or stroke in patients who have cardiovascular disease.

High-Dose Vitamin C
Also referred to as immune or boost IV therapy, Vitamin C therapy boosts the immune system and aids the body in fighting many pathogens. It is great for those who are worn down by stress or illness, those looking to improve their energy levels, as well as cancer patients. It is also a great therapy to receive before and during flu season.

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that plays a key role in cell health and collagen production and it is highly effective when used in conjunction with chemo and/or radiation therapy. It has shown positive effects in patients with cancer of the pancreas, ovaries, colon-rectum, skin (melanoma), lungs, and other areas of the body.

Vitamin C therapy is not recommended for people with kidney disease, G6PD deficiency, hemochromatosis, kidney stones, and other kidney diseases. In those with compromised kidneys, this therapy can cause adverse side effects.

Oxygen Therapy
Oxygen is a colorless gas that is not only used by the body for respiration, but also used in medicine in the form of trioxygen to disinfect the body and treat certain conditions. When administered intravenously, it improves the body’s intake and use of oxygen and activates the immune system. It can be used to treat infected wounds, circulatory disorders, geriatric disorders, macular degeneration, viral diseases, rheumatism and arthritis, viral diseases, and SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). Oxygen Therapy is also used to support traditional treatments for those with cancer and HIV/AIDS.

The therapy works by inactivating bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, yeasts, and protozoa (all of which are organisms that are capable of infection). It stimulates the immune system to speed up healing and improves circulation by cleaning up the arteries/veins and purifying blood and lymph. Oxygen Therapy can also help normalize hormone and enzyme production, reduce pain, and improve memory.

IV therapy is administered intravenously, meaning it will be inserted into the arm. The tube will be attached to a bag of liquid, similar to the process of receiving IV fluids at the hospital, taking about 45 minutes to administer the whole cocktail. Depending on your condition and individualized treatment plan, you may receive IV therapy anywhere from once a month to three times a week.

Dr. Greenberg has over 20 years of experience in regenerative therapies. He specializes in holistic and comprehensive approaches to chronic pain, degenerative conditions, regenerative orthopedics, sports medicine, and overall longevity and wellness. He uses IV therapy, stem cell therapy, prolotherapy, and platelet-rich-plasma to treat his patients. Dr. Greenberg is a Medical Staff Member of The Bryn Mawr Hospital and an affiliate of The Main Line Health Dee Adams Center for Integrative and Regenerative Medicine at Bryn Mawr. Additionally he serves as a Clinical Professor at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Dr. Greenberg has treated many people with IV therapies throughout his career and has seen great results, especially in cancer patients who were given high-doses of IV vitamin C. One patient, who was given six weeks to live with metastatic lung cancer, had an amazing response to vitamin C therapy; one and a half years later, he showed no evidence of disease. Another patient has a breast mass from breast cancer that was so large it was protruding from her chest. After a few months of IV therapy, the mass shrunk and went away. Over five years later, she showed no sign of cancer whatsoever.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Greenberg, the director of Regenerative Medicine at the Dee Adams Center at The Bryn Mawr Hospital, one of the top hospitals in the Greater Philadelphia region.

The Dee Adams Center has entrusted Dr. Greenberg to transform the medical center into a regional hub for regenerative medicine that is comprehensive and opioid-free. If you or a loved one is looking for a regenerative strategy to treat your chronic conditions, fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment or call Dr. Greenberg’s office today at (833) 440-4325.

What is NAD Therapy?

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is a coenzyme found in all living cells and is known for its anti-aging properties because of its proven effectiveness on promoting health and prolonging lifespan. The intravenous supplementation of this coenzyme can benefit your body in a multitude of ways by improving its functions and overall wellness.
NAD has been recognized by scientists for over fifty years, however, its true benefits are only just beginning to be explored. The active form of the coenzyme is called a “helper molecule,” because it binds to other enzymes in the body to activate them and generate molecular reactions. These reactions can aid in symptomatic relief in a large variety of ailments such as concussions, fatigue, fluoroquinolone toxicity, neurological diseases, anxiety, and depression, as well as others. NAD supplementation can improve an individuals’ overall health with benefits including, but not limited to: increased mental sharpness and energy, a boosted metabolism, replenishment of brain cells lost due to substance abuse, improved mitochondrial function, and faster injury recovery time.
As our bodies begin to age, the natural production of NAD slows, which is why we feel the effects of aging and the conditions that come with it. Replenishing your body’s NAD levels through IV treatment, however, relieves these effects. However, candidates do not have to be limited to those who are aging; NAD supplementation can be given to athletes to improve performance and recovery time, and also to anyone seeking preventative measures against the aging process and its subsequent conditions. If you are looking to improve your overall wellness, Greenberg Regenerative Medicine offers intravenous NAD treatments that will leave you feeling youthful, energetic, and healthy.

What is Glutathione?

Glutathione is a tripeptide made up of glycine, glutamine, and cysteine that is naturally produced by the liver. A strong antioxidant commonly found in fruits, vegetables, fungi, and animals, glutathione is vital for liver function, nutrient regeneration, and the fighting off of virdetoxificational, microbial, and parasitic infections. Although we need glutathione to function properly on a daily basis, the tripeptide may deplete over time due to an individual’s poor diet and/or the aging process. To ensure your body maintains its full health, Greenberg Regenerative Medicine offers an intravenous glutathione treatment to replenish lost tripeptides.

Glutathione is a very versatile antioxidant, which is why it can help your body in so many different ways. Primarily, it protects from “free radical” byproducts, which are negatively charged chemical compounds formed in the body as a result of cellular respiration. Because of a compound’s natural tendency to neutralize, free radicals begin pulling electrons from surrounding cells, which damages them. Glutathione, however, can combat this process by giving the free radicals the electrons needed, which maintains balance and general health. Additionally, glutathione can assist those with peripheral artery disease by increasing circulation and blood flow, subsequently reducing pain and numbness at the extremities. The antioxidant can also help with type II diabetes, as it increases the body’s ability to absorb insulin and serves as an early preventative measure for diabetes. Finally, glutathione’s anti-aging properties work wonders for the skin by reducing wrinkles and fine lines, and also tightening the skin.