(310) 979-3434
Dr. Rashel, Integrative Medicine

Address :

11633 San Vincente Blvd.
Suite #107
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Tel : (310) 979-3434
Fax : (310) 907-5193
     
email : info@drrashel.com

Infusion (IV) Therapies

What is Infusion or IV therapy?

Intravenous (IV) therapy or Infusion therapy is a method of feeding vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, and amino acids directly into the bloodstream used to correct intracellular nutrient deficiencies and help numerous health concerns.  Nutrient absorption is affected and limited by factors such as gastrointestinal absorption which can be affected by diseases such as gastritis, colitis, leaky gut syndrome, bacterial and/or fungal overgrowth and imbalance, stress, and anxiety. At times, such as in times of stress, higher doses of vitamins and anti-oxidants are needed.  High doses of vitamins and anti-oxidants are also needed to combat viral illness, immune dysfunctions and cancer.   Oral intake of such high doses is simply not possible due to cellular and mechanical 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.

A good example of this is the use of Vitamin C when trying to overcome a cold due to some sort of virus. The antiviral effects of Vitamin C are seen when blood levels are around 10-15 mg/dL. This level is achievable with IV therapy but not orally. Oral dosage typically results in blood levels around 1.2-4.0 mg/dL as compared to IV therapy where blood levels of Vitamin C are 50-90 mg/dL.

What Conditions can benefit from the use of IV nutrition therapies?

A few of the conditions that may be helped include:

  • Poor detoxification
  • candida
  • hypertension
  • poor circulation
  • COPD
  • post-gastric bypass
  • neuropathy
  • increased stress
  • cardiovascular disease
  • Epstein Barr
  • Hepatitis
  • heavy metal toxicity
  • influenza
  • pre/post surgery
  • Anxiety
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hypertension
  • Macular Degeneration

Immune Enhancement

We use a combination of Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Magnesium, Glutathione, and trace minerals for immune support and enhancement which supports the body during any infection, illness, or in times of stress.

Anti-Oxidation/Detoxification

Glutathione is a potent antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals that damage the body.  It is needed whenever high amounts of antioxidants are needed in the body.  It is especially helpful in neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, stroke where there is great improvement seen in patients. It is also very helpful in depression by improving sensitivity to serotonin. Glutathione is also essential in the body’s detoxification process.

Nutritional Support

Amino acids and micronutrients are infused to bypass malabsorption and malnutrition. Amino Acids are the building blocks of proteins and most all biochemical reactions in the body.

Vitamin C Infusion

Infusions deliver high amounts of Vitamin C especially needed with acute and chronic infections and cancer.  Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant and is involved in energy production and metabolism.  It is also used to make Collagen for blood vessels, our connective tissues like bones and ligaments and skin and hair.  Vitamin C is also used to make neurotransmitters which are used in brain signaling and mood.

 

Can IV Vitamin C help kill cancer cells?

Research shows that intravenous vitamin C at high doses, used in conjunction with chemotherapy or radiation, kills cancer cells in the early stages of cancer. We understand now that IV C is a pro-oxidant, not an antioxidant, because it generates hydrogen peroxide in the extracellular space. H2O2 is the agent that preferentially kills cancer cells while leaving normal cells unharmed. For those in the later stages of cancer, the intravenous vitamin C protocol may improve the quality of life. The protocol also suggests a strict diet with oral supplementation 

Our menu includes:

Revitalizer-High Dose Vit C

 

A high dose vitamin C drip which could deliver anywhere from 25,000 to a 100,000 mg of vitamin C to the body.  This is used in various Viral infections, including herpes, Shingles, Epstein Barr virus etc as well as in cancer patients.

   

 

 

Energizer

This simple 15-20 minute IV helps replenish the potent antioxidant glutathione, as well as, B-vitamins, magnesium and vitamin C.  This IV helps to re-energize and de-stress the body making it our most popular treatments.

Recovery

This infusion can be critical for enhancing performance and stamina in the elite athlete. Specific amino acids and micronutrients are added to help recovery from physical and mental stress. These are also used in nutritional deficiency caused by malnutrition or Mal- absorption, as seen in gastrointestinal disorders.

Detoxifier

This treatment uses medical ozone to stimulate the production of superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase, powerful enzymes that protect us from free radical damage. Glutathione therapy is given where high amounts of antioxidants are needed in the body, e.g. Parkinson's disease

Cleanser

These IV’s can jump start any cleansing or detoxifying program.  With the addition of phosphatidylcholine, we can help regulate the production and flow of bile helping the liver clear out toxins while improving overall circulation.

Chelator-EDTA Chelation Therapy

Using EDTA, we can remove toxic heavy metals out of the body.  Heavy metal toxicity has been implicated in a host of chronic degenerative diseases.

Immunizer-Immune Enhancement Therapy

Often referred to as the Myer’s Cocktail, we modify this proven therapy to include higher doses of Vitamin C (beet sourced), B-vitamins, trace minerals, glutathione, magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium bicarbonate, zinc,  to boost the immune system during viral, bacterial and fungal infections.   Some of the health concerns that respond very well to the Immunizer are:

  • Upper respiratory Infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Shingles
  • Migraine
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Mononucleosis
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Narcotic Withdrawal
  • Pre/post operative support

Magnesium Drip: Magnesium and other minerals are used for the treatment of hypertension, anxiety, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue. It is also used for cardiac arrhythmias such as Atrial Fibrillation and Tachycardia.

Vision Drip: Taurine and other minerals are used intravenously to improve vision. Progression of macular degeneration can be prevented with the Vision drip.