IV Therapy Supports Healthy Body Function
IV therapy refers to the intravenous administration of nutraceuticals (vitamins, minerals, and biological compounds) to promote healing, support bodily functions, and promote longevity and wellness. There are several different kinds of IV therapies, each tailored to a specific ailment. Dr. Greenberg works with each patient to determine the best combination of nutrients for them to promote healing, immune support, hydration, and nourishment.
Are Over-the-Counter Supplements Just As Effective?
In short, oral supplements are not as immediately effective as intravenous supplements. However, combining a regimen of daily oral supplements along with IV therapy, the two complement each other and promote well-rounded healing and health. Dr. Greenberg recommends specific supplements based on the patient’s condition and treatment plan and can provide them from his office.
IV Therapy is a unique form of regenerative medicine that allows nutrients to enter the bloodstream immediately. The high concentration of vitamins and minerals being put directly into the bloodstream allows the body to reap more benefits compared to the consumption of over-the-counter supplements. Instead of requiring the stomach and liver to break down the compounds that are taken orally, IV nutrients are sent immediately into the bloodstream and into cells to do their thing.
What Can IV Therapy Treat?
IV therapy is a great form of immune support, which promotes healing and allows the body to fight off pathogens. They 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 used in conjunction with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. As a board certified physician, Dr. Greenberg can work with oncologists to coordinate care and support a holistic treatment plan.
How Does High-Dose IV Vitamin C Therapy Help Cancer Patients?
Each cancer patient reacts differently to treatment, whether it’s chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or IV vitamin C support. However, cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy are known to cause debilitating side effects such as nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, low energy, neuropathy, and more. Vitamin C IV therapy may help reduce the side effects of these aggressive traditional treatments and therefore is an invaluable 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. Not only does it work by killing cancer cells but it also works 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 of the breasts, ovaries, lungs, colon, bone marrow, as well as lymphoma. It only works in very high intravenous doses and can be used along with traditional chemo and radiation.
What Types of IV Therapy Does Dr. Greenberg Offer?
This IV therapy 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 which results in immediate relaxation. Others can agree that this type of IV therapy is also an amazing hangover cure due to its hydrating and nourishing properties.
Some metals are good for our body but in small doses. These include calcium, iron, copper, magnesium, zinc, cobalt, and manganese. Other metals, like 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 or breathe in 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 like 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
Vitamin C therapy isn’t solely used for cancer patients. It’s also referred to as immune or boost IV therapy, as it 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 and those looking to improve their energy levels. 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. It has shown positive effects in patients with cancer of the pancreas, ovaries, colon-rectum, skin (melanoma), lungs, and other areas of the body. It is highly effective when used in conjunction with chemo and/or radiation therapy.
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 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). It is also used to support traditional treatments for cancer and HIV/AIDS.
It 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. It can also help normalize hormone and enzyme production, reduce pain, and improve memory.
What Should I Expect From IV Therapy?
This therapy is administered intravenously, meaning an IV 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. The process takes 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.
How Much Experience Does Dr. Greenberg Have With IV Therapy?
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.
Dr. Greenberg has treated many people with IV therapies throughout his career and has seen great results, especially with cancer patients given high-dose 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.
Learn More About Regenerative Therapy
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