At 1st Choice Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine in Bellevue, WA, we often see clients who are the end of their rope. They caught a virus from a coworker, suffered a repetitive use injury or another injury at work, or maybe even traveled across time zones for work and now need to give a crucial presentation while fighting jetlag and exhaustion. IV therapy helps. Read on to learn more.
When Should I Consider IV Therapy?
One of the greatest things about IV therapy is that it is completely customizable. Whether you are hungover from a long day of drinking after watching sports or just dehydrated after the fastest 10K of your life, it has something to offer you. The right time to consider this therapy is now. Here are signs now is the right time for you to consider this therapy:
You Have Undergone a Bariatric Procedure
If you have undergone a bariatric procedure, your body cannot absorb nutrients through food like it used to be able to. Therefore, you need to take up to 60 supplements, depending on the technique used during your procedure.
However, this gets cumbersome and expensive very quickly because even an unaltered body doesn’t process nutrient absorption through oral supplements very efficiently. With IV therapy, you can reduce your required daily supplements down to just a couple. The increase in your quality of life will blow you away. Call 1st Choice Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine to give it a try.
You Feel Depressed
Did you know that depression is one of the primary signs of vitamin B-complex deficiency? Many people don’t. They pay $120 an hour to see a psychiatrist who prescribes them medications they can’t afford. Then they take anti-depressants with unpleasant side effects that don’t work all too well.
If you have tried exercise, therapy, and anti-depressants for depression and experienced no relief, you’re not alone. You may just need bioavailable B vitamin-complex supplementation via IV. Again, you will be blown away by the increase in your quality of life.
You Feel Anxious
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, around 18% of Americans suffer from at least one anxiety disorder. These 40 million Americans suffer from a type of post-traumatic stress disorder, like PSTD-C, social anxiety disorder, OCD, or generalized anxiety disorder.
If you believe you suffer from anxiety, or if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, you may be deficient in B-complex vitamins. If anti-anxiety medications are ineffective or cause you side effects worse than your anxiety, try an intravenous infusion today.
You Get the Flu Every Year
If you get the flu every year, especially if you also get a flu shot every year, you may be immunocompromised. At the very least, your immune system isn’t as strong as it needs to be for you to live a happy, healthy life. Unfortunately, whenever you get sick, your immune system is working overtime to fight the viral or bacterial infection you already have.
Since your immune system is on the offensive, your defenses are even more weakened than usual. Therefore, you are more susceptible to new illnesses. If you have evidence (such as recurring illnesses) of a weak immune system, you need an immunity booster IV infusion. Such an infusion is loaded with vitamin C and other nutrients to boost your immune system.
You’re Sick Right Now
You should definitely consider an IV infusion if you are currently sick. There is a nearly 100% chance that, despite your best efforts, you are dehydrated. Dehydration wreaks havoc on your body in the best of times. With IV infusions, you are pumping your body full of nutrients it needs to get healthy sooner and the hydration necessary for this to happen, as well.
For instance, our illness recovery infusion has vitamin C to boost your immune system and fight active infections while warding off potential infections. More importantly, it includes zinc to help your body recover significantly faster so you can get back to enjoying life.
You Suffer From Uncontrollable Muscle Spasms
Do you ever get a tic in your neck or eyelid that you just can’t control? Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night in excruciating pain because your back seized up? Have you ever fallen while walking because your left calf just started spasming and couldn’t support your body weight? If so, you’re not alone.
Muscle spasms are a sign of nutrient deficiency. In nearly all cases, they are caused by a deficiency in magnesium. While muscle spasms are a mere annoyance and part of life for some people, they should be taken very seriously. Magnesium is responsible for over 100 functions, including your mood. Ask us about an IV infusion including bioavailable magnesium.
You Are Hungover
We all know that the hair of the dog is the worst hangover “cure” ever invented. But many people opt for this technique because they don’t know what else to do. They are absolutely miserable and swear that they will hydrate and eat healthy foods just as soon as they take the edge off. We’d like to offer you a better solution. An IV infusion is an even better hangover cure than water.
You will start to feel better as soon as the infusion starts. The improvement will continue for 45 minutes as your body continues to hydrate. Within 90 minutes of the start of your treatment, you will feel like a brand new person. An IV infusion hydrates you more effectively than plain water and contains essential nutrients flushed out the night before.
You Know You’ll Be Drinking Tonight
You’re probably aware of the drinking guidelines recommended by the American Heart Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Women shouldn’t drink more than one unit of alcohol daily, and men are limited to two units of alcohol per day. It also doesn’t work to “bank” units of alcohol and drink more than the daily recommended allowance once or twice a week instead.
However, we’re aware there are times people don’t follow these guidelines. While we discourage binge drinking, we’re happy for the opportunity to help you prevent the side effects of too many drinks. If you know you will be drinking tonight, now is the perfect time to schedule an IV infusion. Ask about one with magnesium to prevent muscle cramps.
You Are Trying to Lose Weight
Like magnesium, B-complex vitamins play a role in over 100 bodily functions. These range from fat metabolism and protein synthesis to motivation to work out, energy to work out, satiety hormones, and hunger hormones. If you are deficient in any of the essential B vitamins, you may struggle to maintain your weight or lose weight despite your best intentions.
If you’ve lost weight successfully in the past and have now hit a speed bump in your weight loss journey, now is the ideal time to get an IV infusion loaded with B vitamins to keep you full, focused, and motivated so you can knock your weight loss journey out of the park. Moreover, now is the time to consider an IV infusion if you are just starting your weight loss journey.
You Have a Certain Medical Condition
Some medical conditions require medications that can be injected into the muscle or taken orally. However, others are only effective when administered via intravenous therapy. If your physician has prescribed you a medication that is ineffective when taken orally, ask if you could benefit from the intravenous delivery of your medication.
You Need Help to Manage Migraines
Any of our IV hydration therapy formulas can help you kick headaches to the curb. They contain electrolytes, fluids, and vitamins that can help you normalize your brain and your body so you can go back to functioning optimally. However, when you have a migraine, regular rehydration is not nearly enough to experience relief.
Many people feel that migraines control their life and they are powerless to stop them. Fortunately, this is not the case. With our migraine relief IV infusion, you can enjoy anti-nausea and anti-inflammatory benefits to help you open your blinds, get back on your feet and take back control of your life. Seize the day: ask us about our migraine relief formula.
You Are Struggling With Addiction
Countless Americans suffer silently with addiction every day. You don’t have to struggle with addiction alone. IV infusions can help. If you or a loved one is in the beginning stages of addiction, you may believe that you can control your impulses. You just choose not to. However, this is not the case. You may be functioning now.
But with time, the dose and frequency required to feel good becomes increasingly large. Eventually, you use your substance of choice just to feel normal. NAD IV treatments can help you ease the symptoms of withdrawal, detoxify your body, repair neurotransmitters damaged by addiction, and much more.
You Are a Weekend Warrior
Now is the best time for you to consider IV therapy if you are a weekend warrior. Research has shown that excessive exercise puts so much strain on your body that your immune system falters. You don’t have time to be sick, and you can’t afford to slack off on your workouts because you have the biggest competition of your life in two months.
You don’t have to compromise. Receive our immunity booster IV once a week to keep your immune system operating at maximum efficiency. If you feel an illness coming on, get an infusion with zinc. Make sure you get an athletic performance booster IV the day of your most strenuous workout every week. This ensures healthy muscle and joint recovery.
You’re Healthy and Have Flu Symptoms
Now is also the right time to consider an IV infusion if you are new to the workout scene, have a clean bill of health, and feel flu-like symptoms. If you pushed particularly hard yesterday, worked a new group of muscles, or worked a regular group of muscles from different angles, you may suffer from DOMS.
DOMS, or delayed onset muscle soreness, is the bane of every athlete’s existence. You feel achy, sore, lethargic and just generally under the weather: almost like having the flu. This is caused by a build-up of lactic acid in your muscles and is usually just treated with patience. It usually takes between 24 and 72 hours to feel better on your own. With an IV infusion to flush free radicals, you’ll feel better in 45 minutes.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
Do you feel achy and tired? Do you feel dejected, defeated, dehydrated, deflated, or depressed? If so, there is hope. IV therapy can help you. You just need advice on which formula to choose.
To discover if now is the right time to consider this life-changing treatment, please contact us today at 1st Choice Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine in Bellevue, WA to schedule your initial consultation.