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IV Therapy Specialist

OC Integrative Medical Center

Integrative Medicine located in Newport Beach, CA

IV therapy is an effective treatment that infuses your bloodstream with essential vitamins and minerals. As an experienced family practitioner, Chitra Bhakta, MD, uses IV therapy to treat a number of chronic conditions at OC Integrative Medical Center in Newport Beach, California. Whether you’re experiencing fibromyalgia or frequent headaches, IV therapy can deliver the nutrients you need to look and feel your best. Call or book an appointment online today to learn more.

IV Therapy Q&A

What is IV therapy?

IV therapy supplies your body with vital nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly through the bloodstream. Because Dr. Bhakta delivers these supplements through an IV, they bypass the digestive system, ensuring they begin working right away instead of running through the digestive process.

Along with delivering nutrients as quickly and efficiently as possible, IV therapy reduces your chances of digestive issues, such as nausea and diarrhea, which can occur when you take supplements orally.

What are the benefits of IV therapy?

The greatest benefit of IV therapy is that it allows your body to absorb nutrients right away, giving them a more potent effect than oral administration. When administered through an IV, these vitamins, minerals, and nutrients can:

  • Boost energy levels
  • Fight sluggishness
  • Improve mood
  • Enhance mental clarity
  • Reduce brain fog
  • Improve digestion
  • Boost metabolism
  • Relieve chronic pain
  • Improve skin tone and texture
  • Restore hydration
  • Detoxify the body

Many IV therapy cocktails can even reduce the symptoms of hangovers and boost immunity to fight infections and viruses.

How long does IV therapy take?

Your IV therapy treatment should take no longer than 45 minutes. IV therapy doesn’t carry many of the additives and toxins that some traditional medications do, so most IV treatments are safe for regular use.

How long does it take to see results from IV therapy?

If you have a nutritional deficiency or dehydration, you may experience noticeable changes in your energy levels, mental clarity, and mood almost immediately after your first treatment. You can return to OC Integrative Medical Center for additional IV treatments to improve and maintain your results.

What can IV therapy treat?

IV therapy is rarely the only treatment you’ll use if you have a chronic condition. However, it can significantly improve your symptoms if you have:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lyme disease
  • Lupus
  • Asthma
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Allergies
  • Muscle spasms
  • Chronic pain
  • Sinus infection
  • Poor immunity

Some IV mixtures are also safe and effective at reducing the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation if you’re fighting cancer.

To find out how IV therapy can help you, call OC Integrative Medical Center or schedule an appointment online today.