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Do infusion centers/hospitals administer alt therapies?

Discussion in 'Alternative Therapies' started by Horizon, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. Horizon

    Horizon Senior Member

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    I am interested in IV vitamin therapy and glutathione but I do not feel comfortable getting them at some random quack chiropractor etc practitioners office. Do any legit infusion centers that administer regular drugs also do these sorts of things even if I have to pay out of pocket? I suspect the answer is no because they arent well studied and clinically validated.
     
  2. IreneF

    IreneF Senior Member

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    Some hospitals have sprouted integrative medical centers but I have no idea whether they provide anything more invasive than acupuncture.

    OTOH, do you want something that isn't "well studied and clinically validated" infused into your bloodstream?

    The infusion process is not difficult. We've done it to our cats when they needed extra fluids.
     
  3. Horizon

    Horizon Senior Member

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    I know the process is not difficult but I would rather be in a sterile, controlled environment where if something goes wrong there is accountability and they have measures to deal with reactions etc. If a reputable place like a hospital or clinic doesn't feel comfy to give it then I prob don't want it given to me via bloodstream.
     
  4. Sushi

    Sushi Senior Member Albuquerque

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    I've had 3 doctors (M.D.s) who have had infusion centers in their offices. They have nurses who are trained in giving infusions, crash carts, etc. They infused a variety of things from antibiotics to vitamins and glutathione. I always felt secure in such an environment.
     
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  5. Learner1

    Learner1 Professional Patient

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    The MDs and hospitals near me don't seem to offer much of this, which is their loss...

    Over the past 3 years, I've had extensive nutrient IV therapy in 2 naturopathic clinics who are very careful about sterile procedures.

    The IVs are essential to my functioning. Ive literally been in a heap on the floor, and been resurrected by the IV treatment.

    I've had 4 types of IVs:
    1. mitochondrial support with megadose B12 with cofactors and Mito cocktail nutrients,
    2. immune support/antiviral with high dose vitamin C, artesunate and/or ozone, and
    3. detoxification, with chelstors, methylation support, glutathione and molybdenum, curcumin and/or PolyMVA.
    4. cancer fighting
    There's good science behind the treatment - it's admittedly not mainstream, but it's far from quackery. And it's helping ... I'm cancer free and am slowly making progress on my CFS.

    IVs are very powerful, and someone who doesn't know what they're doing can really screw you up. But knowledgeable practitioners who use lab testing to guide decisionmaking and are thoughtful and careful about customizing for each patient, can get you a long way.
     

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