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Wellness Therapy in Durango, Colorado

IV Therapy

An IV – intravenous therapy – delivers liquid directly to a vein. The liquid can be a pure saline solution, have vitamins and minerals, or medication.

If you’ve ever been in the hospital, it’s pretty likely that you’ve encountered an IV. In recent years, IV Therapy has become very popular as a highly effective method for delivering vitamins and nutrients. 

How Does an IV Actually Work?

A small catheter and tubing are attached to a place on your arm where your vein is easily accessible (by a needle), thus allowing vitamins and minerals to be pumped directly into your bloodstream. IV therapy can be tailored for your needs, whether it be dehydration, low energy, a hangover, or immune system issues. This is likely why IV therapy has become so popular — it can help with whatever you’re dealing with.

Usually, before having an IV therapy session, a healthcare professional will consult with the patient to find out what type of IV blend is best. They will decide, based on the patient’s symptoms, which vitamins and minerals should be administered to the patient in order for a person to see desired results.

How Long Does IV Therapy Take?

During an IV therapy session, the vitamins and nutrients will slowly drip from the bag into the IV line and enter your bloodstream. Sessions can last from about 20 minutes to an hour, depending on the individual and the type of therapy chosen. 

We also offer “IV Therapy Parties” for when you and your friends all want to experience an IV therapy session. What’s more perfect than hanging out with your friends and replenishing your nutrients? You can literally boost your immune system, hydrate yourself and get glowing skin right in your living room, with your friends and family all around you. It’s no wonder why IV therapy is becoming so popular. 

What’s in a Myers Cocktail?

There are many different IV therapy infusions, each with its own concoction that targets a specific area. There are IV therapy packages that have “beauty” or “radiant” in the title, and then there are all of the packages that help with post-partying and hangovers. It’s fun and interesting to scroll through a website and check out all of the various packages they offer. 

Chances are if you’ve been researching IV therapy, you’ve seen the “Myers Cocktail” pop up on several sites. The famous Myers cocktail infusion was created by physician Dr. John Myers in the ‘60s. The Myers cocktail is thought to be incredibly beneficial across a broad range of conditions. The cocktail is made up of magnesium, calcium, B-vitamins and Vitamin C.

The Myers cocktail has been administered to people who suffer from migraines, have asthma attacks, fatigue, fibromyalgia, low immune systems, and even depression/anxiety, among other issues. 

Does IV Therapy Really Work and is it Beneficial?

The question behind every new procedure is always, “Okay…but does it actually work? Is it worth it?”

It’s a legitimate question since something like IV therapy involves putting things into your body and isn’t something you can shell out spare change to receive. Why would anyone want to invest money and time into something that doesn’t work?

Here’s the thing: roughly 75% of Americans are constantly dehydrated. A lot of people go through the day and don’t drink as much water as they should – instead, filling up on sugary beverages and caffeine. Despite being told in health class that it’s important to drink water every day, sometimes it just doesn’t happen. We know the benefits of water, but that doesn’t mean we’re always drinking those eight glasses we’re supposed to. Besides … sometimes coffee is just necessary.

IV therapy can help hydrate you, as well as replenish nutrients you’re low on. In addition to the widespread dehydration in our society, there are also quite a number of people who have vitamin deficiencies. Correcting this through IV therapy is effective and immediate.

According to the Mitchell Medical Group, IV therapy can treat a wide range of issues, such as weight loss issues, migraines, chronic depression, sinusitis, bronchitis, fibromyalgia, and various respiratory problems.

Is IV Therapy Safe?

Any medical procedure has risks, but IV therapy is safe and minimally invasive. Most people can tolerate IV therapy well and have little to no side effects or complications. It’s also important that you’re thorough and honest in your pre-IV therapy evaluation. This will help the medical team that administers the nutrients become aware of any potential risks or complications. Every session should be under the careful watch of a medical professional.

The most common side effect is bruising or irritated skin at the place of injection, where the needle pricks your skin. It’s also a good idea to start on a lower dosage of vitamins and work your way up, just to avoid any potential discomfort or reactions.

How Much Does IV Therapy Cost?

It’s always good to know how much money you’ll be shelling out before making an appointment for an IV therapy session. Costs vary, depending on what type of vitamin therapy you are going to have administered.

Typically, IV therapy will not be covered by insurance, so you’re going to be paying out of pocket. Base IV prices start at $150 per session.

How Often Can You Get IV Therapy?

The frequency of IV therapy sessions vary from customer to customer. The consultation and pre-evaluation with the medical professional at any IV therapy location can help determine how often you should be getting IV therapy. It’s valuable to consult with your primary care doctor to determine if IV therapy is something that sounds right for you.

Whether you’re looking for a boost for your immune system, a hangover fix after a night of partying, or a way to hydrate and replenish your nutrients, IV therapy is easy, accessible, and can be tailored to exactly what you need. It’s medical convenience at its finest.

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