All Encompass patients are eligible (with a cleared medical history from your provider) and anyone who is wishing to simply boost their health and wellness program.
Intravenous (IV) therapy is a method of feeding vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly into the bloodstream used to correct intracellular nutrient deficiencies. IV therapies are useful in nutritional detoxification programs, immune stimulation or, simply, because of depletion of your body stores.
You can schedule an appointment with our IV nurse or pop in for an infusion after your appointment with one of our providers (they will order and give suggestions on the correct vitamin combination for your needs).
Come see our new IV room! Sit on our comfy recliners, lie back, and relax while receiving a body nourishing IV cocktail. Most infusions take less than an hour.
Oral intake of such high doses is simply not possible due to absorption limitations from the digestive process. Patients can get up to 10 times the nutrients in one treatment as they could get orally in one day.
Afraid of needles? No worries! Sshhh…our nurse cheats when placing the IV, therefore the insertion process is quick and relatively painless. The entire IV infusion can typically be completed in 45 – 60 minutes.
Common indications for IV therapies:
- General wellness
- Pre & post party (hangover relief)
- Immune boost
- Athletic performance & recovery
- Headaches/pain relief
- Hydration Cold & Flu
- High blood pressure
- Skin revitalize
- Many more!!!!!
The Myers’ Cocktail is named for the late John Myers, M.D., a Maryland physician who used intravenous injections of nutrients to treat many chronic conditions. Currently, the nutrient cocktail has been popularized by Alan Gaby, M.D., a physician who often writes about nutrition in medicine. He has treated thousands of patients with the Myers’ Cocktail over many years. Conditions which he found to be responded well by this treatment include acute asthma attacks, migraines, fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergies and cardiovascular disease. He also observed improvements in athletic performance.
The Myers’ Cocktail works by increasing the blood concentration of several essential vitamins and minerals beyond that which can be achieved when supplementing orally. For example, Vitamin C given intravenously has been found to reach blood concentrations more than 50 times greater than what can be achieved when given orally.
The idea is that many illnesses and conditions are associated with digestive disturbances such as bloating, indigestion and food sensitivities and that people with such conditions may not absorb many of the nutrients needed to return them to good health. Also, many diseases and inflammation cause the body to use nutrients at a faster rate, or to require higher amounts for proper healing. When nutrients are given intravenously, the digestion is bypassed. ADDITIONALLY the levels in the bloodstream are temporarily increased so that the nutrients are “coaxed” into the cells, and frequently into the mitochondria where they are active. This temporary boost frequently “kick-starts” the cells, so that energy is produced more efficiently in them.
Some patients feel an energy boost lasting days or weeks. In the case of fibromyalgia, decreased pain can be observed. In other chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis, because the “leaky” nature of the gut, the infusion helps get necessary nutrients into the cells. Chronic asthma and other lung disease, congestive heart failure, and chronic allergic problems may respond with more energy and less symptoms. Patients who get sick often with infections may find an improved immune response, with less susceptibility to viral illnesses.
A small catheter is inserted into a vein, and the infusion is given very slowly over 20-30 minutes. Side effects are remarkably rare and almost always are limited to local irritation of the vein. The most common sensations are heat and flushing (a magnesium effect), and the taste of vitamins soon after the infusion begins. The cocktail is usually given 1-2 times per week, and beneficial effects are usually felt by the fourth visit. Many patients with chronic conditions choose to continue the infusions every 1-4 weeks or when they feel their energy slipping.
IV COCKTAIL MENU
THE OLYMPIAN – $165
Packed with all the good stuff- b -vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and big dose of vit c. This is a great cocktail for anyone wanting to kick off a new exercise program all the way up to those elite athletes who want a natural boost to help improve their performance and aid in a speedy recovery.**
Basic Detox – $150
great starter IV for those beginning a detox program or feeling bogged down from nutritional imbalance.**
Detox Plus – $185
a more aggressive and advanced approach to detoxification.**
Encompass Energizer – $150
Ditch the large amounts of caffeine, put a pep in your step and feel like a million dollars with this vitamin and amino acid combo.**
Immune Boost – $150
Blast away cold, flu or allergies….basically anything related to our wonderful state’s weather. This is a great cocktail to help arm our immune system and fight off any ‘villans’ that we may encounter like the superheroes we were meant to be!**
Myers – $125
The one that started it all. The original IV nutrient therapy cocktail. This is a great base cocktail of vitamins and minerals-to get you started on your health and wellness journey.**
Pre-Game – $150
Getting ready to ‘tie one on?’ Get ahead of the game with this pre-party cocktail.**
Quench – $150
Give your hard working body what it needs to replenish its vitamin and mineral stores.**
The Rookie – (Hangover 1)– $145
New to the game? Maybe had a little too much? This is a simple way to re-hydrate, replenish nutrients and take care of any queasiness.**
The Allstar –(Hangover II) – $175
We know you are a rock star but that doesn’t mean you should’ve partied like one!! Now you are feeling stale and promising you will never do it again. We got you!! Fluid, anti-nausea, vitamins and anti-oxidants-this is a cocktail that is actually good for your body!!!**
**(Please call for additional details and requirements. 405-254-3000)