What Place Does the Wellness IV Have in Our Health Routines?

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On any given day, intravenous (IV) nurses around the country are on call. They’re summoned to luxury hotels and sprawling private homes where they infuse the rich and famous with intravenous vitamins. Usually, the nurses administer a mix of vitamins B and C, potassium, magnesium, calcium and amino acids with an intravenous needle. It provides instant hydration for someone recovering from a hangover or trying to prevent one. IV therapy is becoming more popular than ever because of its immune-boosting nutritional abilities. IV therapy also works toward anti-ag- ing because of its hydrating properties. Your skin will look and feel younger and more hydrated after one injection.

IVs have been used outside the hospital setting for decades to treat everything from a rough night out to exhaustion, as well as to manage symptoms of more serious conditions, like cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, Parkinson’s, migraines and depression/anxiety; IVs can also help with metal detoxification. But they have never been so readily accessible until now.

IV therapy is all part of the shift toward disease pre- vention. It can help boost your immune system and give you hydration, vitamins and detoxification much faster than oral vitamins because they go directly into the bloodstream.

People tend to feel better within 20 minutes of an injection. The ingredients in the nutrient cocktail are tweaked to a particular patient’s needs. Along with vita- mins, minerals and amino acids, popular additions include glutathione, an antioxidant known for its detoxifying properties.

IVs can become something of a healthy addiction, in part because of the immediate surge of energy. If you feel run down, you won’t feel run down anymore after an IV.

The Rachlin Medical Center, in Albertson, offers IV therapy and can tailor the therapy based on the patient’s particular needs. Pricing and packages are available upon request. Please call Rachlin Medical Center for pricing.

Source: Steven M. Rachlin, M.D., of Rachlin Medical Center (927 Willis Ave., Albertson), has been practicing for more than 30 years. For more information or to schedule an ap- pointment, call 516-873-7773 or visit RachlinMedicalFacility.com.

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